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Hungarian art and Hungarian culture and traditions have recently become major influences on the worldwide art scene. Read how this phenomenon has come about.

Angels of the Sky: Hungarian Working Women of the 1930s

This is our first collaboration with Napi Történelmi Forrás. The editors of this magazine are historians with the aim of capturing the atmosphere of centuries past through their articles. -an article by Vivien Rapali-  Original article...
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Budapest District VIII and IX – Refreshed and Animated

To continue our review of Budapest’s Districts, we find Districts VIII and IX, two areas that have been undergoing renovations for several years. District VIII Budapest’s pie-wedge-shaped District VIII (Józsefváros) contains two separate and distinct areas:...
Expat Press Bela Lugosi aka Count Dracula

“I Never Drink… Wine.” – The Story of Béla Lugosi, aka Count Dracula

It was 1931, the height of the Depression in the United States. People would do anything to escape the gloom and doom that was all around them. Their favorite activity was to trade in...
English-language theatre in Budapest, Asterion Project

Constellations by Nick Payne-Theatre performance in English

"Nick Payne’s drama lasts just over an hour but packs in more than most shows manage in three times that length. It is playful, intelligent and bursting with ideas, but also achieves a powerful...
Expat Press Budapest District VIII

District VIII – The Real Off-Beat Budapest

As amazing as Budapest’s VII District - the Jewish Quarter - has become, a complaint from many is that it’s become too touristy, too busy, and too filled with the sorts of places you...
May Day 2018 Hungary

May Day 2018 in Hungary

No matter what you call it – Labor Day, May Day, International Workers Day, Primero de Mayo – Hungarians still celebrate it with gusto and a day off from their daily toil. Yes, it’s that...
Expat Press Magazine readers’ Budapest photos - collage

Budapest photos – a big hats off to the Expat Press Magazine readers!

A language teacher and interpreter, a videographer, a researcher, a political analyst, an ex-corporate person, and the list goes on. They hail from all around the world: the USA, Hungary, The United Kingdom, and...
Hungarian Composer Won the Garth Newel Composition Competition

Hungarian Composer Won the 8th Garth Newel Composition Competition

The Garth Newel Composition Competition, which was organised for the 8th time this year, ended with a Hungarian victory. Balázs D. Kecskés, a doctoral student at the Liszt Academy of Music walked away with...
Review of Pulitzer Prize Award-Winning Drama 'Proof'

A Review of Pulitzer Prize Award-Winning Drama ‘Proof’

DramaWorks plays a major role in the English language theatrical scene in Budapest. The latest show, starring four brilliant actors and a violinist, impressed the audience and conjured up a moving and uplifting story. 'Proof',...
Proof - A Professional English Language Theatre Production

Proof – A Professional English Language Theatre Production

Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award-winning play about math, genius, insanity, and family, Proof explores these subjects with a humorous touch, a dramatic fervor, and an intriguing heartwarming story... Catherine has inherited her father's mathematical brilliance, but...

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