Arts & Culture

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

Hungarian Parliament by Zoltan Pelle

Things the World Wouldn’t Have Without Hungarians

People all over the world have a sort of, kind of, maybe relationship with Hungary. Too many people don’t even know where Hungary is located. It’s either somewhere in Europe or somewhere in Asia....
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...
Police Museum Budapest - entrance

Life in the Shadows Brought to Light at Police Museum in Budapest

For those who have surpassed obvious museum mainstream in Budapest and are searching for something more contrary, I recommend a visit to the Rendőrmúzeum/Police Museum at 5 Mosonyi Street, by the number 24 tram...
August-20-fireworks

Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2018

August 20 is St. Stephen’s Day, arguably Hungary’s largest and most important national holiday. Enjoy the celebrations, which will include everything from an aerial and water parade to gastronomy to the arts and much...
Blue Danube Film Festival in Budapest again at end of November

Blue Danube Film Festival in Budapest again at end of November

During the four days of the Blue Danube Film Festival viewers can watch Oscar and Palm d’Or winning movies with the original sound and English subtitles from almost 20 countries. The screenings of the...
Latho - Departures

Departure – English-Friendly Theatre Performance in Trafó

Letting go of someone to whom you devoted your life, to whom you gave everything, is an endless struggle with memories and illusions 24 hours a day, even if it was you who decided...
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...
Szarvasi Kávéfőző

Szarvasi Coffee Makers and the Coffee Culture in Hungary in the Kádár Era

We have had one with a porcelain top for almost 20 years, it works, and brews coffee with an aroma like no other. Its scent is one of happiness, it brings back the laid-back...
Budapest Transitions

Budapest Transitions – The Reality of Imagination

Like other big cities, Budapest, the Hungarian capital is also ever-changing. Some of these changes occur due to the passing of time, but it also changes in the eyes of the beholder. There is...
Bridging Barriers - Slam Poetry Budapest

“Bridging Barriers” Live Showcase – American and European Slam Show

This now regular event was created a few years ago, and the national champions of performance poetry will arrive from all over Europe to battle against each other. The organiser, the Slam Poetry Hungary Association,...

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