Hundreds of Gypsy Musicians Get Government Support

Fully 456 musicians from 97 Gypsy bands are this year receiving support as part of the government’s Music Hungary programme, which is aimed at reviving the traditions of Hungarian restaurant Gypsy music, the House of Traditions organisation said on Thursday. The National Tourism Development Strategy will take into consideration the views of Gypsy musicians, the […]

60 Hungarian Actresses Re-Enact Psycho Shower Scene

Sixty Hungarian actresses have symbolically re-enacted and filmed the shower scene of Psycho in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s eponymous film. The 3 minute Psycho60 short by director Zoltán Végh Vozo features different actress in every cut. The set was built in Budapest’s Örkény Theatre, and the director made sure that every […]

10th Art Market Budapest to Present 70 Exhibitors from 20 Countries

The 10th Art Market Budapest international art fair will this year feature over 70 exhibitors from 20 countries between October 22 and 25 in the Millenáris centre and park, the event’s founder and director said. The focus will be on contemporary Hungarian artwork with titles by Imre Bak, László Fehér, Dóra Mauer, Tibor Hajas, Imre […]

Events to commemorate Spanish diplomat who saved over 5.000 jews

Commemorations will be held in Budapest on Thursday to honour Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Briz, who saved the lives of some 5,200 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, the Spanish embassy said. Briz (1910-1980) served as charge d’affaires in Hungary in 1944, and without prior authorisation from Madrid, he rescued Hungarian Jews, housing them in the […]