Hungary launches English-language conservative magazine
Renaissance codices exhibition ends with rare show
The exhibition gathering the largest collection of medieval codices ever assembled in Hungary will close this week and book lovers were treated to a rare sight on the occasion: one of the curators of the exhibition took out two precious manuscripts from their display cases and visitors could actually witness her leafing through them.
Olympic gold winner awarded Budapest cultural ambassador prize
Hungarian Olympic, World and European champion swimmer Ágnes Kovács has been awarded the “cultural and tourism ambassador of Budapest” title.
Hungary remembers poet Endre Ady
100 years after the death of Endre Ady, regarded the greatest Hungarian poet of the 20th century, his life and work remain as divisive as he was in his time.
Hungarian Institute in Paris cancels performance
The Hungarian Institute in Paris has cancelled a play after the director sent invitations containing remarks defamatory to Hungary, Magyar Hírlap reports.
Hungarian folk band plays at Prince Charles birthday
Hungarian folk group “Szalonna és bandája” played at the 70th birhday of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, hvg.hu reports.
Hungary airs Bud Spencer documentary
Hungarian state TV channel M5 will air a one-hour documentary on the life of the Italian actor known as Bud Spencer made by a Hungarian director.
Rock stars play Bartók on new album
Famous musicians will play Bartók adaptations on a new double LP by a Hungarian-German producer, Origo reports.
First pictures of Netflix’s “The Witcher” taken in Hungary
The first photograph of Henry Cavill as Geralt from “The Witcher” has been revealed. Netflix Polska has also shared a short behind-the-scenes clip of Cavill playing the role.
Morricone announces Budapest concert
“I may be old, but I hope I will be this good for some time to come,” says 89-year-old composer Ennio Morricone about his upcoming tour to Budapest in 2019. He will be 90 at that time of the event.
Orbán: A cultural battle is waged in Europe
There is no “cultural battle” in Hungary, but there is indeed one in Europe, a battle for our own culture, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the inauguration of the refurbished Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest.
Krzysztof Zanussi heads Hungarian film festival jury
Polish film and theatre director Krzysztof Zanussi will be the president of the 15th Jameson CineFest in the northeast Hungarian city of Miskolc to be held between September 14 and 23.