The Science of Imagination, a group exhibition of international contemporary artists that runs at the Ludwig Museum from this Thursday until late June, reflects on the scientific developments of the Cold War years and the resultant influence of that era on culture and debate in the 21st century.
Monthly Archive: April 2010
Gil Scott-Heron, who headlines the Mediawave Festival in Szombathely on Friday 7 May, holds a unique place in the history of music, and has been called the godfather of rap, the inventor of acid jazz and even the black Bob Dylan.
Although they are making their live debut at Tüzraktér on Friday night, the members of Pyrogen are already well established figures on the Budapest music scene.
Argentinian tango evening with the Tango Harmony band and dancers/choreographers Petra Bánhídi and Josip Bartulovic on 28 April at 8pm…
25 years in Hungary. The Wing Tsun movement in Hungary celebrated three significant birthdays on Sunday, 18 April with a colourful and, of course, action-packed gala event. The gala marked 25 years in Hungary and 20 years in Budapest as well as the 40th birthday of grandmaster Norbert Máday, the driving force behind the Wing Tsun martial art movement in Hungary and Eastern Europe as a whole.
Wine Time evening. Last Thursday it was “Wine Time” again. On the gallery of the NH Hotel behind the Vígszínház (Comedy Theatre) the leading English-language wine event series in Budapest presented two wine producers.
On 31 March the moratorium expired on evicting the owners of properties who have defaulted on their mortgages. That means that as of 1 April families could again be turned out onto the street by creditors. To prevent illegal practices, a government decree in force since 14 March prescribes strict supervision of the auctioning off of such properties.
Mobile phone services provider Vodafone has been fined HUF 40 million (EUR 151,700) by the National Competition Authority (GVH) for misleading customers in a text message promotion in summer 2009.
Hungarian bus producer Kravtex presented the prototypes of its new 19-metre articulated Credo Citadel bus and its 9.5-metre Credo EN “midibus” in its home city of Gyor last Tuesday. “These two additions complete our product palette,” CEO István Krankovics said, adding that they had developed the two new models to target the Budapest market.
Some 25% of new companies have a connection with firms being liquidated, a study conducted by corporate researcher Opten showed. Of the 47,000 companies set up last year, 10,700 were owned by individuals or corporations who were also involved with insolvent firms.