Term: Friends/Recommended Businesses
European Stag Weekends
Stag Republic is the authority on Eastern Europe. Our packages take care of your whole stag weekend from landing to take-off, including no-fuss airport transfers, competitively priced hotel accommodation and high-adrenaline activities night and day.
Corporate Communications is an established language school, based in Budapest. We provide a wide range of language courses from conversational to Business packages for both corporations and individuals. Close cooperation with our clients and continual reviewing of Finance, Markets and Economics ensure that our Business programmes are at the cutting edge of the requirements of the constantly changing Business world.
Culinaris is the prime source for fine food and spices from Hungary and around the world – and the information needed to prepare great dishes. Culinaris strives to provide fresh and processed foods from controlled environments. Culinaris provides the tasty and natural, without blindly following fads and fashions. Culinaris provides non-GMO, additive-free – and where available - organic alternatives as well.
Heijerhof Organic Goat Farm
New Wave Station
The ultimate New Wave Dance Party in Budapest featuring Depeche Mode, the Cure, New Order and all the rest!
Radkin Photography is an established photography business with a focus on limited edition artistic prints and exclusive assignment photography. Radkin is based out of Budapest, Hungary with a Canadian office in London, Ontario. We strive to help professionals express themselves and create a harmonious atmosphere at home and at the office through fresh, modern imagery.
Study, work and live in Australia!
Applies an innovative approach to providing consultancy services and building excellence for leadership in Central and South Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia in:
• Financial management;
• Public utility sector reform;
• Environment and sustainable development;
• Civil society development and organisational management.
Yogasanas Budapest is a well-rounded yoga studio with different styles of classes which include, Ashtanga, Gentle Hatha, Mysore, Raja, Vinyasa Flow & Hot Yoga. All classes are in English, and one in Finnish. Yogasanas is a drop-in studio, so you do not have to make an appointment. Corporate site, School classes, and private lessons can be arranged. Very Reasonable prices and great location in the City Center. Yogasanas offers a free trial English Yoga Class (Budapest residents only) every Saturday at 11:30pm.Read more »
Term: Information about Budapest and Hungary
Gay tourist information. GayGuide.Net Budapest provides an up2date Internet based gay & travel guide, replies to every email all year round, operates an info hotline from April until October and offers info and reservations for carefully selected gay operated accommodations and also a mailing list. English speaking staff. A one stop website for everything you need before, during and after your trip to Budapest. GayGuide.Net also operates a guide for Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, and Sofia.
Caboodle English-language Internet portal Caboodle.hu offers a mix of daily news stories, original features, event listings, user forums, a free online marketplace, and other content about Budapest and Hungary. Its directories contain details on almost 4,000 local businesses and services, including almost 500 restaurants in Budapest alone, each of with can be commented on and rated by users
Unity Hostel is your typical traveller's hostel located directly beside the most popular meeting poin in town, 'Oktogon' and 'Liszt Ferenc' Square.
For your interest and convenience the Xpat Movies Guide is totally refreshed each week. 'It's the best source of film news in town,' says local expat Tony Prior. Community feedback confirms www.XpatLoop.com is a great way to get fresh film news including: photos; show times and reviews all major movies playing locally in English. It's free and easy to use, so please feel free to use it! This portal also offers info on current events, cultural programs, singles, classifieds, business and property. http://www.xpatloop.com/
As a budding novelist and literary critic, I review thrillers and crime novels for the Economist, and non-fiction for the Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review and the Jewish Chronicle. I also contribute to the Sunday Times, the New York Times, Monocle and Conde Nast Traveller.Read more »
"It is one of the most difficult things in the world to write poems so clear, so pellucid, so free of metaphor and simile as to be almost pure speech. Everything depends on narrative shape and tone because there is little else. András Gerevich's poems are like that. They are mostly about love, desire, and passion; a little like a diary, a little like a letter, a little like a confessional, the first person singular being at the centre of each. But there is nothing self-indulgent about them.Read more »
Petőcz has published around 25 books, including poems for adults and children, essays, fiction and reviews. He has received numerous literary prizes and awards for his work in literature, including the Lajos Kassák Literary Prize (1987) Robert Graves Prize for best Hungarian poem of the year (1990), the Attila József Prize by the cultural part of the Hungarian government as an official recognition of his work to date, and is currently a UNESCO-Aschberg Laureat. Read more »
Entomological catastrophes are rarely a source of poetic inspiration. Ditto Goldbach's prime number conjecture. Poet and spoken word artist Michele Battiste, however, is anything but a stodgy traditionalist. She is more likely to panegyrize her food processor than to lament the icy decisiveness of Death (the fact that one of her favorite hobbies is collecting epidemiological statistics on the world's major diseases notwithstanding). Her work is vivific, yet thoughtful; intellectual, yet sultry - one moment wizened and worldly, the next, purring with vernal allure.Read more »
The poet McCarthy hates talking about himself in the third person, but... he lives in the west of Ireland where he works for his employers, his sins, his mistakes and those bunch of bastards that send him credit card bills every month. It's not all doom and gloom and in recent years his poetry has travelled with him around the world, popping up in the occasional journal, magazine and anthology. In 2005 he hosted The Voice and The Verse series of performances in Galway and in 2006 he dug from Australia clean through to Ireland to start all over again.Read more »
Rani and John Drew
Rani and John Drew. The couple has been teachers in numerous countries in Europe (including Hungary) and Asia. Rani is a playwright with dozens of plays under her belt - many of them produced in Hungary -, and poetry and short fiction published on three continents. Her play Cleopatra was performed in Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Spain, the U.K. and India.Read more »
Sara Wingate Gray
Sara Wingate Gray is a writer, artist and independent research scholar. In 2002 she founded The Poetry Cubicle, an artist-led not for profit interactive performance space and poetry organisation. She has performed and toured with The Poetry Cubicle at venues across Great Britain and beyond, including the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Norwich Fringe Festival and Amsterdam International Poetry Festival.Read more »
Performed as guest poet at the Green Mill, Chicago; The Bowery, New York; The Sweetest Word, Detroit; Laushaus, Bamberg, Landsberg and Regensberg (all German cities just like Luxemburg); Minoriten Kultur, Graz, Austria; Cafe Huber, Vienna; The Bardroom, Budapest; The Bedroom (at my place); The White House, Limerick; Provocateur, Prague; The Prague Fringe Festival; Electric Picnic, Lois, Eire; The Twelve Bar Club, London; Kabaret, London. I have also appeared on US radio on 'The Lit Show'and on Ireland's Live TV.Read more »
Founded in 2001, the Bardroom is an English-language show in
Budapest, featuring poetry, music and spoken word by local and
visiting performers. Performers have included Benjamin Zephaniah, Dave Tinky Winky" Thompson, Robert Creeley, Tibor Fischer and Bea Palya.
Tibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer. In 1993 he was selected by the influential literary magazine Granta as one of the 20 best young British writers. Fischer's parents were Hungarian basketball players, having fled Hungary in 1956.Read more »
Term: Musician Friends
While Andrea Bauer was studying for her degree from Eötvös Loránd University in philology, she was simultaneously a guest student at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. She then completed a degree in music therapy. Since then, she has given many solo opera performances. Andrea is especially proud of the Majki Opera Gala concert at the Budapest Great Synagogue.Read more »
Venezuelan pianist Andres Carcinte was born in Caracas where he graduated as Performer Professor of Piano. He made his debut as a soloist playing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto Nr. 1 with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra. He won First Prize at the Young Soloist Competition organised by the Syphonic Orchestra of Venezuela. He currently studies at the Liszt Academy of Music with Ferenc Rados (Piano and Chamber Music).Read more »
Beaux Jaxon is an accomplished guitarist, singer/songwriter and recording artist from the east coast of the usa. he has performed throughout the usa and europe and currently resides in budapest. he has played in many different bands including the beaux jaxon band, dalton clay and the plain healers and is currently on hiatus with the poosta ramblers.Read more »
Whether it's a band, a formation, a project, an experiment -- it all remains to be seen. All they can offer now is that if you show up to the Mookie was Robbed concert in Budapest, you'll see them play at least one gig, and you'll get to check out their music ranging from folk-rock to gypsy-jazz and everything in between. And if they like it, and if the audience likes it too, they will probably keep playing in one form or another.
PEOPLE YOU MIGHT SPOT ON STAGE WITH BRING:
Gábor Bihari - vocals, flute recorder
Dusan Sevic - guitarRead more »
Bryan Benner was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Bryan Benner began his pervasive love affair with the arts in the fourth grade when he was asked to play the role of Macbeth in a condensed middle school production of Shakespeare's famous tragedy by the same name. He went on to play the lead in five more Shakespeare productions before he reached high school.Read more »
Community Education is a worldwide hip-hop, funky soul collective. The members each bring a different perspective to the creative whole.Read more »
David Rynhart writes songs that draw from an eclectic musical experience. He performs them on guitar and piano. He has performed with the traditional Irish band Bodha, the gypsy jazz group 'The Hot Club of Galway', toured Europe with Irish singer/songwriter Niall Connolly, and toured the US with Americana/folk singer/songwriter Gabrielle Louise. He is part of a spoken word and music group called “The Voice and The Verse” that performs in the Prague Fringe Festival.Read more »
Dominik runs The Laden, a venue in Vienna he translated for me as The Living Room, and also writes and performs his own songs
Emily Weedon hails from Toronto, Canada - a town with deep roots in cow punk, country, blues, rock and "Canadiana". Emily cut her teeth playing shows all over the Toronto area with her band as well as Texas, England and Egypt. She brings her personal mix of high lonesome meets down and dirty gin joint to the stage....Read more »
Eva Thompson was born in Budapest, where she grew up fascinated by Indian culture and music. She studied sitar playing at the Bharatya Vidya Bhavan Institute in London and trained in Bharatanatyam, a classic dance style from South India. She also studied the veena, an ancient South Indian stringed instrument; and Kathak dance, a classic dance style from North India. Apart from playing classical Indian music, Eva is happy to explore other musical styles.Read more »
Gregory Zeigler performs mostly original material on guitar and voice that reflects his history of listening to and playing various genres such as americana, ska/reggae, jazz, rock n roll, rhythm and good ol' blues.Read more »
Lucy and the Troubadors
Lucy and the Troubadours . Lucy Frankel moved from Leeds to Budapest in 2007, armed only with the Hungarian words for one, two, three and potato.Read more »
Malesha has been in Budapest since January 2009 and is originally from Los Angeles, CA USA. While she has had an extensive musical career in Los Angeles area, she would much rather be in Budapest teaching English and singing with her new friends. Her musical experience spans from classical, gospel, jazz and R & B, while her favorite music is Afro-Cuban and other music from Latin America. Malesha received her Masters degree in Vocal Music at the University of Southern California (aka USC) and has been engaged with several opera companies and orchestras throughout the USRead more »
Marco & Kati
Come and check out Kati, a singer with a beautiful voice, who has been singing for 4 years and Marco, a talented musician and acoustic guitar player who has been playing since he was 12. Their Duo was set up in Budapest and they have been playing together for 1 year. Their music is mostly acoustic covers from different artists such as KT Tunstall, K's Choice and many more...
The Metzker Quartet is a group of Hungarian and international musicians who enjoy performing for a variety of audiences. They mainly perform beautiful barroque and classical music. Formed 10 years ago, they have had the Read more »
Michael Kentish started writing his own material at the behest of one Carlo Vila. These songs would later be played in the band Tasty Geezer, and performed around the south of his native England during the 1990s. He went on to record an album of sample-based breakbeat under the name of The Infiltrator. Having ended up in Budapest in 2000, he played bass and sang with Tea Thieves, as well as Fabulon.Read more »
Monika Henter is currently recording her forthcoming album with top producers. Her first UK single "Happy Song," mixed and produced by Bence Bihari and Neil Reed (Simple Red, Boyzone, Celine Dion etc) has recently received an award for "best arrangement" at the Jazzy Jazz competition.
Mookie Brando is a singer-songwriter currently based in Budapest. The shows have moved from being acoustic-based to now mixing folk, alt.country, and rock styles. On stage Mookie plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar and harmonica. He even sings.
Mork's Medicine (Norway). At the age of six a little boy named Yngve got a little guitar and started writing his very first song. At the age of 8 he started his first band, and after that he's played in many bands. ...Metal, hard rock, pop, jazz, experimental... In 2007 he started his own singer/songwriter/one man band project; Mork's Medicine.Read more »
He plays a number of instruments in the bands Cabaret Medrano, Not Yet, Orchis and Uno
Niall Connolly writes intelligent literate songs rich in graphic detail. Better still, he writes convincingly from his own experience and his heart. We don't have enough like him."-Jackie Hayden -Hot Press (the man who signed 'U2') Niall Connolly is widely regarded among his peers as one of Ireland's most promising young songwriters. His debut album 'Songs from a Corner' (2001) went to number one in the Hot Press indie charts.
We will only play songs written between 1927 and 2010, or before. Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Nanci Griffith, Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Jimmie Rodgers, eat yer hearts out!
Mookie Brando - vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica
Bob jackson - guitar, vocals
Greg Zeigler - percussion, vocals, guitar
Michael Kentish - bass, guitar, vocals
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Quentin and Crisp
For years, Quentin Rhodes and Tobias Crisp wandered the globe separately, looking for the right path down which to channel their commitment to making the world a better place. They united in Hungary through the ministrations of the awe-inspiring Gavin - Quentin and Crisp's muse and ethical advisor. Using their special brand of restorative folk-pop-rock, Quentin’s background in conflict resolution and Crisp's expertise in ethical living, they helped heal the wounds of communism through playing at community centres, church halls and fairs.Read more »
Robin Ashe-Roy and István Gyárfás
Robin Ashe-Roy, and István Gyárfás. Jazz Flutist Robin Ashe-Roy hails from London where he has been a long time member of the British jazz scene. In addition to performances with his band “Natural Signs” at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Robin has appeared at the Brecon, Bracknell, Stratford and JVC London festivals. He joins up with Budapest jazz guitarist István Gyárfás, to bring us an energetic evening of jazz standards.Read more »
One of Hungary's most unique sounding bands, Rorschach is a collection of immensely talented musicians and superb vocalists who manage to combine that talent with an on-stage presence and charisma which provides real entertainment to all their audience.Read more »
The Home Sessions
The Home Sessions. Acoustic guitars, violins, mandolins, cajons, percussion toys, kitchen appliances and whatever Dan has laying around. Home Sessions, rooted in various folk traditions like americano, gypsy jazz, as well as a sort of experimental ethno sound, got officially started by Marco (of Marco and Kati) and members of The Last Drops, after realizing how much music we make in each other's living rooms, in parks and in various pubs during spontaneous music sessions.Read more »
The Jazz Apples
The Jazz Apples is a new formation satisfying an old need: to offer English-speaking jazz entertainment for the English-speaking community in Budapest - and for everyone else who appreciates it, of course. Singer Gabor Bihari has been planning on doing this for quite a while, ever since he moved to Budapest from his home city of Los Angeles, where he partly grew up.Read more »
The Last Drops
The Last Drops have been keeping feet stomping in Budapest since 2006 with a mix of music best described by drummer Gregory Zeigler as "barn rock." A late-night whiskey swilling blend of country, blues, bluegrass, and rock and roll, the Last Drops are a pan-national take on Americana, with band members hailing from the US, Hungary, and RéuniRead more »
The Random Chocolates
he Random Chocolates are so hot it's a wonder they don't melt on stage. Their unique brand of melodic pop is definitely candy to your ears. To hell with diets, this stuff is good for you.
The three international band members; Michael Kentish (UK), Richard Adkin (Canada) & Dávid Asztalos (Hungary), combine their individual talents to bring a serious yet cheeky answer to the question of what music should you be listening to. The answer is of course, The Random Chocolates.
Tumba y Quema
Dávid Dely & Tumba y Quema The group has appeared at all the major Hungarian world music festivals and in many well known alternative clubs. Most of their numbers are composed by David Dely, the group’s percussionist and leader. They are based on Colombian and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and spiced with a wide variety of global music influences. Their music always radiates the joie de vivre characteristic of the Caribbean, a melting pot of races and cultures.Read more »
Yasya (UA) is the nickname of Ivanna Prots, a girl from an artist family, living her life in the magical spirit of dance and performing. Just like the new generation favourites KT Tunstall or Katie Melua, Yasya is a composer and performer of her own songs that are strongly influenced by her personality.Read more »
11th Floor Books (Slovakia)
Baerens & Fuss
Do you need books in German? Deutschsprachige Bücher gesucht? Bookshop + mailorder with more than 1,1 Mio books online - specialized in organic agriculture and environment. Join "Baerens & Fuss" at http://www.baerfuss.de.
Mailorder service to Hungary available!
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Next Apache Books
We offer an astonishing variety of English used books and of course a little extra. Our extraordinary 'living room' atmosphere and a great selection of coffee from around the world make Next Apache the place to be. The comfortable bourgeois chairs make reading a wholly new experience. Visit us in downtown Bratislava on Panenská 28.
Pickwick's is an institution in the English-speaking community in Vienna, offering Vienna’s largest international film selection. Now a bookstore for new and second-hand literature and a café-bar, Pickwick’s is a great place to relax with a newspaper, and enjoy the inviting atmosphere over a delicious Italian coffee or one of the many varieties of English tea – not to mention the scrumptious cakes, sandwiches and American bagels.Read more »
Term: Environmental links
Association of Conscious Consumers
Hungarian Organic Farmers' Association
For all information on energy issues, as well as free advice on energy conservation.
Environmental Partnership Foundation
European Roma Rights Center
Hungarian Waste Working Group
For all information on waste reduction, reuse, and recycling; including packaging, incineration, illegal dump sites and much more.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movments (IFOAM)
IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 108 countries.
Messzelátó Nature Conservation Association
Our main aim is to help young people to recognise the values of their natural and built environment. We believe that by knowing these values they will pay more attention to protect them.
Hungary’s environmental NGO service center, complete with Green Phone environmental advice service.
Open Garden Foundation
Organic Vegetable deliveries in and around Budapest and Gödöllő
The Zhaba Collective
We are a collective helping people be more effective in their actions for nature and environment, social justice, and democracy. We mainly work with citizen initiatives and grassroots organisations. As facilitators, we promote creativity and effectiveness in projects, campaigns, organisations. Our focus is on process: how to make meetings, discussions, and workplaces work, and be fun as well. How can you organise yourself better.Read more »
’Protect the Future, Society for our Natural and Cultural Heritage’ (in Hungarian ’Védegylet’). Our aim is to preserve the diversity of nature and culture, to raise public awareness about our responsibility for the natural and built environment, and thereby establishing the conditions for a better quality of life for each inhabitant of Hungary.Read more »
is Hungary's first weekly English-language podcast. The approximately 20-minute-long show features a weekly newscast, produced interviews, feature stories, and commentary in English.
Budacast emphasizes arts & culture and lets listeners in on places to go and things to do in Budapest and in Hungary.