Fejes Tóth Petra – Christmas Party 2015

As older students probably know, December marks one of the most enjoyable events of the English Institute, which is the annual Christmas Party. This year it was held on 9 December, at Horánszky Street. Probably it was because of the new venue that the number of guests was surprisingly low, since the Christmas Party is…

The Notre Dame Glee Club in Concert

Recognized as one of the best all-male choirs of the US and having a 100-year-long history, the Notre Dame Glee Club  is soon to arrive at Budapest on their one-month European tour to sing for us (free!) at 7pm, after the 6 o’clock mass on Tuesday, 26th May in Matthias Church, heart of the Buda Castle. Following the concerts…

Tekán Kata – Tattoos on the Urban Skin

 “What does travel ultimately produce if it is not, by a sort of reversal, ‘an exploration of the deserted places of my memory’, the return to nearby exoticism by way of detour through distant places, and the ‘discovery’ of relics and legends […]” Michel de Certeau If we have become a bit too familiar with…

Balázs Zsuzsanna – Yeats and Pop Culture

So far, there have been only few attempts to film or stage Yeats’s work, and I find it very interesting that Yeats’s presence in pop culture has been, in fact, restricted to some catchy, well-known lines from his major poems in the titles and scenes of certain film productions and in book titles. However, it…

Balla Kinga – Christmas (re)treat

I have a reliable source (I have quite a few, actually) who can confidently state that apart from language practice seminars, department’s eves, constantly varying means of commuting and the great coat-hanger aka the statue of Pázmány Péter in Ambrosianum, what every one of us will remember are the Christmas parties held on the last…