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…

Barczi Tamás: Stalker – Budapest Edition

Whenever you hear the words ghost town, zone, or stalker, you immediately think of Chernobyl or some other distant soviet ruins. It might be surprising to many, that such places exist in our own vicinity, inside the borders of Budapest.   One of the most well known ghost sites is the Istvántelek train depot. Although it is…

Gombás Kriszti – Ghosts of the Past

Running from the terrible past? What is it to really love somebody? Can you still be in love, when you find out horrible things about the person, you’ve spent your life with? Can you continue to live a happy life, when your past haunts you? These are the issues, the main characters of the musical,…

Barczi Tamás – What is Urban Exploration?

Urban Exploration or Urbex is about breaking the plans and rules. It is about experiencing a side of a city which scarcely anyone sees. When a traveler visits a town, plans the places to be seen, reads the info about the sights, and makes a timetable when to visit the places overcrowded with tourists. This however…