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Thursday morning, 13 October, 2016
The building of Hungary’s Parliament – which is called the ‘House of the Country’ in Hungarian – is deservedly included in the list of the most beautiful Parliament buildings in the world. As one of the most important features of the view of the Danube, the building – which became a World Heritage site in 2011 – is a priceless museum piece value and the pride of the Hungarian nation. The Parliament is home to the legislation and the site where the Holy Crown of Hungary is guarded, as well as the workplace of 199 representatives of the General Assembly and 600 additional assistants. Currently, the building also houses the offices of the prime minister and his apparatus.
Thursday evening, 13 October, 2016
Evening boat tour on the Danube
The Danube runs through the center of Budapest and thus from the Margaret Island we can enjoy unique panorama views of the city, its historical monuments and city lights. During our planned one and a half hour-long boat trip we will see the sun disappear behind the Gellért hill, revealing the nighttime grandeur of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
Friday evening, 14 October, 2016
Piano concert at the Institute of the Blind
Saturday evening, 15 October, 2016
Visit to the Veli Bej thermal bath
Saturday evening, 15 October, 2016
Visit to the downtown ruin pubs
Piano Concert with Eurythmy
(14 October, 2016, 8:30 pm)
On this evening, listeners will have a chance to sample the piano pieces of the greatest Hungarian composers. What makes the show even more special is that the works will be accompanied by eurythmy. The evening will include works from the following composers:
Franz Liszt (1811-1886), the most significant Hungarian composer of 19th century Romanticism, and one of the greatest pianists of all times. He was also the founder of the Music Academy of Budapest, its namesake and first piano teacher. He is considered to be one of the greatest composers in the world.
Béla Bartók (1881-1945), Hungarian composer, pianist, folk music researcher and a great collector of Central European folk music. He was also a teacher at the Music Academy of Budapest and one of the most significant composers of the 20th century. His art and achievements are of groundbreaking significance, not just in Hungarian and European musical history, but also in relation to its universal cultural values.
The works will be performed by pianist Katalin E. Orza with eurythmist Emese Vidákovich, both of whom are Waldorf teachers.
The concert will be hosted at a special venue, the Nádor Hall of the Institute of the Blind, one of the indoor spaces in Budapest with the finest architecture. The room with perfect acoustics displays the characteristic formulaic traits of the Hungarian Art Nouveau style and also features the greatest uninterrupted composition of stained glass in the country. The building was created based on the plans of Ödön Lechner (1845-1914), the greatest Hungarian Art Nouveau architect, and his architect colleagues.
Those who have visited Turkey before have surely noticed the elaborate epitaphs on the walls of various monuments – mosques, fountains, bridges and mausoleums – known in Turkish as kitabe. These were partly designed as ornaments and partly as lasting testimonies to the builders. However, the visually captivating and finely worded stanzas were also cleverly conceived riddles: through the addition of the numerical value of various letters, those in the knowhow could determine the building’s date of construction. Chronograms of this nature, known as tarih, decorated the walls of numerous buildings within the territories of Turkish occupation, yet there are hardly any left by now. The date which can be gathered for the Veli bej bath is the following: 1574-75. Sokollu Mustafa, the famous pasha of Buda (1566-78) completed the construction of the most beautiful bath of the occupied territories in this time period.
The Veli bej bath is located in a narrow strip of land running between the Danube and the steep mountainside, directly between the Lukács and Komjádi baths, in the laps of the local Felhéviz springs, currently nestled between the “modern” hospital building and the proportionately classical Hild courtyard. Upon its completion, the poet thought it to be the most magnificent of all, since “no equal could be found in heaven”.
About a decade ago, one of many abandoned buildings in Hungary’s capital was converted into a low-key club with little more than discarded furniture and artistic creativity, bringing about the first of Budapest’s so-called “ruin pubs”; these are now major attractions of the Magyar metropolis.
Everyone seems to fall in love with the planned mismatched nature of the place. “It’s as if settlers picked up everything they could use from a garage sale… Flea market furniture, no matching chairs and a mishmash of colors. It’s eclectic, designed to be undesigned. On hot nights, the pubs spill out into shoddy courtyards, creating the feeling of a cozy living room missing its roof… under the stars” (MSNBC). “Picnic tables and few beer taps” – Lonely Planet.
A few articles on the subject:
Here’s a collective of the most attractive ruin pubs:
On this Saturday evening, Waldorf high school students will be escorting those interested into the heart of the city.
13-16. October 2016.
Photo exhibition: The lifework of Imre Makovecz
13-16. October 2016.
Gallery: Napút Art Academy
A photo exhibition of the works of the internationally acclaimed organic architect, Imre Makovecz. Makovecz succeeded in elevating Hungarian architecture to artistic levels through Anthroposophy and living thoughts.
NAPÚT ART ACADEMY
Over the last ten years the aspiration of artistic schooling at the Academy has been to unfold independent and truly unique creative capabilities and at the same time to bring everyone’s uniqueness into harmony with one’s work within and for the community.
The training is built on new approaches of practises in painting, drawing and sculpting. These practises are complemented by Anthroposophical art lectures, portray-analysis, movement exercises and the shared forming of festivals of the year’s cycle. Each year’s study is concluded by a week-long, summer artist retreat with local and international artists.
The Academy endeavours to develop a new, organic art in painting, in which it tirelessly stands by and perseveres to represent portray. The themes are approached by using oilpainting techniques, essentially based on J. W. Goethe’s aesthetics and Rudolf Steiner’s colour theory.
The Academy consciously, progressively builds its creative community (presently about 30 members). In our creative community getting inspired by each other’s work and insights represents a special and fundamental value.
Artists of Napút exhibit regularly throughout Hungary in the themes they worked together on.
For further information please visit our website: www.naputasok.hu