- 30 Oct 2013 1:00 AM
The event also happens to be the birthday celebration of XpatLoop, most importantly please remember, remember it's a feel good Guy Fawkes* Bonfire Party as we'll all be supporting the Csodalámpa Foundation - click to see video, more charity info below.
We really hope you can come along on this occasion when Xpats unite to help a local charity, while enjoying a great mix of international and Hungarian entertainment + drinks.
Refreshments: Hungarian fine wine tasing from Tokaj - Szent Tamás, Eger - Attila Wine, Mátra - Losonci , Balaton Szent-György Hegy - Szászi, plus an international selection of German, Austrian and Piemontese wines all thanks to FineWines Vinothek. Beer Tasting: Becketts Irish Pub + Whisky Tasting: Whiskynet.hu + Hooters Bar: Hooters Budapest + Coffee: Amora.hu + Water from Clearwater, + Tea Tasting: Darjeeling Tea House
Guest of Honour: HMA Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador To Hungary.
He’ll be in good company with readers and partners of XpatLoop.com, including VIP’s Adam Goodman, film producer, Adam Lebor, author and journalist, to mention just two names starting with ‘A’. Plus of course lots of locals who move in expat circles.
Emcees: Ms. Andrea Jádi-Németh, Mr. Chris Russell
Where: InterContinental Budapest Hotel, 1st Floor Panorama rooms, where you can feast your eyes on the illuminated Royal Castle + Chain Bridge (Apáczai Csere János utca 12-14).
Food: While the focus of the event this year is on networking rather than eating, a limited amount of free food is available at the start of the party on a first come first served basis.
* Zsofia River Cruises are kindly providing Hungarian soup and snacks.
* Mr Masala will serve up the Great British dish of chicken curry & rice + a vegetarian option.
* Planet Sushi will present “a range of exciting sushi makis” – they’ve also asked us to let you know that, “Planet Sushi offers ‘All you can eat’ at Oktogon every Monday-Wednesday all day long, and will launch home delivery at the beginning of November.”
* PapirTigris will give every guest a free fortune cookie to make it a lucky evening for all.
When: Monday 4 November 2013, Arrivals from 18.45, free drinks and basic bonfire food, last entrance at 19.25. Official welcome at 19.30, followed by music, entertainment including 'laser fireworks', and a prize raffle. Event closes at 23.00.
Fee: Free* however a donation will be gratefully accepted at the event entrance to support charity, the suggested amount is around HUF 5000.
Charity: Csodalámpa Foundation, please give generously as your support is really appreciated by Hungarian children suffering from a life-threatening illness.
RSVP: Click here for registration. Due to the available space at the venue, and the popularity of this event in pervious years, we recommend you apply asap. All those accepted for the guest list will be notified prior to the event, only those on the confirmed guest list may attend. In case of any RSVP issues email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle: Free name card prize raffle kindly supported by Adam Lebor, Anna Jankovich, Becketts Irish Pub, Catherine Dickens's Vineyard Cottages, Funky Pho Restaurant, FirstMed,InterContinental Hotel, PrimeCuts.hu, Hooters Budapest, PapirTigris, Magnolia Day Spa (2 x HUF 50.000), The Caledonia Pub, Wilkinsons Sausages, Whiskynet.hu, Nokia Hungary, Trattoria Toscana, ExpatShop.hu, CinemaCity, Arriba Taqueria, Body Balance Studio, Sony, Sziget - Fridge Festival, In Room Spa, Superfect Studio, Zsófia River Cruises, Yellow Zebra, Borealis Partners – Katalin Juhos-Lockefeer, and more. In case you would like to donate a prize for this charity raffle please click here
Event Partners: Bortársaság, Brodyhouse.com, Goldlaser.hu, KFP - Five Star Conference Service, ProHome
Main Sponsors: FirstMed.hu, Curry House, InterContinental Budapest Hotel,
Finally for now, here's a couple of comments from previous years about this event, "Another truly wonderful Xpatloop event,” Patrick McMenamin, Owner, The Caledonia Bar & Restaurant Budapest. " The night was full of good music, good networking; and good conversation. All for a good cause." Dan Swartz, Treehugger Dan's Bookshop. "It was a wonderful evening!" Botond Melles, Country Manager for Air France - KLM Hungary.
In case you can come we look forward to seeing you there!
Yours with kind regards,
PS click the following links for more about The Carbonfools, Kasai, The Music Sommelier.
* Guy Fawkes Night is an event celebrated annualy in the UK on or around 5 November
Traditional Verse: "Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason, Why Gunpowder Treason, Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent, To blow up King and Parliament. Three-score barrels of powder below, To prove old England's overthrow; By God's providence he was catch'd, With a dark lantern and burning match."