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Welcome Dear Readers!

First up this week, we're marking our milestone 20th birthday
- you can see a lovely video with the new UK Ambassador here.

The annual XpatLoop Charity Party usually takes place every November...
however this year it had to be called off, sadly due to the Covid pandemic.

Still, we can all come together virtually to make a difference for a worthy cause
- here are warm words about how from Her Majesty's Ambassador Mr. Paul Fox:

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"As the first news portal for expats here, XpatLoop has played an important role in Hungary’s expat community.

Thank you for being our reliable partners for two decades, and thanks for all the charity work you do!

As a Brit and as Ambassador, I am delighted that XpatLoop has held a Bonfire Night party for over a decade.

This is not only one of the best parties in town, but it has also raised incredible amounts for a number of good causes. Over the years XpatLoop has raised HUF 30 million to support local charities.

In particular, I would like to highlight the support XpatLoop has given for ages to children with serious health conditions through collaboration with the Csodalámpa / Magic Lantern Foundation.

I was looking forward to attending the popular Bonfire Night’s charity party organised by XpatLoop in Budapest... Still it is possible for all of us to support Hungarian children in need now.

Let’s come together virtually by making a contribution online via:"

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We'd like to thank all readers + partners for such great support over the years.

As always, here's hoping you like what's in it for you below.

Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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'Annual Remembrance Ceremony' This Sunday

Calendar highlights

Poetry In Darkness by Scallabouche Theatre Company

An evening of live poetry readings showcasing some of the best of the latest poetry in a uniquely inspirational atmosphere. Starting in total darkness, then accompanied by fragments of sound and finally influenced by moments of light.

5 November - 1027 Budapest, Jurányi utca 1-3.

AmCham Conference: Protect Your Business From Cyber-Attacks

While we all smile at the supposed Nigerian princes, there are professional cybercriminals that use sophisticated techniques to ultimately scam your organization. Do you have the necessary safeguards in place?

6 November - Online from Budapest

Uránia Cinema: Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone @ Alexandra Palace

This special film sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent album, Ghosteen.

7 November - 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 21.

Chili Sunday Budapest @ ELLÁTÓház

How about trying a really spicy Sunday in Budapest? Chili farmers from all over the country will gather at this venue to showcase the power of this year’s crop. Check it out if you fancy very spicy chili gastro specialties!

8 November - 1074 Budapest, Dob u. 19.

Expat Theatre: Confession

You will be the focus of this drama, we're told, "because you are the only one member of the audience present and you are sitting opposite a character with a strong desire to confess just to you. How much you say and do is up to you".

9 November - 1027 Budapest, Jurányi u. 1-3.

Legendary Albums – Miles Davis: Nefertiti @ Opus Jazz Club

On the second Tuesday of every month, members of the Modern Art Orchestra perform the compositions of a legendary jazz album at Opus Jazz Club. This time Nefertiti, the fourth album by Miles Davis.

10 November - 1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

St. Martin's Day Candle Light Dinner @ MÁV Nostalgy Express

A romantic journey takes you back in time with delicious food and musical delights.The luxurious carriages of the Candle-light Express comprise a saloon car, a bar, and a dining car offering three hours of gastronomic delight.

11 November - 1142 Budapest, Tatai u. 93/a


'Movember' Movement & The British International School Budapest

Many staff members at BISB are taking part in Movember this year. There will be many events in school to raise awareness among students and educate them as apprentice adults about men's health challenges. Please click this headline for more info.

Michelin Star Dining Experience Available In Your Home In Budapest

Costes Downtown Team are happy to welcome you to their Lunch and Dinner from Thursday to Saturday, but if you are unable to go to them, they are happy to take their expertise to you anywhere across Budapest and the outskirts.

Wine Tasting @ Fiaker Bistro & Wine Bar In Budapest, 18 November

The Fiaker Bistro and Wine Bar selects items from the region of the contemporary Monarchy. In their wine cellar, guests can find wines dating back to the '90s. In their wine book, in addition to the Hungarian selection, they work with 400 batches from about 70 wineries in the surrounding 8 countries.

New movies in Budapest