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Happy New Year!

You're in good company here, together with thousands of expats and high-level local readers.

First up it's all about people, with new Interviews with folks you may know, or may want to know:

1. Peter Jones, Author, Coach, Hotel Owner

2. Luigino Bottega, Author of "IO - How To Win At The Game Of Life"

3. Martin Coulam, Supply Chain, Space Range & Display Director, Tesco C.Europe

4. Olga Benedek, Porcelain Designer Artist, Head Of Ceramics Courses in Nagykovácsi

5. Dalila Lopes, Expat Blogger / Trainee @ European Institute Of Innovation & Technology

As always you can see many events to suit your taste below, and in the Xpat Calendar.

Now we hope you like what's in it for you below - feedback's always welcome.

Yours with best wishes, Team

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Calendar highlights

'Carmina Burana' Dance Play @ National Dance Theater

Get an insight into the ritual-filled life of a 'humanoid barbarian settlement' trying to seek out a living on the ruins of a civilisation, fighting for survival, fighting with their fears, trying to live through all things fate brings on to them.

7 January - Online in Budapest

Harmony Jazz Workshop @ BJC: Cseh Péter Quartet

The leader of this young and fantastically gifted crew is guitarist Péter Cseh who has won prize upon prize in the last two years.

8 January - Online in Budapest

Farbwechsel Records – Old Men's Gloom @ Trafo

The music blog-turned-cassette label called Farbwechsel has quietly been putting out music from local artists, constantly evolving and open to all styles such as techno, disco and even experimental and electronic music.

9 January - Online in Budapest

Winter SUP Tour In Budapest: Nature & City

Join on Sunday and Monday to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city and nature here, in a 'white robe', while getting some healthy exercise.

10 January - 1039 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos üdülőpart 81.

JazzaJ Presents Budapest Improvisers Orchestra @ Fono

JazzaJ is a concert series and music workshop uniting the Hungarian improvisative music scene. The Budapest Improvisers Orchestra (BIO) was formed based on a similar collaborative network.

11 January - Online in Budapest

Exhibition Of Sketches @ Budapest Kisterem

Following the gallery's large-scale project last autumn, the new year is started with an intimate group show of sketches by local artists that give an insight into artistic processes and studio work.

12 January - 1053 Budapest, Képíró u. 5.

'Mad Scientist' Live Beer Tasting

Via Facebook live video, you can enjoy a special tasting of Budapest-based Mad Scientist's refreshing craft beers.

13 January - Online in Budapest


Virtual Open Day @ Britannica International School, 27 January

Join the Britannica Team in Budapest on Wednesday 27 January at 10.00am CET via Zoom for their Virtual Open Day, giving prospective families the chance to discover what the school has to offer, and to engage in a live Q&A session with the Principal and Leadership Team.

Nutritional Advice During A Covid-19 Infection By Dr. Rose

Although there is no ‘magical’ diet that can protect us from a coronavirus infection, here we would like to show what is safe and what isn’t, how to handle food properly, and what to eat if we have caught the virus but would like to reduce the symptoms and their duration.

Disinfectant Cleaning By B + N Referencia Continues During Pandemic

Many have asked Zsuzsanna Nagy - Director of B + N Referencia Zrt. - whether office building cleaning has changed as a result of the epidemic.

Planning A European Company Formation? Set Your Mind On Hungary

If you want to set your foot in Europe and want to operate in the common market you should consider Hungary as a starting point, as the company income tax rate is the lowest in the European Union.

New movies in Budapest