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Welcome & thanks for joining in here - along with fellow Xpats in the Loop!
There are thousands of expats + high-level locals in this international community

1. Firstly here's an update about the recent St. George's International Community Event.
Thanks to 200+ guests the occassion was successful, raising HUF 2+ million for UNICEF Hungary.
To see photos just follow these links for pix galleries by MarkoÁrpádMarcus / Foxy Photos.

Now you're invited to a 'Meet & Greet' at Corinthia Budapest - featuring free 5* refreshments on Friday.
Guests can drop in anytime from 16.00 – 21.00, to register simply email
Metropolis Education welcomes you + 1 to attend this UK Education event held in a relaxed & open setting.

2. Next for your interest there's an essential selection of News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Thousands Celebrate Europe Day in Budapest / Volner Party Becomes Huxit Party.

3. Plus there are new Movies in Budapest, fresh Special features, and What's On highlights:
See below to widen your horizons (even further) at a local concert / dance / theatre performance.

Now here's hoping you enjoy what's in it for you below.
Yours with kind regards & best wishes, Team XpatLoop

First St. George's Day Event in Budapest - 'A Smashing Success'

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Calendar highlights

Concert: Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra

Kobayashi, winner of the 1974 Hungarian TV's 1st International Conducting Competition, became a household name & audience favourite after conducting a Beethoven Symphony in Budapest at Christmas the same year.

10 May - Liszt Academy Budapest

Opera: Verdi's Simon Boccanegra

The piece includes the themes of the lost child, generational conflict, friendship and betrayal. In keeping with tradition from Rossini to Puccini, the composer showed passions and conflicts in a political environment.

11 May - Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest

Photo Exhibition: 'Hungarians on the Horizon'

Swiss photographer Michael von Graffenried travelled the country to capture an essence of 'Hungarianness'.His large format panoramic pics can be seen at both a downtown open air exhibition and indoors at the next-door gallery.

12 May - Városháza Park Budapest

‘UK Education Evening’ by Metropolis Education

Featuring free 5* refreshments on Friday evening, you can drop in anytime from 16.00 – 21.00, to register simply email - you are invited to attend this UK Education event + 1.

13 May - Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Arbor Fest: Nature Festival Under the Trees

Discover the secret life of trees in the Buda Arborétum, followed by a delightful concert and a film screening at sunset to immerse you in the intimate atmosphere of this botanical garden.

14 May - Budapest Arborétum

Modern Dance: 'Mirror' by Eva Duda's Company

This is one of the 'purest dance shows' by this company of highly skilled dancers who present the best of their skills and qualities. It is a dynamic sequence of 'intense choreographies with acrobatics and fine partnering'.

15 May - National Dance Theatre Budapest

Expat Theatre: 'I Didn't See That Coming'

This drama takes place in a multicultural city where locals, expats, immigrants, fiancés, divorcees, spirituals, opportunists, materialists, bosses, and assistants coexist. They strive for power, recognition, money, love and sex.

16 May - Katakomba Budapest

Performance Art: Recirquel Budapest - IMA

Shows by one of the world's leading contemporary circus companies have captivated audiences worldwide. Their new piece is an 'immersive theatrical experience that transports us from the physical reality of earthly existence'.

17 May - Palace of Arts Budapest - Mupa Tent

Traditional Dance: Dominga Tango

Dominga is a tango duet created in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, composed by Violeta García in violoncello and Ana Micozzi in piano. The repertory includes traditional Argentine tangos and also new tango.

18 May - Opus Jazz Club Budapest


Virtual Open Day: The British International School Budapest, 12 May

At the British International School of Budapest offers a caring and nurturing Early Years and Primary environment, with highly trained teachers and small personal class sizes. Click this headline for more info.

Skin Cancer Prevention: Practical Advice by Dr. Rose in Budapest

Skin cancer is curable if detected early. With annual screening, malignant lesions that are detected and removed in time can be very curable, while those detected too late can metastasize. Practical advice on skin cancer prevention is summarized here by Zsófia Hatvani, PhD, dermatologist at Dr. Rose Private Hospital.

Free Meet & Greet: ‘UK Education Evening’ @ Corinthia, This Friday

Metropolis Education is delighted to invite you + 1 to a ‘Meet and Greet’ as part of this ‘UK Education Evening’ at Corinthia Hotel Budapest - - featuring free 5* refreshments on Friday. Guests can drop in anytime from 16.00 – 21.00, to register simply email

Are You Missing UK TV In Hungary? Here's Your Solution!

This TV service for expats in Hungary provided by fellow expat Jerry gives you all UK channels, plus stations from 38 other counties including a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, plus films and box-sets.

UK Boarding Schools: How to Choose the Right School?

With over 2000 independent schools in the UK with over 400 offering boarding it’s sometimes tricky to know where to start. Click this headline for more information by Metropolis Education.

Job Opportunity: Management Assistant @

We're growing and so hiring an assistant: the successful candidate will work with and support the Managing Director of - the main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised in this article, along with next steps.

New movies in Budapest