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Welcome! Thanks for enjoying a moment here - along with fellow Xpats in the Loop!
You're in good company with 1000's of expats + locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. In focus are 3 fresh Interviews with Xpats you may know, or may want to know about:
Neil McGarry, Principal of Britannica International School, Budapest,
Iulian Coman, Officer, EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training,
Matthew Kirlew, First Secretary, British Embassy Budapest.

2. Next up you can see example events happening these days below + in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. Canadian Pop God Concert / Family Carnival Fun / Busó Festivities / CE Fashion Week.

3. Plus you can see the latest Movies + Specials, and fresh News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Hungary Most Corrupt in EU? / Surprising Bus & Train Numbers / Largest Hotel to Reopen.

Now we hope you like what's in it for you below.
Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Reggae Dancehall: 'Love Alliance' with DJ Bosi & Mr Bonk

A premium selection of Caribbean (mainly Jamaican) music gems from the sixties to the present day, from the treasure chest of the Love Alliance, founded in 2000.

2 February - Easy Art Space Budapest

Budapest Central European Fashion Week

For the eleventh time this year, the most important fashion events in the region will be held here, this year at new locations and with a new concept...

2 - 6 February - Various locations around Budapest

Circus on Ice: by 'Varius Circus'

One of the world’s top circus troupes will perform in Hungary for the first time, featuring jugglers, acrobats, gymnasts, magicians and clowns, creating magical atmosphere for all the family.

4 February - Vasas Ice Centre Budapest

Family Carnival Fun @ The Capital's Zoo

The two-day event will include fun with animals, face painting, a dance house, and craft activities. There will also be a carnival parade - kids under 14 in costume can participate for only HUF 200.

4 - 5 February - Budapest Zoo

Kids Event: 'Busy with Music'

By finding creative uses for everyday items, such as towels, scarves, clothes pegs, buttons and wooden blocks, an instructor gives kids new meaning to routine activities through songs and rhymes.

6 February - Palace of Arts Budapest

Celtic Punk Concert: Dropkick Murphys

The gig will be opened by Jesse Ahern, after that members of The Rumjacks will take to the stage, and finally Pennywise will warm up the crowd before Dropkick Murphys rock the house.

7 February - Barba Negra Budapest

Canadian Pop God Concert: Michael Bublé

This multi-Grammy, multi-Juno award winning artist continues his musical journey on his current Euro tour which plays in Budapest for one night only next Wednesday.

8 February - MVM Dome Budapest


'Valentine's Day Above Budapest' @ The Duchess Roof-Top Bar

Try special Valentine’s cocktail creations paired with an exclusive dessert for Her and for Him at this uber-chic bar - accessed through a hidden entrance of private elevators via Matild Palace that beam you up to another level of enjoyment.

BISB Graded as 'Excellent' in Recent ISI Inspection

Following the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection of this top international school in November 2022, The British International School Budapest have retained the British School Overseas accreditation.

Love is in the Air at Mystery Hotel Budapest, 14 February

Celebrate Valentine's Day in style here at the Great Hall Restaurant. They offer special delights all week for the celebration of love - don't miss their love potion cocktails! Lili & Miki will play live acoustic music for your romantic delight on February 14th.

New Managing Director at the Helm of

Gabriel Makki is taking over the lead role. He most recently served as Regional VP and Commercial Officer at Procter & Gamble Central Europe, and brings 20+ years of experience in international FMCG business and senior management.

Open House @ Real School Budapest, 4 February

The next family open day here is your opportunity to get an inside view of the school's mission, learning approach, and curriculum. Also you can meet some of the founders, educators, students and parents. Bring your children, they’ll keep it snappy, so you’ll be home by lunch.

New movies in Budapest