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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. First up, you're invited to 'Save The Date': Saturday 22 April - St George's Event in Budapest.
Like the party we held last year it's shaping up to be a great international community gathering
- the UK Ambassador & several other friendly VIP's will attend  - watch this space for details.

2. Next up you can see example events happening these days below + in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. Budapest Independent Film Festival, Bullet For My Valentine Gig, Henry Rollins Show.

3. Plus you can see the latest Movies + Specials, and fresh News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Inspiration for a Great Date, “Dangerous" Air Quality Warning, See New Light Art Museum.

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

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Calendar highlights

'Budapest Independent Film Festival'

After last year’s Special Edition screening, organisers are aiming to showcase emerging talents and address social issues of today. The selection runs the gamut of fiction, documentaries, shorts, and animated films.

9 February - Kino Cafe Budapest

Bullet For My Valentine Concert

Their new album, “Stitches” will be part of a special deluxe version of BFMV’s current show. Jinjer and Atreyu will join the bill, cementing the line-up as a sure-fire rager.

10 February - Barba Negra Budapest

Ballet Company of Győr Performance: 'Romance'

László Velekei created the choreography entitled Romance that slices out a piece from every corner of the world famous composer Kodály’s life work, to honour the Hungarian musicologist, music instructor and folk-music researcher.

11 February - National Dance Theatre Budapest

Henry Rollins: 'Good to See You 2023'

Henry Rollins will be taking stock of what's happened since his last tour to Hungary, and he's guaranteed to have some great stories to share about such a strange time with the audience.

12 February - Katona József Theatre Budapest

'Prokofiev Stories' Exhibition

The panels of the exhibition bring music history to life. One among numerous stories in the exhibition is the one of how the original version of the Russian composer's popular Romeo and Juliet.

13 February - Palace of Arts Budapest

Special Valentine’s Day Cabaret

On Valentine’s Day the Matild Cabaret is debuting with a special romantic night to entertain you and your beloved one. Step into a world of swing and jazz with Bálint Gájer and the dazzling dance shows of the Matild Girls.

14 February - Matild Café & Cabaret in Budapest

Verdi's Opera: 'A Masked Ball'

The original libretto treated an actual historical event: the 1792 regicide of a Swedish king. This proved too delicate a matter in the political situation, so the king was converted into an earl and the plot moved to North American colonies.

15 February - Opera House Budapest


Lovely Valentine's Day Dinner @ Spago Budapest

Celebrate this intimate day with the universal language of love, by having an exquisite meal that was specially created by the Executive Chef, István Szántó and his dedicated team to awaken your senses.

Meet & Greet 'UK Education Event' by Metropolis Education

Metropolis Education is delighted to invite you and your families to a 'Meet & Greet' as part of the 'UK Education Evening' on Thursday 16th March at Budapest Marriott Hotel.

Diplomaticó Rum Night @ Mystery Hotel Budapest, 17 February

Do you like Rum? Do you like live music? Do you like interesting cocktails with mouth watering South American snacks? Yes?! Then this is for you!

Introducing 'The Food Bank for Ukrainian Refugees' in Budapest

This outstanding Food Bank was founded by expat Chris Clarke, Anett Hoffmann and Reverend Aaron Stevens in cooperation with St. Columba's Church of Scotland.

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The successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director and the media partners, writers, photographers of XpatLoop. The main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised below.

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