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Glass artist György Gáspár finds inspiration in science fiction

Glass and synthetic resin works by glass artist György Gáspár are widely known within and outside Hungary. Elton John has recently bought in a London private gallery his Uranium IV, a sculpture half a meter in height and weighing 35 kilos.

  glass artist  györgy gáspár  uranium iv


Maverick teacher hooks teens into studying literature

Her students love the lessons of Hungarian literature and some of them even find inspiration to write poems of sorts. But the scene of this “miracle” is not some posh private high school for the elite. It's an ordinary, local trade school for future cabinetmakers aged 14-18. The trick is the inventive techniques the lady teacher, Blanka Sulyok uses: she includes in the curriculum poems by contemporary Hungarian authors, lyrics of rap music songs and slam poetry. More, she doesn't even mind if he

  education  good practice  teaching  literature


Fidesz to analyze causes of its third failure at special elections

Numerous questions need to be answered across the political spectrum in the wake of the national-radical Jobbik party having won a special election at Tapolca, 140 km southwest of the capital, Budapest, ahead of the candidate each of the Fidesz-KDNP ruling coalition and the opposition Socialists.

  tapolca  by-election  fidesz  jobbik  lajos rig  gergely gulyás


Paks 2 to invite international bids after all

When it was launched, it was a Russian-Hungarian scheme but a year on it is to go international. The European Commission is considering whether to criticize certain aspects of the project while German and French firms are to bid when international tendering opens. Foreign executives are to be hired for both Paks 1 and 2.

  Russia  compatition law  european commission  Rosatom  euratom  nuclear plant  paks 2  environment


Conductor Iván Fischer discusses interplay of Western and Arab music

Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer has been granted the Abu Dhabi Festival Award for his lifetime contribution to the arts. The decoration citation calls him one of the world's most visionary and most successful conductors. The award was conferred on him in the capital of the United Arab Emirates before the first night of Mozart's The Magic Flute, which Fischer directed there.

  music  iván fischer  abu dhabi festival  budapest festival orchestra


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