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  • Video of the concert in the Botanical Gardens

    Here are excerpts from Cambridge TV’s video of the concert in the Botanical Gardens on 5 JULY. Mentes Maskent feature 5.28 mins into the film.

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    - see them in the Botanical Gardens & on Parker's Piece.

    Mentes Maskent

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    February    15th             TALK by George Szirtes – Recent work, Putting events into Verse. @ Anglia Ruskin University – ARU – LAB 006  at 18.30

    March         7th                 VISIT by Prof. Laszlo Vecsei – invited by Prof. A Coles – TALK on

                                                “Kynurenines And Neurological Disorders: Therapeutic Perspectives –  Neurosciences Seminar Room, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – by permission from Prof Coles.

    March        16th               FILM by Szabo, “The Door “ starring Helen Mirren  + short introduction  TALK by its translator, Len Rix  @ARU  – LAB 003 at 18.30


    April          3rd– 7th          VISIT & TEACHING by Prof. George Szonyion Erasmus scheme ARU

    April          4th                  TALK – Hungarian Art – an often overlooked aspect of  Modern Culture       LAB 025 @ 18.30


    May          13th -19th        First Wildlife TOUR to Szeged & Hungarian Nature Reserves – Kevin Hand May                

    May          18th – 23rd      Two Cambridge Artists to Bridge Fair: Rita Morton + Iona Howard, with JSB


    June          10th                CONCERT; Piano Recital  –   Érvin Nagy (with Wolfson College Mus.  Assoc), Lee Hall Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge) 13.30 – 14.40



    July             5th                Cambridge Summer Music – Sounds Green ( C U Botanical Gardens CONCERT @         18.15-19.00    +

    July      8th                     Big Weekend –Mentés Másként Folk Quartet, Géza Fabri &  Tűndé  Fabri – Ivanovics + Daniel Lipták + Elöd  Molnar  

                                              story-telling – at 14.30                      & Main Stage   –         at  16.00 -16.45

     &  9th                                Dance –  in International Dance Marquee)   –   16.00 -16.45

    July             23rd             Garden Party  – by invitation – 75, Glisson Road, Cambridge


    September  26th           VISIT & TEACHING Prof. Attila Kiss + TALK  Macbeth on the  Hungarian stage and screen since 1989. @    ARU   LAB    t/b/c

    October       23rd           FILM : Márta Mészáros’ Diary for My Children @ ARU  LAB 003

    October       27th           CONCERT : Villiers String Quartet 

                                              Matyas Seiber – 3rd String Quartet +  Peter Racine Fricker  – 2nd String Quarte  @ St Catharine’s College Chapel  

                                                            18.00 – 19.00


    November    24th          PANEL DISCUSSION: The State of Europe Now – with views from: Daniel ZEICHNER  MP for Cambridge + Baroness Dr.                                                   Julie Smith, Cambridge,   Dr. Nora Berend,  – at The Council Chamber, The Guildhall,   Market Square, Cambridge                                                                                  18.00 – 20.00

    November    25th          CONCERT Music for Cello (Veronica Henderson) and Accordion (Ian de Massini)  – Our Lady & English Martyrs Church                                                                    19.30 – 21.30  Seiber – Introduction & Allegro for cello & Accordion;

                                                                               Kodály- Laudes Organ;  Seiber – Missa Brevis – with Cambridge Voices; (& arranged by Henderson &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                de Massini for cello & accordion)

                                                                               Bartók – R0manian Dances; Seiber selection of Leichte  Tanze & others; Seiber – Prelude & Fugue in the                                                                                                                                                        style of Butehude. 


    December     5th          Prof. Rowland Wymer – TALK – A New approach to King Lear @ ARU

    December     11th         Dr Laszlo Stacho          MASTERCLASS & teaching at CU – watch for further details.

      Also to be fitted in and found venues – possibly in 2018..       

                                            Tyrone Landau (tenor) + guitar – CONCERT         (with Wolfson College Music Association)

                              +          CONCERT & TALK : Hungarian Music – by Dr. Laszlo Stacho

                              +           EXHIBITION of EREM VERDE coins & medals + sculpture

                                +           TALK by Kevin Hand (ornithologst)  part 2 of 2 WILDLIFE of Hungary – a Nature Tour