Hay Festival Budapest

May 17, 2013 - 15:00 - May 18, 2013 - 23:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Auditorium, Popper Room
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Hay Festival Budapest

Hungarian and international writers, thinkers and musicians gather in Hungary for Hay Festival Budapest, 17–21 May.

In 2013 Hay Festival Budapest has grown in many ways; it brings a new series of conversations over five days, and introduces contemporary authors, poets, architects, mathematicians and musicians to the audience in Hungary.

The events will take place in Petofi Irodalmi Múzeum (PIM), Akvarium and Central European University.

All the events at CEU are free for CEU students, faculty and staff, if you wish to participate, please, register at cac@ceu.hu before Thursday, May 16.

The events held at CEU will be:

Karla Wursterová, Michal Černý and Péter Balázs
What Role Does Central European Co-operation Play In Shaping European Foreign Policy?

Karla Wursterová, Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund in Bratislava, Slovakia, discusses with Péter Balázs, Director of the CEU Center for EU Enlargement Studies and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and Michal Černý, Director of Czech Center in Budapest, how co-operation among Central European states (the Visegrad Group and the Central European Initiative) influences the formation of European foreign policy.
Co-organized with CEU in collaboration with Napvilág Publishing House
Simultaneous translation from English into Hungarian

Michael E. Cox in conversation with Adam Austerfield
The LSE Lecture: From West To East?

The dimensions of global power shifts in the modern era. The Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations talks about what global political and economic changes we can expect from the rise of China, India, Latin America and other developing markets around the world, and what this means for central and Eastern Europe.
Co-organized with LSE (London School of Economics) in collaboration with Egmond Publishing House
Simultaneous translation from English into Hungarian

Marcus du Sautoy talks to László Lovász

In a short lecture the British mathematician reveals how symmetry is a fundamental concept both in the arts and the sciences: from the walls of the Alhambra to the Higgs Boson, from the music of Bach to deadly viruses. He tells the story, based on his book Finding Moonshine, of how mathematicians have produced a language to be able to explore, tame and classify this slippery concept. The presentation is followed by a conversation with László Lovász, Wolf Prize winner mathematician and university professor.
Supported by the British Embassy in Hungary and the and British Counci, l in collaboration with Park Publishing and Typotex Publishing House
Simultaneous translation from English into Hungarian

Nicole Krauss in conversation with Zsófia Bán

According to the New York Times, Nicole Krauss is ‘one of the most important novelists in the United States’. She presents her most recent novel Great House. Her previous works, The History of Love and Man Walks into a Room, bestsellers in both English and Hungarian, have been specially reprinted for her visit to Budapest.
In collaboration with the US Embassy in Hungary and Magvető Publishing House
Simultaneous translation from English into Hungarian

Classicus Ensemble

Classicus Ensemble is a group of talented young Hungarian musicians (pianists, violinists and cellists) who are artists-in-residence at the Central European University. They play selections from JS Bach, Three Part Inventions, and from Kurtág, Signs, Games and Messages. Oszkár Varga – violin, Péter Tornyai – viola, Tamás Zétényi – cello.
Co-organized with CEU, Center for Arts and Culture


Petra Finy with Réka Farkasházi and her band
A Handful of Bubbles

Petra Finy is one of Hungary’s best-loved children’s authors, whose poems for children are not only presented here by the author herself, and also sung by Réka Farkasházi. The programme features storytelling, puppetry, and lots of interaction with the audience.
In collaboration with Libri Publishing House and Kolibri Books
Event in Hungarian

Odile Decq talks to Martha Thorne

The award-winning French academic and architect (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome – MACRO; Phantom Restaurant Opera Garnier), awarded Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (2003) and International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, discusses where contemporary architecture is headed, with the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Associate Dean of the IE School of Architecture.
Sponsored by IE University
Simultaneous translation from English into Hungarian

María Dueñas, Georg von Habsburg and Marta del Riego

The bestselling Spanish author of The Time In Between, translated into Hungarian in 2013, discusses her work with HH Georg von Habsburg, Hungarian Ambassador-at-large and former President of the Red Cross and Marta del Riego, editor of Vanity Fair.
In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, Fundación Lara, IE University and Gabo Publishing House and Vanity Fair
Simultaneous translation from Spanish into Hungarian

Owen Sheers talks to Gabriella Gulyás

The Welsh poet (Skirrid Hill, Pink Mist) and author discusses his work in theatre (The Two Worlds of Charlie F.), fiction and film (Resistance) that develops his concern for the impacts of war and our relationships with place and landscape.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales
Simultaneous translation from English into Hungarian

George Szirtes talks to Júlia Váradi

The celebrated poet and translator reads and discusses his work. Born in Hungary, Szirtes writes poetry in English. His award-winning collections include The Slant Door, The Budapest File, An English Apocalypse and The Burning of the Books. He translates Sándor Márai and László Krasznahorkai.
In collaboration with Corvina Books
Event in Hungarian with readings in English

Fernando Savater talks to Rolf Strom-Olsen and Csaba Mányai

One of Spain’s most popular philosophers, the winner of the 2008 Planeta Prize talks to humanities and history professor Rolf Strom-Olsen and Csaba Mányai, curator of TEDxDanubia..
In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, Műszaki Publishing House, Fundación Lara and IE University
Simultaneous translation from Spanish into Hungarian

Erzsébet Dobos and Arcadi Espada

Nazi Budapest Viewed from the Embassy of Spain
Professor Erzsébet Dobos, author of Megmenekültek, talks to celebrated journalist Arcadi Espada, author of En nombre de Franco, about the protection given to Hungarian Jews by the Spanish Embassy in Budapest during WWII.
In collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, Instituto Cervantes and Fundación Lara
Simultaneous translation from Spanish into Hungarian

The Two Worlds of Charlie F. introduced by Owen Sheers
Film Screening Followed By Q&A

A screening of the BBC documentary Theatre of War, about the creation of The Two Worlds of Charlie F., the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award-winning play by Owen Sheers based upon the experiences of wounded soldiers, who also make up the majority of the cast. Followed by a Q&A with the playwright.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales
Film: original version in English. 90 mins.

For complete program and detailed information, see:
https:// www.hayfestival.com/portal/ budapest.aspx?skinid=1&loca lesetting=en-GB