Rhythm & Revolution


The Hungarian Revolution gave the country a lot. Not only did it claw away from the Soviet-installed communist system, but it gave foot for a rich history in arts. This October at the 12 Star Gallery in London, Hungarian expats and international attendees will be able to appreciate the devastating and crippling effect of fighting and dying for freedom. John Sadovy was a photojournalist infiltrated during the Revolution and his photos - violent, graphic and reminiscent of a painful era - will be displayed at the gallery for everyone to connect with the heartbreaking events of 60 years ago.

For those more interested in Hungarian film, you cannot miss Kills on Wheels, which is an action-thriller where a paraplegic former fire-fighter works secretly as a hitman for a Serbian gangster. The film will be screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October. Donkey Xote, another Hungarian film Ottó Bánovits will also be screened at the Hungarian Cultural Center.

From Jazz to Gypsy: Hungarian Rhythms

Music enthusiasts will be able to enjoy some prime Hungarian music in the form of jazz when Kornél Fekete-Kovács, an orchestral trumpetist from Budapest and former leader of the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, performs with Gareth Williams, Steve Watts and Martin France at the 606 Jazz Club. Tcha Limberger and his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra will also be delighting people at Union Chapel with their gypsy upbeat tunes.