The beginning of May is a special time of the year for us who are living in Veszprém: Around the 7th May, which is the name-day of Gisela, we remember the wife of our first king, Saint Stephen, Blessed Gisela of Bavaria, Queen of Hungary. More Shorter
Our city had been the property of the Hungarian Queens since thousand years, when King Saint Stephen had donated the town to his Queen, Gisela.
|Date of event:||05/04/2017 - 05/14/2017|
Hungarian Queens and the Bishops who Crowned Them II More Shorter
Centenary exhibition in the Archbishop's Palace
Exhibition in Memory of Blessed Charles IV Apostolic King and Queen Zita – 1916–2016 – King Charles IV, the last king of Hungary, was crowned a hundred years ago after the death of Franz Joseph I, who ruled for 68 years. The Bishop of Veszprém crowned the last Hungarian Queen 100 years ago. The deep spiritual content and splendour of the liturgy, the sanctity and beatification of the royal couple give a special sacral content to the programme.
The exhibition of the Beatified Gizella Diocese Collection commemorates the centenary of the coronation of the last King and Queen in Hungary (1916–2016) and recalls the history of the turn of the 20th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The event will be held in the Archbishop's Palace in Veszprém. The programme is part of the permanent exhibition Hungarian Queens and the Bishops who Crowned Them, which displays the thousand-year-old relations between the queens of Hungary and the bishops of Veszprém as well as the right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens. The show is held in the Archbishop's Palace. At the representative exhibition you can see the throne of the uncrowned Zita of Bourbon-Parma as well as the robe and mitre of Lipót Árpád Várady, Archbishop of Kalocsa, who took part at the coronation. The robe and the mitre – they won first prize at the Paris World's Fair of 1900 – are from the collection of the Archbishop’s Treasury of Kalocsa. Besides photo documentations, other objects and documents, you can find the painted coats of arms of the 1916 coronation from the Ecclesiastical Collection of the Inner City Parish Church in Budapest. The exhibition includes a replica of the Holy Crown of Hungary, that of the Royal Sceptre and the Royal Orb made by the goldsmith Attila Rónai; also Queen Zita’s gift, which comes from the collection of the Queen Gisela Museum: an artistic crosier, which is made in a goldsmith's workshop in Vienna, with a replica of the Holy Crown that the Queen gave Baron Károly Hornig, Bishop of Veszprém. The exhibition is also enriched by a bust of Charles IV made by the sculptor Miklós Ligeti and a 1216 document that confirmed the right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens along with the written documents of the 1916 coronation ceremony, which come from the Archives of the Archdiocese and Cathedral Chapter of Veszprém, and a few representative publications from Baron Károly Hornig’s library, which includes 17 000 volumes. These publications come from the collection of the Archbishop’s Library in Veszprém.
The exhibition, which opens the Gisela Days in 2016, is open 10.00–18.00 every day until 31st October. From 31st October 2016 until 30th April 2017 the exhibition can only be visited after making an appointment via e-mail: email@example.com or by phone: +36 88 426-095.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém Vár utca 16.|
|Date of event:||05/04/2016 - 05/06/2017|
They call the contemporary dance most excellent Hungarian creators, performers to Veszprém on the nineteenth occasion. The organizers, the participants and the audience of Veszprém can see the contemporary performing arts in these days. More Shorter
The Dance Festival National and International Contemporary Art Meeting held since 1998 in Veszprém on the initiative of György Krámer choreographer and László Vándorfi director. There will be the freshest production of the groups, which are clientage and come back.
The European, what’s more the world famous contemporary Hungarian dance’s annual, selected productions give the festival’s main part. The important viewpoint of the festival is that for this can have a place in front of the wide audience, producers, press. The professional togetherness, joint creative work, debates – with the strengthening of the public connections.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Brusznyai u. 2.|
|Phone number:||+36 88 563 200|
|Date of event:||05/24/2017 - 05/28/2017|
Detailed programmes later!
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Fenyves utca 15.|
|Phone number:||+36 88 579 230|
|Date of event:||06/15/2017 - 06/18/2017|
Kabóciádé Children's Festival is the festival for children and "eternal children". Come and see: the playhouses, puppet and scenery exhibitions, concerts, dancehouse, local and invited performances all around town. More Shorter
Details to follow.
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Veszprémvölgy|
|Date of event:||06/25/2017|
Annually a couple thousand people attend at this event with its unique atmosphere, at Veszprém’s central square that is framed by baroque and Art Nouveau buildings. More Shorter
As a side-event of VeszprémFest – already the 7th time – the gastro-culture-lovers may enjoy fresh rosés, Rieslings, spritzers and of course the fresh jazz music this year as well.
Detailed program is coming soon!
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Óváros tér|
|Phone number:||+36 88 800 900|
|Date of event:||07/07/2017 - 07/16/2017|
VeszprémFest is a dynamically developing cultural large-scale event, which creates a real value for the local, national demanding music-and art-lovers.
The event offers different music styles of the quality, well known performers from world music to jazz, classical music, opera or pop music through several days in the summers. A couple of names from the previous years’ best performers: Katie Melua, Vaya Con Dios, Diana Krall, José Cura, Nigel Kennedy, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Zoltán Kocsis, Richard Bona, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Andrea Rost, Erika Miklósa, Ramon Vargas, The Gypsy Kings, Candy Dulfer, Gilberto Gil, George Benson, Buena Vista Social Club with Omara Portuondo, Craig David, Lisa Stansfield and so on…
The background, the natural decoration of the concerts’ is the beautiful baroque building of the Archbishop’s Palace in the Castle of Veszprém. The venue is a significant part of the unique, familiar, friendly atmosphere – far away from the noise of big cities – which the visitors can be part of.
5 years ago debuted the Rosé, Riesling and Jazz days side-event with the aim of creating a tradition, which presents the wide range of wines from Balaton region, craft food as well as the young individuals of Hungary’s jazz life for the gastro-culture-seekers. The programs of Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days can be visited for free. The nicely selected program is a worthy accompany for the stage performances.
An other side-event of VeszprémFest is a series of programs in the Jesuit Church, also since the summer of 2011. The remarkably inspiring, sacral square can entertain 120 spectators along different musical themed programs every year: last years’ visitor attracting buzzwords were: the Liszt-Year, Divas, Etnojazz and the Big Generation.
Our aim is constant from the beginnings:
To make Veszprémfest the home of world-class performances, the home of those stars, who feel themselves comfortable on the stage in Europe and all over the world, even it is possible just for a couple of days. And of course to become a more important entry in the festival,-culture- and music lovers calendar. Couple days, where you need to be, couple days, here in Veszprém.
Meet in Veszprém in 2017, as well!
|Address:||8200 Veszprém, Szentháromság tér|
|Phone number:||+36 88 800 900|
|Date of event:||07/12/2017 - 07/15/2017|