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 and Central European University, with the evening music events being held at Akvárium Budapest.
The 2013 Festival brings a new series of conversations with some of the best innovators, poets, architects, mathematicians, novelists and musicians of our time. The programme includes Péter Esterházy, one of the most widely-known contemporary Hungarian writers, Nicole Krauss, author of Great House, The History of Love and Man Walks into a Room, Spanish philosopher Fernando Savater, the Anglo/Hungarian poet and translator George Szirtes, Dutch novelist Jaap Scholten, the great French architect Odile Decq, Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, Germaine Greer bringing fresh views on Shakespeare, and the legendary American journalist and Watergate hero Carl Bernstein.
Tickets for all events at PIM and CEU can be purchased in advance at the PIM Ticket Office (Petofi Irodalmi Múzeum/Museum of Literature), in Libri bookstores and online at www.port.hu, or in person at the venue on the day of the event.
Ticket prices for the majority of events are – adults: HUF 600/event, pensioners and students: HUF 400/event.
Tickets for event 16 cost HUF 1,500; events 5 and 21 are free.
Further discounts include:
17 May, CEU: day-ticket HUF 1,800 (pensioners/students: HUF 1,200)
18 May, CEU: day-ticket HUF 2,000 (pensioners/students: HUF 1,800)
19 May, PIM: day-ticket HUF 1,300 (pensioners/students: HUF 900)
Tickets puchased for discussions at PIM include entry to the museum's exhibitions.
Tickets for the concerts at Akvárium Klub can be purchased in advance at www.port.hu for HUF 1,000, or on the door for HUF 1,300.