The Day of Hungarian…

...traditional food

Have you ever tasted the most popular Hungarian dishes? Our festival brings the gastronomy of Hungary to London. Come and enjoy it!

...folk music and dance

Are you a fan of folk music and traditional folk dance? Meet the Hunique Dance Ensemble and participate in their folk dance show with live folk music.

...authentic products

Join the group of Hungarian traders to sell your goods and products during our event. Have your own stall setup in our tents. Contact us for more details.

...get Together

We organize the biggest Hungarian festival in London in every year. It is the perfect event for you to bring your family, make a lot of new friends and have a great day!

Event details

Everything you need to know about our upcoming festival

Date

Day: 16 June 2018
Time: 11:00 am

Location

Address: Lammas Park, Ealing W13 9QD
Closest underground station: Northfields (Piccadily line)
Free parking: Elers Rd, Carew Rd, etc. (West side)

Weather forecast

Temperature: 19°
Rain: 50% (humidity: 68%)

Date

Day: 16 June 2018
Time: 11:00 am

Weather forecast

Temperature: 19°
Rain: 50% (humidity: 68%)

Location

Address
Lammas Park, Ealing W13 9QD

Closest underground station
Northfields (Piccadily line)

Free parking
Elers Rd, Carew Rd, etc. (West side)

Event organizers

The Hungarian Culture Day is a non-profit, public event organized by a small group of diligent volunteers.
The festival is owned by the Hungarian Culture and Heritage Society and the Hunique Dance Ensemble.

Please note our event has no minimum age limit. However, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
For any inquiry please get it touch with us at info@hchs.org.uk.

Agenda

Find out our event programme

Performers

Find out our performers and their attractions

Hunique Dance Ensemble

Hunique Dance Hungarian Folk Ensemble was founded in London in 2008. Its members are enthusiastic Hungarians living in London and its surrounding counties. They hold two rehearsals a week.

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On Mondays the beginners and on Thursdays the more advanced members get together to rehearse a variety of dances from different regions of Hungary . The leaders of the groups all have years of experience in teaching Hungarian folk dancing. Also, Hunique Dance is organize Social Folk Dance events for live music once a month, where everyone is welcome. In 2017 the dance group has decided to make folk dance events for children.

Mazury - Dance Company of the Polish YMCA

Mazury, the dance company of the Polish YMCA in London, was founded in 1949 by Wiesław Gąsiorowski and a small group of Polish ex-servicemen and women who missed the culture of their homeland and wanted to keep Polish folklore and traditions alive in post-war London.

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The group quickly became established as the mainspring of national and patriotic celebrations, and appeared regularly at London’s prestigious Dożynki (Harvest Balls), took part in Polish operas and theatre productions, and presented Polish folklore as part of UK folk festivals. Mazury also represented Poland at international festivals in Western Europe during the Communist era when it was difficult for dance groups from behind the Iron Curtain to travel to the West. In 1992 we took part in the celebrations in Poland marking its return to a free and independent country, and were the only youth group to take part in the great victory parade in Warsaw. More recently, Mazury have appeared several times as guests of the Embassies of the Polish Republic in London and Edinburgh, and represented Poland at the Foreign Office on the occasion of Poland’s entry into the EU in 2004.

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Folktone Band

“The power of music starts, where the power of the words end” Claude Debussy

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Members of the Folktone band started to play together in 2013. They all grew up and got their musical education in Hungary, then found a new home in the UK. Their wide range of repertoire, versatile activities, hunger for musical challenge and adventure allows them to perform all around the UK and abroad as well. Folktone band is mainly focusing on researching, performing and spreading the invaluable rich traditional folk music and folk culture of the Carpathian basin, but they also venture out to other European or

The ensembles profile is based around four major areas.

1 concerts and live performances
2 Teaching music and dance, other educational projects.
3 Playing at social dancing, ceilleidh evenings Save & Exit
4 Other events, birthdays, weddings and markets

Members:

GojkoAlilovic professional double bass player who (amongst others) used to played with Felix Lajko.

Violist Tamas Ferencz is also a professional folk dancer, who graduated from the National Dance Academy of Budapest, where he studied and researched Hungarian, Rumanian, Moldavian and Greek traditional folk dances.

Dulcimer (cimbalom) player Andras Lovaszi is a professional instrument maker and repairer in London. He graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest Hungary.

Leader violinist Adam Römer was born in a musical family and holds a Master degree in Music from the Liszt Academy of Budapest, as well as a postgraduate diploma from the Berlin University of Arts and Toronto’s Glenn Gould School. Adam is former principle player of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestras. Since 2009 he is viola Section Leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Visiting Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire. As an avid folk musician, Adam worked together with numerous professional folk music ensembles in Hungary, Argentina, Germany, Wales, Romania and Australia.

Hunderground

Hungarian classic rock music cocnert on the stage from the London based Hunderground band.

Foreign Accent

The Foreign Accent band was founded in September 2014 in Nottingham. The main profile is the processing of Hungarian folk songs in folk-rock fusion style, but they are dealing with the rendering of Hungarian poems.

Wolf Hands

The band plays Hungarian and English cover songs.

Balaton

The Balaton Hungarian folk dance group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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Although it has often had Hungarian members, most of its dancers and the group’s founder were British dancers who were enthusiastic about Hungarian folk culture. They have performed in Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Hong Kong

1st Hungarian Hussar Banderium UK

The members of the Hungarian Hussar Banderi UK guard the Hungarian national, military and hussar traditions.

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Their goal is to preserve the military past of our grandfathers and grandfathers and to familiarize themselves with the Hungarian and English communities. Meet them personally on the festival.

Readidance

Come over and celebrate the Hungarian folk dance with Readidance at III. Hungarian Culture Day in Lammas Park Ealing on the 16th of June 2018! Performances on the large main stage all day!

Southend Choir

Our choir is an enthusiastic group of singers. We have been working together from January this year that is when we started to open and oil our rusty throats.

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In the cozy rehearsals we dusted off forgotten folk songs; relearned and shared our favourites with each other. We debuted 15th of March this year, and since then we have selected several monophonic and polyphonic folk songs from different regions of Hungary and incorporated them into our performance. We would like to keep that unforgettable, significant heritage alive which was collected by Zoltan Kodaly, Bela Bartok, Bela Vikar etc and to primarily spread it in the Hungarian and then in other communities as well in the UK.

Joint production: Hunique Dance, Readidance, Folktone Band

3 groups getting together for one performance: Readidance+Hunique Dance+Folktone Band.
They are performing Hungarian gipsy dances and music from a village called Nagyecsed.

Craft sellers

Meet our traders and their handcraft products

Secler Gallery

“We all come across some form of art throughout our lifetime. It can be anything, that generates feelings. In time, these feelings shape us, we get better, emotionally stable in this oblique world.”

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“We had a stronger connection with nature in the past centuries, than in todays fast paced society. This way we were able to preserve treasures that we find invaluable in the present. Throughout our life we face the fact that it is our moral duty to preserve, protect and practice these values. An artists artwork is not just an object or a simple artwork, it is the artists mirror to his soul, which hangs on our wall, in our home. Artworks through millennia have proven that humanity and art go together, side by side. I believe we all need a hint of art time to time, that releases us from life’s everyday routine and leans on fantasy.” Laszlo Balint Founder

Szicsek Pálinka

Made from 100% fruit. Palinka is a traditional Hungarian spirit drink.

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The queen of all fruit brandies. GMO and gluten free natural premium artisan spirits & liqueurs from Szicsek Distiller on the Hungarian Culture Day. It will only be available in bottles. No allowed to drink it on site during the event.

Andrea's Gift Shop

Very beutiful handmade jewelry and handmade soaps from Andrea’s Girft Shop during the III. Hungarian Culture Day in Lammas Park, Ealing, 16th June 2018.

Linda's Designs

Handcrafted and unique knitted/crocheted toys, jewellery, accessories and design products.

Aniko Cake

Home made Hungarian cakes. Find them at the marquee area.

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“We had a stronger connection with nature in the past centuries, than in todays fast paced society. This way we were able to preserve treasures that we find invaluable in the present. Throughout our life we face the fact that it is our moral duty to preserve, protect and practice these values. An artists artwork is not just an object or a simple artwork, it is the artists mirror to his soul, which hangs on our wall, in our home. Artworks through millennia have proven that humanity and art go together, side by side. I believe we all need a hint of art time to time, that releases us from life’s everyday routine and leans on fantasy.” Laszlo Balint Founder

Hungarian Goulash Hut

Baked sausage, grilled meat, roast chicken, langos, goulash, bean soup, palóc soup, pörkölt stroganoff, Hungarian cakes etc

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The queen of all fruit brandies. GMO and gluten free natural premium artisan spirits & liqueurs from Szicsek Distiller on the Hungarian Culture Day. It will only be available in bottles. No allowed to drink it on site during the event.

Andrea's Gift Shop

Very beutiful handmade jewelry and handmade soaps from Andrea’s Girft Shop during the III. Hungarian Culture Day in Lammas Park, Ealing, 16th June 2018.

Crepe Lab

Freshy made tasty  pancakes with different flavors.

Stage in London Ltd

Hungarian books will be available in a wide variety during the day.

Ice Cream Van

Delicious yummy fresh ICE CREAM from N’ice soft Ltd on the III. Hungarian Culture Day!

The Heaven Cake

Delicious homemade cakes. Come and try her traditional Hungarian sweet treats.

The Coffee Van

Coffee van – Fresh hot beverages at the III. Hungarian Culture Day in London! 16th June 2018.

Pompás Mézes

Wide range of gingerbreads perfecet as a gift or just to eat as it fresh and tasty 🙂

Krisztina's Design

Traditionally embroided cloths, accessories, gifts. All made in the famous Hungarian Kalocsa folk style.

Fekedi Stifolder UK

Fekedi STIFOLDER is a salami speciality of the Hungarians. This handmade, smoked, paprika salami has a tradition going back over 300 years.

Wooden decorations

Betty Bak handmade products. About: believe handmade products are more than just a product.

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There is love, creativity and uniqueness as handmade is something you made with love, care, and thought.
I’m a pyrographer/woodburner. I’m decorating many type of wooden items with a pyrography technique.

Chesnut and Honey

Hungarian jam, honey, squash products.

Fused Glass

Handmade fused glass jewellery/art- pendants, earrings, cufflinks from Krisztina Lowe. Pendants are fitted with sliver plated bails, earrings with sterling silver findings.

Hungaro Ltd

Hungarian dry goods shop at the Hungarian Culture Day.

Soldered Glass

Custom-made decorative glass objects, glasses, decanter, vases, candleholder, mosaic jewelry, pendants,necklaces, earrings and sets.
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There is love, creativity and uniqueness as handmade is something you made with love, care, and thought.
I’m a pyrographer/woodburner. I’m decorating many type of wooden items with a pyrography technique.

Food and drinks

We will be waiting for you with popular Hungarian dishes

Stuffed cabbage rolls

The traditional Hungarian cabbage roll (töltött káposzta) can be made from pickled cabbage leaves, filled with minced pork meat.

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The Hungarian version often contains minced pepper (paprika) and is served with sour cream on top. Hungarians serve this food during the periods of time near Christmas and New Year’s, but stuffed cabbage also belongs to the traditional pig slaughter.

Deep Fried Dough

Lángos is a traditional Hungarian food. It is often sold on Hungarian festivals.

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The dough for lángos is made of water or milk and flour, yeast, sugar and salt.It is eaten fresh and warm, topped with sour cream and grated cheese, most frequently, without toppings, just rubbed with garlic or garlic butter, or doused with garlic water. Find the lángos stands around the food marquees during the day.

Hungarian Draft Beer

FRESH COLD HUNGARIAN DRAFT BEER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE THIRSTY GUESTS. CHEERS!

Hungarian Pancake

 

Hungarian Fried Sausage

 

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Here we go again!

We have already done it twice, please join us for another ultimate experience!

Can you imagine a magical summer day out in West London? Even more, you may picture a giant stage in the middle of the Green…. Well, imagine the Lammas Park in Ealing where a festival is going to take place… The main stage will open from 11.00 am with such delights as Hungarian Folk Music, Dance, Drama, Theatre and Rock music. Various children and adult group performances will also be shown throughout the day as well as beautiful traditional outfits and amazing ancient choreographies. It will be an all-day-long joyful entertaining event lasting until 7.00pm.

There will be stalls around the stage decorated with balloons and Hungarian tri-colours of Red-White-Green. A wide range of Hungarian handcrafts will be available. Whether it is embroidery or a gingerbread man you’re after – we are sure you will be able to find and pick the best present to take home with you. Also, we all know how exciting it is to discover the treasures from Transylvania. Just another paragraph about The Food Corner. It is going to be another great area where you will be able to feed your appetite, down a pint or two, tuck into a traditional chimney cake, goulash or langos. A range of fine traditional Hungarian delicacies will be waiting for you to discover them.

Please come along and bring your family over to this Open-Air-Festival. The event is admission free. The aim of the day is to promote the Hungarian Culture and bring the local communities together. A large passionate team has been working in the background to make the festival sparkling and memorable. We have been successfully operating for over 8 years. We love Hungarian Culture & We Love People.

Join us on the 16th of June!

Gallery

Watch our videos of the previous Hungarian Culture Days

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Sponsors

We would like to thank the BIG LOTTERY FOUND and WESTERN UNION for supporting our event.

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