Date: 14-15 October 2017
The Budapest Marathon is part of a two-day “running festival” and will take place on the Sunday before the Forum. If you wish to run a shorter distance, you can choose to run either a 10 or 30 km race, or run a full marathon in a team of 2 or 4. On Saturday, events will take place for shorter distances and less experienced runners, with distances as short as 400 m.
Participation in the marathon will essentially be a running sightseeing tour of the beautiful city of Budapest. The race takes you through the center of the city, down the famous Andrassy Boulevard and across the Chain Bridge. Admire the view of the Buda Castle from the Danube banks and marvel at the panorama of Pest as well as Europe’s third largest Parliament building!
If you want to try the relay, PILnet can connect you with Suhanj!, an NGO that organizes integrated sports programs and welcomes volunteer assistants. Please contact Lorna Kralik at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ALL RISE Film Screening
Date: 17 October 2017
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Central European University
As part of the Forum, PILnet will host a film screening of a documentary, “ALL RISE”, that tells the story of seven student participants of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the “Jessup”). Students from India, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Russia, Singapore and Uganda are followed in this intense and rigorous competition taking place at the International Court of Justice, the judicial arm of the United Nations.
Join PILnet and other forum participants for this moving film on Tuesday 17 October at Central European University.
Parno Graszt in Concert
Date: 18 October 2017
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Terem, 2 Piarista köz, 1052 Budapest
Parno Graszt , a Roma band, was founded in 1987 in a small village in eastern Hungary called Paszab. The band’s name is a Romani phrase meaning”White Horse” (a symbol of purity and freedom). They have songs in English and Romani and, sometimes, a combination of both. The members of Parno Graszt, all from Paszab, are all related, indicative of the importance of family in Romani culture. It is said that the love that appears in this culture is the most honest and pure in the world. Their concerts are marked by joy, liveliness, and directness. They are visibly happy and love what they do: their concerts call on you to live in the moment and take part in moments of laughter. The band’s lineup consists of roughly 10 members, although they can have up to 20 musicians playing as well as a 10-person dance group to accompany them on stage. The band’s musical roots lay directly in the region of Paszab, where the band’s members still live, preferring it to a large city. Their album entitled “Rávágok a Zongorára,” released in 2002, finished 7th place in the European World Music Rankings, a feat with no precedent for Hungarian bands. They have released a total of 4 albums and their music has traveled through Europe, the U.S., and Asia.
World Press Photo Exhibit
Date: 22 September – 23 October 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
Venue: Néprajzi Múzeum (Museum of Ethnography), 12 Kossuth Lajos tér, Budapest
The World Press Photo exhibition has been around for thirty-nine years. It shows award-winning photos from last year’s World Press Photo events, with photographers coming from all over the world to show the true, sometimes overwhelming power of photography and photojournalism. For more information, visit the World Press Photo website.