Third Newsletter

Events of 2000

Apart from working, the translators took an active part in the cultural and social life of Balatonfüred and Veszprém county. Szava Babic, Kinga Dornacher with Éva Karádi, László Bitó, Terézia Mora with Péter Esterházy have all been guests of the Lipták Szalon. Following a suggestion by Sz. Babic on March 22. the planting of a Hamvas Béla Memorial Tree took place in the town park (on this occasion a linden tree was planted in the garden of the house), and the Hamvas Béla Society came into being. Sz. Babic gave a public lecture about his work in the local high school.

On the 10th of June we had our traditional garden-party, where the fine-arts exhibition and the concert were the two main attractions. More artists have lent one of their works for a year's duration. The house now displays works by: Ferenc Banga, Imre Bak, Márton Barabás, Imre Bukta, Mária Chilf, Pál Deim, El Kazovszkij, László Felugossy, Áron Gábor, Károly Kelemen, György Kemény, Ilona Keserü, Károly Klimó, András Koncz, László Mulasics, István Nádler, Réka Nemere, István Orosz, Sándor Rácmolnár, Gábor Roskó, Zsuzsa Szenes, Ágnes Szépfalvi, János Szirtes, László Szotyory, Gábor Szörtsey, József Szurcsik, Ferenc Závodszky - many thanks. The exhibition was organised by Krisztina Jerger, art historian, vice-directress of the Műcsarnok, and opened by the art historian Krisztina Szipőcs following the short introduction by the town's major Sándor Pálfy. At the garden-party Mihály Dresch and his orchestrawere our musician guests. - On June 30th Gábor Lipták was the topic of a panel discussion, the guests of which were János Czingráber, György Kellei and Péter István Németh.- By the end of August Bulgarian and Italian translators organised a two weeks translator's seminar. They shared their experiences and presented their translations to the audience of the Salvatore Quasimodo poetry contest. - The library of the Translators House received 400 additional volumes. - - Three pine trees (former Christmas-trees) were planted in the garden. - The Gábor Lipták Memorial Room received additional items, donated by the Lipták relatives. - The Embassy of Mongolia gave the House a VCR. - In the course of the year the following media reported about the work of the Translators House: Balatonfüredi Napló, Napló (Veszprém), Népszabadság, Magyar Hírlap, Népszava, Aqua, MTI weekly newsletter, Magyar Napló, Új Horizont, Heti Világgazdaság, The World of Translation (Japan), Magyar Televízió, Duna Televízió, Füred TV, Gromada (Ukraine) etc. - We are very fortunate to have the world's best caretaker: Zsuzsa Bocsor Mrs. Szamosfalvi.