First CEU Festival Draws Hundreds of Participants

September 20, 2019

The very first CEU Festival, held by the CEU Community Engagement Office, attracted over 350 people last Saturday. The festival featured, among many other events, documentary film screenings, concerts, a yoga session, a scavenger hunt and slam poetry.

The festival began with an urban scavenger hunt to explore Budapest. Participants discovered the secret stories of the city on their way from the CEU Residence Center to the campus on Nador street.


Urban scavenger hunt - Photo: CEU / Janos Posztos

Meanwhile in the Atrium visitors could learn how to make holograms, or print their T-shirt with Ghanaian symbols.


Printing on T-shirts - Photo: CEU / Janos Posztos

At the same time, a CEU climate researcher, a poet and slam poetry came together on one stage in the Auditorium.


Photo: CEU / Janos Posztos

For those who wanted to listen to music and dance, Romungro, a band playing traditional Roma music with experimental elements, provided the beats.

Romungro on stage - Photo: CEU
Romungro on stage - Photo: CEU / Janos Posztos

On the rooftop many enjoyed the good weather with a relaxing yoga session followed by Platon Karataev Duo’s indiefolk music that captured the hearts of the audience with sensitive and sincere songs. The festival ended on the rooftop with a showcase of documentaries made by CEU students.


Concert on the rooftop - Photo: CEU / Janos Posztos