Silence is a luxury these days. Even when we're not talking to someone, listening to music or watching TV, there's still something humming, buzzing around us.
The kind of contemplative, introspective inner silence that is essential for maintaining our spiritual balance and calm is an even greater luxury.

Organised by the House of Arts Veszprém and the HERENOW Circle (ITTMOST Kör)

7 October to 9 December 2021

Venue: Dubniczay Palace - 29 Castle Street, Veszprém 
(The locations of external events are indicated at the event.)

Thursday, 7 October, 17:00
THE SERENADE - PREMIERE FOR THE GUESTS OF THE DAYS OF SILENCE

The film is an adaptation of the fairy tale presented ten years ago at the Petőfi Theatre, the first filmed production of the play's author, Gábor Máté P. Máté. The cast includes actors from both theatres of Veszprém, including Dávid Szelle (Prince of Silence), Györgyi Módri, Lívia Pap. Cinematographer János Ladányi, composer Péter Szili, choreographer Kinga Turós-Máté.
After the screening Viktória Herth talks to the actors.
(The official professional premiere of the film will take place next week.)

Saturday 9 October, 14:00
FOREST BATH
The Japanese method of sinrin-joku not only strengthens the immune system, maintains blood pressure and reduces stress, but also brings us closer to nature. These benefits can be experienced on the Monasteries and Gardens (Kolostorok és Kertek) walk. Please come in comfortable shoes and sportswear and bring water and writing utensils with you.
This is a joint programme with the Veszprém County Heritage Association.

Rain date: Saturday 16 October, 14:00
The walk will be led by Nagyné Kozma Ildikó retired teacher, climate expert
Meeting point: Monasteries and Gardens - Jesuit Church

Wednesday 13 October, 17:00
SILENTLY FOUND SELF-ESTEEM
In the constant noise we can't only hear each other, we can't even hear ourselves. We have lost touch with ourselves, we have lost our self-respect. In silence we can find it again.
Lecturer: pastoral counselor Sándor Nagy, lecturer at Sola Scriptura Theological College

Wednesday, 20 October, 17:00
SILENT WALK AROUND THE CASTLE
Strange as it may seem, you don't even need silence to experience silence. We can find silence even among the humming of a car, the laughter of children running around, the whistling of birds, the blowing of the wind, if we listen. That's what we do on our usual walk under the Castle. Afterwards we meditate together in the Dubniczay Palace.
Our guide: reiki master Ági Kálazi
Meeting point: in front of Dubniczay Palace

Thursday, 28 October, 17:00
BEING PRESENT - THE ART OF LISTENING
Thousands of years of tradition and the evidence of modern science agree that the way we use our mind and attention is the most important factor in our quality of life. Let's talk about it, experience it, incorporate it into our daily lives!
Presenter: mindfulness teacher Miklós Tóth

Saturday, November 6, 15:00
SILENCE TASTING IN THE CHURCH OF ÖSKÜ
Ferenc Megyesi, archbishop's celebrant, parish priest will introduce the parish church, the church of the garden and tell us what silence means to him. At the end of our meeting Csaba Nagy, a lute player will give a concert. 

Departure with a shuttle bus at 15:00 from the parking lot in Köd Street, return home at about 17:00.

Participation fee for adults 1.200 HUF, for students and pensioners 1.000 HUF.
The programme is subject to registration and advance payment of the participation fee.
The fee can be paid at the ticket office of Dubniczay Palace from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm.

Wednesday 10 November, 17:00
SILENT EXHIBITION AND TEA CEREMONY
A selection of works of art owned by the municipality. The exhibition will be opened by Viktoria Herth, curator of the exhibition.
After the opening you can learn the art of tea drinking from Ágit Hortobágyi, owner of the Granny's Garden Tea House and Inn.

19 - 20 November, Friday, Saturday
TWO AFTERNOONS WITH SÁNDOR MÁRAI
Screenings of films based on the author's works
The Candles are Burning Low - Friday 16:00 
The Legacy of Esther - Friday 18:00
The Secret Number - Saturday 15:00
Adventure - Saturday 17:00

On Saturday we will also be joined by the director of the films, József Sipos in conversation with László Kilián.

Thursday 25 November, 17:00
THE BIBLE'S JOURNEY IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Lecture by János Reisinger
What happened from the catacomb paintings through the mosaics of Ravenna, to Giotto's action and then to the painting of biblical themes in Western art, with a special focus on the art of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Rembrandt.

Saturday 27 November, 14:00
FLOW - ART THERAPY SESSION
"I set out on a journey. Am I going where I want to go? Am I in control? What is blocking me, what is helping me to reach my goal?" These are the questions we seek to answer through the artworks in the Still Life Exhibition. Participants in an art therapy session will make their own artwork while getting to know themselves better and developing their creativity.
The session is led by Tibor Bognár, art therapist.

Tuesday 30 November, 17:00
ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
How is our electromagnetic environment changing? This talk will explore the evolution of mobile communications, potential health issues, the challenges of 5G and insights into the "smart" future.
Speaker: Dr György Thuróczy PhD, Head of Department, National Centre for Public Health 

Saturday 4 December, 15:00
MUSICAL DISCUSSION
Viktória Herth will be in conversation with László Hegyeshalmi, visual artist, House of Arts Veszprém and Gergely Fazekas, music historian, associate professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

Thursday 9 December, 17:00
MINDFULNESS IN THE PANDEMIC ERA
Self-compassion is a proven and effective psychological method that allows us to approach not only others, but also ourselves with positivity and empathy, thus reducing stress. It is important to be able to be present and aware of the challenges or even the peace of a given situation, a given moment. Stop, listen and accept reality. 

Speaker: Prof. Dóra Perczel-Forintos, Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, SOTE

THE PROGRAMMES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT LEGISLATION.

We reserve the right to change the programmes.