Registered Charity in England and Wales #1144110
Company Limited by Guarantee #7606402
Registered Office: 2 Elles Avenue, Guildford GU1 2QH
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Venue: St John's Centre
222 Epsom Road, Guildford, GU4 7AA
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The Hungarian Cultural Association was founded 7 years ago to celebrate Hungarian Culture through music, dance, language, literature, art, playing and learning, fun and food. It now reaches over 800 people with its regular activities and events and won the "Hungarian Culture Award in the United Kingdom 2012″ awarded by the prestigious Balassi Institute in London.
We welcome all to our regular sessions and traditional events where we aim to establishing a sense of community for people with Hungarian background and interest. Our variety of groups and activities are aimed at adults and children of all ages.
We always welcome new members and volunteers. Come along and try something new and different. Join us twice a month on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm in Guildford for our children educational sessions and adult language courses accompanied by dance and traditional food. For families in London monthly music sessions following the Kodaly methodology are organised once a month at the Hungarian Cultural Centre. Fun loving adults of all abilities can join our beginners' folk dance group every Monday in term time from 8pm. Even if you cannot come regularly, look out for our latest events, excursions and social activities on www.facebook.com/HCAGuildford/events.
We are supporting children with Hungarian roots to improve their language skills and we provide an opportunity for adults to learn the language. We also provide for all a safe environment to build self-confidence and social skills through music and dance and regular performances.
As often as we can we organise social events: dance evenings for adults, bowling parties for teenagers, excursions for families and much more.
At HCA many of our members, particularly those who arrived to the UK recently will find practical help and support. Families have forged strong friendships, found a listening ear for their worries or found references to professional assistance.
Every year we celebrate traditional events and Hungarian national holidays. We also invite regularly celebrated artists and authors to perform. Our Year-end event was a visit by Santa - and also the Mayor of Guildford - listening to the children perform poems and carols.