The Program

BEPP started out in 2010 as the pedagogical project of the Colourful City Movement in Budapest. After the first scene, which was colouring Pöttyös Street underground station and its surrounding area in the 9th district of Budapest, the project grew into a program. At the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Dr. János Bácskai, mayor of Ferencváros, delivered a speech and the Jack Robinson Band performed a gig; two students wrote the anthem of the Pöttyös street project, which they performed on this occasion. The locals, on their own initiative, planted flowers around the area we coloured and they also brought refreshments to the working youngsters. The murals also got into Műcsarnok (the Art Hall of Budapest), as an acknowledgement by the special prize of a competition, furthermore, Józsua Pfeffer, student coordinator, made a hugely successful presentation about the program on the TedxYouth Budapest conference, which was part of the international TED series presenting the most original ideas of the world.