Author: Ceren Günel

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Central London music classes: learn how to play the ney

  Since opening its doors in the capital in 2010, the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) has become the place to learn about Turkish language, arts and culture. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia, a stone’s throw from Warren Street tube, the YEI has been building cultural bridges between Britain and Turkey by hosting exhibitions, talks and […]

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Anatolian songbird Olcay Bayır to appear at the Equator Festival: Women of the World  

  Now a decade old, the Equator Festival brings top-quality international artists to London, Kent, France and beyond, with a cross-cultural celebration of music, dance and theatre events from Africa, Latin America, India, China, along with the best UK-based performers. On this year’s bill for London is gifted singer Olcay Bayır. Originally from a small […]

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Jazz pianist Arman Ratip to perform at East London’s Luna Lounge

Acclaimed Turkish Cypriot pianist-composer Arman Ratip is coming back to the capital for a live performance at the end of this month.  On a double-bill with Gypsy Dynamite, the concert will take place at eclectic live music venue Luna Lounge in Leytonstone. Considered one of the leading names in Turkish Jazz and Avant-Garde improvisational music, […]

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Bora Aksu’s London fashion show sparkles with Anatolian fire as he pays homage to Mihri Müşfik

  Fashionistas have again descended on the capital for London Fashion Week, which opened on Friday, 15 Sep. Over 100 designers from around the world are showcasing their new collections on the catwalk, among them acclaimed London-based Turkish designer Bora Aksu. His Spring/Summer 2018 (SS18) collection debuted with a stunning catwalk at the British Fashion […]

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Shacklewell Lane Ramadan Mosque to host the first Golden Egg Love Fest

Later this month, the UK’s first Turkish-owned mosque will be busy turning Britons’ perceptions of mosques on its head. Shacklewell Lane Ramadan Mosque in Dalston, East London, has teamed up with PranaMotion to deliver an interactive multi-faith festival of music, dance, eclectic prayer and storytelling to celebrate diversity and unity. The Golden Egg Love Fest […]

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Pop star Işın Karaca returns to her roots with a concert in London

  A Turkish pop diva is set to return to the city where her musical dreams started. Işın Karaca, who is celebrating two decades in show business this year, will make her debut appearance in London when she sings at Indigo at The O2 in May. Blessed with a powerful, soulful voice, Işın’s repertoire spans […]