Category: Culture

Festivals
21st London Turkish Film Festival goes entirely digital, starts this week

In keeping with its innovative nature, this year’s London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) is going entirely online, allowing people living across the length and breadth of Britain and abroad to enjoy its eclectic, high-quality selection of screenings. Starting this Thursday, 23 November, and running until 6 December 2017, the 21st London Turkish Film Festival will […]

Film
Winners of the 18th Izmir Short Film Festival announced

The week-long International Izmir Short Film Festival closed this weekend with a spectacular awards ceremony held at the historic Havagazı Fabrikası. Local and international guests packed into this 150-year-old French-built former gas factory, which has been restored as a stunning cultural centre, to hear the winners announced on Saturday, 11 November, with Iranian film Animal […]

Art
Sümer Erek’s new exhibition Mediterranean Days set to open in Dalston

Sümer Erek continues with his Mediterranean themed art with a new exhibition that opens in the heart of East London next week. In his latest collection, Erek, who is of Turkish Cypriot origin, pieces together Mediterranean culture. He starts by remarking a ‘single sea shore’. To these he adds elements that reflect the behaviour, lifestyle, and […]

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Real-life stories of Brummie Turks needed for A Tale of Two Chippies

  In recent years, there’s been a more determined effort to better represent the rich diversity across Great Britain. From casting to storytelling, the worlds of film, fashion, television and theatre are all eager to tap into the heritage and talent that exists in Britain’s black and ethnic minority communities. That said it’s still a […]

Art
From artistic ancestors to clueless descendants: Ottoman-obsessed hallucinations in New Turkey

Two weeks ago, an angry mob attacked an art exhibition at Istanbul’s Abdülmecid Efendi Pavilion. The building used to belong to the last Ottoman Caliph Abdülmecid. The exhibition, called Doors Open to Those Who Knock, showcased artwork owned by Turkish businessperson Ömer Koç. It opened to public at the Pavilion during the 15th Istanbul Biennial, […]

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‘Alternative’ singer-songwriter Ceylan Ertem set to make her UK debut

On Friday, 17 November, Islington’s Gracepoint will be hosting Ceylan Ertem –Turkey’s answer to Tori Amos. The 36-year-old left-leaning singer-songwriter is known for effortlessly strutting musical genres in songs that address various social issues, from Gezi to the conflict in southeast Turkey, during a career that’s spanned nearly two decades. A graduate of the Mujdat […]

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Tamer Hassan stars in TV remake of classic gangster movie Snatch

British and Hollywood actor Tamer Hassan is back in action in arguably the coolest new series to hit our screens this autumn. He plays Hate ‘Em All Henry alongside Rupert Grint (Harry Potter films), Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives, My Week with Marilyn), Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Musketeers), and Juliet Aubrey in the television reboot of […]