Category: Culture

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Arcola to stage Pan Production’s Death and the Maiden / Ölüm ve Kız

  After debuting at the recent Turkish Theatre Festival, staged at Millfield Theatre, producer Zeynep Dalkıran brings her adaption of Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning Death and the Maiden / Ölüm ve Kız to the Arcola next Sunday. The powerful play was penned in 1990 in the wake of the brutal Pinochet regime in Chile. A psychological […]

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Funkshy album launch party at Tottenham’s new Five Miles club

  This Wednesday, join drummer Tansay Omar’s band Funkshy for the official launch of their latest album A London Rhythm. The mid-week party takes place at the newly opened Five Miles club in North London, with live music from the band, special guests and DJs to keep everyone locked to the dance floor. The event […]

Art
Artists present “secret treasures” in new miniatures exhibition at Yunus Emre Institute London

  A new exhibition titled Illumination of Miniature and Watercolour opened at the Yunus Emre Institute London last week. Works on show are by six graduates from the Marmara University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, who have interpreted traditional Turkish arts and watercolour painting with a modern perspective. A spokesperson for the Institute said, “Traditional arts […]

Community
‘19 Mayıs Youth and Sports Bayramı’ 2017 celebrations in the UK

Today Turkey commemorated Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun, on the Black Sea, on May 19, 1919, which marked the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The war lasted four years, during which time the Turks managed to expel numerous foreign powers that had invaded their territory, among them Britain, France, Italy, Greece, and Armenia. […]

Ents & Leisure
Fasıl Night is back with Sezar Uğur Soy at Hattush Restaurant 

  After two successful dates, Turkish classical music has clearly found a new home in Honor Oak, South East London. Top Turkish singer Sezar Uğur Soy presents another fabulous Fasıl Night at Hattush Restaurant this Friday with renowned musical duo Hüseyin Cemgünal (keyboards) and Ercüment İbrahim (violin). The Turkish eatery has become a firm favourite […]

Culture
Michalis Kouloumis and Baha Yetkin present the Classical Music of Istanbul

  A concert not to be missed performed by two master musicians specialising in the finest traditions of Ottoman classical music. Highly acclaimed Cypriot violinist Michalis Kouloumis shares the stage with distinguished Turkish oud player Baha Yetkin. Together they present a selection of early modern music that was popular in the Ottoman court. The aesthetics […]

Music
Modern-day troubadour Barlas Tan Özemek plays London on Wednesday

The city of Istanbul inherits its name from the Greek “Eis tēn polin” meaning ‘into the city’. Born in Istanbul, Barlas Tan Özemek’s music revolves around this evolving metropolis. Strumming on his guitar, this modern-day Aşık or troubadour tells tales about his native Turkey, its people and culture in these volatile times. Barlas’ powerful lyrics […]

Music
Master musicians Vardan Hovanissian and Emre Gültekin to perform ‘Adana’ live at Rich Mix

  For centuries Armenians and Turks lived side-by-side. But horrific events in the Ottoman Empire particularly during the First World War had a catastrophic impact that turned kindred spirits into bitter enemies. Today, a friendship between Armenian duduk player Vardan Hovanissian and his musical soulmate, Turkish saz player Emre Gültekin seeks to overcome a multitude […]