Category: Culture

Community
Seminar: The history of pre-Ottoman Turks in Cyprus
 

If you are curious about history or Cyprus, the Cezire Association is organising a fascinating afternoon of talks about the ancestors of present-day Turkish Cypriots. Four speakers will present different aspects of Turkish and Islamic influence on the island before the Ottoman conquest of 1570-71. The panel comprises Dr Gökçe Yükselen Abdurrazak Peler, the Vice […]

Food & Drink
A Pinch of Anatolia: stories about the world’s oldest cuisine

The Yunus Emre Institute’s A Pinch of Anatolia proved an instant hit in October. Starring distinguished Turkish chef Ömür Akkor and master bread baker Şevki Dilmaç, this multi-faceted project included a lecture and supper clubs with rich tasting menus at leading Turkish restaurants in London. The Institute will be presenting a new edition of A Pinch […]

Theatre & Dance
Immigrants to stage British classic The Importance of Being Earnest

Pan Productions returns with a re-run of its powerful, contemporary interpretation of a British classic, performed by immigrants. The play, by award-winning director Aylin Bozok (pictured above), brings together diverse people to explore the unspoken rules of English society which confront foreigners daily, as they try to fit in, from their accents to their upbringing […]

Cabaret
Where to see in 2020…the best Turkish New Year’s Eve parties

If you are after a Turkish-flavoured party to enjoy the last night of this decade, and greet in a new one, read on! There are several options for London Turks. The biggest is a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Prince and Princess Banqueting Suite in Edmonton. Catering for in excess of 500 guests, the […]

HP Whats On
Fazıl Say in recital at the Barbican

With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Fazıl Say, 49, has been touching the emotions of audiences and critics alike for more than 25 years. The award-winning musician and composer is famed for his improvisations and intense, epic reworkings of notable pieces such as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3, or a Turkish take on a Western classic […]

Books
Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’re in need of inspiration for those last minute Christmas and New Year gifts for friends and family, look no further than our fine selection below: there’s something for everyone, from books and music, to confectionary and clothes.     CONFECTIONARYMarrons Glacés: vegan, natural, gluten free, Truede: 90g at £12.99, 180g at £24.99 Mixed chocolate […]