Category: Culture

Art
Fahrettin Örenli explores ‘blinkered humanity’ in London exhibition Money without Nationality

  Making its European debut, Fahrettin Örenli’s new solo exhibition Money without Nationality encompasses drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and poetry. In it, he examines the psychological and physical aspects of cities as living organic structures, perceiving them as control towers for the distribution of mass information. The Turkish artist explores how humanity has become blinkered and […]

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Karsu concert to honour music legend Ahmet Ertegün with homage to Atlantic Records’ greatest artists

On 30 May, singer and pianist Karsu will be live at the Cadogan Hall in London. She revisits the legacy of Turkish-American music mogul Ahmet Ertegün, performing the songs of some of the greatest artists he signed to his seminal Atlantic Records. Supported by a 4-piece band comprising drums, trumpet, guitar and double-bass, Amsterdam born […]

Columnists
Israel triumphs while Cyprus goes close in Eurovision

So Israel has won Eurovision with Netta’s quirky Toy song, which is themed around strong women and features chicken noises. While Netta had been the favourite to win for some time, Cyprus was the unexpected frontrunner after an impressive performance in both the rehearsals and semi-final. For a time it looked like Eurovision was heading to […]

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Win yourself a pair of tickets to see pop star Sıla live in concert

  T-VINE is offering one lucky reader the chance to see Turkish singer-songwriter Sıla live at Indigo at The O2 on Thursday, 17 May. Megastar Sıla’s string of hit songs, including …Dan Sonra and Vaziyetler, has brought her a legion of adoring fans in and outside of Turkey. Her incredible live performances attract huge crowds […]

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Review: CITIZEN, a powerful new play about “the placeless” that will leave you questioning your humanity

  Iran has much in common with neighbouring Turkey: a gloriously rich culture and civilisation, and a preoccupation with family, food and tradition. Both also share a murky history of persecuting political dissidents – one of the drivers behind their large diasporas. So I was already curious about how CITIZEN, a new play written and […]

Music
Hello Eurovision, this is Lisbon calling
 

  Travelling to Sweden for my first Eurovision in 2016, I thought I had reached the pinnacle of my love for Eurovision. But here I am, on the verge of travel again to a Eurovision winning country, this time to Portugal. It’s not just the idea of warmer climes that is appealing (Stockholm is lovely […]