Category: Festivals

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. […]

Festivals
Bob Geldof and his Boomtown Rats rock Mağusa, North Cyprus

  Eastern Mediterranean University’s annual Rock ‘n’ EMU festival has pulled in some major headliners since its inception, but none as big as the band that performed last night. Led by globally renowned Sir Bob Geldof, veteran Irish punk rockers The Boomtown Rats took to the stage in a packed stadium in Mağusa/Famagusta, eastern Cyprus, […]

Festivals
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 […]

Community
Anatolia and London welcomes spring with Nevruz/Newroz celebrations

  On this day, March 21st, each year Turks, Kurds, Iranians, and many other people across central Asia celebrate their traditional New Year. This centuries-old festival centres around the northern hemisphere’s Spring Equinox, marking the start of a new calendar year when spring breathes new life into nature, and the region enjoys far more sunlight. […]

Community
Save the date for first ‘Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival’ in June

  The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA UK), or KONSEY as it is more commonly known, is gearing up to one of its biggest ever events this summer. On Sunday 25 June, they will be hosting the Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival at the Chingford Rugby Club in East London. This all-day event promises […]

Books
‘Saladin Days Nicosia’ starts today
 

This evening sees the launch of a three-day event that will bring together writers, intellectuals, artists and activists in Nicosia to discuss history, literature, identity and contemporary politics. Among the special guests will be British-Pakistani historian and author Tariq Ali and Norwegian author Thorvald Steen, along with Thorvald Steen, Andreas Delsett, Umut Bozkurt, Nicos Philippou, […]