Category: Festivals

Festivals
Savour the taste of Anatolia at Laburnum Street Food Fair

If you love Turkish food and are in London, get yourselves to Hackney this week, so you can sample all your favourite flavours in one place. On Thursday, 13 June, a five-day food festival opens by Suleymaniye Mosque in Haggerston, East London. Semi-covered street stalls will be selling a wide range of Turkish food, including […]

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Festival date clash ‘disaster’ averted as row exposes rifts within Turkish Cypriot UK community

Competing plans to hold separate June festivals celebrating Turkish Cypriot culture on the same day in north London have been averted after one of the camps decided to postpone its event by a week. In a surprise move, the UK-based Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA), an umbrella organisation representing nearly 30 non-governmental organisations, announced […]

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Turquazz: a Jazz and roots festival for all the senses

Turquazz is “Anatolian jazz without limits! Next month, it makes its global debut in London with fourteen events in 10 different venues over 17 days. Running from 13 to 30 March 2019, this brand new festival celebrates contemporary Anatolian culture, encompassing music, film, food, dance and spoken word. The festival kicks off with a pop-up […]

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New London film festival to screen Turkish box office hits

Seven new and recent Turkish big screen successes are to be shown in the heart of London next week as part of a special film festival. Turkish Film Week will feature a “rich panorama”of “box office hits, festival award winners and Oscar candidates” from Wednesday, 12 December to Sunday, 16 December, organisers said. The free […]

Festivals
Celebrate Turkish and Ottoman Muslim culture at Manchester’s new MACFEST

MACFEST is a ground-breaking new 10-day festival in Manchester celebrating the diversity and richness of Muslim heritage through art, literature, music and culture. It kicked off at the weekend, with the festival aiming to engage people of all ages and denominations, including school, college and university students and local communities. Some 50 events are taking […]

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New September date for Clissold Park’s 2-day Anatolian Cultural Fête

The long-running Anatolian Cultural Fête is moving from its usual May date to the autumn for its twelfth outing, spreading out the concentration of Turkish-themed events in North London. Taking place at Clissold Park during the last weekend in September, this year’s Anatolian Cultural Fête will again offer a host of traditional Turkish cultural activities […]