Category: Festivals

Festivals
Four Turkish films feature at this year’s London Film Festival

  The 61st BFI London Film Festival (LFF) got underway earlier this week. Over a period of 12 days, the festival will screen 243 features from 67 countries in 15 cinemas across the capital. The festival’s eclectic world cinema programming includes four very different Turkish films: Distant Constellation (pictured above), Elene, Grain, and Sulukule Mon […]

Festivals
New International Diversity Festival London to showcase benefits of multiculturalism

  Londoners are about to get a brand new platform to enjoy cultural diversity and engage in greater multicultural social and economic enterprise. On Friday 22 September, the British, Indian and Turkish Business Forum (BITBF) is holding the International Diversity Festival London (IDFL) at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, in West London. Turkey’s Ministry of […]

Culture
10 good reasons to help save the London Turkish Film Festival

  Last month, the long-running London Turkish Film Festival announced it was turning to crowd-funding to help keep it going. So far the campaign has raised just under £1,500. As we enter the last week of the fundraising campaign, we give our readers ten good reasons to support this important festival. 1) LTFF programming puts spotlight […]

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Britain’s top Turkish chefs showcasing food for Turkey at Taste of London

  The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is exhibiting at one the hippest foodie festivals in Britain. Taste of London kicks off in Regent’s Park, Central London, this evening and runs until Sunday. Leading names from the capital’s flourishing Turkish restaurant scene will be cooking up treats on the Turkish stand, among them Selin […]

Community
Dr Fazıl Küçük Turkish School end-of-year fun day in June

One of London’s oldest and largest Turkish schools will be staging its annual end-of-year fun day for students, parents and the wider community on the last Saturday of June. The Dr Fazıl Küçük Turkish School 16th Summer Festival will take place at Conisborough College in Catford, Southeast London. The day will include students performing traditional […]

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Countdown begins to UK’s 1st Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival

  With less than three weeks to go, excitement is building for the first Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival, which will be held at the Chingford Rugby Club in East London on Sunday 25 June – the first day of Ramazan Bayramı. Organised by the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA UK), or Konsey as […]

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‘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, […]