Category: HP Culture

Festivals
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 […]

Books
Turks in London – the new book by Semra Eren-Nijhar
 

London’s Turkish community may be celebrating its centenary in Britain, but there are few books on its history, personalities and heritage. Sociologist and documentary-maker Semra Eren-Nijhar has been at the forefront of researching the community. Earlier this year her latest book titled Turks In London: The Unheard Voices was published in paperback. The 237-page book […]

Film
See award-winning Turkish film Sibel, about ‘a mute outcast who finds her true voice’, at London Film Week

The UK premiere of an award-winning Turkish drama will take place during December’s London Film Week, it has been announced. The first screening in Britain of Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti’s Sibel (2018) will be held on Thursday, 6 December, at the prestigious Regent Street Cinema and will be preceded by short British film Mercury. […]

HP Culture
Seminal nu metal band maNga set to make long-awaited return to London

After an absence of nine years from the UK, maNga’s British fans can finally see them live when the nu metal band play a single date in London later this month. One of Turkey’s biggest bands, maNga have played a pivotal role in redefining Turkish rock music with their progressive fusion of electronic beats, traditional […]

Features
New star Adnan Mustafa on playing Engin in Idris Elba’s new film Yardie

There has been a big buzz around Yardie, the directorial debut of screen legend Idris Elba, which hits UK cinemas this weekend. Giving a close-up view of Jamaican culture, the film also features two Turkish Cypriot actors: Akin Gazi and Adnan Mustafa, who play onscreen brothers Arif and Engin. Based on Victor Headley’s bestselling book […]