Category: HP Culture

Art
Yeasting the canvas: art exhibition posing the fundamental questions of life

  In his latest exhibition Yeasting the Canvas,  explores the links between the ‘basic’ need and the ’divine’ pursuit, between the ‘fundamental’ and the ‘sophisticated’, leaving the question of ‘which is which’ to his audience. As a conceptual artist, Sümer regularly uses everyday items to challenge established viewpoints. Here, it is food that takes centre […]

Dance
Big in Japan: Turkish Cypriot dancer Ozgen prepares to stage new show in Osaka

Originally from Güzelyurt, North Cyprus, and now based in London, Ozgen has experienced a phenomenal rise in his career as a professional dancer. With a global fan base, he regularly travels around the world to give performances and classes. Currently Ozgen is in Osaka to perform his new dance theatre production Tales of a Sleeping […]

Community
Another first: Manchester Turkish Film Festival 2017

Calling all film lovers: on Thursday evening, the Manchester Turkish British Association will be presenting the city’s first Turkish film festival. Seven award-winning Turkish short filmsfilms – a mixture of animation, documentary, comedy and experimental – have been selected from this year’s Eskisehir University International Film Festival for screening. The mini one day festival is […]

Culture
Michalis Kouloumis and Baha Yetkin present the Classical Music of Istanbul

  A concert not to be missed performed by two master musicians specialising in the finest traditions of Ottoman classical music. Highly acclaimed Cypriot violinist Michalis Kouloumis shares the stage with distinguished Turkish oud player Baha Yetkin. Together they present a selection of early modern music that was popular in the Ottoman court. The aesthetics […]

Culture
Review: XX “captures perfectly BaBa ZuLa’s sonic adventures of the past two decades”

  Deep within their unruly, freedom-loving psychedelic vibe, there is a particularness about BaBa ZuLa’s world that I love. Their front covers are always carefully considered and stunningly constructed. They are particular about their experimental sound, which never fits into any one genre but effortlessly brings together Western and Eastern beats. And the lyrics for […]

Art
Final few days to see ‘Fear and Love’ exhibition ft. Hussein Chalayan

  It’s the last few days to catch the Design Museum’s fascinating ‘Fear and Love – Reactions to a Complex World’ exhibition, which closes this Sunday evening. The exhibition contains eleven installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects of our time, among them fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, architects OMA and […]

Culture
Arcola to stage world premiere of Zülfü Livaneli’s hard-hitting musical ‘Mutluluk’ / ‘Bliss’

  In Lake Van, Eastern Turkey, fifteen-year-old Meryem is accused of shaming her family after being raped by her uncle. Cemal, her cousin, is tasked with Meryem’s “honour” killing. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter Irfan, a troubled professor in search of a new life… Arcola artistic director Mehmet Ergen directs […]