Category: HP Culture

HP Culture
Review: Dreams Die Hard – story-telling at its brilliant best

This is story-telling at its brilliant best. Personal, incisive, at times funny, yet also sad and highly thought-provoking. Dreams Die Hard also contains the best-ever explanation of Brexit courtesy of the good old British fry-up. A one-woman show, written and performed by Rachel Karafistan (whose grandfather Mehmet Karafistan was from Yeşilırmak, Cyprus) with direction and […]

Art
Rare Süleyman the Magnificent portrait fetches £5.3m at London auction

A portrait of Ottoman ruler Süleyman the Magnificent has been sold for more than £5.3 million at an auction in London. The 500-year-old painting went under the hammer on Wednesday, 1 May, for a total of £5,323,500. That was more than 15 times the initial estimate of £250,000 to £350,000, according to auction house Sotheby’s. […]

Exhibitions
World tour of legendary photographer Ara Güler’s work starts in London

Ara Güler is one of the greatest photojournalists of all time. For decades his lens captured the lives of Turkey’s working class, its cultural sights and natural beauty, along with famous actors, artists and politicians such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Alfred Hitchcock, Maria Callas, Bertrand Russell, Sophia Loren and Winston Churchill. Nicknamed ‘the eye […]

Books
Controversial biography of Atatürk’s wife soon to be available in paperback

A new edition of the internationally bestselling biography of Latife Hanım, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s wife, will be released next month Madam Atatürk The First Lady of Modern Turkey by İpek Çalışlar will be available in paperback format from 10 May. The book will cost £12.99, London-based independent publishers Saqi Books said this week. “Kemal Atatürk was […]