Category: HP Culture

Features
Turkish TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul takes Britain by storm

Turkish soap operas have been appealing to global audiences for some time, but seldom have any generated the levels of fandom that Diriliş Ertuğrul (Resurrection Ertuğrul) has. Even more significantly, it is the first to have seriously penetrated the UK. From talks up and down the country, to arranged travel tours to the set, there […]

HP Culture
Hear Olcay Bayır’s velvet voice and heartfelt songs in Turkish and Kurdish, as she debuts new album

Olcay Bayır was named by the Guardian as “an impressive newcomer to London’s vibrant global music scene” for her first release in 2014. At the end of this month, she drops her long-awaited follow-up Rüya – Dream for Anatolia, produced by award-winning jazz outfit Kefaya. Members of this global collective of master musicians will line-up […]

Dance
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 […]

Art
Tracey Emin’s new exhibition A Fortnight of Tears opens at White Cube Bermondsey

One of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artists opens a new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey today. Tracey Emin’s solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage through her father Enver Emin, Tracey […]

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. […]