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Art
Ottoman art at Christie’s Islamic Art Week, on till Oct. 25

This week Christie’s  – London’s premier auction house – reminds us of the cascade of beauty which Islam has given to the world. Its series of Islamic-themed sales are from a galaxy of different Muslim civilisations spanning a thousand years. No art-form exists which has not been carried to sublime heights in the service of […]

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20 things you didn’t know about Teoman
 

As the countdown begins to Teoman’s London concert at the O2 Kentish Town this Sunday, here’s our top twenty facts about Turkey’s iconic pop rocker. Teoman was born Fazlı Teoman Yakupoğlu in Giresun on 20 November 1967. His biggest music idol is Elvin Presley. An only child, Teoman lost his dad, a lawyer, when he […]

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‘The Telemachy’, starring budding young actor Arman Mantella, to tour Hackney, Camden and Edinburgh Fringe

A young North London actor of Turkish Cypriot heritage stars in The Telemachy, an intimate new theatre production inspired by The Odyssey. Arman Mantella plays a mysterious travelling poet who swaggers from London to Edinburgh with a case full of ancient stories. This enigmatic host delves into the famed mythologies of Odysseus, the original rock-and-roll […]

Film
‘Abluka’ and ‘Baskın’ among the Turkish films being screened at this year’s East End Film Festival

Turkey is this year’s special country focus at the East End Film Festival, which started on Thursday. Award-winning filmmaker Tolga Karaçelik is behind the selection of five Turkish films that is being screened during the 11-day festival. Karaçelik won last year’s East End Film Festival (EEFF) Best Feature Award with his second feature film Sarmaşık […]

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Catch ‘Istanbul at Dawn’: a photography exhibition by Anthony Epes at Spitalfields Market

This year’s East End Film Festival includes a Turkish strand programmed by award-winning director Tolga Karaçelik, but it’s not all about film. In keeping with their 2016 Turkish theme, those creatively diverse EEFF peeps are also staging a fantastic photography exhibition of Istanbul at sunrise. Opening tomorrow at Spitalfields Market, this exhibition showcases a selection […]

Art
The art of Sultan Abdülaziz
 

Well-known for his love and patronage of the arts, particularly music, calligraphy and poetry, Sultan Abdülaziz (1830-1876) was less known for his own drawings and paintings. This London exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the Sultan’s artistry, from sketches through to paintings. While the subjects he depicts reflect the world around him, they also […]

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Review: an exquisite evening with Emre Aracı as we ‘waltzed with Sultans’

On 27 Nov., Chelsea’s Cadogan Hall played host to an exquisite evening of music celebrating the European classical music traditions of the Ottoman Court. Under the expert guidance of conductor and composer Dr Emre Aracı (one of the world’s leading authorities on Ottoman classical music), the Chamber Ensemble of London performed 12 original compositions in […]