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Holy month of Ramazan starts today
 

  This morning many British Turkish Muslims welcomed the holy month of Ramazan by starting their month-long fast. Ramazan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and for 30 days Muslims around the world will not consume any food or drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting ends on the evening of Saturday 24 June. […]

Festivals
Shacklewell Lane Ramadan Mosque to host the first Golden Egg Love Fest

Later this month, the UK’s first Turkish-owned mosque will be busy turning Britons’ perceptions of mosques on its head. Shacklewell Lane Ramadan Mosque in Dalston, East London, has teamed up with PranaMotion to deliver an interactive multi-faith festival of music, dance, eclectic prayer and storytelling to celebrate diversity and unity. The Golden Egg Love Fest […]

HP Wellbeing
Learn to play Turkish style oud in London
 

For some, the oud is the “king of instruments”. Made of wood, this short-neck, pear-shaped stringed instrument is similar to a lute. Its origins date back to the earliest Arab civilisations with the instrument’s name derived from the Arabic for ‘the wood’ [al-oud]. Its popularity quickly spread and today, the oud forms a core part […]

HP Wellbeing
Another chance to learn Ottoman Turkish in London
 

Later this month, the Yunus Emre Institute London commences a new short course in Ottoman Turkish. The intermediate level classes are for those with a basic understanding of the language. The course will run weekly for 14 weeks, with two hours of instruction every Wednesday evening. Students should register by no later than Tuesday 21st […]

Body
Experience the Winter Solstice in the East End with Yoga Connects

Shacklewell Lane Mosque – the UK’s first Turkish owned mosque that seeks to cater for modern Muslims – is hosting the Yoga Connects’ Winter Solstice on Monday evening. This privately-run event, rooted in Shamanic tribal beliefs, is open to people of all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis, helping to bring as many people together […]

Body
‘Music in Therapy’: a talk by one of Turkey’s leading authorities Prof. Levent Öztürk

With people increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine, one area that is being heralded for its wellbeing properties is music. Today music therapy is used to treat a wide range of ailments, from reducing pain and anxiety, to fighting dementia, and aiding stem cell transplantation. This Thursday, Prof. Levent Öztürk, author of Makamdan Şifaya […]

Body
Caring for infants 0-12 months
 

Parents are always looking for their child’s next smile, laugh, and coo – reassurances that all is well. It can be bewildering to see these small, fragile beings distressed and not know what is wrong with them. Yet most are due to common ailments that are easy to remedy. Constipation Stools are a good indicator […]

Books
Ali Nazik (Minced Lamb and Smoked Aubergine)
 

Prep Time: 10 minutes      Cooking Time: 30 minutes                  Total Time: 40 minutes For this issue, we pass over the culinary reins to John Gregory-Smith, whose new Turkish Delights cookbook has got everyone excited about Anatolian cuisine. His regionally-inspired recipes are perfect for home cooking and this tasty aubergine-lamb dish is definitely one Naciye nene […]