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Central London music classes: learn how to play the ney

  Since opening its doors in the capital in 2010, the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) has become the place to learn about Turkish language, arts and culture. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia, a stone’s throw from Warren Street tube, the YEI has been building cultural bridges between Britain and Turkey by hosting exhibitions, talks and […]

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Proud to be a Hackney quitter: Ali’s story
 

  Ali’s two-step stop smoking formula sounds deceptively simple, but he doesn’t underestimate the challenges involved: “First, you need to be really desperate to stop, that’s the main thing. And the second thing is the help from the service, which is really good. It’s very difficult, but you can do it. And the person that’s […]

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Dive in and learn Turkish at the Yunus Emre Institute in London

  Whether you are keen to learn for personal or professional reasons, one of the best places to take up Turkish language classes in Britain is at the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI). Located in central London, YEI runs multiple Turkish Language Courses that are suited to all levels, from beginners to advanced learners. Classes are […]

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Is a shorter school lunch break in the best interests of our children?

  With the academic year having drawn to a close, schools are often looking at ways of improving academic performance and productivity in the new Autumn Term. One strategy which has become popular is the practice of shortening pupil’s lunch breaks, in order to re-structure the school day. This practice, however, has been shown to […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]