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Festivals
London’s 1Eid Festival – the perfect way to spend Kurban Bayramı

This year, Eid al-Adha, known as Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, starts on Sunday 11 August and concludes on Wednesday 14 August. The second of two major Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide, Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham for Jews) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. For those […]

Body
All welcome at this year’s Love & Light (Vegan Yoga) Festival

This one-day festival in Dartford is billed as a “day of wellness for all the family”. Organised by yoga teacher and psychotherapist Leyla Ramadan (aka House of Leyla), it aims to “feed your soul” and returns “bigger than before”. The varied programme allows guests to participate in unlimited yoga classes for all ages and abilities, […]

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Two legends – Selda Bağcan and Moğollar – to headline 30th Day-Mer Festival

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Day-Mer’s work supporting Turkish and Kurdish communities in Britain remains as valid as ever. It’s also the organiser of the UK’s oldest Turkish festival. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest yet, with two icons of Turkish music headlining: psychedelic folk singer Selda Bağcan and Anatolian rock legends Moğollar. […]

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Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2019: “Bigger and better”

On Sunday, 30 June 2019, the third annual celebration of Turkish Cypriot culture will take place on Enfield Playing Fields, located on the aptly named Donkey Lane (Karpaz’s wild donkeys are the national animal of North Cyprus). Weather permitting, some 30,000 people are expected to pass through the gates of this family-friendly event. Ayşe Osman, […]

Festivals
Savour the taste of Anatolia at Laburnum Street Food Fair

If you love Turkish food and are in London, get yourselves to Hackney this week, so you can sample all your favourite flavours in one place. On Thursday, 13 June, a five-day food festival opens by Suleymaniye Mosque in Haggerston, East London. Semi-covered street stalls will be selling a wide range of Turkish food, including […]