Tag: Turkish culture

Art
Hala at the V&A – and you can see her too!

This Friday, the V&A – one of London’s premiere museum spaces – will screen Hala, or paternal aunt in Turkish. The work of talented young artist Şenay Camgöz, who specialises in moving image and performance, Hala is “a fierce, intelligent and resentful woman, a powerful and enduring archetype”. The actor-turned-filmmaker says she created the character “to explore […]

Community
New September date for Clissold Park’s 2-day Anatolian Cultural Fête

The long-running Anatolian Cultural Fête is moving from its usual May date to the autumn for its twelfth outing, spreading out the concentration of Turkish-themed events in North London. Taking place at Clissold Park during the last weekend in September, this year’s Anatolian Cultural Fête will again offer a host of traditional Turkish cultural activities […]

Music
Get into the festive zone Turkish-style with Fasl-i Keyf at London’s Babel Art House this weekend

Groups performing Turkish classical music (aka fasıl) in Britain are few and far between. One of the best is five-piece outfit Fasl-i Keyf, whose name means ‘fasıl delight’. If you’re in London and fancy easing yourself into the festive season a la Turkish style, they are performing in Stoke Newington, North London, on Saturday night. […]

HP Wellbeing
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 […]

Propa Turkish
Bayram etiquette

With the recent run of Bayrams (there seems to be one every week), it made us think about an important tradition: ‘At what age do you stop kissing the hands of your elders when you greet them and when should you start extending yours?’ Like the rest of Britain, many Turks are getting married and […]