Tag: Yunus Emre Institute

Art
Stunning UK Turkish community art exhibition goes online

The Yunus Emre Institute in London’s annual Turkish Community Art Exhibition is now truly embedded in the British Turkish community’s social calendar. Now in its third year, the event is bigger than ever before, showcasing 88 art pieces from 51 artists, whittled down from “a great selection of over 140 artworks from over 70 artists.” […]

Festivals
‘Cut Short, Live Long’: get your free pass to a new Turkish international film festival that starts on Monday

If you’re looking for films beyond the obvious choices, this week-long movie fest packed with gems produced by upcoming directors and screened at some of the world’s best film festivals is guaranteed quality viewing. ‘Cut Short, Live Long’ (CSLL) is a new annual short film festival that will be making its digital debut simultaneously in London, […]

Film
Free online talk: ‘Turkish Remakesploitation: Yeşilçam-era remakes of Hollywood cinema’

During the 1970s and 80s, Turkish cinema regularly churned out low-budget versions of Hollywood box office smashes and American television hit series. Star Wars, Star Trek, The Exorcist, E.T., and Superman were among those to get an often unauthorised Turkish makeover. These B-movies, often referred to as “Turksploitation”, are not only endearing to Turks, but […]

Mind
Improve your Turkish this summer with Yunus Emre Institute’s online classes

Whether you want to expand your vocabulary for everyday conversations or improve your grammar, learning Turkish in Britain has never been easier. This summer, the Yunus Emre Institute London is running multiple intensive online language classes to suit all abilities, from beginners to those seeking more advanced language skills. Many of the classes form part […]

Talks
Diriliş Ertuğrul actor Engin Altan Düzyatan to do live UK talk on Wednesday

If you love Turkish drama, make sure you tune into the Yunus Emre Institute UK’s YouTube TV channel on Wednesday, 10 June, where actor Engin Altan Düzyatan, famed for his role as Ertuğrul Gazi, the father of the Ottomans, will be this week’s guest. Izmir-born Düzyatan, 40, made his screen debut in television series Ruhsar back […]

HP Wellbeing
Learn online with new ‘Intensive Turkish Course for Beginners’

If you’ve always wanted to learn Turkish, here’s your chance! The Yunus Emre Institute in London is now offering a series of arts, music and language classes online for a variety of levels. One of these is an Intensive Turkish Course for complete beginners, which starts on Thursday 23 April. Under the expert instruction of […]

Art
British Turks turn on the talent for the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

A new exhibition has opened in London showcasing the creative talents of professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage living in Britain. Titled the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition, and on display at the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) just off Tottenham Court Road, the artwork includes traditional and contemporary pieces, from oil paintings to sculpture, […]