Tag: Yunus Emre Institute

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Something for all the family: watch Karagöz and Hacivat shadow puppetry online

Originating from the Ottoman era, Karagöz and Hacivat are among Turkey’s most famous and popular theatre characters, a perfect foil for each other as they seek to solve everyday problems. Karagöz represents the illiterate, but straightforward general public, while Hacivat is from the educated classes, always speaking in a posh form of Ottoman Turkish to […]

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, […]

Film
Catch chef Musa Dağdeviren of Netflix fame in London for A Pinch of Anatolia

Chef, culinary anthropologist and author, Musa Dağdeviren is the leading authority on Turkey’s unique food traditions. He has been featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table, and been raved about by foodies who have been coming to his restaurants for the past 25 years to sample recipes he has unearthed in all four corners […]

Food & Drink
A Pinch of Anatolia: stories about the world’s oldest cuisine

The Yunus Emre Institute’s A Pinch of Anatolia proved an instant hit in October. Starring distinguished Turkish chef Ömür Akkor and master bread baker Şevki Dilmaç, this multi-faceted project included a lecture and supper clubs with rich tasting menus at leading Turkish restaurants in London. The Institute will be presenting a new edition of A Pinch […]

Art
Call for submissions for London’s 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

The Yunus Emre Institute has announced details about its upcoming Turkish Community Art Exhibition, which will take place in central London early in 2020. The Institute is inviting British Turks to submit their creative works for consideration. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative talents of both professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage […]

Music
Bağlama virtuoso Coşkun Karademir and tanbur master Özer Özel to perform in London and Ireland

Anatolia is the home of some of the world’s oldest civilisations and a land of heartfelt musical expression. Its current inhabitants draw on the languages, drawings, and culture of multiple tribes that have settled there. Two virtuosos, tanbur master Özer Özel and bağlama master Coşkun Karademir, come together to present their interpretation of Anatolia’s rich […]