Tag: Yunus Emre Institute

News - UK
Turkish language course

Contact the Yunus Emre Institute in London for more details about its Turkish language and other courses: 10 Maple Street, London W1T 5HA |  Tel: 020 7387 3036  

Art
The art of Sultan Abdülaziz
 

Well-known for his love and patronage of the arts, particularly music, calligraphy and poetry, Sultan Abdülaziz (1830-1876) was less known for his own drawings and paintings. This London exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the Sultan’s artistry, from sketches through to paintings. While the subjects he depicts reflect the world around him, they also […]

News - UK
The Story of the First Bosphorus Bridge – short film and talk

A short film and talk in mid-May will celebrate the achievements of the late Dr. William Brown, a British structural engineer and suspension bridge specialist whose design was used to construct the historic First Bosphorus Bridge, which linked Europe to Asia. While ideas for such a bridge had existed since antiquity, it took until the […]

Art
London talk and new course on Ottoman calligraphy
 

This Friday, the Yunus Emre Institute is hosting an evening talk and demonstration on Ottoman calligraphy. And from April, the Institute will be re-running its popular introductory course to Hüsnühat – the highest form of Islamic art and writing. Those curious about the beautiful art of calligraphy can see two globally renowned experts in action […]

Film
Free screening of Reha Erdem’s award-winning Times and Winds

Described as a “cinematic poem” by The Guardian’s Pete Bradshaw and included in The Times’ Top 100 Films of the Noughties, Reha Erdem’s film about three children growing up in a rural Anatolian village brings to the fore the struggles of life played out against social traditions and changing seasons. In a small village in […]

Film
UK premiere of Talat Gökdemir’s Haftasonu / Weekend
 

Turkish Cypriot filmmaker Talat Gökdemir brings a visual flavour of North Cyprus to London next week. Supported by the TRNC London Representative Office, the young director will debut his new short drama Haftasonu/Weekend at the Yunus Emre Cultural Institute on Thursday. Written and directed by Gökdemir, the film was shot over the course of eight […]

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Review: an exquisite evening with Emre Aracı as we ‘waltzed with Sultans’

On 27 Nov., Chelsea’s Cadogan Hall played host to an exquisite evening of music celebrating the European classical music traditions of the Ottoman Court. Under the expert guidance of conductor and composer Dr Emre Aracı (one of the world’s leading authorities on Ottoman classical music), the Chamber Ensemble of London performed 12 original compositions in […]

Art
Learn the art of Islamic calligraphy at the Yunus Emre Institute this autumn

Calligraphy is the beautiful art of writing. This decorative art form combines visual aesthetics with the precision and functionality of hand-drawn letters created using pens or brushes. One of the most renowned forms is Islamic or hat (an Arabic word that means line) calligraphy, an artistic practice that is derived from the Arabic alphabet and […]

Music
See Sarı Gelin – folk songs from Turkey and their meaning, performed live in London this Friday

The Yunus Emre Institute is staging a free folk music concert at its central London venue this Friday. The special event includes narrator Aydın Mehmet Ali, who will explain the story behind each song, which will be performed by Zöhre Ülker (vocals, bağlama / long-necked lute), Ayşe Akgül (bender / frame drum) and Cahit Baylav (violin).  Sarı Gelin […]