Author: Gizem Öztürk

HP Culture
Five facts about Islandman’s star guests, Okay Temiz and Muhlis Berberoğlu, at Friday’s big EartH gig

This Friday, 27 January, East London venue EartH plays host to the brilliant Islandman, an electro-acoustic live trio behind some of Turkiye’s most exciting new dance music. The group have sold out shows with their combination of Turkish psychedelia and global beats, and they are forever originating. Cue virtuoso guest artists, percussionist Okay Temiz and […]

Film
Film review: plants replace women in Biz Susunca (Without Them), a powerful short film about our patriarchal world

A dystopian patriarchal world, where in the absence of women, plants are the substitutes for men to fully control. Each man owns an empty pot called a ‘void’, which they must fill with a plant purchased from the “Board of District Void and Matchmaking Administration” at some point and take care of it’s living conditions. […]

Film
Film review: Nosema – a compelling documentary about a family from one of Turkiye’s last Chaldean Catholic villages

A nostalgic glimpse at Şimuni and Hurmüz Diril’s last reunion with their family in their home village of Meer (Kovankaya), one of the only remaining Chaldean Catholic villages in Türkiye today. Director Etna Özbek films the family as they prepare for the winter season, stocking supplies and wrapping up the fine honeycombs to share out […]

HP People
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu gears up for Dancing on Ice, as new projects pour in for Love Island’s winning couple

Love Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have thrived like no other winning couple of the ITV2 hit show. Already considered entertainment royalty, the pair have been flooded with brand deal offers left and right since they victoriously exited the Mallorca villa this summer. The main profession for the 28-year-old Turkish beauty from Essex […]