Category: Culture

Community
CTCA launches community fundraiser to help Turkish schools in London

The UK’s leading umbrella body for British Turkish Cypriots, the Council for Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA), has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to support supplementary Turkish language and culture schools in London. The campaign aims to raise £3,500, with the money put towards a host of vital needs for the schools, from […]

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Iconic artist Selda Bağcan back in London for pre-Christmas concert at indigo at The O2

Selda Bağcan is widely regarded as the ‘Queen of Turkish Psychedelic Rock’. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and activist has been a recording music since the early 1970s, and is best known for hits such as İnce Bir Kar Yağar (It’s Raining Fine Fine Snow) and Yaz Gazeteci Yaz (Write Journalist Write). Her blend of […]

Community
Combine gifts and charity when you shop at the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) annual Christmas Bazaar

As their name suggests, the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association of England (TWPA) have been undertaking a host of charitable works to support local and international causes since their formation in 1975. Their annual winter bazaar offers a chance to buy handicrafts, including traditional Turkish arts and crafts, beauty products, as Christmas and New Year presents, […]

Art
11 artists to showcase traditional Turkish arts in new Yunus Emre Institute exhibition ‘The Noble’

For centuries, Turkish culture has encompassed a wide range of art forms, such as calligraphy (hüsn-i hat), paper marbling (ebru), illumination (tezhip), miniature, Turkish ceramic (çini) and batik. A new month-long London exhibition, The Noble, will showcase these traditional Turkish arts, displaying the works of eleven contemporary artists regarded as masters in their respective field. […]

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 […]