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From disco beats to Balearic gems, experience the eclectic Disco 3000 vibes of Erol Alkan at Between The Bridges

Erol Alkan is back in his home city London at the start of October, playing South Bank venue Between Two Bridges. The legendary producer, promoter and DJ first dropped his Disco 3000 mix over a decade ago, creating a magical set of “spaced out disco, bubbling synthesis and Balearic gems.” Made on two turntables and […]

Books
Turkish Cypriot author Chimene Suleyman’s new book The Chain to be published by W&N in 2024

A new book by British Turkish Cypriot author Chimene Suleyman generated a four-way bidding war among publishing houses, with Weidenfeld & Nicolson (W&N) emerging victorious and acquiring the rights for The Chain. Described as “spellbinding” and “explosive”, Suleyman’s powerful memoir The Chain delves into the control one man has over many women, the trauma this […]

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Hear the “timeless” sounds of Derya Yıldırım and Grup Şimşek as they play London and Bristol this autumn

Critically acclaimed Derya Yıldırım and Grup Şimşek return to Britain later this year for two concerts, giving more fans and music lovers the chance to sample their fabulous sound. Founded in 2014 and  with three albums and one EP under their belt, this modern super-quartet has been electrifying audiences all over Europe with their Turkish […]

Body
Wellbeing at the TWPA: learn about the ancient art of acupuncture and its healing power

The Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) is continuing with its wellbeing events by hosting a session on ‘The Ancient Art of Acupuncture and its Healing Power’ at is Turnpike Lane, North London centre. The guest speaker is Linda Cremin, a reiki master and specialist in alternative treatments, who runs a regular Wednesday clinic at the […]

Community
Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley formally re-open Bexley Turkish Day Centre

An important community hub for people of South Londoners of Turkish heritage, the Bexley Turkish Day Centre, has re-opened following its closure during the pandemic period. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley, Cllr Ahmet Dourmoush and his wife Elmaziye Dourmoush, attended the official opening on Thursday, 31 August, where they took time to meet both […]

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Turkish folk-rock star Selda Bağcan to play Camden’s Koko this autumn

One of Turkiye’s most acclaimed artists, singer-songwriter Selda Bağcan will be back in London in November for a single show at Koko in Camden. Born in Muğla, southern Turkiye, in January 1948, the renowned musician and activist is known for blending traditional Turkish folk music with psychedelic rock, giving her songs a potency all of […]