Category: Culture

HP Culture
Trio Bellapaix: made in the TRNC, now set to perform in the heart of London

Join the fabulous Trio Bellapaix for an evening of chamber music at St James’s Church on Piccadilly. The evening’s programme includes Clara Schumann’s lyrical Piano Trio and the tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla. Trio Bellapaix comprises of three acclaimed musicians from the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC): Gürhan Nuray – cello Nihat Ağdaç – […]

Community
London’s large Alevi community gears up for 11th British Alevi Festival

Thousands of Alevis are expected to attend the annual British Alevi Festival, which this year includes a 3-day outdoor cultural celebration at the Churchfield Recreation Ground in Enfield, North London. The British Alevi Federation (BAF), which organises the week-long festival, said this year’s theme is “peace and justice.” The festival will open with a special […]

Film
Film review: My Father’s Violin falls short on quality music, but as a feel-good drama does satisfy

A cursory glance at the poster of My Father’s Violin / Babamın Kemanı (2022) as you scroll through Netflix suggests a nostalgic dive into a virtuoso’s life. Whilst this new Turkish movie doesn’t take the ‘Whiplash’ route into an upcoming musician’s world, as Engin Altan Düzyatan portrays an already esteemed violinist, this film not only […]