Category: Cabaret

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Award-winning artist Nil Yalter celebrates legacy of Aşık Nesimi ‘In the Land of Troubadour’: a night of poetry, songs and more!

Widely considered a pioneering feminist video artist, Nil Yalter seeks to question the male gaze and give a platform to socially marginalised groups through her work. Yalter was recently awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the Venice Biennale and her work continues to resonate far and wide. She now brings a brand […]

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Turkish Bayram special at London celebrity favourite Melin Restaurant

If you’re in London and looking for an upmarket, fun place with a Turkish vibe to celebrate the end of Ramazan with friends and family, then look no further than Melin Restaurant on Chigwell Road in Woodford. This plush venue, favoured by the stars of The Only Way Is Essex, footballers and more, is under […]

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See Turkish musical comedy ‘Elmanın Öteki Yarısı’ at Edmonton’s Millfield Theatre

Turkish Cypriot thespian Osman Balıkçıoğlu has made it his life’s mission to spread Turkish Cypriot culture to the younger generations and others interested in the heritage of his ethnic homeland. The Lefkoşa-born, London-based veteran actor and playwright’s career spans over 60 years. During this time, he has taken to the stage, and appeared on television […]

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The incredible tale of Frederick Bruce Thomas, aka ‘The Black Russian’, who brought Jazz and music hall culture to Turkey

Any visitor to Turkey will know how important music is to the local culture. From Turkish pop to Ottoman-inspired classical music (Türk Sanat Müziği), folk (Halk Müziği) and the blues (Türkü), live renditions can be seen and heard everywhere. One of the country’s biggest modern entertainment traditions has been the gazino – a high-end cabaret […]

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Where to see in 2020…the best Turkish New Year’s Eve parties

If you are after a Turkish-flavoured party to enjoy the last night of this decade, and greet in a new one, read on! There are several options for London Turks. The biggest is a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Prince and Princess Banqueting Suite in Edmonton. Catering for in excess of 500 guests, the […]