Category: Festivals

Zeynep Bakşi Karatağ headlines Day-Mer Culture & Arts Festival 2023 at Clissold Park on Saturday 1 July

Now in its 34th year, the Day-Mer Culture & Arts Festival brings together a myriad of social, political and cultural flavours for its annual flagship event in North London that celebrates and unites the UK’s growing Turkish and Kurdish communities. Istanbul born, Germany resident Turkish singer Zeynep Bakşi Karatağ headlines this year’s festival that takes […]

Get ready for the Luton TurkFest 2023, happening this Sunday, 18 June!

Luton’s Turkish community launched their inaugural cultural festival back in 2017, but due to the pandemic and then the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen, the event hasn’t happened for the last three years. It’s back bigger and better this year, showcasing the cultural richness of Turkiye, its traditions and history in what promises to […]

Thousands expected for the West London Turkish Festival 2023 in Feltham

Turkish festivals generally mean plenty of great food and culture that’s fun for all ages, which is why thousands now flock to the West London Turkish Festival, which annually takes place in July. First launched in 2016, the Feltham-based one-day event has gotten bigger with each passing year. Around 10,000 people from diverse backgrounds attended […]

Final few tickets for Gaye Su Akyol’s London concert at Kings Place

Tickets for Turkish indie music star Gaye Su Akyol’s upcoming concert at Kings Place are selling fast. Part of the week-long Songlines Encounters Festival international soundscape, the performance will be the singer-songwriter’s first UK concert after releasing her unforgettable new album Anadolu Ejderi (Anatolian Dragon) late last year. The Istanbul-based artist let rip on the […]

Eid in the Square 2023 was amazing, but where were the Turks?

I attended the Mayor of London’s annual Eid in the Square celebration in Trafalgar Square last weekend. It was a joyous riot of colour and noise, and the delicious smells lingering around from the edge towards thousands of people watching the activities on the main stage. The moon was visible overhead in the clear blue […]