Category: Wellbeing

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Whirling Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema ceremony to tour London, Cambridge and Oxford

Watching whirling dervishes perform their devotional dance, a Sema ceremony, is always a moving experience. This centuries-old spiritual ritual unites the mind, heart, and body through the universal language of music and movement. Later this month, audiences will get the chance to watch the Istanbul Sufi Ceremonies Ensemble, who will be taking to the stage […]

Community
Our Turkish language and culture schools are in danger

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (CTCA) held an important workshop on 23 October 2022 with our member schools. We all agreed that we are at a time of great danger for the future of our schools and the Turkish education of our children. Despite the heroic efforts of many volunteer staff and teachers, who […]

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Talk: ‘Prisoner of the Infidels: The Life and Adventures of Osman Ağa in 17th Century Europe’

Historian and author Giancarlo Casale will be an online talk about Osman Agha of Timişoara, or Osman Ağa of Temeşvar as Turks would say. Hosted by the Anglo-Turkish Society (ATS), Professor Casale puts the spotlight on this fascinating Ottoman military officer from the seventeenth century. In 1688, in the tumultuous aftermath of the failed Ottoman […]

Film
Learn how to organise film events: training for young people in London

If you are a young person aged between 14 and 24 living in London and curious about film-related events, this is your chance to sign up for a series of free workshops. Film charity Balik Arts is offering young people an opportunity to learn about the different aspects of organising film events, from screenings to […]

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Ramazan is a time for spiritual reflection and reawakening

The holiest month of the Islamic calendar is upon us, with Muslims around the world fasting for a month as part of their personal reflection and devotion to God. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours, refraining from eating or […]

Exhibitions
Lefkoşa: From candle clocks to astrological compasses, see Evkaf’s fascinating exhibition of Turkish-Islamic scientific objects exhibition before it ends

Don’t miss the chance to see ‘The History of Turkish-Islamic Science in 100 Objects’, a stunning exhibition showcasing the contribution of Turks and Muslims to science between the 9th and 16th centuries. The exhibition is being held at the historic Bedesten, in the Old City of Lefkoşa (North Nicosia), as part of the 450thbirthday celebrations of Turkish […]

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Love doesn’t diminish with age, neither should human rights

Love transcends language, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age. Many of us look at our parents and grandparents in awe as they celebrate decades together and care for each other, with the same love as their first days together. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, they have suffered conflicts, war, […]

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London: Cyprus Islamic Association to run 1-day introductory course on Islam

Popular British Turkish Cypriot cleric Cyprus Islamic Association co-founder Hussain Hashim Hoca is running an introductory course on Islam at Shacklewell Lane Mosque, East London, later this month. Titled “An Invitation To Think”, the free one-day course is open to anyone who is “curious and eager to learn… irrespective of their faith, ethnicity or cultural […]