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A special night at the Royal Albert Hall beckons, with Zülfü Livaneli and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As international Turkish music events go, they don’t get more spectacular than this November concert featuring iconic singer-songwriter Zülfü Livaneli, who will be performing live with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Livaneli has composed some three hundred songs, a rhapsody, performed and recorded by London Symphony Orchestra in 1999 […]

HP News
Britain’s longest serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II has died

Britain is in mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, earlier today. The Royal Family released a statement confirming the British Head of State had died peacefully at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland, on Thursday afternoon aged 96. The Queen came to the throne in 1952, and her 70-year reign has […]

Film
Film review: “Tearjerker” Paper Lives / Kağıttan Hayatlar is “one of the finest Turkish films to be released in past two years”

Among heaps of colourless films on Netflix, Paper Lives (‘Kağıttan Hayatlar’) stands a lustrous tree topper awaiting to be watched. Paper Lives unquestionably swings in as one of the finest Turkish films to be released in the past two years. Director Can Ulkay and writer Ercan Mehmet Erdem unveil a reality through the eyes of a […]

Features
LGBT+ History Month: Five Turkish icons to celebrate

February is LGBT+ History Month in Britain. During this annual month-long observance, the UK puts the historic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) and their fight for equal rights in the spotlight. The aim of the month is simple: to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, LGBTI+ people, and to […]