New September date for Clissold Park’s 2-day Anatolian Cultural Fête

The long-running Anatolian Cultural Fête is moving from its usual May date to the autumn for its twelfth outing, spreading out the concentration of Turkish-themed events in North London.

Taking place at Clissold Park during the last weekend in September, this year’s Anatolian Cultural Fête will again offer a host of traditional Turkish cultural activities to entertain all the family.

Among the highlights over the two days will be the Ottoman Marching Band, which is one of the oldest military bands in the world. There are Turkish art, ceramic and handicraft displays and workshops, and lots of amazing Turkish street food.

The Children’s Zone will be busy all day with jugglers, face-painting and fun fair rides. There will also be performances of Karagöz and Hacivat, a traditional puppet shadow play popular during the Ottoman period.

Entrance is free to this two-day event, which returns to Hackney’s Clissold Park – a 56-acre Green Flag space situated along the Stoke Newington part of Green Lanes.

On street parking is limited. The nearest tube is Manor House (Piccadilly Line), or the 106, 141, 341 and 393 buses all stop nearby.

Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) among the delicious Turkish food served at the Anatolian Cultural Fête, 2016

Event Details

Title: Anatolian Cultural Fête

Date: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018 2018

Venue: Clissold Park, Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9HJ

Admission: Free


All photos courtesy of the Anatolian Cultural Fête.

Ottoman Marching Band with young participants at the Anatolian Cultural Fête, 2016