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Artists in Conversation:Bilen Işıktaş

With the ‘Artists in Conversation’ series drawing to a close, its fifth and final instalment, featuring Oud-player Bilen Işıktaş, took place on the 28th July 2020. Moderated by Rachel Beckles Willson, who is also an oud-player and researcher, this talk garnered interest from across the UK. This series was jointly organised by Yunus Emre Institute…

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Artists in Conversation: Ayesha Gamiet

As part of their Artists in Conversation programme, Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House jointly organised their fourth talk of the series on the 21st July 2020, this time hosting Ayesha Gamiet, an Islamic illumination artist. Having attained a BA in African and Asian Art History and Archaeology from the University of London,…

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Artists in Conversation: Bilen Işıktaş

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the…

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Artists in Conversation: Laurelie Rae

Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London and Leighton House Museum collaborated for the third time for their “Artists in Conversation” series with guest speaker, ceramic artist Laurelie Rae, on July 14th. In the program moderated by Charlotte Villiers, Rae shared her story of discovering Iznik Ceramic art with the audience. Rae, whose mother is also a…

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Artists in Conversation: Ayesha Gamiet

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the…

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Artists in Conversation: Laurelie Rae

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the…

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In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj

For their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, Yunus Emre Institute in London hosted Andrew Petersen, Director of Research in Islamic Archaeology at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, for the online talk titled, “In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj”. Petersen, who has many publications on the Ottoman pilgrimage and his book “The…

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In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to host a new and interesting talk as part of the Arts & Culture series with Andrew Peterson and Yahya Nurgat on “In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj” on Tuesday 7th of July 2020 at 19:00. This presentation will discuss the development of the Syrian Hajj (Muslim pilgrimage) route under the Ottomans…

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Artists in Conversation: Soraya Syed

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House organised the second program in the “Artists in Conversation” series in which Turkey’s traditional arts and crafts will be promoted by major contemporary artists, the second guest was classically trained calligrapher, artist and filmmaker Soraya Syed. In the program moderated by Zeynep Iqbal, Soraya Syed shared her project with the…

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The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series

Yunus Emre Institute in London, as a part of their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, held a talk, “The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series” with guest speaker Orçun Can, a PhD student from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College University. In the conversation moderated by Carla Figueira, a…