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Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London Joins London Craft Week

For the third consecutive year, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London hosted an array of workshops as part of London Craft Week 2020. This year, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London joined 250 makers, designers, brand and galleries from around the world to celebrate British and international creativity. In partnership with London Craft Week 2020, the Institute…

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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: 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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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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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…

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Artists in Conversation: Nuria Garcia Masip

Yunus Emre Institute in London and the Leighton House Museum launched their joint “Artists in Conversation” series, explaining Turkey’s traditional art with important contemporary artists. The guest artists are invited to discuss their experiences and thoughts as well as to explain the unknown aspects and rituals of their respective art. In this context, the first…

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The Self-formation of Turkish International Higher Education Students

As part of its Young Academic Seminars series, the Yunus Emre Institute in London was pleased to virtually host “The Self-formation of Turkish International Higher Education Students”. This timely discussion was undertaken by Yusuf İkbal Oldaç, who is currently a PhD student at Oxford University, and was moderated by Turgay Durak. The fascinating talk revolved…

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Online Shadow Play: Karagöz&Hacivat

Karagöz & Hacivat Shadow Play is an educational project launched by Yunus Emre Institute in London that aims to promote an understanding and appreciation of Turkish culture as well as establishing a bridge between students coming from different cultural backgrounds. Performer Ada Burke is a British actress, born in Turkey. Since joining Yunus Emre Enstitüsü…