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3rd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

Under the banner of community spirit and friendship, the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey and Yunus Emre Institute in London were thrilled to announce the opening of its 3rd Annual Turkish Community Art Exhibition online on Monday 15th February 2021. The Exhibition was launched with an opening ceremony which was attended by the…

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1st Cut Short, Live Long Short Film Festival 2021

Since the 1990s, Turkish cinema has seen a revival in both creativity and audience response. Short films are a flourishing branch of Turkish cinema oft underrepresented and Yunus Emre Institutes in London, Berlin and Washington have launched a joint annual short film festival to bring these shorts to your screens.  The ‘Cut Short, Live Long’…

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Artists in Conversation: Murat Ferhat Yegül

The Ney is one of the oldest musical instruments still in use and one of the most significant musical instruments in Turkish-Islamic culture. Therefore, Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating addition to our “Artists in Conversation” series featuring by Murat Ferhat Yegül on Monday 14th December 2020 where he discussed his musical journey with…

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Global Somali Diaspora Annual Summit 2020

The Yunus Emre Institute in London was founded in hopes of promoting the history, culture and language of Turkey as well as fostering friendships between communities. So, it was an honour to partake in the Global Somali Diaspora Annual Summit 2020 taking place between 28 – 29 November 2020. During the summit organised with the…

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Artists in Conversation: Adam Williamson

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to restart their fascinating “Artists in Conversations” series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. The sixth talk of the series, we are joined by Adam Williamson an award-winning calligrapher and sculptor who has undertaken a long list of…

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Yunus Emre Institute in London Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

It is with great pride that Yunus Emre Institute in London celebrated its 10th anniversary on 9th of November 2020.  Yunus Emre Institute was founded in order to promote the history, culture and language of Turkey. Named after Yunus Emre, a Turkish folk poet and Sufi mystic who greatly influenced Turkish culture, the institute’s mission of…

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Turkish Remakesploitation: Yeşilçam-era remakes of Hollywood cinema

Yunus Emre Institute in London hosts a discussion on “Turkish Remakesploitation: Yeşilçam-era remakes of Hollywood cinema” with Senior Lecturer Iain Robert Smith and Academic Nezih Erdoğan. As part of their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, Yunus Emre Institute in London held the talk “Turkish Remakesploitation: Yeşilçam-era remakes of Hollywood cinema” with guest speaker Dr Iain…

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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,…