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Book Launch & Talk: Ayfer Tunç

With great pleasure, the Yunus Emre Institute in London hosted its first ‘Meet the Author’ event of 2020 with the book launch of Ayfer Tunç’s new novel, ‘Madhouse’ in collaboration with Istros Books who translated the work. Starting with an introduction by Dr Mehmet Karakuş, the director of Yunus Emre Institute in London, and followed…

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Karagöz&Hacivat at Luton Turkish Weekend School

For our educational content project, we are continuing to perform the traditional Turkish shadow play Hacivat&Karagöz at primary schools across the UK. This time we performed the traditional shadow play, Hacivat&Karagöz at Luton Turkish Weekend School. After the performance, a painting workshop where children painted the Hacivat Karagoz activity book took place. Stay tuned for…

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A Pinch of Anatolia- Meet Musa Dağdeviren

A Pinch of Anatolia, launched in 2019 by Yunus Emre Institute in London to introduce the rich Anatolian cuisine and its heritage, hosted its first event of 2020 with famous chef and food anthropologist Musa Dağdeviren. The talk organized on 26Th January at King’s College London started with Yunus Emre Institute Director Dr Mehmet Karakuş.…

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A Night of Turkish Sufi Mystic Music

In commemoration of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ‘s 746th Sebi-Arus (Death anniversary), Yunus Emre Institute in London organised a night of Sufi music. Currently residing in America and successfully spreading our traditional music to people around the globe, artist Latif Bolat united with Londoners at the event which took place on the night of Friday 6th…

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“The Period of Selim III” in London and Dublin

Prof.Dr. Hakan Erdem from the Department of History at Sabanci University gave two lectures on the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Selim III (1789-1807). The lectures took place at the Yunus Emre Institute in London and Trinity College in Dublin, as part of the Yunus Emre Institute Lectureship in Turkish Cultural History on 20…

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Yunus Emre Institute in London at The Language Show

The Language Show, organised annually since 1988, was held between 15-17 November 2019 at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. Since 2012, Yunus Emre Institute in London has been participating in the exhibition uniting the languages of the world ever year. As done so previously, the Institute has taken place in the exhibition and successfully showcased the Turkish language and culture…

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Love of Sounds Concert Series

Organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London, Love of Sounds took place on 16 November in London and 18 November in Dublin, respectively. The concert united Tanbur Master Özer Özel and Bağlama Master Coşkun Karademir for a distinctive performance. The high ceilings of St. Cyprian’s were filled with harmony as the two artists performed selective…

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New Term For Turkish Classes at University of Cambridge Begins

The new term of the highly successful Cambridge Turkish courses commenced on 17 October 2019.Established in 2017 by Yunus Emre Institute in London, the courses take place at the  University of Cambridge Language Centre. Courses at the centre are open to students, academics and the general public. During the 2019-2020 Academic year, a total of…

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The Oldest Cuisine of the World: Food Stories from Anatolia

Yunus Emre Institute in London’s new ‘ A Pinch of Anatolia’ Project takes participants on a thirteen thousand historical food journey.  Starting off the new project with various events that took place between 21-24 October 2019, on 22 October the Institute hosted a supper club at Laz@Camden Restaurant with distinguished chef Ömür Akkor who prepared a…

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Social and Cultural History of Coffee and Coffee-Houses in the Ottoman Empire

Through series of events organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London showcasing the Turkish cuisine, the “A Pinch of Anatolia” project will take us on an exquisite thirteen thousand years historical food journey. On this journey, participants will experience a variety of satisfying tastes, workshops run by leading chefs, enlightening conferences and publications. A Pinch…