Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The 16th Filmekimi, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will be bringing cinephiles in seven different cities together with outstanding films between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8. The festival will travel to six more cities during October.
The Istanbul Modern Cinema will present a film program to run parallel to the 15th Istanbul Biennial, which takes “a good neighbor” as its theme.
On its 27th year, the Akbank Jazz Festival will be organized between Nov 3 and 19. The event will feature 53 concerts, three interviews and 15 workshops in 36 different venues
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
A stringed instrument that once belonged to a woman in the harem of Sultan Abdulaziz has been bought by a 22-year-old Turkish music student.
LONDON - Reuters
It wasn’t exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company’s new drink called “John Lemon.” She threatened legal action alleging that it infringed on the trademark of her late husband.
The 21st Istanbul Theater Festival will present 55 performances by 19 theater and dance ensembles from Turkey and abroad in 18 different venues between Nov 13 and 26
The Yılmaz Büyükerşen Beeswax Sculpture Museum, which has been visited by more than 1 million people in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir since it opened four years ago, is now in Istanbul. The museum, opened in the Özdilek Park Istanbul shopping mall in the Levent neighborhood, is home to over 100 beeswax sculptures.
The Fire of Anatolia, a dance group synthesizing the music and culture of Anatolia with modern and folk dances, is working on new shows. One of them aims to draw attention to tragedies refugees face in Turkey
Fotoistanbul Beşiktaş International Photography Festival opens its doors for the fourth time on Sept 30
KARS - Anadolu Agency
The four-and-a-half century-old Beylerbeyi Palace in the eastern province of Kars is being restored to open as a boutique hotel in 2018, Kars Governor Rahmi Doğan said.
The long-closed Atatürk Culture Center (AKM) on Istanbul’s Taksim Square will reopen after renovation in 2019, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Red-Haired Woman’ by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap (Faber & Faber, 272 pages, £17)
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan received Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize in the German city of Osnabrück on Sept. 22.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The New Sultan: Erdoğan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ by Soner Çağaptay (IB Tauris, 240 pages, $25)