History of Ottoman cuisine and photographic exhibition at Turkish cultural centre

Istanbul.

A talk on Ottoman cuisine and an exhibition of photographs are on offer this month at the Turkish cultural centre in Maple Street. Priscilla Mary Işın, author of “Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine”, will talk about  the culinary culture of the Ottoman Empire as it changed and evolved over many centuries. Accompanying the …

Hope springs eternal in this film about a boy and his little sister in rural Anatolia

Young boy and girl looking down over a village in Anatolia.

This Thursday there will be a free screening in Maple Street of Turkish director Atalay Tasdiken's award-winning 2009 film Mommo. Set in rural Anatolia, Mommo (The Bogeyman) tells the story of a young boy and his even younger sister who are abandoned by their father after he remarries after the death of their mother. Left …

Stories of prisoners of war from the Ottoman Front at Turkish Cultural Centre

Part of a poster advertising exhibition.

A unique exhibition featuring stories of the prisoners of war from both sides, Alliance and Entente powers, at the Ottoman Front is currently on show at the Turkish Cultural Centre in London. It contains philatelic and archival documents selected from the private collection of Kemal Giray, a documentarian of World War 1. "Passed by Censor" shows letters, …