Istanbul Puppetry Festival kicks off
May08

Istanbul Puppetry Festival kicks off

The 16th International Istanbul Puppetry Festival will host 60 performances by selected groups from 15 countries. The festival, which starts today, will be organized in various venues of the city with fringe events including exhibitions, conferences, workshops and film screenings. The festival will run from 8th May until 19th May. Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, the festival’s director Cengiz Özek said that Turkey had a...

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Istanbul to host new food festival
May06

Istanbul to host new food festival

A new food and beverage festival, Arçelik Gastro Istanbul, will be spreading flavor all over the city uniting eating, drinking and entertainment fans between May 9 and 12. In the festival area at Küçükçiftlik Park, tasting stands of selected restaurants, a marketplace, special presentations and entertainment will all be on hand. Panels, demonstrations and interviews for gastronomy lovers will take place over the course of four days....

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International art festival “ID / Identities” hosted in Istanbul
Nov26

International art festival “ID / Identities” hosted in Istanbul

“ID / Identities,” an international art festival of photography, video art, computer graphics, installations and performing art, will be hosted in Istanbul by the Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association and the Avantgarde Hotel. Some 98 artists from around the globe will feature their artwork from Nov. 22 to Dec. 23. The exhibit aims to tackle issues of differing identities and roles that people deal with in daily life. Artists were...

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23rd Efes Pilsen Blues Festival kicks off this weekend
Oct31

23rd Efes Pilsen Blues Festival kicks off this weekend

The First and Only Blues Festival of Turkey Celebrating Its 23rd Year, presented by Efes Pilsen and organized by Pozitif Live, is back for another round of great music. The 23rd Efes Pilsen Blues Festival will be held between November 2 and December 8 2012. The concerts of giants of blues will begin in Antalya and continue with 24 concerts in 20 cities. Efes Pilsen Blues Festival is one of the very first festival that has introduced...

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Istanbul iDANS 06 Dance Festival gets bigger
Sep17

Istanbul iDANS 06 Dance Festival gets bigger

iDANS International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival had always an extensive program which was hardly fitting into a single month every year since 2007. Already in the fourth edition, iDANS was to break a record in Istanbul for the number of invited artists from abroad, with 41 projects of 154 artists from 21 countries. This year, the festival organizers of Bimeras decided to expand iDANS into the whole season until May,...

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