YUNUS Emre Institute London took part in London Craft Week for the sixth consecutive year, once again bringing Türkiye’s delicious cuisine and rich arts for London to enjoy.
Taking place between the 8th and 14th of May at the Institute in Fitzrovia, the theme this year is Getting Artsy and Cherishing the Ancient Tastes of Anatolia. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in workshops, demonstrations and more with master artists and world-class chefs to explore Türkiye’s rich cultural heritage and cherished cuisine.
The earthquake that hit 11 cities in Türkiye deeply affected the most important cities of Turkish gastronomy. In order to benefit earthquake survivors and preserve the gastronomic tradition, Yunus Emre Institute London stepping up to promote the cuisine of the earthquake-affected cities with all the proceeds going to the Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund. Cooking delectable dishes from gastronomy cities from the earthquake-affected area in Türkiye.
Alongside our culinary activities, artists and art lovers were also able to take part in workshops on the traditional Turkish arts of Tezhip (Illumination), Ebru (paper marbling), Karagöz and Hacivat Puppet making and Calligraphy. This year the workshops were designed for different levels and ages to make sure that Turkish arts and craft is accessible to everyone. With marbling and puppet-making workshops suitable for children, making art a fun and educational experience.