Deck the halls

Get in the festive spirit at one of Istanbul’s holiday markets

By Emma Harper | November 30, 2016


The holiday season is upon us, which in Istanbul means preparations for the New Year. Conveniently, Yılbaşı (New Year) celebrations in Turkey have all the trappings of Christmas, including decorated fir trees, turkey dinners and even gifts from Noel Baba (Father Noel, otherwise known as Santa Claus). Another Christmas tradition...
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Aphrodisias: a pleasure garden unearthed

By Cornucopia | November 15, 2016


Andrew Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire at Oxford, will be speaking on Monday 28 November at Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street at 6.30 for 7 pm. His talk will focus on recent discoveries at the South Agora of Aphrodisias where he directs the archaeological work....
Posted in Archaeology, Fundraiser, Talks and Lectures

The snowman cometh

By Tony Barrell | November 15, 2016


An exciting new piece of music receives its world premiere this Thursday, November 17. A lucky audience in London will be the first to hear The Snowman Rhapsody, composed by Howard Blake. The rhapsody is a major elaboration on the composer’s much-loved music for The Snowman – now a widely...
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Nesting woes

Charity runners raise funds to protect the habitat of the threatened Imperial Eagle

By Emma Harper | November 9, 2016


Imperial Eagle chicks hatch in hundreds of locations in Anatolia and Thrace every year. As the late Alice Carswell wrote in her article ‘Birds of Paradise’, Turkey is one of the few countries in Europe where the Imperial Eagle can still be spotted. Yet these majestic birds are far from...
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Holiday markets abound

Spreading good cheer in Istanbul

By Emma Harper | November 22, 2015


It’s almost that time of year to deck the halls with boughs of kokina (butcher’s broom) and gaze in amazement at the ornament-adorned trees and Santa Clauses that flood Istanbul’s shopping centres each year – all in the name of celebrating the New Year, mind you. While it can be...
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Eat for a good cause

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | June 25, 2014


This Friday (June 27), a dinner to raise funds for the Syrian plight will be held in the beautiful gardens of the Crimean Memorial Church. The organisers are hoping to raise $1,000 or more for two important causes. A donation of TL75 (£22) per head is suggested, and includes a...
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