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Ottoman Horizons

A Festival of Ottoman Culture

May 3, 2017 – May 14, 2017
Festival Guide and online booking here

The Nomads Tent (and various venues in Edinburgh), 21 St Leonard's Lane, EH8 9SH


Nomads Tent presents a celebration of Ottoman culture which includes their 5th Annual Symposium; Travellers and Treasures of the Ottoman World, on Saturday 6 May.

Symposium speakers:
Caroline Finkel
Introducing Evliya Çelebi (1611-1687), An Ottoman Adventurer and his World
Jason Goodwin
Western Travellers to the Ottoman World
Stefano Ionescu
Transylvania and the Ottoman Rugs
Warwick Ball
When Turkey Ruled the Waves
Roberta Marin
The Most Serene Republic and the Trade of Ottoman carpets

The festival also includes Balkan folk and Klezmer performances, an evening of Ottoman Court music with Emre Aracı, the poetry and stories of Rumi, plus a glimpse into the stores of the National Museum of Scotland.
Nomads Tent presents a lavish selling exhibition of Turkish Iznik pottery, kilims and rugs for a whole month, from April 28 to May 28th.
And at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh there will be a major seminar on the Botanical Legacy of the Ottomans, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of May.

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Available from the Cornucopia Store
  • War and Peace

    The London Academy of Ottoman Court Music, with Emre Araci

    £ 7.50
  • The Bosphorus by Moonlight

    The Prague Symphony Chamber Orchestra with Cihat Askin, violin. Directed by Emre Araci and produced by Ateş Orga

    £ 9.00
  • Istanbul to London

    Prague Symphony Orchestra, directed by Emre Aracı, produced by Ateş Orga

    £ 11.99
  • European Music at the Ottoman Court

    The London Academy of Ottoman Court Music, with Emre Aracı. Produced by Ates Orga,

    £ 7.50