Anatolian Festival 2014

Turkey is alive and well and living in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington.  The May 2014 Anatolian Festival is a cultural feast. You’ll learn more about Turkish culture there in a day than as a tourist in Istanbul for a month.  Food, music, oil wresting, Ottoman marching military band, shadow puppets, juggling. There’s a nomadic tent to take a  cup of coffee or a glass of tea, and there’s delicios llamacun [a little like a pizza] and big favourite kunefe [hot, shredded wheat consistency, mixed with fresh cheese and soaked in honey ].  Also increasingly known ‘Pide’.

unnamed1 CIMG1847 CIMG1770


Traditional ‘Ibis’ [in red, left] and ‘Nasreddin Hoca’ [in green, right]


Shadow puppets Karagoz & Hacivat

CIMG1744 CIMG1743

This entry was posted in Turkey. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s