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Ankara Live

The 4th ARTANKARA Contemporary Art Fair (Çağdaş Sanat Fuarı) will take place at ATO Congresium on March 15-18, 2018. In total area of 10.000 sq.m at international exhibition center “ATO Congresium” where sculptures and paintings, videos and photographs, numerous art objects and more are displayed during the fair. “ARTANKARA” is aimed to embrace the maximum reservoir volume of contemporary art in order to demonstrate the most diversified art-works by established and emerging artists. Within the framework of the fair conferences, workshops, art talks, seminars and kid’s programs are provided for.  . Visiting hours: 10:00 - 21:00. For more information please visit the website and Facebook event .

Alors on Dance (Let's Dance) - choreography workshop with French songs, for children in different age groups  will take place at Institute Française in Ankara. For detailed information please visit Facebook page or call (312) 408 8226/29

Studio Masterpiece offers 3 hours of art, music and fun, which you paint, listen to music, have new friends. Even if you never paint you will be the artist and will have your own oil-painting works which you can hang at home or office or give your friends as a gift. All equipments will be provided by Studio Masterpiece and included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix. For reservation please e-mail to info(at)studiomasterpiece.com or call (312) 467 7272.  For the program please click.

Studio Masterpiece
Remzi  Oğuz Arık Mah., Tunus Caddesi 91/A Kavaklıdere, Çankaya

Although Ankara does not seem suitable for sailing, Derinmavi Denizcilik (Deepblue Marine) has been organizing sailing courses in Ankara since 2001. Click for more information…

Do you like trekking? Click to see some trekking areas around Ankara…

Looking for Social Clubs in Ankara? Please click…

British Women's Group, Ankara (BWGA) is a friendly gathering of International English speaking women that meet informally once a month at the Hilton Hotel. Here women away from their own countries have a chance to relax, chat and meet with others who share the same challenges. A speaker is usually invited to provide insights into aspects of Turkish life or other subjects of interest. In addition to their monthly meeting a monthly trip to various places in and around Ankara is organized.
The BWG usually meet on the last Monday of the month at 10:00.

Ankara Guide in French: “Ankara Mode d'Emploi” was published by “Bonjour Ankara” NGO. The guide is 170 pages and costs 15 YTL and the income will be donated to Saray Educuation House. You can purchase “Ankara Mode d'emploi” by sending e-mail to [email protected]tr

Café Down: This is a café run by 17 physically and mentally challenged youngsters. The children were trained in Anadolu Otelcilik ve Turizm Meslek Lisesi to become waiters and to work behind the stands.
Atatürk Bulvarı No: 76, Kızılay, Tel: 312 425 82 50/152

Readings for Expats
Birdsong and Flame: a book of poetry about Istanbul and Turkey.  This has been written by James Andrew who has taught at Darussafaka Lisesi and Uskudar American Academy in Istanbul. It deals with a period of about four years when he was living and working in Istanbul.  The poems he wrote at that time have been grouped loosely into a sort of diary in poetry.   The themes are the city of Istanbul and his reaction to it; teaching in Istanbul;   visits to Antalya, Cappadocia, and Ephesus; the last big earthquake in Istanbul; partings and meetings; various cats he has known in Turkey; and his reactions on his return to his home in Scotland: Balnakeil in the far north west of the country.  Various bookshops in Istanbul have information on how to acquire the book if you wish to order it from them:  Robinson Crusoe, Homer Kitabevi, and Pandora’s Box on the Istiklal Caddesi in Taksim;  the Greenhouse Cafe in Kadikoy; Remzi Kitabevi in Akmerkez.

Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, a nonfiction anthology edited by Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen, debuted at the opening meeting of the IWI this week in a special pre-sales event. Excited expatriates kept the book's editors and a number of fellow contributors busy dedicating and autographing throughout the morning. Published by Dogan Kitap, the English version of Expat Harem is now available in Turkey's bookstores together with the Turkish edition. Already garnering interest locally, Expat Harem's Turkish edition (entitled Türkçe Sevmek: Türkiye'de Yaşayan Yabancı Kadınların Gözüyle Türkler) is framed by a powerfully sentimental foreword penned by Turkey's foremost female author Elif Şafak.

“Osman's Dream. The Story of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923” is the latest book of Caroline Finkel. It is a narrative history of the Ottoman Empire from its earliest beginnings to its final destruction on the battlefields of the First World War. “Osman's Dream” is aimed at the general reader, and is now available from reputable bookstores in Turkey.

Hughette Eyüboğlu who is among the first foreign brides in Turkey, published her memories in Turkish last year and attracted attention. The English and French versions of the said book “Living Under the Shadow of Two Cultures” and “Du Clocher au Minaret” respectively are at the bookstores as of June.

For more information on daily cultural events please check Events Calendar

The films broadcasting on cnbc-e TV channel are in their original language with Turkish subtitle. The monthly program is given at Films on cnbc-e section under Rhythm of Town title.

Şefika Kutluer Festival
Bilkent Music Days
ODTÜ Sanat 19
Expat Choirs in Ankara
Ankara Piano Festival
Music in the Museum
Ankara Film Festival
Guitar Meeting of Turkey
Şefika Kutluer Festival
Bilkent Chamber Music Days
ODTÜ Sanat 18
Ankara World Music Festival
Ankara Music Festival
Ankara Jazz Festival
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra - 2017/2018
Alternative Party Venues
Sailing in Ankara
Cer Modern Arts Center
Ankara State Opera and Ballet - March
CSO - 2015
The Memoirs of a Canadian "bride" in Turkey
Trekking in Ankara

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