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Bringing the Sounds and Smells of Anatolia to London

The Embassy of Turkey in the United Kingdom collaborated for the Anatolian Cultural Fete

June 20th, 2017
Cultural Diplomacy News, CD News
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The Anatolia Community Association in collaboration with the Embassy of Turkey and UK’s government hosted the 7th Anatolian Cultural Fete in Clissod Park from the 8th to the 16th June 2013.

Every year this festival attracts more than 50,000 visitors and consists of popular cultural exhibits, foods, crafts, and performances highlighting the history of the region in Turkey, along with an array of new features.

The grand opening took place June 8 and included a line-up of live shows. Among them, there were the Ottoman Marching Band, Whirling Dervishes, cooking contests, traditional theatre and Oil Wrestling.

The Anatolian Cultural Fete has international and local music, traditional costume dress-up, whirling dervishes, Ottoman Art of marble painting, calligraphy and art exhibitions.

Food and drink are one of the festival's main attractions. Traditional tea, coffee, breads, kebabs, irresistible ice cream, world famous desserts and cuisine will all be prepared by cooks at the festival. There are traveler’s marquee (Nomad Tent) where visitors can taste the most delicious ayran (a popular yoghurt drink).

The Anatolian Cultural Fete has something for the whole family with international and local music, traditional costume dress-up, whirling dervishes, Ottoman Art of marble painting, calligraphy and art exhibitions.

Anatolian Community Association (ACA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization who aims to educate and share the Anatolian culture with the youth in the UK. All funds raised through the festival go to a children’s education charity. Moreover, the festival’s tradition is to accommodate School’s from around London during the weekdays for an educational field trip full of hands on fun, entertainment and learning. 

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