Friday, 16 January - THE TENGRI Live Music Night


A London-based rock band with a rich international music background, delivering energetic multi-instrumental live performances.

The word “tengri” dates back to the 8th century and derives from the Old Turkic word meaning “sky”. It was the first word deciphered from the Orhun Inscriptions and was used to describe the God of the Sky. Now in the modern Turkish language it has evolved into “tanri”, meaning “God”.

Friday 16th October
MostArt Centre, 86 Stoke Newington High Street N167PA

Tickets: £5 at the door

All are welcome!


Saturday, 25 October - Peña Chilena “Palo Brujo” – Chilean Folk Night

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For the first time, London gets its own Peña – a night-time home for Chilean Folk culture.

We invite you to join us for the the opening night of this regular celebration of Latin music, poetry, art and expression, at the MostArt Centre on Stoke Newington High Street.

Our band in residency is QUIMANTU, who you really ought to see.

“A masterclass in folk” – The Daily Telegraph

“One of the best around” – BBC Radio 3 In-tune

““The concert was sold out several times over and the audience was treated to a performance full of emotional depth and great entertainment.” -Classical Guitar Magazine

Have a listen for yourself here:

Saturday 25th October
MostArt Centre, 86 Stoke Newington High Street N167PA

Doors: 8.30pm – Late
Tickets: £7.50 on the door or to book online

All are welcome!


Friday, 17 OctoberMare Nostrum


MostArt Centre presents A night, dedicated to one of Turkey’s most famous poets, who was known and appretiated rebelious poems. Not only will you learn about his history, you will also have his poems recited by one another. You will be welcomed to recite poems from Can Yucel on the open mic.
Can Yücel (1926 – 1999) Born ln Istanbul, the son of Education, Hasan Ali Yücel. Read classics at the University of Ankara and then Cambridge. He was for almost five years a programme asistant in the Turkish Section of the BBC External Selvices. On his return to Turkey he was sentenced to fifteen years for translating works by Che Guevera and Mao. He was relaesed within two years because of a general amnesty. He is a, man of vast knowledge and culture, as well as keen political and social awareness. He is a superb translator of Shakespeare, Eliot, Dylan Thomas and the Greek combination epigrammatic poets. His poetry thrives on a strong combination of lrycism, warm irony and sarcasm This quality is especially evident in his Poems of a Political Prisoner(1974) His, other collections are Wall ot Love (1973), Death and My Son (i976), The Music ot Colours (1982), The Steep Heaven (l984), Life Offering (l988) and The Child Colours the Man (l988) Can Yücel has earned himself a leading place in today’s Turkish Poetry as, man who upholds what c bright and what gives hope and courage to life. The matuilty of his imagination and lyrical thinking manifested itself in his very first book Manuscript published 1950. His translations of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest were successfully staged in Turkey and are considered as turning points in the life of the Turkish theatre and social awareness.
(Poems and biography from CAN YUCEL edited by Feyyaz Kayacan Fergar, Papirus pub. june 1993)

Language: Turkish

Venue: MostArt Centre, 86, Stoke Newington High Street
N 16 7PA. (Entrance from Tysson Road).

Friday, 17 October

8:00 pm
Entrance: £4



Friday, 27 JuneThe Walnut Tree

Nazim-H-640x420MostArt Centre presents ‘The Walnut Tree ‘ an evening of poetry, music, film shows of Nazim Hikmet & The Gezi Park in collabration of Gulseren Tas and Emine Tatlises. This is an open stage event and everyone is invited to read or listen poems of Nazim Hikmet.

Language: Turkish

Venue: MostArt Centre, 86, Stoke Newington High Street
N 16 7PA. (Entrance from Tysson Road).

Friday, 27 June

7:30 pm


Friday, 20 JuneThe Light at the End of the Tunnel 3 – An Evening of Poetry and Music


MostArt Centre will host the third event in this series of Poetry and Music Evenings.
Our Special Guest Poet Dr. Beste Sakallı is an internationally renouned Turkish Cypriot poet who has received several awards for her poetry. She will be travelling to London specifically for this event and will read a selection of her published poems in English and Turkish. She will also receive and respond to questions from the audience. Beste can be viewed reading her poems on Youtube.

Our Special Guest Muscians, Mousika Gefyria (Musical Bridges) will complement the tone and Mediterranean ambience of the Evening with a selection of songs and music in the Rebetiko gendre – a synthesis of European music, that has its musical bases in the music of various areas of Greece and its islands, Byzantine music and the modal traditions of Ottoman art music and cafe music.

For more information about Mousika Gefyria please

Please join us on what promises to be a very special evening.

Venue: MostArt Centre, 86, Stoke Newington High Street
N 16 7PA. (Entrance from Tysson Road).

Doors Open 7.30 pm for 8 pm start. Tickets £5

Please note: There is considerable interest in this event and we advise timely attendance to avoid disappointment.

Very Best Wishes

Ayshe Gul
Organiser and Presenter


Teusday, 10 June-  Physical and Psychological Methods of Coping With the Modern World


How can we change our life ? Thinking positive, eating healthy, drinking healthy, love more, affirmations, etc….we will not talk about all this. There is very easy to get knowledge these days. But knowledge level doesn’t change our lives, our consciousness level does. How we get programmed and how can we change it? How we can evolve our body to modern world? In our meeting we will speak about all of these.
Most-Art Centre
86 stoke newington High street, N16 7PA London
Teusday, 10 June
7:00 pm
Entrance: £5
Language: TurkishUlku Coskun, complementary therapist, has been working in the fields of energy and healing for many years. After studying 4 years of nursing and had a career as a nurse in a children hospital Ulku decided to change her life and started her journey in energy and healing work in London. She has started this journey in 2009 with Elif Metin who is a reiki master has been trained in India by B.R. Muralidher and Ulku became a Reiki Master-teacher in 2011. The following year she has became a Theta Healing & DNA Activation practitioner by completing her training at THINK (Theta Healing Institute of Knowledge) in 2011. In 2012 Ulku has completed the Foundation Course in Systematic Kinesiology at Holistic Balance Treatment & Training Centre, Linda Belcher and became a Kinesiology Practitioner. After that she went Turkey to learn Tune Healing from Nilgun Sarar who is Eric Pearl’s first Associate Instructors worked with him many years. Since then she is working as a Tune Practitioner and has brought profound healing to many people both in Turkey and London. Because she is very keen to try andlearn different healing modalities she has attendedthe Access Consciousness Bars Course in 2012 and Certified Access Bars Facilitator by Linda Stewart. In order to become an Access Bars Teacher she has then worked with Rachel Furminger and Mat Barber in 2013 and qualified to teach. Ulku Coskun is a member of the UK Reiki Federation and holds professional and public liability insurance.


Saturday, 24 MayBOW & BELLOWS -Violin, horn and accordion duo


BOW & BELLOWS are a stunningly versatile violin, horn and accordion duo. They play and sing their own compelling arrangements of Klezmer, Balkan and Gypsy music with occasional sorties to savour the musical traditions of other countries.

Sally Davies and Martina Schwarz met in 2000 whilst providing the music for a touring theatre production and formed the duo soon afterwards. Since then they have had a steady stream of engagements both, for private functions and in a wide variety of venues, ranging from cafes, folk clubs, embassies, festivals, to the National Theatre Foyer and the Purcell Room.

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street , London, N16 7PA (Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Saturday, 24 May
8 pm
Ticket: £5


Saturday, 17 May- Movie Night- ELENA by Andrey Zvyagintsev

“When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan…”

Our 4th film has 11 international awards including Jury Special Prize in Cannes, 2011. 109min.

Show starts at 8pm and finishes approx at 9:49pm. Come around at 7pm for chit chat If you can. The entrance fee £3 (for drink only)



Sunday, 11 May – THE FLAUTADORS RECORDER QUARTET at St Mary’s Old Church  presented by MostArt Centre

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The Flautadors present some of their favourite repertoire exploring the unique acoustics & intimate space of St Mary’s Old Church. Works by Machaut, Bach & Purcell, alongside contemporary gems, will be performed on a huge range of recorders.

The Flautadors Recorder Quartet is established as the UK’s leading recorder ensemble. Their recordings of both contemporary and early music have received critical acclaim and are frequently played on the BBC as well as radio stations across Europe. Described as ‘exciting’, ‘dazzling’ and with ‘phenomenal technique’, concerts by The Flautadors provide a fresh insight into the music they play.

Recorders: Catherine Fleming, Merlin Harrison, Celia Ireland, Ian Wilson

St Mary’s Old Church

Church Street, Stoke Newington, London

N16 9ES

Sunday, 11 May

3:00 pm

Ticket: £10

Saturday, 10 MayDON KIPPER- Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz, Turkish Fasil, Greek Rembetika..

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Don Kipper is a London-based ensemble dedicated to interpreting music of Eastern origin. Their repertoire includes Klezmer and Gypsy Jazz but ranges to Turkish Fasil music and Greek Rembetika. Whilst respecting the ancient origins of these forms Don Kipper love to arrange the music in new ways and also compose original music which fuse many styles and combine elements from a variety of backgrounds. The musicians in Don Kipper themselves have diverse musical origins stretching beyond the scope of the band’s repertoire – such as Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music – and their arrangements are a testament to the band’s belief that a fundamental energy connects many so named “world” and “folk” styles. Don Kipper are also keen collaborators and have worked with a host of performers ranging from Tribal Belly Dancers to Hula-Hoop artists and Singers from all over the place…

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PA
(Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Saturday, 10 May
8:00 pm

Ticket: £5


Saturday, 3 May- Movie Night- “PAN’S LABYRINTH” by Guillermo del Toro

In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Our 3rd film is the most successful Spanish language film ever. Won 28 awards (including 3 oscars) worldwide.

Movie starts at 8pm. Come around at 7pm for chit chat If you can. The entrance fee £3 (for drink only)



Sunday, 27 April- The Light at the End of the Tunnel 2


Following on from the success of our first event, we are delighted to announce the line-up for our sequel event.

The evening will begin with songs and music from Derek Harris described as”an extraordinary new talent” by Camden Radio. Derek entertained us with his own songs last month and joins us again to enhance our line-up.
You can see Derek on Youtube or catch him on the Camden Community Radio website.

20-minutes-love-webOur Special Guest Poet is Juliette Jeanclaude. Juliette is a multi-disciplinary artist who always seeks greater authenticity in her self-expression. She is delighted to be performing a selection of her most recent love poems having charmed the audience last month during the ‘Open Mic’ session of our first event. For further information please

Our Special Guest Muscians this time are Mousika Gefyria (Musical Bridges), established by a group of muscians living away from their place of origin and wishing to bridge the distance between themselves and their loved ones back home. Offering a musical salon with many musical genres , Greek “urban” folk music of 1922 – 1955 was the starting point from which a rich musical repertoire evolved.

For further information please see

Please join us on what promises to be a wonderful experience and share, if you will, your own poems and music.

Our Best Wishes

Ayshe Gul

Emine Tatlises
Secretary MAC

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London
N16 7PA (Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Sunday,27 April

7:30 pm

Entrance: £4



Friday, 18 AprilKlezmer Evening With Kurt & Annette Bjorling

Come along and hear Duo Controverso, two of the finest US klezmorim live in concert. Kurt Bjorling (clarinet) and Annette Bjorling (harp) will perform a set, then there will be an opportunity to jam.


MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London
N16 7PA (Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Friday,18 April

7:30 pm

Ticket: £10  and £5 if you’re bringing an instrument to jam




Sunday, 13 April“NEW TURKEY” by Murat Germen


Artist- Photographer Murat Germen presents his recently published monographic book “New Turkey” at MostArt Centre. The book Edited by Dr. Necmi Sönmez, art historian and curator, this book titled “New Turkey” is a comprehensive survey of Germen’s artwork from 2000 until present day. The book is supplemented with essays by Murathan Mungan, a leading Turkish author and includes an interview between Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, the curator of Photographische Sammlung Köln, and the artist, as well as personal anecdotes. Designed by Yesim Demir and published bilingually in Turkish and English, this is his first monograph.

Through his photography, Murat Germen dealt with the recent economic boom in Turkey and its consequences by focusing on various stages of this development, such as urban transformation, industrial growth, social and physical construct, art and capital relations, excessive investment on highways and finally the Taksim Gezi protests and resistance that constituted a milestone in late Turkish history. He produced challenging visual experimentations with his internationally acclaimed series “Muta-morphosis” and continues his artistic practice on urban photography with his recent “Facsimile” series. While Muta-morphosis maximizes the urban content by shrinking very long panoramic photos into a photographic frame with a typical ratio, Facsimile instead extends certain parts of cities to attract attention to particular dynamics among various urban components.

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London
N16 7PA (Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Sunday, 13 April
6:30 pm
Free entrance


Sunday, 13 April- Movie Night- “DELICATESSEN” by Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet

10007445_10152050072892091_1250764607407366244_nOur second film is one of the best films of the French Cinema. It is a Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

We have 32 seats available so if you’re going to come please confirm here or with a private message. The entrance fee is £3 which includes one drink (a glass of red wine and a bottle of beer etc…) . The film starts at 7pm but if you need a bit chit chat join us at 6:15pm.



Saturday, 12 April - GROUP AWAZ- Mesopotamia and Anatolian Folk Songs


Group AWAZ brings together the music of ethnic, traditional Mesopotamia and Anatolian folk songs.

Suna Alan- vocal
Rıza Koyupınar – percussion, vocal
Öncü Göçebe – guitar
Soner Gölbaş – clarinet, baglama

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PA
(Entrance from Tyssen Road)
Saturday, 12 April
Ticket: £7 Student: £5


Saturday,5 AprilTHE NEFES ENSEMBLE – The Folk Songs of Turkey

The Nefes Ensemble is a mix of amateur and professional performers, devoting themselves to presenting the folk songs of Turkey in their authentic forms. Nefes means ‘breath’, and they see themselves as expressing Turkey’s cultural soul while living many miles away from their homeland.



Saturday, 5 April
8:30 pm
Ticket: £5





Friday, 21 March- Movie Night- THE WILLOW TREE (2005) ( Bid-e Majnoon)

1912094_10152010361332091_900902969_nWelcome to our Film Club. Twice or three times a month we’ll be showing the best of the world cinema. No fix dates. We’ll let you know in advance. Films will be screened at 8pm sharp. But be there please around 7:15 to chat before the film. All the screenings will be free.

Our first film is THE WILLOW TREE by Majid Majidi. It tells the story of Youssef, a man blinded in a fireworks accident, when eight years old. After an operation he regains his vision, changing his life in unexpected ways. It was filmed from 10 February 2004 – 10 August 2004 in both Tehran and Paris.
Film will be shown with English subtitles.


Thursday, 13 March- THE DEAD VICTORIANS

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The Dead Victorians are a music hall comedy show. They provide a sing-a-long show in the finest British tradition. The chaps play a host of instruments such as accordion, ukulele, tuba and washboard. Also included are more bizarre instruments such as musical saw Chinese chastity bells and sheep. This is a very interactive show with all the lads in full costume and character throughout. Maestro Paul Tkachenko Dr. Matty Blake, Mr. Sandiford and Rupert have performed in practically every situation you can imagine and some that you couldn’t, or perhaps ought not to.

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PA
(Enterance from Tyssen Road)
Thursday, 13 March
Ticket: £5


Sunday,9 March - The Light at the End of the Tunnel


MostArt and Ayshe Gul present The Light at the End of the Tunnel – An Evening of Poetry and Music in Celebration of Spring, Rebirth, Healing and Self Discovery. Special Guests Lina Maryan, Poet and Derek Harris, Musician, Singer/Song Writer.

Most-Art Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PA
(Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Sunday, 9 March
7:30pm- 10:30 pm
Entrance: £4




Yendva Yendva plays traditional Balkan & Eastern European folk music with joy, passion and humour. Three of the four members are from Balkan region and the sound and spirit with which they play is truly authentic.

MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PA
(Enterance from Tyssen road)

Friday, 28 February
Ticket: £5


Thursday, 6 FebruaryViktor`s Django Gipsy Jam Session

Come along and enjoy Gipsy Jazz.

MostArt Centre

86 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16     7PA
(Entrance from Tyssen Road)

Thursday 6 February
Entrance: £8
Free entrance to performing musicians

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