Now in Istanbul
In May the good weather settles down and the music festival season begins! This year there is the choice and there is something for every taste with a dozen of different festivals on the menu. In addition to music you can also find the Istanbul Theatre Festival, a lot of art exhibitions and the end of the Turkish football championship which promises to be exciting! It is a month that promises to be rich in culture and emotions, find out below all the program of this month of May 2016:
CONCERTS & MUSIC FESTIVALS
May 3 to May 28 – 2016 Theatre Festival :The Istanbul Theatre Festivalorganized by the IKSV group brings together during the whole month of May the best Turkish troops but also internationally renowned artists, theater companies and dance groups like the Berliner Ensemble, Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Royal National Theatre. The festival also features internationally known filmmakers parts like Robert Wilson, Tadashi Suzuki and Theodoros Terzopoulos. Find the programming on the festival website: http://goo.gl/CqVnio
Goal! – until June 5 at the Zorlu Center PSM :
Goal! is an exhibition retracing the history of football and explaining its various developments from its creation until today. Are also exposed the jerseys and other accessories of the legendary players who have marked the sport like Pele, Zidane, Maradona, Cruyff, but also Messi, Ronaldo and Robben. You will also have the opportunity to play interactive games against other visitors to the exhibition. At the Zorlu Center PSM.
Till it’s gone – until the 5th of June 2016 at the Istanbul Modern :
Till It’s Gone is a collective exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art of Istanbul from December 23rd to June 5th. Titled “An exhibition on nature and sustainable development”, the exhibition begins with a special program from December 23rd to January 12th during which the installation of Yoko Ono “Ex -There” will be displayed. At the same time, the video “Art Speaks Out” produced by ikonoTV, the world’s biggest television channel dedicated to art, will present a series on the theme of the environment. After January 13th the complete exhibition will open under the curatorship of Celenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo. More info on: www.istanbulmodern.org
Digital Revolution – until June 12 at the Zorlu Center PSM :
The exhibition explains the intersections between art and modern technology. First displayed at the Barbican Center in London, where it was described as the largest exhibition of digital art in the UK, it is now hosted by the Zorlu Center PSM. Organized with some interactive experiences such as augmented reality, 3D laser light fields, robotic giant snakes, and other activities carrying you in another dimension, you will also have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the special effects behind movies such as Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Gravity and many more…
Art of Banksy – until May 31th at Global Karaköy :The works of the famous street artist Banksy will be exhibited on the occasion of the opening of the art gallery Global Karaköy. Organized by Steve Lazarides, this exhibition will present a total of 100 works of Banksy including some of its most famous as “The Little Girl Red Balloon” and “Maid in London.”
This is the first time that so many of the Banksy works will be exhibited in the same gallery, don’t miss it! At the Global Karakoy
April was glorious month for Turkish sport; the final of the Istanbul Tennis Open was won by a young local player, Çağla Büyükakçay, Galatasaray’s basketball club won the Eurocup against Strasbourg and Fenerbahçe ‘s basketball team will compete in the “Final Four” of the Euroleague in Berlin.
In May in Istanbul it is the turn of two great clubs of the city to compete for the title of champion of Turkey: Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş. After the opening of the new stadium of Beşiktaş on April 11, every game day in the neighborhood looks like a festival. Fenerbahçe games are them played in the district of Kadikoy on the Asian side in an atmosphere equally explosive, it’s really not to be missed! Today, at the time we are writing these lines, Fenerbahçe has 3 points less than Beşiktaş, they are still 3 games to go and 9 points to make.
Here is the match schedule that will play in May in Istanbul:
May 8: Galatasaray VS Beşiktaş at the Türk Telekom Arena
May 15: Fenerbahçe VS Gençlerbirliği at the Şükrü Saraçoğlu stadium in Kadiköy.
May 15: Beşiktaş VS Osmanlıspor at the Vodafone Arena of Beşiktaş.
May 10- friendly game, former Turkish football stars VS former international football stars: on May 10th is played a friendly match between former Turkish footballers and former international players at the Sinan Erdem stadium in Ataköy.
In the internationals team: Aron Winter, Andreas Möller, Claudio Taffarel, Edgar Davids, Elvir Baliç, Gheorghe Hagi, Jari Litmanen, Jay -Jay Okoucha, Patrick Kluivert, Pascal Nouma, Roberto Carlos, Ronald De Boer, Şota Arveladze, Thomas Hassler
In the Turkish team: Abdullah Ercan, Ahmet Dursun, Bülent Korkmaz, Evren Turan, Hakan Ünsal, Hami Mandıralı, Ogün Temizkanoğlu, Oğuz Çetin, Oktay Derelioğlu, Rüştü Reçber, Tuncay Şanlı, Yusuf Şimşek
The atmosphere could be very friendly as concerts featuring big names in local pop will take place before and after the game. For more details click here.
We will keep updating the month of May’s program so stay tuned!
The program of April will expand in the upcoming days, we will update it so stay tuned! If you have questions or need more information to get to these events, please email us or leave a comment below.
For other activities that we can propose you to do in the 2016’s spring : Spring in Istanbul.