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Turkish / Kurdish organisations and groups in North and East London

Information on organisations who do outreach, peer education, advice, information, interpreting, advocacy, training, cultural activities within the Turkish, Kurdish, Cypriot communities:



The Basement, 66 New North Road, London N1 6TG

Tel/fax: 020 7613 5944 email: services@derman.org.uk



92-100 Stoke Newington Road, N16

Contact:Yashar Ismailoglu tel: 020- 7923 6980



Former Library, Howard Road, N16, tel: 020- 7275 8440



2 Newington Green Road, London N1 4RX tel: 020- 7354 1359

Email: imece@dial.pipex.com


Anatolia People Culture Centre

89-91 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8AA,

tel: 020 -7249 8821


Minik Kardes Day Nursery

53-55 Balls Pond Road, London N1, Tel: 020- 7923 7226


Turkish Cypriot Community Association,

628 – 630 Green Lanes London N8 0SD Tel: 020 – 8829 0993


Turkish Education Group

2 Newington Green Road, N1, Tel: 020- 7226 8647


Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi

89 Ridley Road, E8 2NH, Tel: 020- 7241 6285


Hackney Cypriot Association

5 Balls Pond Road, N1, tel: 020- 7249 4494


Refugee Worker's Cultural Association

Unit C1 3-19 Victorian Grove N16 8EN, tel: 020- 7249 9983


Hackney Cypriot Association

5 Balls Pond Road, London N1, Tel: 020-7249 4494


Haringey Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project

6a Hampden Road, London N8 0HX, Tel: 020- 8340 3300


Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association                     

Tel: 020- 8373 6341


Hundred Flower Cultural Centre,

2a Belgrade Road, N16, tel: Tel: 020- 7249 3507


Kurdish Advice Centre

St. Mary’s Community Centre, Birkbeck Road,

London N8 7PT Tel: 020- 8347 8657


Kurdish Community Centre

11 Portland Gardens, London N4 1HU

Tel: 020- 8880 1804


Refugee Women’s Association

Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL, tel: 020- 7923 2412


Tohum Cultural Centre

Unit 7, 2 Miller Terrace, Stoke Newington, London E8 2DP

Tel: 020- 7275 9048


Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association

14a Graham Road, London E8 1BZ, Tel 0207 249 7410 Fax 0207 241 5643

Email turk.cultural@btinternet.com


Turkish and Kurdish Arts Groups:

Anadolu Ezgileri
Traditional folk music from all parts of Anatolia. This group is part of the Refugee Arts Project.
Refugee Arts Project (RAP)
Arts based activities and training, using photography, filming, dance and music and community theatre.
Arcola Theatre
Theatre productions and drama workshops/classes.
tel: 020- 7503 1646
Maths, English and Music classes for Turkish and Kurdish children and young people.
Contact: Irfan or Yusuf on: 020- 8493 9886
Balik Arts
Works with Turkish speaking children and young people through arts, education and guidance.
Tel: 020- 7254 7897
International Folk Music and Dance Group
Folk music and dance classes and performances.
Contact: Mehmet Karakus on: 07957 396 065
Group Nehir
Protest music from Anatolia region.
Contact Soner on: 07734 209 374
Turkish classical music performances.
Conatc Akgul on 020- 7613 9246
Group Anatolia
Turkish/ Kurdish Pop/folk group performances.
Folk Music and Arts Group
Folk music singing workshops on Friday evenings between 7.45pm and 10pm.
Address: Newington Green Unitarian Church, 39a Newington Green London N16
Contact Guven on: 07793 671 808
Renk Art
A newly formed umbrella group for artists from within the Turkish and Kurdish community.
Contact Erdogan on: 07958 598761

Turkish Kurdish Drama Project activities- 1997
Stoke Newington School children

Refugee Arts Project, Unit B10, 3 Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN, UK