INN London is a new organisation set up to bring the best of a foreign city’s culture, creativity and commerce to the heart of London. Each year, over the next five years, INN will bring one of the BRICT – Brazil, Russia, India, China and Turkey cities to life. Included cities are Sao Paolo, Moscow, Mumbai and Shanghai, with Turkey, and in particular the city of Istanbul as the first focus.
The five day event will reveal what makes Istanbul unique, through showcasing some of the best of its contemporary art and architecture, to its fashion, food, drink and cultural life.
Those who attend will have the chance to discover Turkish products and feast their eyes on fashion by Zeynep Tosun & NIAN, sip Kahve Dunyasi's fine coffee and listen to Elif Shafak onTurkish literature.
Also making an appearance is guest chef Silvena Rowe, of ITV’s This Morning, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, and GoodFood Live, who has created a menu inspired by Turkish cuisine, featuring Ottoman spiced pistachio and sour cherry kofte , smoked aubergine with pomegranate and edible flowers and hummus with sweet red pepper harissa, feta cubes and za'atar.
Information on travelling in Turkey will also be available from talks which will take place throughout the weekend long INN Londonevent and those attending will have the chance to purchase Turkish books, magazines and products.
A curated programme of cultural talks and events held at the INN Conversation Bar Area, along with tickets for these special events are available at the INN London website