Our British expat performers are off on their travels again this week to the Chicken Festival in Bolu in the Black Sea region of Northern Turkey.

Although they are a member short due to family commitments in the UK the popular dance and singing group are on their travels again.

Bolu is halfway between Ankara and Istanbul and the festival is called the Beyaz Et Festival (White Meat), essentially a chicken festival.

The group members are a little apprehensive this time as they are usually given gifts in accordance with the theme of the festival. Perhaps on this occasion a cute hen each will be coming back to Oludeniz with them?

The town used to be a stopping-off point for travellers between Ankara and Istanbul and has a widely recognised reputation for its’ high quality cuisine.

An annual cookery competition is held in the area and winners are sought after for Turkish restaurants throughout the country and even abroad.

The highlight of the festival will be a performance by Ferhat Gocer, one of the most established and respected singers in the area.

Our Brits are performing on the Saturday evening between an Istanbul based jazz funk band, Funk Alaturka, and the evening’s headliner, one of Turkey’s top classic folk singers, Murat Göğebakan.

We wish them well.