Calendar

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Turkish Night at Taş Mekan @ Taş Mekan
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Come and join us for a Turkish Night with live Traditional Turkish Music.

To make a reservation please call 00 90 536 976 3884.

Taş Mekan - year round dining in a unique and individual setting

Taş Mekan – year round dining in a unique and individual setting

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Fethiye and Çalış Creative Women’s Group – Activity Schedule to June 2019 @ Kerimoğlu Restaurant
Jun 24 @ 8:15 am

Fethiye and Çalış Creative Woman’s Group have moved to a new location.

They are now based in the Yöruk Cadırı (Nomad Tents) at Kerimoğlu Restaurant which is on the left just before Şat Beach in Çalış.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in find out more about the classes have a read of our articles from earlier this summer.

The bigger picture – discover your artistic side and make new friends

Sisters are doing it for themselves – the joy of belly dance right here in Fethiye

The bigger picture – discover your artistic side and make new friends
A wide variety of styles and subjects are covered during the art classes.
Sisters are doing it for themselves – the joy of belly dance right here in Fethiye
Practice makes perfect.

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Fethiye and Çalış Creative Women’s Group

Çalış Kids Club

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

Did you know you can play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer?

The group is open to all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to member who have been playing for many years.

It’s a healthy and fun way to meet new people.

There are spare rackets available.

Nominal fees apply.

If you would like to join the group, they meet as follows:

Fethiye

The group meets every Tuesday from November to April/May from 10am to 12 noon. They meet in the old hall that is part of the Fethiye Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü by the Tuesday market.

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

For more information about the Fethiye group please message Sue Saunders

Seydikemer

In Seydikemer, the group meets all year round – every Friday from 01:30pm to 03:30pm.

They meet in the Seydikemer Sports Hall next door to Anadolo Lisesi school.

For more information about the Seydikemer group please message Joyce Smith

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

About badminton

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia.  The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.

In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.

Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by British military officers stationed there.  A net was added to the traditional English game of  battledore and shuttlecock.

Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a “ball.” This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name “Badminton.”

 

Jun
27
Thu
2019
8th Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival @ Various
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm

Now in its eighth year, the Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival returns to Fethiye, welcoming artists from all across Turkey to pay tribute to the late Benyamin Sönmez, one of the greatest musical talents in the contemporary world.

Who is  Benyamin Sönmez?

Young cellist Benyamin Sönmez, who was discovered and sponsored by legendary violinist Anne Sophie Mutter, was recognised as one of the greatest talents in the contemporary world. Born in Bremen in 1983, Benyamin started his training at the Ankara State Conservatory at the age of 14. Three years later he proved his musical genius by coming first in the National Cello Contest. He went on to win an award at the International Cello Festival and Competition in New Zealand, sponsored by M. Rostropovich.

Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival - an emotional tribute to a young man's musical genius
Benyamin Sönmez 1983 – 2011

Benyamin spent five years studying with world-renowned cellist, Natalia Gutman, in Germany and Russia. He was one of the few cellists who had the opportunity to work with this great master and, during these years, had the opportunity to meet other notable musicians, writers and artists.

During his training in Moscow, he played before M. Rostropovich, the greatest cellist of the twentieth century, and attended master classes of many renowned cellists such as David Geringas, Yo-Yo Ma and Anner Bylsma. During his career, Benyamin accumulated a vast repertory, ranging from the works of seventeenth century Marin Marasto Arvo Part, Penderecký, Giya Kancheli, Alfred Schnittke, Durilleus, Schonberg and twentieth century, Benjamin Britten. He was named as “one of the most creative cellists” by music authorities as a result of his unique performances. He was invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as Manchester Cello Festival, Adam Cello Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Ankara Music Festival and Tivoli Music Festival.

Highly appreciated wherever he played, Benyamin Sönmez was working on various projects with famous maestros such as Valery Gergiev, Sir Andre Previn, Kurt Masur and their orchestras, sponsored by Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. During his concerts, the cellist played with a Paolo Maggini cello made in 1610 and loaned to him by Maggini Stiftung.

The young cellist died on December 1, 2011, at the age of 28, after suffering a heart attack in Ankara. His body was transferred to Fethiye, where he was laid to rest

Benyamin may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on.

Jul
1
Mon
2019
Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

Did you know you can play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer?

The group is open to all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to member who have been playing for many years.

It’s a healthy and fun way to meet new people.

There are spare rackets available.

Nominal fees apply.

If you would like to join the group, they meet as follows:

Fethiye

The group meets every Tuesday from November to April/May from 10am to 12 noon. They meet in the old hall that is part of the Fethiye Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü by the Tuesday market.

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

For more information about the Fethiye group please message Sue Saunders

Seydikemer

In Seydikemer, the group meets all year round – every Friday from 01:30pm to 03:30pm.

They meet in the Seydikemer Sports Hall next door to Anadolo Lisesi school.

For more information about the Seydikemer group please message Joyce Smith

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

About badminton

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia.  The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.

In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.

Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by British military officers stationed there.  A net was added to the traditional English game of  battledore and shuttlecock.

Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a “ball.” This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name “Badminton.”

 

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Fethiye International Group (FIG) – coffee morning @ Meydan Restaurant, Fethiye
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fethiye International Group (FIG) - coffee morning @ Meydan Restaurant, Fethiye | Muğla | Turkey

Fethiye International Group

“Helping Children in our Local Community”

The FIG coffee morning will be held the first Thursday of every month at the Meydan Restaurant from 11am to 1pm.

Have a read of our article if you missed the previous new style coffee mornings.

FIG’s first new style coffee morning

 

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

Did you know you can play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer?

The group is open to all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to member who have been playing for many years.

It’s a healthy and fun way to meet new people.

There are spare rackets available.

Nominal fees apply.

If you would like to join the group, they meet as follows:

Fethiye

The group meets every Tuesday from November to April/May from 10am to 12 noon. They meet in the old hall that is part of the Fethiye Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü by the Tuesday market.

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

For more information about the Fethiye group please message Sue Saunders

Seydikemer

In Seydikemer, the group meets all year round – every Friday from 01:30pm to 03:30pm.

They meet in the Seydikemer Sports Hall next door to Anadolo Lisesi school.

For more information about the Seydikemer group please message Joyce Smith

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

About badminton

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia.  The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.

In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.

Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by British military officers stationed there.  A net was added to the traditional English game of  battledore and shuttlecock.

Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a “ball.” This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name “Badminton.”

 

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

Did you know you can play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer?

The group is open to all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to member who have been playing for many years.

It’s a healthy and fun way to meet new people.

There are spare rackets available.

Nominal fees apply.

If you would like to join the group, they meet as follows:

Fethiye

The group meets every Tuesday from November to April/May from 10am to 12 noon. They meet in the old hall that is part of the Fethiye Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü by the Tuesday market.

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

For more information about the Fethiye group please message Sue Saunders

Seydikemer

In Seydikemer, the group meets all year round – every Friday from 01:30pm to 03:30pm.

They meet in the Seydikemer Sports Hall next door to Anadolo Lisesi school.

For more information about the Seydikemer group please message Joyce Smith

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

About badminton

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia.  The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.

In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.

Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by British military officers stationed there.  A net was added to the traditional English game of  battledore and shuttlecock.

Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a “ball.” This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name “Badminton.”

 

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

Did you know you can play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer?

The group is open to all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to member who have been playing for many years.

It’s a healthy and fun way to meet new people.

There are spare rackets available.

Nominal fees apply.

If you would like to join the group, they meet as follows:

Fethiye

The group meets every Tuesday from November to April/May from 10am to 12 noon. They meet in the old hall that is part of the Fethiye Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü by the Tuesday market.

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

For more information about the Fethiye group please message Sue Saunders

Seydikemer

In Seydikemer, the group meets all year round – every Friday from 01:30pm to 03:30pm.

They meet in the Seydikemer Sports Hall next door to Anadolo Lisesi school.

For more information about the Seydikemer group please message Joyce Smith

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

About badminton

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia.  The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.

In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.

Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by British military officers stationed there.  A net was added to the traditional English game of  battledore and shuttlecock.

Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a “ball.” This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name “Badminton.”

 

Jul
29
Mon
2019
Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

Did you know you can play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer?

The group is open to all levels of experience, from those who have never played before to member who have been playing for many years.

It’s a healthy and fun way to meet new people.

There are spare rackets available.

Nominal fees apply.

If you would like to join the group, they meet as follows:

Fethiye

The group meets every Tuesday from November to April/May from 10am to 12 noon. They meet in the old hall that is part of the Fethiye Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü by the Tuesday market.

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

For more information about the Fethiye group please message Sue Saunders

Seydikemer

In Seydikemer, the group meets all year round – every Friday from 01:30pm to 03:30pm.

They meet in the Seydikemer Sports Hall next door to Anadolo Lisesi school.

For more information about the Seydikemer group please message Joyce Smith

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

 

Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer Play badminton in Fethiye and Seydikemer

About badminton

Badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia.  The ancient game known as battledore (bat or paddle) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago.

In the 1600s battledore and shuttlecock was an upper class pastime in England and many European countries. Battledore and shuttlecock was simply two people hitting a shuttlecock backwards and forwards with a simple bat as many times as they could without allowing it to hit the ground.

Modern badminton can be traced to mid-19th century British India. It was created by British military officers stationed there.  A net was added to the traditional English game of  battledore and shuttlecock.

Initially, woollen balls were preferred by the upper classes in windy or wet conditions, but ultimately shuttlecocks took over the role of a “ball.” This game was taken by retired officers who got back to England. It was introduced as a game for the guests of the Duke of Beaufort at his stately home ‘Badminton’ in Gloucestershire, England where it became popular. Hence, the origin of the name “Badminton.”