Two writers in two countries,

Two writers in two countries, both passionate lovers of historical and detective novels, Alexandra Schwarzbrod and Ahmet Ümit will be sharing their tastes in, analyses of and views on the detective novel at the French Culture Center on November 3rd.

Yapı Kredi Culture Center is opening its three halls to an exhibition entitled ‘PastPresentFuture - A Selection from the UniCredit Group Collection’, coming to Istanbul after Vienna and Verona. The exhibition can be visited between November 5th and December 31st.

Going to Trabzon to get to know the Black Sea and its people may be a good idea. Even better is to make that visit during ‘International Black Sea Days’, October 31 - November 2. Organized jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the ‘Commission on Protecting the Black Sea from Pollution’, formed under the 1992 Bucharest Agreement signed by Bulgaria, Georgia, Rumania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, the event includes panel discussions on the environment, the ‘Black Sea Days Awards’, a promotion of the ‘Black Sea Training Set’ and underwater photography exhibitions.

Antique auctioneers Antik A.Ş.’s much anticipated autumn auction is taking place at the Swissotel on Sunday, November 7th. Mübin Orhon and Erol Akyavaş are tipped to be favorites at the ‘Contemporary Art Works Auction’, which will bring many works of contemporary Turkish art together with collectors.

One of the 20th century’s greatest pianists, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and his son Vovka Ashkenazy will perform at İş Sanat on November 9th. The duo, which is giving the first concert in the season’s ‘Virtuoso’ series, promise a tour through the magical world of the piano repertoire.

An artist who examines the diverse aspects of familiar things and the potential of images to be ‘vehicles for taking man outside the world’ by evoking and quoting different traditions and cliches, Mustafa Hulusi is at Galerist with his latest work through November 12th.

Arte Istanbul Art Gallery is hosting a show entitled ‘Birikimler - Çatalhöyük Rüzgârı’ (Accretions - Wind of Çatalhöyük) by ceramicist Erdinç Bakla. The exhibition, through November 13th, consists of works inspired by figures brought to light in the Çatalhöyük excavations.

The poetry of Orhan Veli can be heard at İş Sanat on November 22nd. Veteran stage actor Müşfik Kenter will be reading Orhan Veli’s poems in a program entitled ‘A day will come, I’ll up and go’. Accompanying him in this evening of poetry and music is Serdar Yalçın, who has set some of the poet’s verses to music.

The Istanbul French Culture Center is hosting an exhibition entitled, ‘Istanbul Through the Eyes of the Photojournalists’, starting from November 25th.

The films of Austrian director Michael Haneke are being reinterpreted as photographic frames. The event, entitled ‘The Photographs in the Film’, will take place at Akbank Sanat on November 26th as part of İFSAK’s 22nd Istanbul Photography Days. Starting time is 7 p.m.

Jehan Barbur, who has breathed life into the soundtracks of many films and TV series with her voice and lyrics, will perform songs from her latest album, ‘Uyan’ (Wake Up), in a concert at Nardis Jazz on November 30. Accompanying the artist will be Evrim Tüzün, Berkant Çelen, Murat Çopur and Onur Başkurt.