Wednesday, December 20, 2006

2006 Ciragan Kempinski Xmas Ball

Wednesday 20 December, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hosted a Christmas Ball in cooperation with the Domestic Employment Services of Turkey (DEST) within the Grand Ballroom. The event featured an exhibition of NPP paintings, Turkish singers, Tenor Berk Ozbek and Soprano Aysen Zulfikar, a Latin dance workshop by Milton Lopez and music from live bands. The evening was spearheaded by Lori Blin, wife of Ciragan Palace General Manager, Mr. Henry Blin.

NPP's own Demet hosted the evening introducing the various speakers and entertainment assisted by Ned as and when English translation was required. The event was for the benefit of Bizim Losemili Cocuklar Vakfi (Our-Children Lukaemia Foundation) and among the speakers was Mr. Gunduz Gedikoglu, President of BLCV. NPP sold 3 paintings, 2 at auction, raising 30% of sales generated for the Lukaemia Founation.

In the following days there was press coverage in newpapers and magazines such as Sabah, Hurriyet, Milliyet, Hello and Samdan with Alem to come. Below you can see Adam Street Ataturk Smiles and Gol? Yeah! being auctioned plus articles reporting of who attended the event.......



Above, the Ataturk portrait fetching 10,000TL at auction




Later, toward the end of 2007 NPP were denied an exhibition at this same hotel because I, Ned Pamphilon, do not carry a Turkish passport; I am not Turkish; I am a yabanci; foreigner. This was among the major reasons for my decision to leave Turkey.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

2006 The Marmara Pera Garaj


17 April - 17 May 2006
NPP The Marmara Pera Garaj

Sunday, April 23, 2006

2006 TED ─░stanbul Koleji



Children's Day 23 April 2006
YURTTA SULH CIHANDA SULH
PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD
Ned @ TED

Sunday, April 09, 2006

2006 Police Anniversary

Commemorating the 161st anniversary of the foundation of the Istanbul Police Department.

At the time of writing, 07 May 2007, NPP still have no confirmation where this donated portrait is or who has it. We know it was reported because of such articles as this one:
http://www.yenisafak.com.tr/arsiv/2006/NISAN/10/a02.html

GELECEGE GULUMSEMEK
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH A SMILE


NPP were asked to contribute toward the 161st anniversary of the foundation of the Istanbul Police Department by presenting of a portrait of Ataturk to the Istanbul Police HQ. Ned Pamphilon accordingly presented the painting on 09 April 2006 in the presence of Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas, Istanbul Governor Muammer Guler and Istanbul Police Chief Celalettin Cerrah at Taksim Square, Istanbul...



Gelecege Gulumsemek gives reference to a progressive, optimistic, peaceful and tolerant future for us all - let’s look to the future with smile!

Ataturk stated his desire for the national police force to be disciplined, law abiding and caring. These are qualities all police organisations throughout the world must relate to. These are qualities we can all relate to whether public or private citizens.

These are qualities NPP are happy to promote and any gesture intended to consolidate this message is regarded as a positive and constructive step. NPP donated this painting as a positive message for the Turkish Police Department while at the same time highlighting the international peaceful vision of Ataturk.

As Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stated at the establishment of the Police College in 1934:

POLIS BIR ASKER KADAR DISIPLINLI, BIR HUKUKCU KADAR HUKUK ADAMI, BIR ANNE KADAR SEFKATLI OLMALIDIR.

A POLICEMAN MUST BE AS DISCIPLINED AS A SOLDIER, LAW ABIDING AS A JUDGE AND AS CARING AS A MOTHER.

This conforms to Ataturk’s standard bearing quote:
YURTTA SULH, CIHANDA SULH
PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD


Demet and Ned meeting Istanbul Police Chief Celalettin Cerrah

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

2006 TUGIAD

07 March 2006 NPP opened the exhibiton
YURTTA SULH CIHANDA SULH - PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD
at TUGIAD - The Young Turkish Businessman's Association

NPP at TUGIAD

Saturday, January 28, 2006

2006 Adam Street London

NPP took a taste of Turkey to London under the title of:
PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD

9 Adam Street Members Club
The Strand
London WC1
28 Jan – 11 Feb 2006

As well as paintings, the taste included Cikolati Lokum from The Marmara Pera hotel and Kurukahveci Mehmet Effendi Turkish coffee. SETUR arranged the flights to and from London.

Go to NPP @ ADAM STREET