THURSDAY, JULY 1 2010 SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM

7 PM "Legendary Istanbul - From Byzantion to Istanbul: 8000 Years of A Capital" Exhibition
Private View

FRIDAY, JULY 2 2010 VAKKO FASHION CENTER & THE SEED

10:30 AM Festival Opening and Welcome Speeches

11:00 AM MICHAEL NYMAN

Special Piano Recital, Dedicated to TURKEY and VAKKO

1 PM Opening Ceremony & Turkish Innovative Cultural Performances

3 PM Sir VS Naipaul reads from A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling

3:30 PM FRANCA SOZZANI & SIR VS NAIPAUL Q&A

4 PM ROBERT SHRIMSLEY, JEFFERSON HACK, TONY CHAMBERS & TONY ELLIOT Moderated by DEFNE SARISOY
FINANCIAL TIMES Presents:
The Future of Digital Media: ft.com

SATURDAY, JULY 3 2010 ISTANBUL MODERN MUSEUM

10:30 AM LEVENT ÇALIKOĞLU
Welcome Speech

11:00 AM HANIF KUREISHI, LADY NADIRA NAIPAUL & ELİF ŞAFAK talk about how their childhood shaped their literary journeys as writers of Muslim origin, Moderated by TARIK GÜNEYSEN

12:00 MICHAEL NYMAN discusses his film and photographic work with HALUK AKAKÇE

2 PM KIM JONES
Portfolio Workshop with Turkish Emerging Designers Presented by VOGUE

4 PM DAPHNE GUINESS & PHILIP TREACY with HALUK AKAKÇE on Hat Design

5 PM LEYLA UMAR & GORE VIDAL
A Conversation

SUNDAY, JULY 4 2010 PERA MUSEUM

11:00 AM BOTERO EXHIBITION
Private View

1 PM ÖZALP BİROL
On the History of Pera Museum and old Istanbul photographs from the Suna İnan Kıraç Foundation Photography Archive

2 PM STEPHEN FREARS & VECDİ SAYAR
On the wonders of Arthouse and Independent Film

3 PM TANER CEYLAN
On what Contemporary Turkish Culture means to him

4 PM  My Beautiful Laundrette - Film Screening Presented by STEPHEN FREARS & HANIF KUREISHI hosted by MUAMMER BRAV