Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Armenian New about new venues for commemorations and all publicised events today!...

All new entries are in italics.

15 March – 2pm - London, Hayashen
An Englishman’s Journey in Armenia and Artsakh”
Illustrated talk by Photographer Russell Pollard
an independent photojournalist based in the UK responsible for the  website www.Artsakh.Org.UK that concentrates on issues to do with Artsakh,  Armenia, Armenians and the Genocide.

15 March  – 3.30pm- London, Hayashen
In The Shadow of the Sultan - by R. P. Sevadjian
a novel set during the summer of 1896 in the Ottoman Empire of Abdul Hamid II.
Book signing and refreshments
Hardback £18 Paperback £10 - All proceeds on the day will be donated to CAIA

23 March - London, UCL (AGCCC)
Exhibition & reception 

29 March - University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College
'Genocide Denial and Consequences: 100 years after the Armenian Holocaust' conference
with Vicken Cheterian as one of the two keynote speakers 

10 April - London, Wembley Arena
'Wake up the Souls' world tour of System of a Down dedicated to the Armenian  Genocide
(http://www.systemofadown.com for video)

13 April - London, Purcell Room (RP Musical Management)
Annual Spring Remembrance Concert with Khachaturian Trio & guests
with program  including Komitas,Mirzoyan,  Dohnányi, Khachaturian, Rachmaninov, Babadjanian
Sponsored by AGBU London

18 April - London (AGCCC)
Prayers and laying of wreaths at Cenotaph
Centenary petition handed to 10 Downing Street
Procession to St Paul's Cathedral with banners and distribution of leaflets
Anglican church leaders to address procession from steps of the cathedral
Procession moves to Southwark Cathedral for afternoon service with
welcome by the Dean and keynote speech by Dr Charles Tannock MEP
Readers will be prominent persons including Vanessa Redgrave  & Glenda Jackson, singing by Hasmig Papian 

20 April - Cheltenham GL50 4AZ, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close  Campus
Lecture on An Inconvenient Genocide: 100 Years of Holocaust Denial
by James Derounian, Principal Lecturer

21 April - London, SOAS
Lecture by Prof Willian Schabas

2124 April - London, 10 Downing Street (AGCCC)
100 hour Vigil starting from 6 AM on Tuesday to 10 AM on Friday 

21April - Worldwide reading
see details after list, requires a UK organiser.

23-24 April - London, Ealing (AGCCC) 
Vigil at Armenian Genocide memorial apricot tree 

24 April - London, St James, Piccadilly, London (AGCCC) 
Centenary Memorial Concert with Sinfonietta Orchestra performing works by 
Khachaturian, Chobanian, Hovhaness, Harutunyan, Komitas & Mirzoyan
Johan Michael Katz conductor, Ani Batikian Solo violin

24 April - Cardiff (Mission Parish)
Prayers and laying of flowers at the Temple of Peace khatchkar
Book launch of Canon Patricks's new book on the genocide at the 
National Assembly of Wales with participation of distinguished speakers

24 April - Ireland (Dublin Mission Parish)
Photographic exhibition at Dunlaoghaire followed at dusk
by the release of 100 lanterns into the sky

24 April - Leek, Trinity Church, Derby Street
Out of Darkness into Light multi media evening event to mark the centenary of  the Armenian  Genocide and to remember other genocides, including testimony  of righteous persons, with Tigran Aleksanyan playing the duduk

25 April - Manchester, Holy Trinity Church
Commemoration event at 5pm

25 April - Oxted, Surrey (AGCCC)
Repeat of St James memorial concert in United Reform Church 

25 April - London, Twyford High School
K.Tahta Sunday School Genocide Centenary event, including a play about the life  of Kevork Tahta, performed by parents and teachers of the school

26 April - Dublin (Mission Parish) 
Remembrance service at Tanney Church 

26 April - Bradford Cathedral
Worship and Prayer Vigil for persecuted Christians in the Middle East  and commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

2 May - South Woodford (AGCCC) 
Memorial Service at St Mary's Church with Armenian choir 

3 May - London, Royal Festival Hall (ROA Embassy)
Concert marking the 'horrific events in Armenia that took place during the First  World War'
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinyavsky, Sergey Khachatrian  (violin),  Anush Hovahannisyan (soprano) and the Philharmonia Choir 
in a program with Mozart Requiem extracts, Gorcecki, Komitas, Yekmalian  Armenian Mass extracts, Khachaturian Violin Concerto and extracts from  Spartacus 

May - St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Cardiff Mission Parish)
Unveiling of Genocide Memorial stone tablet in the presence of Archbishops, Bishops and dignitaries from both churches in appreciation of the  Church of Wales  recognition and their ongoing annual prayers 
Specific date in May to confirmed.

8 June - London, SOAS (AGCCC)
Lecture by Robert Fisk of The Independent 

12 July - London, Wigmore Hall (Armenian Institute with Alexander Chaushian)
In Memoriam Concert with international musicians including Levon Chilingirian,  Sergey & Lousine  Khachatryan, Kim Kashkashian,Alexander Chaushian,  Steven Isserlis, Vahan Mardisrossian, Ashley Wass and Sergel Babayan. 

7 November - London, St John’s Smith Square, London
 Centenary Commemoration Concert by AGBU London Chamber Orchestra,  featuring Armenian  soloists from various countries.

18- 19 December - London, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music
Performances of Davit Bek opera by London Armenian Opera. 

A Worldwide reading day for the Armenian Genocide Centennial
in Berlin as part of the prestigious international Literature Festival
organise by  Ararat and Nor Kyanq magazines
on 21 April 2015. 
Armenian Communities in many European countries are participating,  

Orhan Pamuk, Mario Vargas Llosa, Herta Muller, John Coetzee etc 
have signed up for this initiative that includes Nobel Prize laureates.

You can find some useful information here - http://www.worldwide-reading.com/.
Some literary texts will be presented by Armenian authors killed during 
the Genocide (Daniel Varuzhan, Siamanto, Ruben Sevak) or wrote 
about the Genocide (Yeghishe Charents, William Saroyan, Paruyr Sevak).

Click for further information;
The organizers also proposed “The Book of Whispers” by Romanian-
Armenian author Varujan Vosganian, published in 2009, which has 
been translated into numerous languages. Since 2013, it has been 
nominated for three times for the Literature Nobel Prize by the 
Writers’ Union of Armenia (in 2013 and 2014, it was nominated by 
the Writers’ Unions of Romania and Israel, too).
You can find the translated versions (chapters 7 and 8) here
It would be a great pleasure to have a possibility to organize similar 
readings of this book in your cities which will be followed with the 
discussions about the Armenian Genocide.

We would be grateful if you spread this information in your newspapers 
and magazines and let us know whether it is possible to organize such 
an event in your city.

Press office of the Union of Armenians in Romania
Chief Editor, Mihai Stepan-Cazazian
Ararat and Nor Kyanq magazines"

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