Friday, 6 March 2015

Armenian News...Lead up to the Centennial events...This version of UK dates gives more details on the 10 March event, and two recently notified regional events on the 24th. There follows details of a US-based website that gives a list of international events.

10 March - London , SOAS, (AGCCC)
Exhibition & reception 
 6:30 - 7:00 Tour of the pictures with society members describing the significance  of each picture to the public/ guests
7:00 - 7:40 Statements and speeches
Raphael Gregorian - Introduction to the event. 
AGCCC will speak about efforts in London and other cities and purpose of  such events
Baris - Kurdish society link explaining the Kurdish outlook and putting the  genocide in the context of modern Turkey's political development
Vahe Boghosian - Putting the genocide in global context of justice/morality  against the backdrop of continued crimes against humanity
Geoffrey Robertson QC - Work in the court and writing the book
Raphael - Closing remarks and promoting other events in our genocide  awareness month.
7:40-8:00 Opportunity to further look at pictures, talk to the QC and purchase 
his latest book, An Inconvenient Genocide

11 March - London, SOAS
The Circle of Life, jointly danced by Armenian, Kurdish, Assyrian, Greek  and Turkish dancers in memory of victims of all genocides

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
( 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

21 April - London, SOAS
Lecture by Prof Willian Schabas

21- 24 April - London, 10 Downing Street (AGCCC)
100 hour Vigil starting from 6 AM on Tuesday to 10 AM on Friday

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 

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.

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

Dear Friends,
We are pleased to announce, the website that is a  global directory of events marking the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
To those who have already sent information about events - thank you. We are updating content daily. To those who have not yet submitted information - your active submissions will do so much to help  boost awareness of the variety of publications, conferences and other events and activities related to the centennial of the Armenian genocide, thus augmenting their impact., launched by the University of Southern California Institute of Armenian Studies, aims to be a centralized space with comprehensive information about the various ways the centenary of the Genocide is being commemorated. The availability of information and its accuracy, however, depends on organizers around the globe who are ready to share their programs and plans.
The site is in three languages: English, Armenian and Turkish. The purpose is to reach a broad range of scholars, students and anyone wanting more information about the Genocide itself, or trying still to understand its causes and consequences, and the ways in which it is remembered, studied and discussed. This is a work-in-progress and will continue to grow as new events are added.
We look forward to hearing from you.   Please share information about this site with your friends  and colleagues.
Salpi Ghazarian
Institute of Armenian Studies

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