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Charles Aznavour, Enduring French-Armenian Singer of Global Fame, Dies Aged 94

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we must announce the sad news of the passing of Charles Aznavour – legendary French-Armenian singer-songwriter and actor, National Hero of Armenia and commander of France’s prestigious Officier de la Legion d’honneur. He passed peacefully today at his home in Alpilles, southeastern France, at the […]

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church St. Gregory of Narek 23/02/2015 11:31 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on Saturday ahead of his departure […]

So how old is the Armenian Civilization, Doctor?

So how old is the Armenian Civilization, Doctor? On Saturday the 31st of January renowned historian Dr. Artak  Movsisyan gave a three-hour long presentation, in fact 2 for 1! The first one covered 5000 years of Armenian history and second one spread some light on Armenian pre-Christian writings, followed by projection of his documentary film […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

Photograph by Paul Salopek Eight-hundred-year-old laments: a church fresco in the proto-Armenian capital of Ani, Turkey.   What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide   by Paul Salopek   Ani, Turkey 40°30’41” N, 43°34’06” E   “It was a—how do you call it in English?—a genocide? Yes? It was a genocide,” says Murat […]

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre Professor emeritus Richard Hovannisian presented his latest book on Armenian Communities in Asia Minor in London on the 29th November 2014. The evening was organised by Hamazkayin London Chapter. I would vigorously recommend Armenians of any age, political or social background, who has not attended Prof. Richard […]

3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces

3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces November 27, 2014 Largest archaeological settlement of Tunceli province was discovered bearing Armenian writing on ancient stones The discovery of a large 3000 year old archaeological settlement in Eastern Turkey has been widely reported in Turkish media, last year. The news has reached international audiences through the English translations from sources such as the Worldbulletin. […]

Manchester Evening News: Art of making lavash put on Unesco World Intangible

Art of making lavash put on Unesco World Intangible  Heritage list http://panarmenian.net/m/eng/news/185232 FAMILY SO PROUD AS ARTIST’S PAINTING OF PARK FEATURES  ON NEW SIGNS Manchester Evening News, UK Nov 25 2014Marie Gumuchian’s picture of Peel Park has been used on new entrance signs – 53 years after she painted it She painted it in the winter […]

Aleppo’s oldest hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, falls into ruin on Syria’s front line

Aleppo’s oldest hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, falls into ruin on Syria’s front line The Baron Hotel has become another casualty of the ongoing troubles Owner Armen Mazloumin looks back fondly on a star-studded guest list Hotel was founded by Mazloumin’s grandfather in 1911  By John Hutchinson for MailOnline Published: […]

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora in Armenia

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora in Armenia   Mrs Janet Mardirosian (Khachatourian), Chairperson of the Armenian Relief Society of Great Britain met with the Minster of Diaspora, Mrs Hranoush Hakopyan, at the Ministry offices, during September 2014. A friendly discussion took place with regard to past and present activities of the British Armenians who have […]

A Choir Is Born In London

A Choir Is Born In London Celebration of 145th Anniversary of Great Komitas Review by Hasmik Harutunyan Free-lance reporter London https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.850840034949296.1073741832.654415061258462&type=1 St. Yeghiche Armenian Church in London vibrated with a memorable classical concert on the 18 October 2014. Tekeyan Trust of London organised an autumnal concert of Armenian music with participation of Komitas Choir under […]

British Armenian Community Celebrates Armenian Independence Day

British Armenian Community Celebrates  Armenian Independence Day

British Armenian Community Celebrates Armenian Independence Day The hugely successful 23rd anniversary event in London was a concert with the popular and talented Armenian singer  and composer, Alla Levonian By Hasmik Harutunyan, Freelence Journalist On Saturday 20th September the British Armenian Community celebrated the 23rd Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia with a Concert […]

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

A Long-Long Way Home… General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years The journey of the unique Manuscript of famous Armenian General Andranik is very similar to the journey of many Armenian survivors of the First Genocide of the XX century. Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian, a well-known member of the Armenian […]

OUTSTANDING CONCERT IN LONDON DEDICATED TO THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARAM KHACHATURIAN’S BIRTH

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Video explaining the “Forget-Me-Not” flower – symbol of the Armenian Genocide

A Saturday Evening of Armenian Music and Poetry

A Saturday Evening of Armenian Music and Poetry

A Saturday Evening of Armenian Music and Poetry On the 22nd of March 2014 at St. Yeghishe Armenian Church in London, the young Armenian composer and pianist Arpine Kalinina performed her Music dedicated to her artistic inspiration, great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents. Arpine is studying for her Master’s degree in Composition with Professor Gary Carpenter […]

President attended the “Haykyan» Award-Giving Ceremony established by the Youth Foundation of Armenia

President attended the “Haykyan» Award-Giving Ceremony established by the Youth Foundation of Armenia   21.02.2014   Today, at the Yerevan State Chamber Theatre, President Serzh Sargsyan attended the “Haykyan” award-giving ceremony established by the Youth Foundation of Armenia. The organizers assure that this annual award-giving ceremony intends to foster the activity of the student self-governing […]

Montserrat Caballé releases the album “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity”

Montserrat Caballé releases the album “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity” 12:30 13.12.2013 On 12 December Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan partook in Paris at the presentation of Montserrat Caballé’s “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity” album, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported. In his speech […]

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria Robert Fisk Sunday 1 December 2013 And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated     Just over 30 years ago, I dug the bones and skulls of Armenian genocide victims out of a […]

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh   by Naharnet Newsdesk 26 Nov 2013   Standing next to a newly refurbished bell tower, priest Aristakes Aivazyan says it needed divine intervention to save Armenia’s medieval Haghartsin monastery. But it also took a lot of money from a very unlikely benefactor — the Muslim ruler […]

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