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Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons   On the evening of Monday 23rd March 2015, Mr Stephen Pound (Labour), the Member of Parliament for Ealing North, secured a Debate in the House of Commons on the Armenian Genocide. During the course of the Debate, Mr Pound provided […]

Hayasdan All-Armenia Fund Annual Charity Concert for New Kindergarten in Sassounik

Hayasdan All-Armenia Fund Annual Charity Concert for New Kindergarten in Sassounik The Annual Charity concert of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Affiliate in the UK has become a tradition, when young Armenian artists sparkle with their bright talents in St. John’s Concert Hall in Smith Square, London. Individuals and organisations that persist in bringing young talented […]

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East The Prince of Wales visited Armenian Church in London today Charles addressed issues facing Christians in the Middle East  He said Christianity is being ‘grotesquely and barbarously assaulted’ By Sara Malm for MailOnline Published: 16:45, 19 […]

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 […]

Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in Aid of Syrian Armenian Refugees

Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in Aid of Syrian Armenian Refugees Syrian Armenian Relief Fund By Hasmik Harutunyan Free-lance reporter On the 26th of September 2014 the Syrian Armenian Emergency Relief Fund under the auspices of Armenian Community Council organised a Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in order to raise money for Armenians […]

Independence Day celebration Photos 20 Sept 2014

Independence Day celebration Photos 20 Sept 2014

Independence Day celebration Photos 20 Sept 2014

Syrian Armenian Emergency Relief Fund Committee: Successful Walk-A-Thon raises over £4000

Sad passing of Ani Avakian

The dearly beloved Ani Avakian, born in Cyprus in 1951 and the daughter of the late Apkar and Arshalouis Baghdjian, sadly passed away in London on 5th June 2014. Her spirit lives on through her husband, Abraham Avakian, and her children Ara and Maral. Service will be held at St Sarkis Church of Inverna Gardens, […]

Commemorative Evening of the Armenian Genocide in St. Yegishe Armenian Church in London, 2014

Commemorative Evening of the Armenian Genocide in St. Yegishe Armenian Church in London, 2014

WE CANNOT, WE WILL NOT FORGET THE 24TH OF APRIL 1915 Commemorative Evening of the Armenian Genocide in St. Yegishe Armenian Church in London 24th of April… A day that unites Armenians across the world regardless of political, social or cultural background, to remember 1.5million innocent lives lost in the first Genocide of the XX […]

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan   London’s Armenians observed the 26th anniversary of the Sumgait massacre on Sunday, February 23rd. Simultaneously, we remembered the brutal murder of Gurgen Margaryan – an Armenian General who, while attending a NATO language course in Hungary in 2004, was decapitated in his sleep by ‘fellow classmate’ Ramil […]

Mr Stephen Pound MP secures Nagorno-Karabakh Adjournment Debate

Mr Stephen Pound MP secures   Nagorno-Karabakh Adjournment Debate    Following the Armenian National Committee of the UK’s request, Mr Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North, secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 11th of February.   The Debate, entitled “Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan”, allowed Mr Pound to raise his concerns over […]

Lord Darzi becomes foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine

Lord Darzi becomes foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine

Lord Darzi becomes foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine by Sam Wong 21 October 2013   Professor Lord Ara Darzi has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the US National Academy of Sciences.Membership of the IOM is one of the highest honours in the field of health and […]

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBER, VIKEN HALADJIAN, RECEIVES GOLD MEDAL

COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBER, VIKEN HALADJIAN, RECEIVES GOLD MEDAL   This year’s celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by the Republic of Armenia became also the happy occasion to celebrate the award of a Gold Medal of the Armenian Ministry for the Diaspora to a member of the Armenian Community Council, Mr. […]

Community Council Presents Gift to Her Majesty the Queen

Community Council Presents Gift to Her Majesty the Queen

COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESENTS GIFT TO THE QUEEN   On the occasion of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee (2012) of the accession to the Throne of Her Majesty the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee (June 2013) of Her Majesty’s Coronation, on behalf of the British Armenian Community the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom […]

Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee

Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee

Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee The Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee was formed in May 2012, in the presence of civic dignitaries and representatives of over 25 community-based organisations, in line with other Armenian Diaspora communities world-wide. Its mission is summarised as follows: The committee is represented by 15 members from all major organisations in […]

St Yeghiche Parish

His Grace Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate, attended a regular meeting of the Armenian Community and Church Council (ACCC) on Thursday, 2 May 2013, to discuss the procedure of the establishment of a Parish at St Yeghiche Church. During the meeting it was agreed that public forums be scheduled to discuss the transitional procedure and the […]

The UK Government’s Position on the Armenian Genocide

Presented at the Commemoration of the Church of Wales’ Recognition of the Armenian Genocide Temple of Peace, Cardiff 22 April 2013 This presentation will cover key elements of the British Government’s policy on the Armenian Genocide, the destruction of up to 1.5 million people between 1915 and 1923, from the perspective of an Armenian born […]

UK Armenians Commemorate the Armenian Genocide

UK Armenians Commemorate the Armenian Genocide

London – Around 1500 people silently marched to The Cenotaph memorial on Saturday 20 April 2013 in an annual remembrance of one and a half million fellow Armenians slaughtered by Ottoman Turks during Armenian Genocide of 1915. An incessant stream of people passed through prominent streets of London carrying hundreds of placards, laying wreaths at […]

For the First Time an Armenian Pavilion at the London Book Fair.

The London Book Fair is opening its doors on 15 April, 2013 in Earl’s Court, London. The Pavilion will provide a valuable platform, which has never been made available in this format before for the exhibitors and visitors from around the world, allowing them to network with global publishing communities. The Armenian Community and Church […]

Salon Mashup – Armenian Perspectives of Loss and Resettlement

http://www.armenianinstitute.org.uk/ Shoreditch Town Hall Thursday 31st Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2013 I attended the opening night of Salon Mashup, a three-day event of performance and visual arts that explores Armenian culture and history with especial reference to the experiences of displacement and resettlement. I was attracted to the event as it explores notions that […]

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