For children from AGBU Plovdiv Chapter Saturday schoolStart: Feb 05 10:00 am End: Feb 05 4:00 pm Venue: Byala cherkva, Rodopi mountain Address:
Troupes from Lyon, France, join Tamzara from Sydney and others from Melbourne for an evening of Armenian dance.Start: Feb 11 5:00 pm End: Feb 11 5:00 pm Venue: Concourse Hall - Chatswood Address:
AGBU Exhibitions is pleased to start 2018 with “Carnet de Voyage”, a solo show of works by Marina “ANIRAMSKY” Fedorovsky (Paris, France). Carnet de Voyage, or travel notebook in French, represents the sketches, drawings, watercolors and photographs recorded over the course of Marina’s stay in Armenia since September, 2017. Whether extracts from her pocket-sized journal, or snapshots of the urban landscape taken with an analogue camera, her style is exploratory, playful, and contains elements of fantasy.
A deeply personal medium, Carnet de Voyage records moments lived (more impression than chronicle), and feelings captured at a cafe or from ANIRAMSKY’s apartment window. Her works are characterized by spontaneous “nonsense” phrases accompanied by familiar vignettes: backgammon players, the park bench, the courtyard at the Mirzoyan Library, or the interior of Artbridge Cafe. The typical Yerevan skyline, with its stacked housing units and connecting power lines, is as much a protagonist in ANIRAMSKY’s illustrations as her fictitious characters. The Lute player (or is it an Oud?) and one of her favorites, “Le Roi” (the king), are recurring motifs that suggest folklore and childlike wonder, confounding the narrative line between memento and fantasy. Above all, the works of Carnet de Voyage reflect an interior voyage as much as they do a territorial exploration.
Marina Fedorovsky came to Armenia through the Armenian Volunteer Corps.
Carnet de Voyage is part of AGBU’s cultural series dedicated to L’Année Francophone in Armenia, 2018.Start: Feb 16 End: Mar 12 Venue: AGBU Armenia Address:
Start: Feb 16 8:30 pm End: Feb 16 10:00 pm Venue: St. Leon Armenian Church Address:
Start: Feb 22 6:30 pm End: Feb 22 8:30 pm Venue: AGBU Central Office Address:
With the leading Plovdiv Neptune club and a professional instructorStart: Feb 26 10:00 am End: Feb 26 1:00 pm Venue: Base of Neptune Diving Club Address:
February 2018 marks thirty years since the people of Nagorno-Karabakh appealed to the Soviet authorities to exercise their right to unification with Armenia. This movement was triggered by the political uncertainty of the crumbling Soviet Union, which Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh were all part of. In 1988 and in the following years, peaceful Armenian initiatives were met with violent repression by Azerbaijani authorities. By 1992, the dispute had escalated into an all-out war.
Thirty years later, what has been done to deescalate and resolve this conflict? AGBU Europe and European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) are pleased to invite you to an event hosted by Frank Engel MEP.
Join us on February 28 in the European Parliament (Room JAN 6Q2) from 13h00 to 15h00, where, building on the European Parliament’s institutional memory of the conflict and on the resolutions it adopted between 1988 and 1994, two panels of parliamentarians, diplomats and international experts will critically assess the EU’s current policies on the conflict and discuss some suggestions on how to rebuild confidence and promote peace-building actions among the peoples of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh.
The event is intended to encourage the European institutions to become more pro-active in their contribution towards conflict resolution and human rights in the region.
To attend the conference, please register HERE.European Parliament (Room JAN 6Q2) Address:
The Armenian General Benevolent Union cordially invites you to the screening of “MURAT” documentary with special guests Marine Kocharyan and Sona Kocharyan, the authors of the film, in attendance.
After their first successful movie the authors of “How to Cross (From Jiliz to Jiliz) present their new documentary.Start: Feb 28 7:00 pm End: Feb 28 10:00 pm Venue: AGBU Armenia Address:
30 years ago, this month, Armenians emboldened by the openness promoted by Gorbachev gave voice to their aspirations. They filled the streets of Yerevan and Stepanakert and captured the attention of Moscow, Washington, and Soviet pundits around the world.
What started with ecological concerns and a unification movement morphed to a reform and democratization movement, disobedience, and, finally, an independence movement. The main motto of the movement was “Mi-a-tsum!” (Unification), aimed at merging Armenia proper with the Armenian-populated enclave of Mountainous Karabagh/Artsakh.
Hayk Demoyan will explore the transformative power of the Karabagh Movement as it gave shape to a new national agenda and identity and how it further morphed when the fledgling republic confronted unforeseen challenges and obstacles to unification, democratization and state-building strategies.
Join us and meet scholar and author Hayk Demoyan. He is director of Yerevan’s Armenian Genocide Museum Institute, editor of the International Journal of Armenian Genocide Studies and a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
This event is jointly sponsored by
AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party- Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America- Greater NY, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan- Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan- Sahaganoush Otyag, NAASR- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church and Tekeyan Cultural Association- Greater NY Chapter
The event is free. A reception will follow the discussion.Start: Feb 28 7:45 pm End: Feb 28 10:00 pm Venue: St Leon's Armenian Church Address: