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Puhkin Club event 3 Nov

26th October 2015

Dear All

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Best wishes

Ute

 

AN EVENING IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN  GENOCIDE

Pushkin Club – 7.30 pm, Tuesday, 3rd November 2015

A century has passed since the horrific massacre of Armenians that took place during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, and it is right that we should commemorate its victims. Even today, there is not a single Armenian family that is untouched by the loss of loved ones who died as a result of the Genocide.   

The evening will be introduced by David Brummell, who will describe what happened in 1915 and put the appalling events in historical context, as well as explaining why it is still so important to remember the Genocide today and to commemorate and honour its victims.  

The evening will also celebrate the rich history and culture ofArmenia, the world’s first Christian country.

Nadia Giliova will play a piano piece by Aram Khatchaturian in the style of an Armenian folk-song                       

A selection of classical Armenian poems spanning more than 1000 years of history will then be read in English translation. One of these – Repose of the Soul – will be read in Armenian by our guest of honour, Gagik Stepan-Sarkissian.

 Poems from Osip Mandelstam‘s Armenia Cycle and works by Arseny Tarkovsky (‘Komitas’) and Boris Chichibabin (‘Second Psalm to Armenia’) will also be read – in English translation by Helen Szamuely and Ken Young, and in Russian by Alla Gelich.

 

The price is £7.00, or £5 for seniors, students etc. Tickets can be
reserved by telephone (020 7269 9770) or bought on-line through the
Pushkin House website –

www.pushkinhouse.org

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