90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Wales-Armenian Solidarity-press release (in co-operation with CRAG)
Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide (90th anniversary) from April 14th 2005 till 21st April at the Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff.
We are proud to sponsor an exhibition by the Cypriot-Armenian artist Nanor Tashdjian as part of our commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.
The exhibition, entitled "The Battle Field" is partly a reflection by Nanor on her background. She was born during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and in her work she identifies strongly with her gran-grand parents, orphaned during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-23.
The exhibition will be held in the foyer of the entrance to the Temple of Peace, College Road, Cathays Park, Cardiff from 14-04-05 until 21st April from 9.00 a.m. till 5.00p.m.(not the weekend)
The exhibition will culminate in a Commemorative meeting at The Temple of Peace (upstairs Council Committee room) at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 20 April Taking part will Caerphilly Labour Councillor and Human Rights campaigner Ray Davies, and the well-known poet Mike Jenkins of Merthyr. He will read his poem "Komitas" on the composer who suffered terribly during the round-up and massacre of Armenian intellectuals at the beginning of the Genocide. As Cardiff is the first city in the UK to recognise the Genocide, we are planning to commission a mural in the city to depict this tragic and ignored Holocaust.