1000 year old poem The big hall of the
science library of the National Science Academy
of Belarus hosted celebrations of the 1,000 anniversary
of Grigor Narekatsis Book of Mourning
reported Yerkir online on November 22.
Armenian Ambassador, Suren Harutyunian introduced
Book of Mourning, citing its value
in Armenian culture and literature. Poems were
read and the Belarus Academic Orchestra gave a
Flower Fest An international flower festival
and competition is to be held in the Karen Demirtchyan
Sport and Concert Complex December 6 on the occasion
of the 10th anniversary of the Brabion floral
company. Representatives of Armenia, Turkey, Israel,
Russia, Chechnya and the United States are to
take part in the festival.
The company's director Ashot Chobanyan says that
the competition consists of 8 nominations. Each
competitor will have to present two compositions:
a wedding bouquet and an original bunch. The top
three florists will receive bouquets
made of precious stones.
Re-opening Gallery Reconstruction of the National
Picture Gallery of Armenia is underway and Faraon
Mirzoyan, the director, told ArmInfo November
25 that the work is almost complete.The humidity
and temperature systems have already been restored
and now workers are reconstructing pavilions.
The gallery was one beneficiary of the Lincy Foundations
$17.5 million restoration program for halls of
British Films The British Council has begun
its third festival of British films at the Nairi
Cinema in Yerevan. During the festival (November
25-December 02), moviegoers can see "To Rescue
Grace ", " All or Anything ", "
I Without You ", " Young Adam",
"Bend It Like Beckham", "Sisters
Magdalen" and " Bloody Sunday ".
Lucky Tour The Yerevan Theater of Pantomine
completed a week-long tour in Beirut last Friday.
New Album Young singer Arsen Grigoryans
CD album Open your eyes is on sale
in Armenia, as reported www.abide.am
. In the USA it appeared a month earlier. The
album is produced by SAAZ production in USA but
the songs were recorded in Armenia in Ardini studio
and Yerevan State Song Theatre. It includes 12
songs, most of which are songs of the singers
own composition. A music video shot in the US
of Hov Gisher, Zov Gisher is expected
to premier on Armenian National Television soon.