Reading Cultural Council seeking grant applications
Funding proposals are being accepted for community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs in Reading. The Reading Cultural Council has set an Oct. 17 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the Reading community.
Tigran Hamasyan, the pianist giving jazz an Armenian twist
He's the hottest pianist in jazz and he likes to mix things up, whether it's bebop, thrash metal or dubstep. But his heart is in the folk music of his native land
Herbie Hancock declared:
"Tigran, you are my teacher now!"
Tigran Hamasyan: 'I get into different types of music and really immerse myself in each one.'
Somewhere, there's home-movie footage of a three-year-old Tigran Hamasyan at his childhood home in rural Armenia. He is listening to Black Sabbath's Paranoid and freaking out on a toy guitar. "That was my childhood ambition," he laughs. "Still, to this day, if I could become a killer guitar player in a couple of years, I'd quit playing the piano and start learning now.
3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces
Largest archaeological settlement of Tunceli province was discovered bearing Armenian writing on ancient stones.
Aurora Prize Ceremony
The inaugural Aurora Prize Ceremony
Tigran Hamasyan wins ECHO Jazz 2016 Awards
Tigran Hamasyan has been named winners of ECHO Jazz 2016 Awards
The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries – Book Review
Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Best Actor Nomination for 2016 Oscars
The long-coveted event is on its way! The 14th British Film Festival featuring the best and brightest pieces of the British cinematography
Natalie Cole's unforgettable life celebrated at star-studded Los Angeles memorial with
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and more
One of the greatest voices of all time was celebrated by music's biggest stars on Monday in Los Angeles.
Montegrappa’s New Pens Highlight the History of Armenia
December 18, 2015
Crafted in collaboration with a group of Armenian artists, entrepreneurs, and clergy members, the new Montegrappa Erebouni series of writing instruments pays tribute to Armenia, the storied nation straddling Europe and Asia between the Black and Caspian seas. Carrying the ancient name of Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, the collection comprises three versions: the top-shelf Hokevor, the limited-edition Haverj, and the standard-edition Kragan.
ENCATC Cultural Policy and Cultural Management Research Award
AWARD CEREMONY 2015On the evening of 25 November in Brussels, Alessia Usai from Italy and Annika Hampel from Germany were announced as the winners of the 2015 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Management. ENCATC, the European network on cultural policy and management, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management:
Concert in Vienna, dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide
The Concert “With you, Armenia” dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide took place in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, November 7. The concert concluded the series of oversees cultural events took place recently in various major cities worldwide.
Hundreds of children attend Earth Charter summit
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
More than 400 primary school children came together for a special summit to learn about making the planet a better place to live.
Some of the hundreds of primary school children who attended Avonbourne and Harewood college
Some of the hundreds of primary school children who attended Avonbourne and Harewood college’s Earth Charter summit. Holding the banners they made to promote the ethos of the Earth Charter.
This event was hosted by Avonbourne and Harewood colleges in Bournemouth for local primary schools.
Year 5 students from Winton Primary, Moordown St John’s, Malmesbury Park, Stourfield Primary and Ephinay Primary spent the whole day at the neighbouring colleges in Harewood Avenue.
They learned about Fair Trade and eco friendly products, sustainability and respecting the planet and its people.
After a morning of workshops, where they made things from cakes to crafts using only Fair Trade goods, they came together in the afternoon for an Earth Charter Fair.
The afternoon’s festivities kick started with a parade of banners that they had made earlier in the day.
They also set up stall and ‘sold’ the products they created to fellow children using special green coins.
Executive headteacher of Avonbourne and Harewood colleges, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, said: “This is a tremendously fun event for the children to attend and gives them an opportunity to explore the principles of the Earth Charter as well as gain a real glimpse into life at our colleges.
“We’re extremely proud of our status as an ‘Earth Charter school’. Our ethos encourages students to think about the impact each and every one of us has on the planet and how we’re all part of one global community.
“We very much hope the young people from our local primary schools learned a lot about Fair Trade, recycling and the Earth Charter and above all that looking after our planet can be fun.”
The Community Green Goals roadshow van, run by Bournemouth Borough Council and AFC Bournemouth, was also at the event.
Water company Sembcorp gave a talk on plastic bottles and how long they remain on landfill – and also gave tips on the many different ways plastic bottles can be used rather than thrown away.
Poole-based LUSH sent its green team to the event to talk about the company’s ethical products.
Avonbourne and Harewood colleges are currently bidding for Fair Trade status.
Source: Seeker News
‘Our Moving Borders’ Conference celebrates the 12.5 year anniversary of the Earth Charter
The opening and closing plenaries addressed the following main theme:
“The challenges of our time require breaking down barriers between corporations, governments, NGOs and citizens to create new perspectives and scale-up action. What can we do together now to meet these goals?”
The conference included musical performances, a meditation, storytelling, the inclusion of youth perspectives, and the presentation of a flower to Ruud Lubbers, the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and one of the original drafters of the Earth Charter.
After the opening plenary, the participants broke into eight working groups. Topics varied from “Lessons Identified: military, business & NGOs”, to “How can young professionals contribute to a changing Africa?” The participants reconvened after 90 minutes spent in their working groups, ready to hear from keynote speakers and international participants in the closing plenary: various speakers via video from Cairo’s Heliopolis University, Twitter contributions from Afghanistan, Alexandra van Huffelen (Alderman City of Rotterdam), Alide Roerink (Earth Charter International), Lucas Simons (NewForesight), and Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp (Earth Charter International). Guus Balkema, RSM MSc Alumnus and Director of Business Development and Organisation for CSR Academy, invited audience members to stay engaged by connecting in January 2013 at a follow-up meeting.
In Armenia, an Earth Charter discussion takes place at the
International Summer School
An International Summer School of Young Researchers (PhD. and Graduate Students) with the theme of “Political and Social Processes in the Eurasian Space: Looking forward for new Paradigms” took place in Tsaghkadzor (Republic of Armenia) in July 31-August 6, 2009. The event was organized by World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” (http://www.wpfdc.org), Armenian National Center "Dialogue of Civilizations" and Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov.
About 40 PhD. and graduate students from Russia, Germany, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, France, Check Republic, The Netherlands, Uzbekistan, and Estonia participated in the Summer School. Together with the older generation of researchers, young researchers studied and discussed current social and political processes. The main goal of the school was to stimulate a dialogue with young participants and update knowledge about modern society, and about trends in individual and societal interaction. The main format of the summer school was general lecturing and seminars around four topics: mobility, information technologies, family, and culture.
Core general lectures of the school were delivered by professors from the Yerevan State Linguistic University, Pyjatigorsk Russian State University, State University of Gal (Armenia), Teheran State University, etc.
Among the core presenters was Dr. Karine Danielyan, Professor of the Yerevan State University, the Chairperson of the Association for Human Sustainable Development and Earth Charter Affiliate in Armenia. Her lecture covered the following themes:
a historic call for a new paradigm of development;
the world’s development process «Stockholm 1972 - Rio 1992 – Johannesburg 2002»: theory and practice of sustainable development;
the need for a “greener” mentality and the Earth Charter: document’s history, global consultation “down-up” process, main pillars and principles, and its role in the UN Decade for ESD; Save
the present financial crisis as an example of unsustainable development; the Resolution of the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development (New York, June 24-26, 2009)
Source: The Earth Charter Initiative