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CENTRE FOR ARMENIAN INFORMATION AND ADVICE

AN INTRODUCTION TO ARMENIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & HERITAGE

6 half day Course                               1:30 - 4:30 pm live at Hayashen The series this year is dedicated to the late Carol Kilbey.   Sunday 20 February 2022 – Morphia and Melisende, the Armenian Queens of Jerusalem - Illustrated talk by Katherine...

Winter is Coming – Stay Warm

If you live in LB of Ealing, thanks to the government Household Support Grant funding, CAIA may be able to help you stay warmer this winter.Please contact CAIA on 0208 992 4621 or email info@caia.org.uk for us to consider helping you with essential energy...

How to sell all your unwanted items online with eBay & Vinted

Hayashen  25th January 2022  10am - 2pm   Course outline:What is eBay?How to sell on eBay?Fees and charges.What is Vinted?How to sell on Vinted?Other marketplaces to sell or shop online. Delivered by Zarine Avagimyan - CAIA Digital Champion.  Registration...

Frozen – The West End Musical

Thursday 3rd February 2022  Meeting point is Acton Town at 6pm or the Theatre at 7pm.  Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, WC2B 5JF  Register in advance.  Tel: 020 899 24621  Email: info@caia.org

LEGO Workshop

Friday 21st January 2022  Hayashen, 105A Mill Hill Road, Acton  Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm  Phone: 020 89924621  Email: info@caia.org.uk

Youth Christmas Party

Youth Club Christmas Disco Date: Friday 3rd December 2021 Venue: Hayashen Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm Phone: 020 89924621 Email: info@caia.org.uk 

Shakespeare and Venice

Book launch and signing  Sunday, November 28 2021, 2-4pm  CAIA Hayashen  105A Mill Hill Road, London, W3 8JF  Refreshments and light snacks

CAIA Strategic Review

After 30 years of delivering highly-regarded, vital programmes in the Armenian community, we felt it was time to gain more insight into our work. We knew we were making a difference, but we wanted more data on our impact. Was it possible to reach more Armenians than before? Did our programmes meet the needs of recently arriving Armenians as well as second and third generations?

We are deeply grateful to the Lloyds Foundation for funding in 2018/2019 to explore these questions and many more. Over the last year, this funding paid for staff time as well as an external consultant to help us with this work. We carried out a series of focus groups, surveys and interviews with community members and beneficiaries across London. Staff members and Trustees came together in mid-2018 to explore this research and develop strategic priorities for the next three years. As a result, the Trustees were able to produce a new 3 year Strategic Plan that will help us grow and achieve more in the years to come. Our plan is a public document stating our commitment to the community, so we are delighted to share it here in English and Western Armenian.

(The Western Armenian version has been kindly translated by Programme of Armenian Studies | Հայագիտական Ուսմանց Ծրագիր)

Emotional Wellbeing Support 

This exciting new project is funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised through The Health Lottery in London West. The project aims to provide a safe, secure and culturally familiar environment for Armenians and those associated with them to share their personal experiences and examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns. There is also the opportunity to benefit from a limited amount of 1:1 sessions.

Learn more about the project

UK Armenians & WW1

UK Armenians and WW1 is a 2-year project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.  The aim was to create an audio-visual archive of the experiences of the Armenian community in the UK during WW1. A number of interviews were conducted with project contributors who kindly shared their own personal family stories.

Testimonies of War, a short documentary was also produced based on these interviews. Further research was also carried out in relation to Armenian Soldiers, Doctors, Refugees and other community members.  These formed the basis of multiple exhibitions.

Learn more about the project.

What is Armenian Food?

Read an excellent blog post talking about Armenian Cuisine, written by Ed Stambollouian - an amateur food writer and passionate home cook, published on his website www.londoncooking.co.uk   See the excerpt below and click here to read the blog.   Blog...