Project Contributors and Volunteers

We’d like to thank all of our volunteers, supporters and contributors, who gave up their time and brought their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to help the project. 

Sam Adley

Mariam Aghajanyan

Garen Arevian

Aren Berberian

Anahid Cahill

Arevik Karapetyan

Carol Kilbey

Jacqueline Faridani

Roman Firsov

Vahagn Gulakian

Paul Gulbenkian

Maria Graham

Seda Grigoryan

Christine James

Diane John

Tatevik Khudinyan

David Low

Mike Maranian

Sophie Mutevelian

Joe Nerssessian

Elizabeth Nicolls

Vanita Nicolls

Andranik Ohanian

Ara Sarafian

Gagik Stepan-Sarkissian

Lucine Shabazian

Susan Pattie

Michael Rettig

Dr. Shahen Tamrazian

Armenag Topalian

Mariam Torosyan

Katia Peltekian

Khachadur Pilikian

Vartouhie Barnes Vartabedian

Alyson Wharton-Durgaryan

Roger Willoughby

Emilia Wyszynski

Mike Yeghwart

Special thanks to the organisations below for supporting and advising us and hosting our project events such as film screenings and exhibitions, giving us the opportunity to reach more people through them. 


The Wiener Library

Gomidas Insitute

Gulbenkian Foundation

Manchester Armenian Church



Research sources:

National Archives

Imperial War Museum


Project Manager:

Tatevik Ayvazyan 



Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large and ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from Monday 16 March 2020, all our services including the face-to-face advice work, the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend Hayashen until further notice and call NHS 111 for advice.

However, as we wish to support you as best as we can, our advice work continues by telephone, email and online. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website ( to leave an enquiry or email us on

Please let us know what other forms of communication are available to you, such as Whatsapp, Viber, Messenger etc.

You can also follow us on social media:

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough and shortness of breath but for full details, including Government guidelines and precautions you should take, please search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors. – 14/3/2020