London Tekeyan Cultural Association Is Revitalized


In the picture the TCA Committee members, from left to right: Sevag Arevian, Sossi
Yeretzian (Secretary), Hratch Kouyoumjian (Chairman), Garen Arevian (Treasurer), Vartan Ouzounian (President), Gayaneh Cherchian and Dalila Heath.

LONDON — The Tekeyan Cultural Association London Chapter was established in 1975 and is affiliated with the Tekeyan Trust, a registered charity in the UK. Like its parent organization, it is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Armenian cultural identity and to furthering links between the Armenian Diaspora and Armenia.

In its early years, the TCA London organized numerous cultural events including performances by the Armenian State Dance Company in Sadler’s Wells, the Armenian State Folk Song and Dance Company at the Royal Albert Hall, the Armenian State Choir.

The TCA London Chapter has revitalized this year to further its mission — to promote Armenian culture by organizing public events, cultural exhibitions, lectures, workshops, etc.

In order to reintroduce the TCA London, an official dinner reception was held in March. It celebrated the new beginning of the major cultural organization with the newly-appointed President Vartan Ouzounian, Chairman Hratch Kouyoumjian and the new Executive Committee: Sevag Arevian, Sossi Yeretzian (secretary), Garen Arevian (treasurer), Gayaneh Cherchian, Dal

ila Heath, Violetta Kaydan-Barzankian, and coop member Anita Manoukyan, as well as supporter Rosette Ouzounian, who contributes greatly to the realization of the TCA London functions.

The exhibition of 45 contemporary paintings by 25 well-known Armenian artists was the first major cultural event organized by the TCA London after its rebirth. The range of cultural event was continued with the performances by the 50-strong, award-winning and
internationally renowned Sahak-Mesrop Armenian Choir of Marseille. The TCA London is planning a number of cultural and social projects involving younger generation, among them is the New Year Eve Dinner Dance in collaboration with Nor Serount Association in London.