Swallows and Armenians in 2019 has been awarded an Arts Council England award! The project includes a book of short stories, exhibition of multidisciplinary work and performance at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria.  

Look out for the following dates:

Sunday 17th February, 4pm a devised performance with Young Company, directed by Persia Babayan-Taylor.  Please book as places are limited, tickets not yet live.

6th March-10th April – An exhibition of multidisciplinary work including paintings, prints, photography and text works.  Also to include a small group of portraits by Dora Altounyan including the portrait of Titty as a child, loaned by the Guzelian family in the Mez and Circle Galleries.  Free entry during theatre opening times.

Saturday 9th March 2pm – the book launch.  A talk for Words by the Water, Keswick’s Literature Festival in the Circle Gallery.  Please book as places are limited, tickets not yet live.

Saturday 9th March 4pm – The Circle of Life, an Armenian Circle Dance event with Dance Artist Shakeh Major Tchilingirian on the grassy area outside the theatre, overlooking the lake.  Free, no need to book, just join us!

This research is an ongoing area of  interest in Armenian culture in relation to a history of migration and displacement.

Blood Oranges Dipped in Salt and Swallows and Armenians will next be exhibited at the Barca Artist Book Fair in  Barcelona 27/28 April 2019.  Blood Oranges Dipped in Salt is now in The Leeds Little Free Library!

Craft+Conflict for the Contemporary Craft Tour, Highlights Rural Touring, featuring the work of 12 exemplary artists including Conrad Atkinson, Sumi Perera, Paul Scott and Eva Mileusnic toured seven community venues in Cumbria, Co. Durham and Northumberland and was seen to critical acclaim by nearly 12,000 people during Autumn 2018.

Image:  Write me something to smell the wind and the water again…                                                              Digital print on aluminium, 2017