Press Release: A staggering 1300 London-based residents from the Caucasus and Central Asia, together with those fascinated by the region, attended a celebration of Novruz at the main quadrant of University College, London (UCL) on 23 March. The event was sponsored by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS).
Press Release: On 17 March, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) in France organised a screening as part of the ninth annual L’Europe autour de l’Europe film festival – the third collaboration between TEAS and the festival. Shown at the Studio des Ursulines in Paris, 80 cinephiles enjoyed two short films – Vagif Mustafayev’s All for the Best and Elmar Imanov’s The Swing of the Coffin Maker.
Press Release: The Azerbaijan-born London-resident violinist Nazrin Rashidova teamed up with Bulgarian guitarist Stanislav Hvartchilkov on 12 March for a special concert at King’s Place, London, launching their Dreams CD. The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) sponsored the concert, which was attended by around 120 music-lovers. The concert was also the first entry in the ‘TEAS presents…’ series of cultural events.
Press Release: On 8 March, the spirited music of Azerbaijani violinist Sabina Rakcheyeva and the Deco Ensemble entranced more than 200 Liberal Democrats attending this year’s Spring Party Conference in York. Sabina was the first Azerbaijani graduate from the Juilliard School in New York and is the Arts and Culture Advisor to The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). The talented musicians performed a vibrant mix of standards, tangos and their own compositions.
Press Release: More than 50 theologians, historians, academics and researchers gathered at the Hallam Conference Centre in London for the Religions in the Caucasus conference organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) on 3–4 March. The event featured 18 academic papers presented by experts from Poland, France, Germany and Georgia, amongst other countries.
Press Release: On 26 February, more than 400 diplomats, friends of Azerbaijan and music-lovers from around the world attended an outstanding concert in the 18th century St. John’s, Smith Square, close to Parliament, organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). This featured a rich and vibrant programme of Azerbaijani and European classical music. The concert commemorated the lives of the 613 civilian men, women and children who were the victims of the Khojaly Massacre, which occurred on 26 February 1992.
The victims of the Khojaly Massacre in Azerbaijan have been remembered with a moving tribute in Ortakoy Square, Istanbul, organised by the Turkish office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) on 25 February. This commemorated the loss of the lives of 613 civilians who died that fateful night of 25–26 February 1992. This was the worst single incident of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Press Release: On 24 February, around 260 diplomats, friends of Azerbaijan and music-lovers listened to an outstanding concert in the historic 18th century Église Saint-Roch in the first arrondissement of Paris, organised by the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS). This featured a rich and vibrant programme of Azerbaijani and European classical music. These works were performed to commemorate the lives of the 613 civilian men, women and children, who were the victims of the Khojaly Massacre, which occurred on 26 February 1992.
Press Release: Azerbaijan: The Land of Peace – a remarkable free exhibition of 100 photographs showcasing Azerbaijan’s traditions, life, culture and history – opened on 11 February at the European Parliament. The opening networking cocktail was organised by the Belgian office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), in collaboration with Niki Tzavela MEP (EFD, Greece). The selection of images provided an invaluable overview of everyday life in this western-facing, cosmopolitan, secular country, which is renowned for its religious tolerance.
Azerbaijani film old and new in the spotlight
Press Release: The Cinema of Azerbaijan (Bu Kino Çox Gözal) festival, organised by the Turkish branch of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) and the Pera Museum – one of Istanbul’s leading cultural institutions – has opened.