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  • Հովհաննես Շիրազի 100-ամյա հոբելյանին նվիրված միջոցառում

     Հարգելի գյումրեցիներ, Հրավիրում ենք ձեզ ներկա գտնվելու մեծանուն բանաստեղծ Հովհաննես Շիրազի 100-ամյա հոբելյանին նվիրված տոնական երեկոյին, որը տեղի կունենա հուլիսի 4-ին, ժամը 20:30-ին Վարդանանց հրապարակում: Տոնական բազմաժանր երեկոյին մասնակցում են ՝ Լեյլա Սարիբեկյան,Արսեն Գրիգորյան,Ռազմիկ Ամյան,Համլետ Գևորգյան,Սոֆի Մխեյան,ԳուրգենԴաբաղյան, Մուրադ Մալխասյան, «Գյումրի» ժող. Պարերի համույթ, Գագիկ Մալխասյան, Օպերային երգչուհի Լեոնորա (Արևիկ Գրիգորյան), Ալիկ Գյունաշյան, «Բամբիռ», ինչպես նաև՝ շրջանավարտներին հատուկ շնորհավորելու համար ԱՄՆ-ից ժամանած Հովհաննես Շահբազյան: Երեկոյի ընթա...

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  • Հումորի փառատոն

     Հումորի մայրաքաղաքում կրկին տոն էր, ԱՊՀ մշակութային մայրաքաղաքի շրջանակներում անցկացվեց հումորի փառատոն: Փառատոնին մասնակցեցին Գյումրու դրամատիկական թատրոնի վաստակավոր դերասաններն ու մայրաքաղաքից ժամանած<< 32 ակումբ>> և <<Վիտամին քլաբը>>: Փառատոնը տեղի ունեցավ վ. Աճեմյանի դրամատիկական թատրոնում, դահլիճն լեփ- լեցուն էր հրավրիյալներով, ժամանել էին մայրաքաղաքի և տեղի ղեկավար այրերը:

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  • On November 11 Vladimir Spivakov, Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan and Chairman of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation Armen Smbatyan were welcomed at the entrance of Gyumri city. Guests presented the works done within the framework of ''Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013'' during the press conference in Shirak region government. The mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan mentioned that Gyumri always carried the name of cultural capital and all the programs will be continous and traditional. The closing ceremony of ''Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013'' was marked by the concert of Russian National Orchestra led by Vladimir Spivakov.

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  • On November 8 the mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan welcomed the participants of Armenian Jazz 75th anniversary concert of jazzmen Levon Malkhasyan, Armen Hyusnunts and Armen Tutunjyan. Jubilee concert was held within the framework of ''Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013''. Samvel Balasanyan highly appreciated the contribution of jazzmen and thanked for preserving the best traditions in Armenia particularly in Gyumri. In the end, Samvel Balasanyan handed certificates and souvenirs to the musicians

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  • Gyumri day

         The traditional “Gyumri day”  was celebrated on october 13.  Gyumri mayor Samvel Balasanyan invited RA prime minister Tigran Sargsyan, Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan,  representatives of RA legislative and executive bodies and others to take part in the program.      In 2013 Gyumri was declared as “CIS Cultural Capital”. Within  the framework of the project people of Gyumri were witnessed a number of cultural events throughout the year. But this celebration was unique for its richness. If in  previous years  “Gyumri Day” event was centered around the concert program,   this time it was full of cultural events. “Bread festival” was organized in the museum of Gyumri national architecture and urban life, the aim of which was to present Shirak’s ethnic features and historic-cultural heritage.  Later, the guests visited Aslamazyan sisters’ and “Stil” galleries, took part in the demonstration of Susanna Mkrtchyan&rsquo...

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  • Yes, we owe celebrations to Gyumri! The Festival of Bread

     Within the framework of the “Gyumri CIS Cultural Capital 2013”, the Shirak Armenian Studies Research center will held the “Festival of Bread in Gyumri”, October 13, 1:00 PM at the Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life (Address: Gyumri, Haghtanak avenue 47). The organizers have taken all efforts to prepare Gyumri and the citizens for turning this event into a celebration of the people of the CIS, considering the universal value of the bread, since it can become the factor for uniting the humanity.   The festival is meant to restore the national traditions and the culture, better organizing the rites and celebrations as the pledge towards the community development. The significance of the festival is to unite people, to create an environment, return back to values that are lively and are the evidence for the creative souls of our people. The celebration is the praise of the earth, the seed and the grain, the spike and the farmer.   Fire will be made in tonirs (clay ovens) in al...

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  • International conference “Historic cultural heritage and contemporariness” and “The traditional music festival”

    Within the framework of “Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013” events international conference entitled “Historic cultural heritage and contemporariness” and “The traditional music festival, folk and bard works” festival, organized by the Shirak Armenian Studies Research Center of the National Academy of Science will be held October 4-6. “Shirak historic cultural heritage” international conferences are held in Gyumri once in two years, since Gyumri is Armenia’s richest and the most unique city representing the national futuristic, which attracts more attention towards Gyumri by foreign scientists. 42 scientists from 18 countries will participate to the conference. Themes that have direct concerns with culture will mostly be presented. Nevertheless, talks on CIS cultural heritage will be delivered. The conference organizer Sergo Hayrapetyan, the director of the Armenian Studies center, is welcoming the fact that scientists from south Caucasian non Christian countries will be part of this conference. O...

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  • “Culture and IT” conference

    The second “BarCamp Gyumri” informal conference related to  IT, Network and New media is going to take place in 2013 September 28-29,  in  Gyumri “Mush 2/2” district in a newly constructed building  of  “Primary school N 23”   state  non-governmental organization with the support of RA Ministry of Culture and Gyumri municipality. The conference will take place within the project of “Gyumri CIS Cultural Capital 2013”. The official opening ceremony of the event is going to be held on September 28, in the morning at 12:00 am. The closing ceremony is on September 29, at 17:00. Many guests from Ministry as well as regional and municipal authorities, public and private institutions, representatives of NGOs and individuals, professionals and activists are invited to the ceremony. The project aims to enhance the e-society development opportunities in Gyumri. Schedule September 28 (morning), transportation of participants from regions, arrival and registr...

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  • International Sculpture Symposium‎ was launched within the program of “Gyumri CIS Cultural Capital 2013’’.

    International sculpture symposium entitled “Living source” launched in Gyumri within the program of “Gyumri CIS Cultural Capital 2013’’. Its preparatory works began six months ago. Ten professional sculptors participate from different countries like Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Italy. The mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan was present at the solemn opening of the symposium. The mayor of Gyumri assured that the  sculptures will represent significant value.  Later they will be placed  in the Victory park creating a museum in the open air.   Poet and sculptor Massimo Lippi, professor of Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, mentioned in the interview. “It’s the second time I am in Gyumri, it’s much like Siena, I am very impressed. Firstly is the idea, then the work. I would like to carve a peace angel calling back Armenians to their motherland.”.   The organizer of the international sculpture ...

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  • “ArtEXPO” international exhibition and "Traditional arts and crafts festival" was held in Gyumri.

         On September 20, within the program of “Gyumri CIS Cultural Capital 2013”, “ArtExpo” international 1st festival and “Arts and crafts festival” of CIS countries was launched in Gyumri.      RA Ministry of Culture, CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation and Gyumri municipality are the organizers of “ArtExpo” program. The beginning of the event was announced in Vardanants square, Gyumri. There are participants from RA regions, Gyumri and CIS countries (Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan), as well as from Latvia and Lithuania in the program. There are more than 70 pavilions there. Many singers and dance groups participated on the special arena which was placed in the center of the square.  The aim of the “ArtExpo” international exhibition is to create united cultural platform among CIS member countries, to stimulate regional cultural diversity, to create new formats of interregional cooperation for implemen...

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  • “ArtEXPO” international exhibition and “Traditional arts and crafts festival” will take place in Gyumri.

    In 2013 September 20 CIS countries “ArtEXPO” international exhibition will take place within the program of “Gyumri CIS Cultural Capital 2013”.  20 representatives from CIS and Baltic countries and 45 participants from Armenia will participate in this program.  All regions of Armenia and Gyumri will have their separate pavilions.   CIS countries  (Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan), as well as Latvia and Lithuania will demonstrate their pavilions in the central square  of Gyumri.  During the briefings the participants will have the opportunity to present their cultural projects. “Regional cultural mosaic” calendar will present the most significant regional events, there will also be “Literary Café”.   “Traditional arts and crafts festival” will be held in the parks near the square, “Sculptures festival and symposium” will take place in the Peace park.  Workshops and program and project presentations in the sphere of...

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  • Armenian ''Pyunik'' union of disabled people within the program of ''Cultural Gyumri''

            On August 5, 2013  ''Pyunik'' NGO launched its preparatory works within  the program of ''Cultural Gyumri''.   Disabled and non disabled children also young people from six NGOs took their participation in that event.        Poetry, singing, wheelchair dance show, pantomime theatre were part of the program with 27 participants. There were also four sports competitions wrestling, table tennis, chess and weightlifting with 30 sportsmen. The total number of participants was 57 from which 40 were disabled children and young people, and 17 were non disabled people.       The preparatory works of the event launched from August 5 and lasted untill August 8. Disabled people were taken into ''Pyuink'' centre by buses to get acquainted with the program rules and regulations.       '' Cultural Gyumri'' event took place on August 9-11.        The solemn opening took place on August 9. Artashes Karapetyan, ...

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  • ''Gyumri'' book-album presentation

    The ''Gyumri'' book-album presentation took place in ''October'' movie theater on June 15, 2013. Many guests were present at the book-presentation and the copies were delivered to the guests. Since Gyumri was declared as the ''CIS cultural capital 2013'', Gyumri municipality initiated the ''Gyumri'' book-album publishing. The book is translated into three languages and represents Gyumri's ancient and rich culture, architectural values and heritage, famous people that are exclusively typical to Armenia's second biggest city. A book of this kind has not been printed in Gyumri for many years, thanks to Gyumri municipality both foreign and local readers now have the chance to fully recognize Gyumri's culture. Many honorable guests were present at the ''Gyumri'' book-album presentation. The delegation from Thessaloniki municipality led by the mayor Yiannis Boutaris were also present at the book-album presentation.  ...

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  • "Duet" international festival

    July 1 Gyumri state drama theater named after Vardan Achemyan Time : 7:00 PM   Moscow drama theatre Run by Armen Jigarkhanyan   Lionel Goldstein “Café  “Life in a pink light”  Staged by Leo     July 2   The concert hall of Gyumri Academy of Arts Time : 5:00 PM   Gyumri state drama theater named after Vardan Achemyan Time : 7:00 PM Yerevan State Institute of T...

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  • GALA-CONCERT, CERTIFICATE

    A great celebration was held on June 30, 2013 and Gyumri the second biggest city in the Republic of Armenia, was awarded with the certificate of the CIS partnership cultural capital with over 280 million population. An exclusive celebration concert was launched in the evening which united different figures in the field of culture not only from Armenia but also from all of the CIS countries. The evening was flavored by not only Armenian but also foreign guests. The congratulation from the president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan was introduced by the minister of culture Hasmik Poghosyan. Gyumri mayor Samvel Balasanyan, Shirak region governor Felix Tsolakyan and the head of EU delegation Traian Hristea congratulated Gyumri and its citizens, as well.    The day was truly a celebration for the people of Gyumri and entire Armenians. The celebration aimed to value the endless devotion and accomplishments of the people of Gyumri. ...

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  • CIS cultural capital official opening ceremony

    The start of "Gyumri, CIS cultural capital” cultural events will be announced on June 30th at 20:30PM. A magnificent concert celebration will be held and a CIS cultural capital certificate will be given to Gyumri. After the official opening ceremony until the end of the year many cultural projects, festivals as well as exhibitions, symposiums, conferences and other events will be held. Let these bright events excite us for creative works. We must have the thirst of recognition, enjoy its aesthetic “nectar”, capture the moment of happiness, aspire for the best with burning fascination and be honest towards righteous…   The program of the opening ceremony       Church Bells. Arman Balmanukyan. Trumpeters. The chariot of the armenia...

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  • Xi'an's delegation in Gyumi

    The delegation of Xi'an, the centre of Shaanxi region of People's Republic of China arrived in Gyumri on June 7. The cooperation agreement in different spheres was signed between the cities of Gyumri and Xi'an, which opens a large field of further friendly relationships between the two cities and the nations. The guests got acquainted with the ancient history of Gyumri, cultural achievements, as well as further entrepreneurial potential. This can promote the birth of the cultural partnership between the two ancient nations. This visit was unique because it's the first time Gyumi partners with a district that 60 times exceeds our population. Until now not only Gyumri, but also the capital Yerevan cooperates with the CIS region and the cities of the West. Taking into account the processes of contemporary globalization and the growing role of China in the international politics, Gyumri is taking its first step towards the establishment of its foreign relations. It will be desirable for Armenia to be included in the «New silk road» project, which connects Europe with Ch...

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  • Celebrating the June 1

    «On the occasion of  "Children's Rights Protection Day" Gyumri mayor Samvel Balasanyan visited and gave gifts to the children of Gyumri. "This day has a great advice, as the children's protection is a sacred duty for us, duty we carry with love. Dear children of Gyumri, let your childish joy rings forever in our city, is it not that just you are the future of our city and our goal of happiness?".

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  • Information on “Gyumri CIS cultural capital” project start

    Taking under consideration the unfavorable weather forecasts and the fact that the events will be held under open air the “Gyumri CIS cultural capital” official opening ceremony date was moved to June 30, 2013.  

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  • One month to clean the city and plant trees

      Gyumri municipality declared May as the month of victories of the Armenian people and the month of city cleaning and tree planting. Our goal is to have a good looking city typical to the spirit of the cultural capital. Gyumri mayor Samvel Balasanyan had his own participation by planting trees nearby the “”Mother Armenia” monument, which signified the beginning of the events which will last throughout the month. Every Gyumri citizen can have their own investment in this important initiation. Gyumri municipality is supportive and welcomes any initiation. ...

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  • Presentation on «Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013» symbol and website

    The presentation of “Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013” symbol and website (www.gyumri.am) took place on April 15th, with presence of mass media. The personnel from the Gyumri municipality department of foreign affairs, tourism and event planning, leaded by the deputy mayor R. Sanoyan presented the symbol, then the website content and its technical capabilities. Afterwards, representatives from TV channels directed their questions to the corresponding specialists.    

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  • Website and logo presentation

    Until February of 2013, project symbol and the website competitions were announced within the framework of "Gyumri CIS cultural capital 2013". The shortlisted versions as well as the details on the upcoming events will be publically presented on April 15, 2013.

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