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A Helping of History - 18/06/2019

A Helping of History - 18/06/2019

Playing tracks by

Dean Martin, Chuck Berry, Count Basie, Alma Cogan, Doris Day and more.

This week, I’ll be talking to Zara Hakobyan, who initiated and managed the recent exhibition at Central Library: Aratta: Armenian Heritage in the North West.

The first Armenians who settled in Manchester in 1835 were silk merchants. And by 1862, it is estimated there were 30 Armenian businesses in the city. The Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, on Manchester’s Upper Brook Street, was consecrated in 1870 and is the oldest Armenian church in the UK. Aratta, which was on at Manchester’s Central Library until 16th June, takes a look at the lives of some of the Armenian diaspora who have been making the region their home since the mid-nineteenth century.

I’ll be talking to Zara about the Aratta research and exhibition on this week’s show. And, of course, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers.

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