The aim of ARATTA exhibition is to draw attention to people with Armenian heritage or intricate ties to Armenia – the seldom seen faces that make up the fascinating world of the Armenians in Manchester. It focuses on the constructs of identity and Armenianness showing people’s differences and similarities through combining photography and oral history interviews.

ARATTA features photography by Robert Binder and Darren Bullock – managed by Zara Hakobyan, the founder of Moss View Research, and background music from renowned jazz talent Tigran Hamasyan who offers an extraordinary interpretation of the Armenian folk music, sacred hymns and medieval sharakans.

Armenian heritage is intrinsic to England’s North West and collectively important to both Armenian and British community. ARATTA is here to encourage people to better understand this heritage and share its beauty. It is also here to unveil the untold stories, to capture the changing and enduring cultural practise of the Armenians and fill gaps in historical evidence.