SOAR - Leeds Chapter
Launched in May 2017, Leeds is SOAR's fourth Chapter in the United Kingdom. The first Armenian community in Britain was formed in Manchester in the 19th century. Comprised of textile traders, small manufacturers and retailers, the first Armenian Church was opened in 1870. The Armenian population in Great Britain is approximately 18,000, living primarily in London and Manchester.
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Narek Grigoryan was born in Armenia, and then moved to the UK with his family when he was 14. He completed his A-levels in Leeds, and is currently studying BSc Actuarial Science at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Recently, Narek and a few friends of his established an Armenian Society at LSE, and Narek is the Director of Events in this community. He is very engaged in Armenian activities in Leeds by organizing events, supporting Armenians, and growing the community in Leeds.
Narek is fluent in Armenian, English and Russian.