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Artists in Swat vow to stick to profession despite odds

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MINGORA: Despite recent violence against female singers and dancers in Swat, the local artists have vowed to stick to their profession of entertaining people by singing and dancing. Presently, over 25 families associated with singing and dancing live in Banr area of Swat. The artists said that singing and dancing was their profession and source […]


Master artisans, craftspeople attract visitors to Lok Mela

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ISLAMABAD: Cooler temperatures, weekends and the insatiable hunger of the residents of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to find entertainment opportunities were fulfilled by venerable “Lok Mela”  at the Lok Vrisa with hundreds of visitors, both young and old, frequenting. The 10-day festival is featuring cultural performers, artisans and chefs from all parts of […]


Napa’s Young Directors’ Fest from 16th

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KARACHI: The National Academy of Performing Arts’ (Napa) Young Directors’ Theatre Festival will be held from Nov 16 to Dec 1, announced the artistic director of the Napa Repertory Theatre, Zain Ahmed, at a press conference on Wednesday evening. Mr Ahmed said the aim of the fest is to give opportunity to the young graduates […]


Arts council revitalised to facilitate more audience: CM

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KARACHI – The Arts Council of Pakistan has been revitalised — external areas have been improved and urban space enhanced with soft and hard landscape to facilitate much more audience as compared to the past, says Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. Speaking at the launch of urban spaces being revitalised at the Arts […]


Exhibition of Sikh-era artefacts opens in Lahore Museum

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LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Mian Aslam Iqbal inaugurated the Sikh-era artefacts’ exhibition in Lahore Museum. The exhibition has been arranged in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. A section of the museum has also been renamed as Sikh Gallery and the sacred book of the Sikh community Guru […]


Physiogel sponsors Fashion Pakistan Week Fall 2019

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The leading skin care brand Physiogel was the official red-carpet sponsor for Fashion Pakistan Week. Ayesha Omer, the official brand ambassador for Physiogel was present at the star-studded event. Ayesha Omer’s personality exudes confidence and grace which resonates with Physiogel’s core ideology “Feel confident in your own skin”. This is the reason she has been […]


Int’l film festival receives 370 entries

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Islamabad: Contributing to the revival of the film industry, the Asia Peace Film Festival is coming up with its Lahore Edition with ‘Global Goals-Story begins at Home’ as the theme of Lyrical Lahore on November 20-22. According to Ashraf Kakar, director (communication and partnership) at the APFF, the festival’s third edition following Islamabad, Karachi and […]


HRCP to hold art competition

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), in partnership with the World Organization Against Torture, is launching a national campaign to create greater awareness of the United Nation’s Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). According to a statement issued by the HRCP, Pakistan ratified the UNCAT in 2010, which means that the country is under an international […]


Inaugural exhibition held at newly established ArtOne62

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The inaugural exhibition at the newly established ‘ArtOne62’ gallery in Clifton, – a collaboration between Australia-based GalleryOne62 and ArtKaam Gallery in Pakistan – was held on Tuesday. The exhibition, titled ‘Impact II’, was curated by Pakistani artist Shehzar Abro and Colombian artist Andres Delgado and featured numerous artists from Pakistan, Australia, Colombia, the United States […]


Schoolchildren enjoy music with French quartet

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KARACHI: In 2017, the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) came up with Murki, the Eastern Music Initiation Module (EMIM), to raise cultural awareness among the youth through our musical heritage. On Wednesday morning, as per the module, the APMC held an event called ‘Explorations in Music’ for the participants in this year’s programme at Rangoonwala […]


Art of freedom

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The issue of freedom for artists to express their thoughts and emotions without restraint through their work on canvas or in other forms has come up before in our country. This was especially true during the Zia era when the exhibition of figurative art was banned. Art in every form is an intrinsic part of […]


Attack on artistic freedom

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THE public opening of the Karachi Biennale 2019 on Sunday was marred by controversy when unknown men forced the partial closure of one of the installations at Frere Hall. In hindsight, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. The ‘offending’ exhibit by Adeela Suleman was a requiem for the hundreds of victims of alleged ‘encounter specialist’ Rao […]


Canadian envoy opens exhibition in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD:Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour opened the exhibition titled ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ at Satrang Gallery on Monday. The exhibition showcased Mohsin’s heavily detailed, large scale paintings juxtaposed with Aliya’s small scale yet vibrant ceramics. Regardless of the conventional mediums both artists have executed their ideas in a personal yet unorthodox manner. Mohsin’s intricate paintings create the […]


International Public Art Festival launched to promote unity, spread awareness

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The International Public Art Festival (IPAF) 2020, an initiative by I Am Karachi (IAK), an organization that is working to rebuild the diverse social and cultural fabric of the city was launched on Friday. With temporary and permanent creative art installations, the festival revolves around promoting unity, spreading awareness, instilling ownership and widening the spheres […]