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Curbing Arts

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The Information Minister of Punjab Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has declared that no plays will be performed at Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore without the approval of the government. This decision is rightly being termed as an attempt to curb freedom of expression in the country. Pakistan has witnessed a steady decline in its art scene post the Zia […]

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Faiz Festival kicks off today

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LAHORE: The two-day fourth Faiz International Festival, from Nov 16 to Nov 18, kicks off at Alhamra Arts Council, The Mall, today (Friday) morning. This mega event is perhaps the biggest congregation of the renowned writers, intellectuals, artists, peace and human rights activists not only from Pakistan but from many other countries of the world […]

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Annual Lahore Literary Festival begins today

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LAHORE: The second annual Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) begins today (Friday) at the Alhamra Arts Council, The Mall. A line-up of 100 speakers from Pakistan and across the world including Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie, Indian filmmaker Mira Nair and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Dean Vali Nasr are scheduled to speak on […]

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Literature Festival to be open to public

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LAHORE: The Lahore Literary Festival, opening on Friday, will be hosting more than 60 sessions over three days. The organisers of the festival had initially announced that some sessions would be ticketed. The LLF Advisory Committee for this year then said that all sessions would be open to the public. “Initially we had thought that […]

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3rd International Film Festival begins today

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LAHORE: The Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the beginning of their flagship annual 3rd International Film Festival. The festival will showcase 64 films in categories ranging from feature film (fiction), feature documentary film, short film (fiction), short documentary film, animation and experimental/art film. Works of young directors from […]

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A treat for art lovers opens on Nov 2

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LAHORE: Khayaal Creative-Network will celebrate the best of Pakistani talent at their “Festival of Arts & Literature 2013” which is to be held on November 2 and 3 in collaboration with Alhamra Arts Council at Alhamra, Mall Road. Khayaal Creative Network has brought together a variety of speakers from the fields of literature, art, music, […]

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Erum Ashfaq’s works on display at Jharoka Art Gallery

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ISLAMABAD: Instinctive artist Erum Ashfaq has put up her 26 oil paintings that depict the country’s rich cultural heritage. The solo exhibition started at the Jharoka Art Gallery and was set against the backdrop of classical buildings holding an element of diversity and intensity with an effective play of light and darkness that imparted ecstatic […]

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