Wednesday, May 31, 2023

What’s On: 29th June to 5th July

This week has exciting opportunities to enhance yourself. As the shopping and exhibitions craze dies down post Ramzan and Eid, there are more opportunities for you to engage with art and workshops like the creative rebels workshop by British council which seems like an excellent way to keep the little ones engaged as the summer goes on.

Ensemble Sale

A post eid 50% off store wide, at all Ensemble outlets.

Date: 28th June, 2018

Creative Rebels: A 3-day Workshop on Art and Art History

Some of the greatest artists of our times broke boundaries and rules in order to create a new way of seeing our world! Today, their works are considered some of the most important as a means to understand our history and identity.

Join us with your children as we explore the lives and works of revolutionary Pakistani and international artists such as Monet, Picasso, Zubaida Agha, Sadequain and more. Our 3-day interactive workshop combines art history and storytelling with multi-sensory activities and group work, that will help your child discover concepts such as music, art, cubism, calligraphy and impressionism, to enable creative thinking and self-expression.

This event is suitable for ages 7 to 12 and is open to the public.

Registration fee (payable at the door) is PKR 1500 for Members and PKR 2500 for Non-Members.

Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed.

Date: 29th June- 1st July
Time: 12PM to 3PM
Venue: British Council, Karachi

Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi

Is Karachi’s frenzy affecting you? Do you feel exhausted?

Join for an evening of Drum Circle with Mohsin Kazi!

The exercise of communal drumming is an age old practice of therapy. The physical, emotional, mental, and social healing of the exercise is best experienced than read about. Community, drums, music, movement; need more be said?

Date: Friday, 29th June 2018
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Make a Rs. 50 donation to support our artistic endeavours

Harassment without Borders Talk by HRCP

To demystify the law and discuss ways to be more active citizens, lawyers Sara Malkani and Hiba Thobani will be joined by activist Areeba Fatima with Uzma Noorani as the moderator on Sunday, 1st July 2018 at the Faraar Gallery, T2F. Sara Malkani is an Advocate of the High Court of Sindh and currently the Advocacy Advisor (Asia) for the Center for Reproductive Rights, an INGO. Hiba Thobani is an Advocate of the High Court of Sindh and a law teacher. Areeba Fatima is a recent A Level graduate, who has taken a stand against sexual harassment in educational institutions and is advocating for the implementation of policies against such harassment. Uzma Noorani is a human rights activist and the Co-Chairperson at Human Rights of Commission Pakistan (HRCP)

Date: Sunday, 1st July 2018
Time: 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free; It’s Your Donations that keep us going!

Chhoti Sattarvheeñ Shareef, Visaalé Amir Khusro by Saami Brothers

Join us for ‘چھوٹی ستّرویں شریف, وصالِ امیر خسرو‘ the Urs celebration of Hazrat Amir Khusro, with a special performance by the Saami Brothers! According to Sufi tradition, the death anniversary of a saint is an event to rejoice when union is achieved with the Divine.

The complete classical musical tradition of Pakistan and North India traces its lineage back to Amir Khusro, the great 13th century poet, mystic, inventor and musician of the Chishtiya Sufi order, who is also credited to be the founder of Qavvaali style of music.

Date: Sunday, 1st July 2018
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Summer Camp – AFK

This summer, enroll your children ages 3 to 12 in an exciting 4-week summer camp at #AFKarachi where they will learn the basics of the French language, music, martial arts, pottery & more! To register, call 0300-2343529 or (021) 35873402 and visit us to register.

Ages: 3 to 12
Time: 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Dates: 2 – 27 July 2018
Place: Alliance française de Karachi
Entry: Rs. 13,000 per child
Under supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Khan

Summer Camp Program:

– French language
– Music
– Arts and crafts
– Pottery
– Taekwondo
– Skating
– Sports
– Martial Arts

Dance Mandala with Alizeh

About the workshop:
Dance Mandala is a method of moving meditation that encourages authentic self-expression, cultivating bliss, and stillness. Through free-form movement, music, and gentle guided instruction, participants are exposed to motion that confronts the rigidity and tension of their own bodies.

Date: Monday, 2nd July 2018
Time: 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Place: The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free

We’re all Mad here I Seyhr Qayum

Canvas Gallery opens Seyhr Qayum’s show “ We’re All Mad Here “ on Tuesday July 3rd 2018 , from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Seyhr is a visual artist who holds a BFA in Painting from Boston University. Her art practice is primarily based on female identity and society’s collective interpretation .She currently lives and works in Islamabad.

The show continues daily until Thursday July 12th 2018, from 11 am – 8 pm (excluding Sunday)

Date: 3rd to 12th July
Time: 11AM to 8PM
Venue: Canvas Gallery

Ciné Club at AFK: Les Grands Esprits

Join us at the Ciné Club at the Alliance Française de Karachi every Tuesday to enjoy a French film with English subtitles!

Time: 6:30 to 8 PM
Entry: Free entry, open to all


40-year old François Foucault is an associate professor of literature at the Lycée Henri IV in Paris. A series of events forces him to accept a one-year transfer to a REP, a school in the suburbs with a bad reputation and stories about difficult teenagers. He dreads the worst…

Drawn To Form II: Marking New Spaces

Koel Gallery is thrilled to present Drawn to Form II: Marking New Spaces. This exhibition brings together the diverse practices of Abdullah M. I. Syed, Ali Kazim, Naima Dadabhoy, Noor Ali Chagani and Sadia Salim in a dialogue exploring the intersection between ceramics and drawing.

A continuation of Drawn to Form I: The Matter in Hand which took place at the Blacktown Arts Center in Sydney, Australia in 2015, the exhibition uses the lens of both history and the present to understand the generative possibilities of drawing and ceramics as practices that have remained at once sedimented and evolved. The artists are all particularly inspired by the lived environment, sharing concerns around ecologies and surrounding landscape, which allows them comment on both traditions and the contemporary

The exhibition opens on Thursday, July 5th at 5-8 pm. Exhibition continues till August, 2nd.

There will be a talk with the artists Abdullah M. I. Syed, Naima Dadabhoy and Sadia Salim, moderated by curator Aziz Sohail at Koel Gallery on Saturday, 7 July, 4 PM.


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