Pinch & Co. is giving you some much needed time with bae over an easel, coffee and scrumptious Pinch & Co. signature snacks. Painting Atelier is another painting workshop at Alliance Francaise that invites everyone to learn to draw and paint works that they like and to gain self-confidence in their journey as an artist. Head over to Coffee Waghera’s coffee workshop – what’s better than learning about coffee over free coffee? Two book club meetings this week at the British Council Library, a bonsai workshop and much more. A busy week ahead, especially for the art and reading enthusiasts.

Date with Paint

Come. Paint. Express. Together!

Seal off the evening with some signature Pinch & Co. snacks with Coffee.

Limited slots.
Rs.6500/- per couple.
Registration is mandatory!
0310 0883339. 0333 3125115.

* All Materials will be provided, including a Large Canvas and unlimited, high quality paints.
* No prior experience required.

Date: 14th September 2019

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Venue: Pinch & Co.

افسانہ ہوئ شام

Join us at T2F on Friday, 13th September 2019 at 7pm for a dramatic reading by Sameena Nazir

Afsana one: Kallo کلّو
Duration: 40 mins
Genrè: Urdu literature
Written by: Sameena Nazeer

Kallo is a story of two women, who after being rejected by the society, start living together, and then society labels them again. Set in old British India, it reminds of story telling by Ismat Chughtai.

Afsana two: Baji باجی
Duration: 45 mins
Written by : Sameena Nazeer
Urdu and Hyderabadi mixed dialects

Baji, was a strong woman , raised and lived in Hyderabad Daccan, who refused to follow rituals and did not follow man made rules. This story is set from 50s to new millennium , where Baji lives in a big Haveli Ghaffar Manzil, and story is seen through her niece’s eyes. This Afsana is written in sweet Hyderabadi dialect mixed with Nafees Urdu.

Performers Bio:
An entomologist, a teacher, a painter goes to NAPA (national academy of performing arts) and becomes, a playwright, director, actor, producer and an entrepreneur Sameena has produced 7 theatre plays, directed 2 of them, she has written 3 original plays and adapted 9 known theatre plays. Sameena is a trained screen writer and has written& produced Tele-films, Serials & Soaps for various Tv Channels.

Date: Friday, 13th September 2019

Timings: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Location: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 300/- (Available at the Venue)

Kathak – The Art of Storytelling by Alaina Roy

Alaina Roy – Kathak Artist
Yousuf Kerai – Tabla
Shehroze Hussain – Sitar + Vocals
Imam Ud Deen Sahib – Harmonium

About the Artist:
Alaina Roy is a classical Kathak dancer who has been trained under the artistic guidance of Guru Pali Chandra and Nitesh Saraswat Ji in Dubai for 10 years. She began teaching in Pakistan in 2016 and has been trained in the ISTD syllabus by a variety of Gurus in Lucknow and Dubai. She has performed at events and festivals across the United Arab Emirates, and in London where she has auditioned for the Royal Albert Hall and performed at the O2 Arena. With over 10 years of experience, at her core, Alaina is motivated by a mission to create a better world through her prized art form; dance.

Awards:
Kathak – Imperial Teaching Society for Dancers Grade 2
Kathak – Imperial Teaching Society for Dancers Grade 3
Semi Finalist for Kalashram Competition, London (by Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji)

Date: Thursday, 12th September 2019

Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.1000/-

Painting Atelier

PAINTING ATELIER FOR ADULTS

This painting workshop invites everyone to learn to draw and paint works that they like and to gain self-confidence in their journey as an artist.

Duration: Monthly
Time: Tuesdays 10 AM to 12 PM
Ages: 15 and up
Monthly Course Fee: Rs. 8,000

Materials required:

1 box of acrylic paints
1 box of oil paints
1 brush set
White sheet (Canson)
Cloth for cleaning
A bottle of turpentine
1 small and 1 medium canvas

About the instructor: Anne Sophie Français has a diploma from Beaux Arts Paris. She has taught arts & crafts and painting across the world including in France, Morocco, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia. Her classes have a focus on ecology and are open to the possibility that everybody can paint.

Registration: Registrations are on a rolling basis. Please visit our reception to register at least 2 days before the class starts so you have time to buy the required materials.

Classes: We recommend at least 3 months of participation to see results. The class date will be confirmed to registered participants. If you have not heard from us, please check with our reception before arriving for classes.

Visit www.afkarachi.com/art for more details.

Date: 17th September – onwards

Time: Tuesdays 10 AM to 12 PM

Venue: Alliance Francaise de Karachi

Arts & Crafts Atelier for kids

ARTS & CRAFTS ATELIER FOR KIDS

This arts & crafts class is designed for kids to explore creative expression through crafts. Kids will experiment with the use of cutting, pasting, and reusing of recyclable materials.

Duration: Monthly
Time: Wednesdays 4:30 to 6 PM
Ages: 6 to 10
Monthly Course Fee: Rs. 8,000

Materials required:

Scissors
White glue
UHU
Color pencils
Markets
Pencils
Eraser
Colored A4 papers (assorted colors)

About the instructor: Anne Sophie Français has a diploma from Beaux Arts Paris. She has taught arts & crafts and painting across the world including in France, Morocco, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia. Her classes have a focus on ecology and are open to the possibility that everybody can paint.

Registration: Registrations are on a rolling basis. Please visit our reception to register at least 2 days before the class starts so you have time to buy the required materials.

Classes: We recommend at least 3 months of participation to see results. The class date will be confirmed to registered participants. If you have not heard from us, please check with our reception before arriving for classes.

Visit www.afkarachi.com/art for more information.

Dates: 18th September – onwards

Time: Wednesdays 4:30 to 6 PM

Venue: Alliance Francaise de Karachi

Rehai

VM Art Gallery of the ZVMG Rangoonwala Trust is happy to partner with Roohbaru to present Rehai, an exhibition featuring works by Abdullah Qureshi, Adeel Uz Zafar, Faizan Riedinger, Marium M. Habib, Noormah Jamal, Rabia S. Akhtar and Sohail Zuberi. This exhibition will be accompanied by a week of activity, and dialogue designed to generate an open conversation about mental illness, which has for too long been denied to many due to its status as a taboo in Pakistani society.

The Art Exhibition features a diverse selection of contemporary works that speak to the experience of mental illness, the factors that contribute to it and the hope of release from it. The works meditate on individual and collective sources of anxiety and instability in modern day society. Portraits and figures create a space for vulnerability and self-reflection, while exploring the complexities of self, identity, belonging, and mortality. Some works allow moments of reflection and stillness through repetitive patterns and mark-making, while others hint at fantastical environments or psychological narratives with undertones of escape on the one hand, and despair on the other.

Through this programming, we hope to provide a safe environment that propels individuals to not only talk about mental illness but also learn about the options available to seek relief.

Roohbaru is a non-profit organization founded to create awareness about mental health, provide online consultations with mental health professionals and an on-demand mental health and well-being platform. Their mission is to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, devise a system to make therapy easily accessible and create an online community for support and increase in knowledge. Roohbaru aims to create a widely available and affordable tele-mental health platform to improve the mental health of people in Pakistan.

This exhibition is intended as a fundraiser for Roohbaru. All proceeds from exhibition sales will support their commitment to providing a safe space where individuals who are affected by mental distress or illness can experience hope, recovery and wellness without the attachment of stigma.

Date: 13th September 2019

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM

Venue: VM Art Gallery

Free Coffee Workshop #4

If you missed the last three, here’s another one! This free workshop will cover lots of interesting and useful stuff, including:
-Some basic/general knowledge about coffee
-11 steps from bean to beverage
-6 basic types of coffee, and 20+ special coffees
-New experiments/tasting of some old coffees with cold brew, soda and flavors!

All in a fun and interactive manner!

Minimum spending of only Rs.650 (incl. GST) on beverages and snacks!

Maximum capacity: 16

To register:
1. Send a whatsapp to +852 90313871 with your full name and ‘Coffee Workshop 4’
2. Mark yourself ‘Going’ after you get a confirmation on whatsapp

Date: 12th September 2019

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

Venue: Coffee Waghera

Startup Weekend Karachi Women 2019

Startup Weekend is an immersion event –a unique experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs get a glimpse of what it means to launch a startup. Through Startup Weekend, entrepreneurs get a platform to share their ideas, form diverse teams and launch
their startups over the course of a weekend.

Why Startup Weekend Women?
Startup Weekend Women aims to foster female entrepreneurship and facilitate the creation of women-owned businesses. Our goal is to inspire females to take up leadership roles in startup teams, and to connect more women to the resources and mentors available in startup communities.

The Nest I/O organized the first-ever edition of Startup Weekend Women in March 2018. The response exceeded all our expectations. This time, with the help of our partners, The Nest I/O aims to surpass the benchmark set by the last Startup Weekend Women event.

Date: 13th – 15th September 2019
Venue: The Nest I/O
Ticket Prices:
For Student: Rs.2500
For Professionals/Entrepreneurs: Rs.3000

After Early Bird Discount:
For Students: Rs. 1500
For Professionals/Entrepreneurs: Rs. 1800

*Participants will be selected after being shortlisted. All shortlisted candidates will receive a new registration link on their given email ids to purchase the tickets for the event.

Dates: 13th – 15th September 2019

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Venue: The Nest I/O

Free Bonsai Workshop in Karachi

We conduct free bonsai workshops every month.

Members can also bring their plants for the workshop.

Note: Pakistan Bonsai Society is moved from Zamzama park, So the workshop is temporarily arranged at President’s residence.

Address: 19-A 7th Gizri Lane Phase 4 DHA, Karachi.
Pin Location:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/24%C2%B049’11.8%22N+67%C2%B003’23.8%22E/@24.8199462,67.0544188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d24.8199462!4d67.0566075?hl=en

For more details please contact:
Mr. Khawaja Mazhar at +92-3232327049

Date: 14th September 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: 19-A 7th Gizri Lane Phase 4 DHA, Karachi

Tiny Tales for Toddlers: Whiffy Wilson by Caryl Hart

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2lRJ6YY

This month, the Karachi Library is thrilled to introduce a special storytelling session for children aged 3 years and above!

We’re reading out a rollicking tale about a smelly little wolf who simply won’t wash! Join us for an interactive session as we read through this beautifully illustrated picture book that covers a familiar theme for many parents – getting their reluctant toddlers come to terms with bath-time and haircuts.

Whiffy Wilson isn’t keen on clean, and he really needs a bath! He doesn’t brush his hair at all or wash his face or paws. Make sure you hold your nose as we find out how his best friend Dotty teaches the cheeky little wolf how to have fun and keep clean! With hilarious rhymes, this books is lots of fun and will encourage good habits in your young ones.

Don’t miss the chance to bring the littlest members of your family in for a fun afternoon at the library.

Date: 14th September 2019

Time: 1 PM – 2 PM

Venue: British Council Library

Book Club: How It Happened by Shazaf Fatima Haider

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2lRJqHa

We’re bringing back our regular Book Club after the summer hiatus, and diving into this side-splitting take on love and marriage in Pakistan (arranged or, ahem, otherwise).

The Bandian family matriarch is in a race against time to arrange suitable matches for her grandchildren. After all, what was good enough for their parents ought to be good enough for them. The grandchildren have other ideas, however and emotions run high as the latest generation to enter the marriage market is poised to upend the entire system.

Join us as we discuss this hilarious and scathing indictment of the chai-trolley parade over some coffee or chai of our own!

Limited copies of the book are available for library members to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

EVENT REGISTRATION:

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

Date: 15th September 2019

Time: 3 PM – 4 PM

Venue: British Council Library

Bookish: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2lrnkuZ

Jennifer Niven’s young adult novel, All the Bright Places is an unforgettable story of grief, love and mental health. Join us and other like-minded teens as we discuss this compelling story and get ready for the upcoming film adaptation of this bestselling novel!

Finch and Violet first meet on the ledge of the school bell-tower where they each go, driven by the troubles in their lives.

Finch has been living with depression and an abusive parent, while Violet is struggling to cope after surviving the car crash that recently killed her sister. Their chance encounter results in them pairing up for a class project and a subsequent road trip helps them to forge a bond, as they begin to form an unlikely friendship. Can they save each other – and themselves?

Limited copies of the book are available for library members to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

EVENT REGISTRATION:

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

Date: 14th September 2019

Time: 3 PM – 4 PM

Venue: British Council Library

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