What’s On in Karachi 21st June – 27th June 2019

The summer wedding season is in full swing and is being celebrated by Shamaeel Ansari’s wedding wear sample sale. PechaKucha is something Karachi’s never witnessed before until now. It’s a night devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. A lot is being offered by the British Council Library for kids – whether it’s introducing them to Urdu literature through Qissa Kahani or opening up the world of reading to them through the summer Read-a-thon (kids loved to be bribed). All this and much more this week – we’re already half way through 2019…

Shamaeel Ansari’s Wedding Wear

New Wedding Wear and Sample Sale starts from 21 June-28 June at House Of Shamaeel. Shop traditional, exquisitely handcrafted numbers for your wedding.

For queries please call 03327293185.

Dates: 21st – 28th June 2019

Time: 12 PM – 6 PM

Venue: House of Shamaeel

Chhoti Sattarvheeñ Shareef Visaalé Amir Khusro by Saami Brothers

Join us at T2F 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: Friday, 21st June 2019

Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

PechaKucha Night Khi – Vol 1

PechaKucha is the creative community’s elevator pitches on steroids.

At Karachi’s first PechaKucha Night, we have put together a kick-ass line-up to present their idea, work, or story in 20 slides x 20 seconds each:

Muhaddisa Sarah Shahzad (Founder, YAR)
Sheema Kermani (Classical Dance Guru and Founder, Tehrik-e-Niswan)
Shehzad Ghias Shaikh (Creative Director & Comedian)
Hasan Habib (Founder, Designist)
Sohail Zuberi (Visual Artist)
Jahanzeb & Daniyal Ahmed from (Karachi Community Radio
AR Dossal & Mariam Iftikhar (Architect duo from The TreeHouse Design Studio
Sarmad Hashmi (Visual Artist)
Shahbaz Ahmed Alvi (Theoretical Physicist, Karachi Astronomers Society
Emaan Danish Khan (8-year old social entrepreneur – Emaans Peekaboo)

Tickets running out at: http://bit.ly/2KOkXNC

About PechaKucha Nights
PechaKucha Night,now in over 1,000 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

Date: 21st June 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: The Hive, Clifton

Grand Circus at Port Grand

Witness a week of the most amazing acts you’ve ever seen. Grand Circus at Port Grand happening from 17th June till 23rd June with daily shows at 7pm, 9pm & 11pm in just Rs 300.

Dates:17th – 23rd June 2019

Time: 7 PM – 12 AM

Venue: Port Grand

Summer Read-a-thon at the Library: A Magical Reading Adventure

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2Kz4We8
Note: This event is for library members only

Reading is magic! Dive into a world of make belief and wonder as we read up everything from fairies, unicorns and dragons to witches and wizards! Take part in our month-long reading challenge and discover mythical creatures, potions and spells as you make your way through our enchanting collection of books that’ll make you believe in magic.

1. Register for the Summer Read-a-thon through our registration link below or write to us at: [email protected]
2. Attend the Read-a-thon orientation session at the library on Saturday, 22 June 2019 and collect your reading adventure pack
3. Read any 12 books from the library collection from 22 June 2019 to 3 August 2019 on the theme of magic and adventure.
4. Upon completion of each book, submit a book review to a library staff member and collect a sticker to track your reading progress

Children who manage to read 12 books before the deadline will receive exciting prizes and a certificate from the library.

Have a great summer and happy reading!

This programme is for library members only and recommended for ages 5 to 15.
Summer Read-a-thon dates: Saturday, 22 June to Saturday, 3 August
Read-a-thon challenge theme: Magic and Adventure
Participation fee per child: PKR 600
Orientation session: Saturday, 22 June 2019 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at: [email protected]
Registration will close on Saturday, 22 June 2019.

Dates: 22nd June – 3rd August 2019

Venue: British Council Library

Bookish: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2wM6UzV

Imagine if you could read minds – now, imagine that you couldn’t stop reading them. Tod Hewitt, the main character in this critically acclaimed and award winning book, soon realises that having his mind read is the least of his worries.

A strange virus has wiped out all the women in Tod’s rural community and opened up the minds of the men so that their innermost thoughts are broadcast to everyone around them. As someone who can’t remember a time when ‘the Noise’ wasn’t part and parcel of life, Tod spends his days doing chores on his farm and preparing for a mysterious coming of age ceremony.

Everything changes when he encounters a lone patch of silence in the middle of a nearby swamp. As this discovery slowly unravels Tod’s world, he is forced to abandon his community and flee into the great unknown.

Read the book and join us and other like-minded teens as we discuss this tense read!

Date: 23rd June 2019

Time: 3 PM – 4 PM

Venue: British Council Library

Improv for Self with Muneeb ur Rehman

Your are a well-spring of ideas, emotions and memories, a latent poet, artist and genius. Experience your innate humanity and creativity through improvisational theatre to tap into your hidden potential. Learn to be spontaneous to create dramatic pieces, fun characters and interesting stories off the cuff, in the moment, on the fly. Give in to the joy and discovery of the unknown as you step into a dynamic journey of trust-building and exploration, all the while having fun with your fellow beings. The process is also therapeutic, relieving you of anxieties and facilitating with self-discovery. No script, no preparation, no prior experience as performer-come with your presence to be on your way…

Sunday, 23rd June 2019
Tuesday, 25th June 2019
Thursday, 27th June 2019

Timing: 03:30 PM – 05:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F

1 Day: Rs. 1200/-
2 Days: Rs. 2200/-
3 Days: Rs. 3000/-

***The workshop is open to 18 students maximum. We have a first come, first served policy, please come in and sign up at T2F (between Monday – Friday | 1pm-6pm) or send us an email at [email protected]***

Insha Nay Phir Ishq Kia: A Recital of Ibne Insha’s Poetry

Join us at T2F for an evening of poetry recital of Ibne Insha’s most commendable writings with Imran Shirvanee, Asiya Alam and Younas Khan on 22nd June!

Ibne Insha remains a unique literary poet of our times with his sweet humour that is the key feature of his prose—in his travelogues as well as in his satire. This happy go lucky style usually hides his deep sense of sorrow that is the underlying tone of his poetry. With books of poetry such as (Iss basti kay ik koochay main, Chaand nagar, and Dil-e Wahshee), travelogues (Aawaragard ki diary, Dunya gol hai, Ibne Batuta kay taaqub main, Chaltay ho to Cheen ko chalye, and Nagree nagree phira musafir), and satire (Khumaar-e gandum and Urdu ki aakhree kitab); he remains a very prolific writer of the time when our country was going through troubled times. And though all the pain of that era is reflected in his work, he never makes his reader suffer from that pain.

Ex Journalist Imran Shirvanee and Theatre Actors Asiya Alam and Younas Khan will be reading his work in an evening of dramatic readings with a belief that his diction gives one a perfect opportunity to showcase acting talents. Insha jee never wrote any play or even a story, but his sense of story telling is vivid in his poetry.

Date: Saturday, 22nd June 2019

Time: 08:00 PM – 09:30 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.200/-

Creative Writing Workshop

After receiving so many requests, Lincoln Corner Karachi is bringing a two-hour creative writing workshop with Natasha Japanwala for people of ALL AGES.
Whether you are a student, aspiring writer, marketer, businessperson, teacher or learner, this workshop will teach you the art of writing with an impact.

So hurry and register yourself as seats are limited. The event is free of cost but registration is mandatory.

A little about the trainer:
Natasha Japanwala is a writer, editor, and teacher, with years of experience in journalism, communications, and public relations. Natasha is passionate about developing and improving secondary and higher education systems in Pakistan, particularly when it comes to the liberal arts. She is also a freelance journalist, and has contributed to The Washington Post, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, and Dawn.Com.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2KqiAky

Date: 22nd June 2019

Time: 11 AM – 1 PM

Venue: Lincoln Corner, Liaquat Memorial Library, Stadium Road

Ladies Motorbike Training Session

Don’t wait for the change! Be the change!! Please call us on 03441035111 for assistance.

Date: 23rd June 2019

Time: 12 PM – 7 PM

Venue: Pink Riders

Qissa Kahani: Urdu Storytelling with Storykit

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/31J8uAA

Come on over to the library with your little ones as we re-tell timeless Urdu folktales and classics that have delighted young children for years.

Join us for this month’s session, as we read a classic Urdu poem, Bozna aur Phattphatti, with Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s StoryKit team.

This feel-good poem is about a phatphatti (motorcycle) at a circus! Miss Phatpatti is unsure if she’ll fit in with the circus folk. She’s afraid to perform for an audience but Bozna the monkey encourages her to take the stage – find out what happens next at our storytelling session for children.

Qissa Kahani is a library programme that aims to introduce and reacquaint children to Urdu literature with interactive storytelling sessions of the most celebrated children’s stories.

Date: 27th June 2019

Time: 3 PM – 4:30 PM

Venue: British Council Library

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