NAPA’s Jashn Ka Sawan continues with “Pooja” this week. Learn the basics for calligraphy with Daudpota Art’s workshop at T2F. Celebrate the works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz this week. Take ownership of cleaning your city with Super Savari Express and Hoga Saaf Pakistan. In our impatience to best the perils of adulthood, it is easy to forget the trauma of adolescence. “Growing Pains” will help us remember. It is an exploration of early life through a close reading of journals, diaries, and other writings. The show will comprise of both, a performance and a curated display of documents and artwork. To lighten the atmosphere, head on over to the dirty comedy show at Base Rock Cafe.

Pooja: Directed by Uzma Sabeen

Jashn Sahwan KA: A Festival of Contemporary Theatre
POOJA
Directed by Uzma Sabeen
Rung Munj Production

DATES: 1st to 4th August (Thursday to Sunday) at 8:00 pm
VENUE: Zia Mohyeddin Theatre, NAPA
TICKETS: Rs 800/person (Rs. 400 for students)
Purchase online (https://bit.ly/2FuF1AU) or at NAPA

ABOUT THE PLAY:
Pooja: A musical love story.
Two best friends fall in love with the same girl. They make a pact that neither will pursue her, but changing circumstances bring her back into their lives. Pooja is a story of love, faith and betrayal in relationships.

Date: 1st August 2019

Time: 8 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: NAPA

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop with Daudpota Art

First time in Karachi!
Learn to write mesmerising traditional English calligraphy script in this beginners’ workshop.
This course is designed for a complete beginner, who will be given basic knowledge from scratch. So come, join in to learn, in a relaxing and fun environment!

The participants will be taught about:
– Calligraphy Art supplies (will be provided) – Preparing, handling and using them
– The basic strokes of the script
– Formation of Miniscules (Small letters)
– Formation of Majuscules (Capital letters)
– Writing your name and a few sentences

Supplies include:
* Straight nib holder
* 2 Flex Nibs
* Ink pots with Indian Ink and preparing solution
* Guidelines sheets – 10
* Tracing paper sheets – 5
* Basic stationary

After this session, participants will have good knowledge of the script and techniques to later practice more and improve their grip on the script.

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AbDaudpArt
Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/abdaudpart/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2sl4RgSzE2uCBmS2L-z-lw

Date: Saturday 27th July 2019

Time: 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Venue: The Meeting Studio, T2F
Registration: Rs. 1800/- (including calligraphy supplies)
Age Group: 18 +

**Contact 0334-3030343 (Whatsapp) to register yourself**

MUKAALMA – Episode 2 with Arshad Mehmood

Come and join us for the second episode of Mukalama with the legendary Arshad Mehmood at The MAD School on Friday 26th July 2019 at 8:30 PM followed by interactive session with the audience.

Ticket Rs. 500 at the venue.

Date: 26th July 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Venue: MAD School

Super Safai Savari

You are invited to take ownership of your city by joining us on the Super Safai Express by Hoga Saaf Pakistan and Super Savari Express

We will be exploring Karachi in a way you’ve never done before, and will also contribute to the city by cleaning it, to create awareness and pledging for a cleaner and greener tomorrow!

Join us in our mission by signing up on the form through the link below!

https://forms.gle/NPK9FiEaQVU15bNP6

Tentative Itinerary:
-Meet Up At Pick Up Point
-Drive-By of Old City Quarter
-Breakfast Break and Discussion
-Clean Up Activity on Raja Ghazanfar Ali Road with a brief disccuion by Mr. Tofiq Pasha of Tofiq Pasha’s World
-Visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral
-Visit to the TDF Ghar
-Visit to the Edulgee Dinshaw Road

PLEASE NOTE:
-All cleaning equipment will be provided to participants free of cost.
-The Tour is all inclusive (Breakfast, Snacks, Refreshments, Transport and Access at all sites) and is Guided by SSE Guides with Rs2,950/- payable per adult.
-The Clean Up During the tour is FREE.
-In the Form You Can Select:
Option 1 (Tour + Clean Up – All Inclusive Payment)
Option 2 (Only Clean Up Activity – Free)
-Based on your selection you will receive a Call or Email to communicate the details to you.

Looking forward to creating the awareness needed, through our actions, for a Super Saaf Pakistan!

Date: 28th July 2019

Time: 8 AM – 1 PM

Venue: Super Savari Express

Aaj Ke Naam

An Evening to Celebrate the Life and Works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmad Faiz
(13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984)

He was a brilliant Pakistani leftist poet and author, and one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language.
Faiz went on to study at Government College and Oriental College. He went on to serve in the British Indian Army and was awarded in the British Empire Medal. Faiz was a leading member of the Indian Communist Party and one of the architects of the Communist movement in Pakistan.

After Pakistan’s independence, Faiz became the editor to The Pakistan Times. He was charged by the Pakistani regime in the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case in 1951, was sentenced to death and spent four years in prison before being released. He went on to become a notable member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement.

Faiz served on the National Council of the Arts by Bhutto’s government; when Bhutto was overthrown by the Zia dictatorship, he exiled himself and went to Lebanon, where he remained till 1982. Between then and 1984 he spent days in the UK as well as returning to Pakistan, where he died in 1984.

In Faiz’s voice, it is as if we can hear the voices of today – Pakistan’s and the sub-continent’s pain, its yearnings for democracy, the cries of its “orphan blood” shed by a spotless assassin, and its conviction of hope. Faiz was an avowed Marxist, and he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. His literary work was posthumously publicly honoured when the Pakistan Government conferred upon him the nation’s highest civil award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1990. Among other accolades, Faiz was nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature.

Date: Saturday, 27th July 2019

Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs. 1000/-
**All proceeds from this event will go to support T2F and its projects**

Growing Pains: A Performance by Fareeha Shah

In our impatience to best the perils of adulthood, it is easy to forget the trauma of adolescence. “Growing Pains” will help us remember. It is an exploration of early life through a close reading of journals, diaries, and other writings. The show will comprise of both, a performance and a curated display of documents and artwork.
The first half will consist of a personal reflection by Fareeha Shah. The performance will be a mediation on shame and the self and will address themes including social exclusion, expectations, and a yearning for validation. The audience will then be able to engage with the work displayed in the gallery. Prints and other keepsakes from the show, designed in collaboration with visual artist Muhammad Alimumal, will also be available for sale.
Adolescence is a time fraught with trial, misery, and very complex emotions. Left behind in the hazy recollections of our pasts, it is easy to forget this. “Growing Pains” invites the audience to peruse memories that they may have trouble confronting by presenting deeply personal, sometimes painful, work.
Performer’s note: It is important to have this event during my final days in Karachi, before I leave for university, when I am at the cusp of starting a new life. Having the show at this critical juncture will enable deep purging, catharsis, and a metamorphosis. Being able to let go of a significant amount of compounding suffering will allow me to part ways with the city at peace with it.

Date: Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Time: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free!

Return of Dirty Comedy: Late Summer Night’s Wet Dream

Akbar is back and reuniting with Shehzad for the last Summer dirty comedy show!

Karachi is sweltering, the heat is getting to us, naujawan garam chal rahay hain so let’s get together this weekend to blow off some steam and let us give you a late summer night’s wet dream.

We are back at Base Rock Cafe this Saturday. More seating, more capacity. Needless to say, the show is not for the easily offended. There will be plenty of cursing and sex jokes!

Featuring:
– Akbar Chaudry
– Shehzad Ghias Sheikh

We are also doing early registrations for guests
Tickets: Rs 800 at the gate (Early Bird (till the 25th) for Rs 600 only – simply call 0322 2001909 (12pm to 10pm) to book your tickets NOW!

Tamam dirty shows bachon kee pohanch say durr rakhay.

Date: 27th July 2019

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Venue: The Base Rock Cafe

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