The last weekend before Eid is by far the busiest. Bring your little ones to check out marvellous collections of children’s literature and take part in exciting games and activities to win amazing prizes! It’s a great way to slowly wean them to the concept of reading. A couple of plays lined up this week – Rahul & Javeria over at PACC and And Then There Were None at T2F – make sure you buy your tickets at the earliest, you don’t wanna miss out on these. Calling all space fanatics; discuss the journey to Mars and beyond at T2F. And a calligraphy workshop at T2F seems to tie things up this week for the artists.

Rahul & Javeria

BlankPage Productions presents: Rahul & Javeria, written and directed by our creative head Elsa Sajjad. Rahul & Javeria is meant to be the biggest production BlankPage has ever put up. Full of poetry, music, dance and drama. Showing at PACC on the 9th and 10th of August. Tickets will be available: through brand ambassadors at various A level schools, at different eateries and locations around Karachi as well as for delivery. Tickets will be made available from Friday the 26th of July. Be sure to follow the event page for more details about tickets.

Rahul loves Javeria, and Javeria loves Rahul, but what weight can their bond bear before it breaks? Rahul & Javeria is a modern day, bilingual, comedic satire adapted from Shakespeare’s timeless ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Join us this summer in ‘lit Karachi where we lay our scene’ as we tell the tale of Rahul, Javeria and everyone else in between. A tale full of love, loss, laughter, sorrow, poetry, dancing, music and more.

Dates: 9th – 10th August 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Venue: PACC

Children’s Literature Festival

Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi is proud to hold the 60th Children’s Literature Festival Karachi 2019. Bring your little ones to check out our marvellous collection of children’s literature and take part in exciting games and activities to win amazing prizes!
Sit back and relax for our storytelling sessions as we present readings from a selection of English and Urdu books or take part in our series of arts and crafts makerspace sessions at the festival.

Dates: 7th – 8th August 2019

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM

Venue: Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi

Book Launch for ‘Message Sent’

ADA cordially Invites you the book launch of “Message Sent, The Life & Works of Adil Salahudin”

Adil Salahuddin is Pakistan’s foremost stamp designer with over 2000 stamp designs to his name.

Speakers include:

Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari | Historian
Mr. Iqbal Nanji | Philately Society
Dr. Asma Ibrahim | Director State Bank Museum & Art Gallery
Akbar Ali Dero | Post Master General
Arshi Ahmed Aziz | Author

Date: 9th August 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Venue: Alliance Francais de Karachi

Science Ka Adda: Journey to Mars and Beyond

Journey to Mars and Beyond – New Paradigms for the Future

Fifty years after the first manned landing on the moon one wonders whether humans will succeed in going to mars and beyond, with the possibility of returning home alive and safe. But in order to achieve such feats and other achievements, what kind of science and technologies can one anticipate? In this deeply thought-provoking talk Dr Bukhari talks about futuristic sciences, while acquainting us with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing that can potentially allow the human race to achieve seemingly insurmountable objectives in physics, astronomy and our daily lives. The talk will conclude with advice for students wishing to pursue their higher studies in the areas of modern sciences.

Date: Thursday, 8th August 2019
Time: 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.100/-

Jhanday Mein Danda

Gilgit sey ley kar Gwadar tak, Kashmir sey Karachi tak, goonj rahi hai aik saddaa… kheeray ki qeemat kam ki jaye.
Akhir mulq-bhar mein kheeray itnay “popular” kyun?
Jan’nay k liye, leave your parents at home, and come watch Miss P Chatni live at The MAD School.Special discount for limited students. Show a valid student ID, be above 18, and use the codeword SQUIRTING.
Date: 10th August 2019
Time: 9 PM – 10:30 PM
Venue: MAD School

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop with Daudpota Art

Learn to write the mesmerizing traditional English calligraphy script in this beginners’ workshop.
This course is designed for the complete beginner, who will be given basic knowledge from scratch. So come join in to learn, in a relaxing, 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 sentencesSupplies include:
* Straight nib holder
* 2 Flex Nibs
* Ink pots with Indian Ink and preparing solution
* Guidelines sheets – 10
* Tracing paper sheets -5
* Basic stationaryAfter 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 10th August 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**

Pepsi Presents – And Then There Were None

A Drama Queen Production
Directed by Arman Tejani & Ahmed Majeed AgloriaAbout the play:
Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.
The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again…
The play itself was written in the 1940’s – it has been performed hundreds of times around the world. On Broadway – it has been performed in London & there is a Bollywood film based off of it. There is a PTV show based off of it, along with a BBC show and various other adaptations. The play is a classic, and Agatha Christie’s equation just works – whether that is in Pakistan
or London in the 1940’s.Dates: Friday 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th August 2019
And Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th August 2019Timings: 07:30 PM – 09:00 PM (Gates will close at 07:15 PM sharp)

Venue: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Rs.1500/- (Also available at all Habbit outlets across Karachi)

Pakistan Launch of The Fix by Omar Shahid Hamid

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

The British Council is delighted to invite you to the launch of Omar Shahid Hamid’s riveting new novel, The Fix. Join us for an exclusive evening with the author where he will be in conversation with senior broadcast journalist, Owais Tohid and the former captain of Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team, Urooj Mumtaz.

From the bestselling author of The Prisoner and The Party Worker, comes a gripping new tale on the world of match-fixing, where there is power, corruption and intimidation. The Fix is an intriguing fictional account of women’s cricket in Pakistan and the hidden encounters with match-fixing mafias – a story that every cricket fan must read!
Author, Omar Shahid Hamid will be reading out an excerpt from the novel, taking questions from the audience and will also be signing copies of the book.

Note: Copies of ‘The Fix’ will be available for sale at the event.

Date: 10th August 2019
Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: British Council Library

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