Archive for September, 2010

First Fridays @ T2F

Friday, September 24th, 2010

1st October, 2010 | 6:30 pm

Join us at T2F on the first Friday of every month for impromptu jam sessions.

FF@T2F is a platform for emerging musicians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting. If you love to make music, come and play. If you love listening to music, come and listen.

First Fridays

This is the first time we’re doing something like this so we will learn together. Just bring your instruments and your ears and let’s see what happens 🙂

Date: Friday, 1st October, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Compelling Conversations: My Precious Pants and Flood Relief

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 | 7:00 pm

compellingconversations.gifImagine this … You’re walking by a pond dressed in your expensive Burberry pants and you see a baby drowning. You can save the baby’s life at the cost of ruining your precious pants.

Intuitively, we feel that we have a duty to save the baby’s life, even if it means destroying our favourite pants. Peter Singer, the famous philanthropist and philosopher, extends on this basic instinct to argue that we should give a lot more to relief efforts than we do generally.

Engage in a controversial and thought-provoking discussion with Shajia Sarfraz Haroon on Peter Singer’s views in light of the devastating floods in Pakistan. Shajia is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a double major in Philosophy and Human Biology.

Expect an evening of pure argument and lively discussions without the pointless rhetoric or sermons. We will question everything, except your intelligence.

Date: Wednesday, 22nd September, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


The Point of No Return

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Join us at Faraar Gallery for an interdisciplinary show that combines fine art with performance art

4 Performances on Saturday 18th September and Sunday 19th September 2010

The Point of No Return is a modern retelling of the doomed Biblical romance between Samson and Delilah.

Through a combination of dance that incorporates modern, jazz, interpretive, and eastern contemporary styles, Rajab Ali Sayed and Suhaee Abro will re-enact the story of Samson, a mighty and powerful king who fell in love with the beautiful Delilah, who cuts off his hair and usurps his throne. The performance explores themes of love found, love lost, abuse, and the nature of destructive relationships.

Illustrating the dramatic nature of the performance is an exhibition of artwork featuring Rajab Ali Sayed and Marya Ahmed. Rajab and Marya are students of fine art at the National College of Arts in Lahore and have produced a body of work that centers on theatricality, dance and drama. Each piece serves as an illustration to the themes and undertones of the performance, ranging from the origin of love to the nature of the human condition.

Point of No Return

For more information about the team, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158865474129696&ref=mf

Special Thanks

• Citizens Archive of Pakistan for the use of their recording equipment
• Ali Khurshid: Photographs
• Yasir Qureshi: Sound Engineering

Dates: Saturday 18th September, 2010 and Sunday 19th September, 2010
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 300 per performance
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Extinguishing the Twilight of Medievalism: The New Imperative for Urdu Literary Discourses

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Join us at T2F for a talk and conversation with Dr. Syed Nomanul Haq
Wednesday, 15th September 2010 | 6:30 pm

Dr. Nomanul HaqDr. Syed Nomanul Haq will speak about the new Urdu literary imperatives for the the critic and the scholar. Both as an intellectual thesis and as a mode of activism, he believes it is high time that the explication and cognition of Urdu literary expressions are re-mapped onto a global framework, placed in step with contemporary trends in world literature: that is, they need to break out of the medieval clamp. If this is not done, traditional explanations of, and commentaries on, Urdu literature will at best generate romance and nostalgia, but will have no relevance to the horizons of current day thought. Young people will continue to reject it, since its substantive gravity is lost on them due to the fact that critics present it in an esoteric idiom that uses archaic conceptual categories. The legacy will be swept away like the dwellings in Thatta!

“I want to reconstruct a Ghalib, and revisit an Iqbal, and read
anew a Faiz …”

About Dr. Syed Nomanul Haq

Dr. Syed Nomanul Haq, born in Karachi, Pakistan, is an international scholar and intellectual historian of Pakistani origin noted especially for his contributions to the fields of Islamic history and Islamic philosophy. Currently a senior faculty member at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Dr. Noman has, in his career spanning twenty years, gained widespread repute for his teaching, publications and editorial and research work on the history and philosophy of science, postmodern philosophy, history of religion, history of art and history of literature, for which he has won multiple prizes and awards.

Date: Wednesday, 15th September, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


The Fifth Season: An Exhibition of Works by Khuda Bux Abro

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Join us at Faraar Gallery for an exhibition by Khuda Bux Abro
Opening Date: Tuesday, 7 September 2010 | 3:00 pm

Walls contain and confine, they define the space within and limit the vision. But in this case, several walls define different aspects of Khuda Bux Abro’s work and then come together to express the inner element, the fifth season of the heart which defines the quintessence of his work ranging from one medium to the other.

Khuda Bux Abro is a restless soul. He works from the anguish of his soul, trying to express his many moods and transient feelings. From the beginning of his artistic career, he has worked with different mediums and different styles. These paintings, contemporary and subjective, touch upon and emerge from the issues and contradictions of the society around us. Contradictions which take on added colours in Abro’s work. You look at walls of the gallery and then let your eyes travel back to the centre of the room. There is no wall there, only you. And the paintings are in the eyes of the beholder.

Asif Farrukhi

Abro - Clouds in the Room

ABRO ON ABRO

Paint, brush, pen, camera, computer, colours and canvas, all are my mediums and tools. Through these I explore and express myself whenever I get moments to myself. My works let you see through the window to the fifth season of colours, dreams, images and melodies of my inner world, alive inside me throughout the year, be it spring or autumn, summer or winter. The fifth season makes me breathe with poetry, literature and music, and gives me continuous energy to transform my surroundings; like other creative beings, past and present … poets, thinkers, Sufis, musicians, singers and writers who live for peace and love and have made this world so beautiful.


Opening Date: Tuesday, 7th September, 2010 | 3:00 pm
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15th September, 2010
Gallery Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm – Daily
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F | Faraar
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Dramatic Reading of “Paani Kay Qaidi

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Sunday, 5th September 2010 | 9:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a dramatic reading of Intezar Hussain’s play, “Paani Kay Qaidi” by Tehrik-e-Niswan.

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Date: Sunday, 5th September, 2010
Time: 9:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.