Archive for November, 2011

Art Moments: An Evening of Conversation with Marjorie Husain

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Thursday, 24th November 2011 | 7:00 pm

Marjorie HusainArt Moments is privileged and excited to have Marjorie Husain as its November speaker. As an art critic, curator, and close friend of a number of important artists, she has seen the country’s art scene evolve over several decades. This Thursday, Marjorie will share her memories and observations about Pakistani art and artists with the audience.

Marjorie Husain is a notable art critic and has played a significant role in promoting Pakistan’s art and culture nationally and internationally. She has curated and organized art exhibitions around the world and her writings have been published in all the major newspapers and magazines of the country. She has also authored numerous books on art, including biographies of Pakistani Art Masters.


Art Moments is a monthly event designed to discuss and discover important moments in Pakistan’s art history through talks and interviews. Curated by Niilofur Farrukh, Art Moments aims to contribute to the documentation of Pakistani art history through forgotten narratives.


Date: Thursday, 24th November, 2011
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 Little Art presents Karachi International Children’s Film Festival

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Children's Film Festival

Venue: Zuleikhabai Auditorium
Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi

Rs. 100 for each session
Passes available at Teachers’ Resource Centre & T2F
Information: Nigel Rodrigues 0303-231-1169
Schedule: http://bit.ly/karachichildfilmfest
Festival Website: www.lahorechildrenfilm.com


Wednesday, 23rd November 2011

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

• Angel Afoot (Germany)
• Shipwrecked (Netherlands)
• Shh… (UK)
• Big Plans (Switzerland)
• The Last Thread (USA)
• Gerald’s Last Day (USA)
• The Silence Beneath the Bark (France)

Recommended Age Group: Open
Rs. 100

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• Doggie (Netherlands)
• Angel Afoot (Germany)
• Indian DayDream (Germany / India)
• Gerald’s Last Day (USA)

Recommended Age Group: 7 – 10 Years
Rs. 100

Thursday, 24th November 2011

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

• The Postman (Australia)
• Shh… (UK)
• Opening Night (Netherlands)
• Poetry Seller (Iran)
• Saint Feast Day (France)
• The Intruder (Sweden)
• Differents (Argentina)

Recommended Age Group: Open
Rs. 100

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• Dawn (Italy)
• Signalis (Switzerland)
• The Wise One (Pakistan)
• The Earth Game (Hong Kong)

Recommended Age Group: 7 – 10 Years
Rs. 100

Friday, 25th November 2011

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

• One Rat Short (USA)
• Hugo (Australia)
• The Employment (Argentina)
• The Competitive One (Spain – Argentina)
• The Wise One (Pakistan)
• Seeding Dreams (France)

Recommended Age Group: Open
Rs. 100

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

• Angel Afoot (Germany)
• Shipwrecked (Netherlands)
• Shh… (UK)
• Big Plans (Switzerland)
• The Last Thread (USA)

Recommended Age Group: Open
Rs. 100


A Teaching Garden in Shigar

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Sunday, 20th November 2011 | 6:30 pm

Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas is the village of Siankhor in Shigar Valley, Baltistan. This tiny village is home to the Abruzzi Higher Secondary School. The garden, designed with the ideas of the school’s children, acts as a hands-on teaching tool and experiential space for science, art, mathematics, language, sports and environmental education.

Join us at T2F this Sunday to learn about the story of this unique teaching project in the mountains of Pakistan.

The session will feature a film by Mahera Omar and a talk by architecture student, Currim Suteria.

Abruzzi Garden

Date: Sunday, 20th November, 2011
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.


Rekhte ke Ustaad: Mir Anis

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Sunday, 20th November 2011 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mir Anis“Rekhte ke Ustaad” is a bilingual study circle for enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Urdu poetry. Each session is devoted to reading, translating and discussing examples from the poetry of a great master.

Mir Babar Ali “Anis” (1802 – 1874), descended from a long line of eminent poets, is often considered to be one of the three greatest Urdu poets, alongside Mir and Ghalib. The scope he and his contemporary, Mirza Dabir, rendered to the marsiya has served to identify the essentially Arabic genre almost exclusively with the Urdu language. He is known for a marked clarity and flowingness of speech, as well as a peerless power of description, whether it relates to depiction of landscape or battle scenes or to the portrayal of human emotions.


Rekhtes ke ustaad

reḳhte ke tumhīñ ustād nahīñ ho ġhālib
kahte haéñ agle zamāne meñ koʾī mīr bhī thā

you, Ghalib, are not the sole master of Rekhtah
they say that in former times, there was also a fellow called Mir

Rekhtah – meaning ‘poured’ or ‘mixed’ – is an older name for the Urdu language, and particularly its Perso-Arabic-infused poetry.


Facilitator

Zahra Sabri is a researcher and literary translator. She gained her Master’s degree in 2010 at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, from Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her research focuses on the politics of identity centred around Urdu in South Asia and the influence of the Persianate on Indo-Muslim languages and cultures.

Date: Sunday, 20th November, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 50
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Critical Reading: A Series Featuring Ajmal Kamal

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Join us at T2F for readings and commentary from works of literature, history and hagiography which deal with critical ideas and events that have come to haunt Pakistan.

Jihadi Politics: Yesterday and Today
Thursday, 10th November, 2011 | 7:00 pm

The final session of the series is a presentation on how the concept of Jihad has grown to become what it is today.

Ajmal KamalCaste in Urdu Prose Literature
Thursday, 3rd November, 2011 | 7:00 pm

The second session of the series features readings of passages from Tilism-e Hoshruba, Alif Laila and other Urdu books with a caste bias. This selection of passages from Tilism-e Hosruba, put to writing by Mohammad Hussain Jah in the early twentieth century, Alif Laila, ‘free-translated’ by Pundit Ratan Nath Sarshar, and some later writings will explore caste politics in Urdu literature and recent societal changes.

Manto Censored by the Sindh Textbook Board
Thursday, 27th October, 2011 | 7:00 pm

The first session of the series features readings of the expunged portions of Manto’s story, “Naya Qanoon”, and thoughts on its inclusion in the Urdu textbook for Class 12. Censorship is the harshest form of criticism. In this reading, we will attempt to understand the minds of the textbook editors who thought it fit to delete certain portions of Manto’s story that were considered offensive and dangerous.

If you missed the first session, you can read Afia Aslam’s blog post on Desi Writers Lounge.


Ajmal Kamal edits a quarterly Urdu literary journal “aaj” from Karachi, and runs a small publishing house and bookshops.


Dates: Thursday, 10th November, 2011
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.


First Fridays @ T2F: Drum Circle

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

4th November, 2011 | 7:00 pm

FF@T2F is a platform for emerging musicians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting.

Our drum circle is a fun, mixed level, group music-making activity featuring freely improvised rhythms. Music will be created on the spot, in the moment. There is no ‘audience’; everyone is welcome to play, dance, or listen. Bring your bongos, congos, darbukas, hi-hats, snares, tablas, or even just a pair of drumsticks and a surface to beat them on!

This Friday, Alan Simon, founder of percussive fusion band Taal Karisma, will facilitate the drum circle.

First Fridays

You don’t need to pre-register. Just show up with your instruments, your ears, and an open mind.

CityFM89 is the Exclusive Radio Media Partner for First Fridays at T2F

Date: Friday, 4th November 2011
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.