Archive for July, 2012

Haal: A Film by Assad Zulfiqar Khan

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Thursday, 19th July 2012 | 8:30 pm

Join director Assad Zulfiqar Khan for a screening of his short film, Haal, on life in the Zia years. Told from the perspective of a kathak dancer and a journalist, the film explores how the junta used Islam to cudgel the media and murder the arts. The screening will be followed by a Q/A session with the director where he will discuss his experience filming in Pakistan, the pitfalls that filmmakers will face, and what he foresees as the future of the industry.

Duration: 22 minutes
Language: Urdu

An associate of the London Film School, Assad recently graduated with a Masters in Directing and Cinematography.

Recommended Age Group: 16 and older

Haal

Date: Thursday, 19th July, 2012
Time: 8:30 pm
Suggested 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.


Kahaani Time and Recycling Art with ToffeeTV

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Sunday, 8th July 2012 | 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Join ToffeeTV this Sunday at T2F with Sania Saeed, Huzefa Ali, Hira Ilyas Bawahab, Saba Quraishi and Talea Zafar for fun-filled Urdu stories and a recycling art activity. We are excited to spend this Sunday with you because ToffeeTV.com completes its first year! To celebrate, our ToffeeTellers have something special planned for you.

Continuing with our Recycling Sundays activity, Talea Zafar will show you some fun and useful ways to re-use junk that you might otherwise throw away. We will also have our plastic weaving frames handy in case some of you would like to help us keep weaving the plastic chains while you listen to the stories.

Kahaani Time

Important Notes

  • Recommended Age Group: 4 and up. You may bring younger children but please ensure that they do not disrupt the group.
  • ToffeeTV sessions are meant for parents and children to spend quality time with one another. Parents are requested to accompany their children and not send domestic help, especially as seating is limited. You are, however, encouraged to bring domestic help if you bring their children along too. The sessions are meant to be as inclusive as you can help us to make them.
  • Please bring along a storybook or toy as a contribution towards our Books and Toys collection for the Children’s Cancer Hospital.
  • ToffeeTV fridge magnets are still up for sale at T2F and you can buy yours at the event. A percentage of proceeds go towards the Children Cancer Hospital, our cause for this quarter.

 

Date: Sunday, 8th July, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Suggested Donation: Rs. 100 [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.


Beatlemania 2

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Saturday, 7th July 2012 | 7:00 pm

The members of E Sharp invite you to join us at T2F for a marathon gig celebrating the music of The Beatles, the legendary rock band that changed music and popular culture forever.

The musicians will cover over 40 songs that revolutionized rock and popular music, spanning The Beatles’ magical career from 1962 to 1970. From ‘Please Please Me’ to ‘Hey Jude’, from ‘Help!’ to ‘Come Together’, from ‘Ticket to Ride’ to ‘While my Guitar Gently Weeps’, we’ve got it all covered at Beatlemania 2!

E Sharp is Ahmed Zawar (Vocals/Rhythm Guitars), Anwaar Ahmed (Lead Guitars/Vocals), Qumber Kazmi (Drums) and Muhammad Imran Saleem (Bass). Collaborating musicians include Umair Ghauri (Ex Zeest band), Meaner Mann (Ex Saad Haroon), Imam Hamdani (Uth Records) and our two awesome bassist boys, Fahad and Faraz.

Beatlemania 2

Date: Saturday, 7th July, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 150
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Ghalib Made Easy: Interactive Sessions with Musharraf Ali Farooqi [12]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Wednesday, 4th July 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F every Wednesday for interactive sessions on Mirza Ghalib’s poetry, conducted by author and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

Ghalib Made Easy by @MicroMAFThe poetry of Mirza Ghalib (27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869) has been considered complex, abstract and difficult to comprehend. Even for Ghalib’s contemporaries, his language and imagery presented a challenge.

A modern reader – someone reading Ghalib systematically, perhaps for the first time – may feel justified in thinking that the challenge is even greater today. Thanks to the scholars who continued to decipher and interpret Ghalib’s poetry, we now have at least 19 major interpretations which allow us to understand Ghalib’s poetry and appreciate his poetic imagination.

In each Ghalib Made Easy session, author, novelist and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi will explain two ghazals in simple Urdu. Designed as a conversation, participants are encouraged to discuss and comment on the ghazals being studied.


Ghalib Made Easy sessions are held on Wednesdays at T2F from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. No previous knowledge of Urdu poetry or Ghalib is necessary. Each session is self-contained and participants can join at any time. Copies of Divan-e-Ghalib are available for purchase at T2F for Rs. 150.


Date: Wednesday, 4th July, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 200 (includes tea)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.