Archive for October, 2015

Where are the Women? A Discussion with #GirlsatDhabas

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Saturday, 31th October 2015 | 4:00 pm

Where are the Women? A Discussion with GirlsatDhabas

Join us at T2F for a meet and greet with Girls at Dhabas, a group of women and feminists who want to facilitate all genders’ participation in public spaces.

Girls at Dhabas is a team of Karachi and Lahore based feminists, who want to challenge gender norms by occupying everyday male-dominated spaces: dhabas, parks, streets. They will be talking about about their initiative and activities, why this movement is important, and how the community can help out.


When: Saturday, 31st October 2015
Where: The Second Floor (T2F)
Time: 4:00 PM
Entry: Free! (Please support us by donating to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)

Sapna: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Friday, 30th October 2015 | 7:00 pm

Like many others who roam around the streets of Karachi and knock on the windows of your car at busy traffic signals, Sapna is not the stuff dreams are made of. She is a transgender in Karachi. She collects taunts and insults as she moves around the city to make her living and keeps wondering if human dignity is to be denied to those who are like her.

Ali Rizvi captures a day in Sapna’s life in a short documentary, made with the support of Packard Foundation as a part of its Youth Champions Initiative. This documentary is the first in a series being developed by SRHR Ehsas Films Project.

The screening of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists confirmed are:

Dr Yasmeen Qazi, Packard Foundation
Dr Asif Aslam, Public health Physician
Fatin Nawaz, Habib University
Ms Bindiya, Gender Interactive Alliance
Ms Sapna
Ali Rizvi, Film maker


Date: Friday, 30th October 2015
Free! (Please support us by donating to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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History, Art and Performance of Qavvaali: A Talk by Ally Adnan

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Sunday, 11th October 2015 | 4:00 pm

Join us on Friday evening for an enlightening talk by Ally Adnan on the History, Art and Performance of Qavvaali.

Ally Adnan is an enthusiastic and indefatigable patron of the arts. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has headed several business units in a number of multi-national telecommunications firms. His true love, however, is the arts.

Ally is a collector of arts, antiquities and music. His art collection of more than six thousand (6,000) pieces, includes original works by Abdul Rehman Chughtai, Ahmed Parvez, Ali Imam, Allah Bux, Bashir Mirza, Anwar Jalal Shemza, Gulgee, Jamil Naqsh, Joan Miro, M F Hussain, Marino Marini, Pablo Picasso, Sadequain, Sayed Haider Raza, and many other artists. His collection of music includes eighty (80) thousand hours of unpublished live recordings of music from South Asia. He recently donated a portion of his music collection to the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, where the archive is named after him. Antique Japanese cloisonné, English sterling silver, Persian and Afghan rugs, Russian icons, Chinese snuff bottles, Muslim prayer beads, and Tibetan thangkas are among other items that he collects.

Ally started writing about the arts at the age of eleven (11) and is one of the few journalists of Pakistan who have written about music and the performing arts consistently for almost four (4) decades. His writings have appeared in Dawn, the Friday Times, Good Times, the Herald, the Nation, She, Upstreet, V Mag and a number of other publications. His articles about Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Ghulam Hassan Shaggan, Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Iqbal Bano, Malika Pukhraj, Tahira Syed, Nayyar Noor, Shaukat Ali and Madam Noor Jehan constitute a veritable archive of serious biographical documentation of Pakistani musicians.

Ally sits on the board of a number of institutions and organizations including the Indian Classical Music Circle of Dallas & Fort Worth and heads the After Hours organization which is dedicated to supporting South Asian art in the United States. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Musicology at the Punjab University.


Date: Friday, 16th October 2015
7:00PM onwards
Free! (Please support us by donating to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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PeaceNiche and Faraar present K-Eclectic

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Sunday, 11th October 2015 | 4:00 pm

This October, PeaceNiche invites you to K-Eclectic, a renewed conceptual adaptation of our Faraar Gallery and Shop which has successfully served as a creative playground for established and emerging artists to get to know each other, interact with art enthusiasts, collectors and students to sell their artwork in a vibrant, approachable community setting.

With the re-launch of our Faraar Gallery and Shop, we want to have a whole new line of innovative products, merchandise and artwork that strongly resonate with Karachi.

K-Eclectic will host:
– A Public Art & Multimedia Exhibit
– Bazaar (Contemporary and archival products that will relate to the theme of Karachi)
– Artist Talks
– Digital Projections
– Music & Food

4:00 – 4:30 PM | K-Eclectic Opening

4:35 – 5:35 PM | Meet the Artists

5:40 – 6:40 PM | Karachi and its Changing Culture: A Talk with Hamida Khuhro, Akhtar Balouch and Asif Farrukhi

7:00 – 7:30 PM | Revisiting the Musical 70s with the Goan Christian band, In Time

7:40 – 9:00 PM | Live In Concert featuring In Time

All-Day Features:
K-Eclectic: Faraar Bazaar
T2F Cafe Karachi Special: Chai & Street Food
Digital Showcase of images of Karachi






Date: Sunday, 11th October 2015
4:00PM onwards
Rs.300 (Please support us by donating to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
Address | Map