Book Discussion of 'Typically Tanya' by Taha Kehar
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Book Discussion of 'Typically Tanya' by Taha Kehar

PCCC's Literary Corner

Soch Siyahee | سوچ سیاحی

Presents:Book Discussion of 'Typically Tanya' by Taha Kehar

'HarperCollins is proud to announce the publication of Typically Tanya by Taha Kehar. In the vein of Moni Mohsin and Saba Imtiaz, a story from modern day Pakistan about a headstrong woman with equal parts sass and smarts. There’s a little bit of Tanya in all of us, and it’s mostly the part we supress.'

Taha Kehar is a Karachi-based journalist. He’s written for both Indian and Pakistani magazines, newspapers and publications. He’s the author of a collection of poems titled Writing Words With Fire. He is also the author of an earlier novel titled 'Of rift and rivalry'. 'Typically Tanya' is his second work of fiction.

For more information about 'Typically Tanya' please do read the link below: https://harperbroadcast.com/2018/09/12/a-young-feisty-modern-romance-by-taha-kehar/

Date: 11-11-18
Timing: 5pm - 6pm
Location: Pakistan Chowk

For 15 years old and above! 

This event is FREE FOR ALL! 

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Book Reciting - 'Karachi: Aaj Or Kal Tasaweer Ke Aine Mein'
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Book Reciting - 'Karachi: Aaj Or Kal Tasaweer Ke Aine Mein'

PCCC's Literary Corner

Soch Siyahee | سوچ سیاحی

Presents:
Book Reciting of 'Karachi: Aaj Or Kal Tasaweer Ke Aine Mein'- Saeed Khawar

'Karachi: Aaj Or Kal Tasaweer Ke Aine Mein' is a picture-orientated book that documents certain areas of Karachi in its early stages and now. It is a modern way to tell a story of the past and present. This book highlights the history and culture of Karachi that has significantly lost importance. 

Saeed Khawar will recite certain texts from the book, explain the imagery and will discuss the history and culture of Karachi at this pre-release of the book! 

Saeed Khawar has been working as a professional journalist since 1990. He is currently working as an editor at Daily 92 News. He was also a resident editor at Daily Nawa-i-Waqt. He has published many articles and is also an an author to two or three books. He is better known for his book 'Pyas Aur Aflas Ka Sehra' that has already had three editions published. 

Date: 10-11-18
Timing: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

This event is FREE FOR ALL! 

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An Urban Sketching Art Class by Rakhshaan Qazi
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

An Urban Sketching Art Class by Rakhshaan Qazi

 Urban Sketching is drawing on location, indoors or out, and capturing what we see from direct observation. Individuals will learn how to sketch the buildings around them at the Pakistan Chowk ! This is a fun activity to be a part of as you learn through drawing surroundings and interacting with the environment!

Rakhshaan Qazi received her Bachelors in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and went on to do her Masters in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture from the Architectural Association in London. She currently teaches at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and runs a design practice by the name of Naqsh. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.Our drawings are a record of time and place.

Date: 28th-October-2018

Timing: 4 pm - 6 pm

Location: Pakistan Chowk

10 year olds and above!

All materials will be provided by PCCC! 

This event is FREE FOR ALL!


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Film Screening & Discussion - 'American Revolutionary:The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs'
Oct
21
4:15 PM16:15

Film Screening & Discussion - 'American Revolutionary:The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs'

Film Screening & Discussion - 'American Revolutionary:The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs' -

An Event in Collaboration with Eqbal Ahmad Fan Page and Documentary Association of Pakistan (DAP)

The Eqbal Ahmed Fan Page is devoted to the memory of the activist, revolutionary and public intellectual Eqbal Ahmad.

Eqbal Ahmad in his work highlighted there is an Imperial West and there is an anti-Imperialist West and to “Work with the one and the fight the other”. We took that as a starting point to examine struggle figures. We began with the Detroit movement figure, Grace Lee Boggs and an informal collaboration with American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs film project.

The film raises awareness of critical thinking, movement building, organising and civil rights; common and inter-sectional themes in Eqbal’s work and legacy.

A special thank you to the film director Grace Lee for supporting and making this collaboration possible 

Film Main Project Site - www.americanrevolutionaryfilm.com

About the Film : 

The film tells the story of the Chinese American activist in Detroit whose vision of social change has inspired generations. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she devoted her life to developing an understanding of “revolution” that brings together the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical and hopeful future. This film plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century–from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, Asian American, environmental justice movements, and beyond.

Film Trailer - https://vimeo.com/224852454

Film Schedule:


Date: 21st-October-2018

Screening Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Discussion: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

For 14 years old and above! 

This event is FREE FOR ALL!

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The Modern Art Exploration Class by Rakhshaan Qazi
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Modern Art Exploration Class by Rakhshaan Qazi

The Modern Art Exploration Class will help introduce individuals to History of Modern Design and Art and why Art is important in today's life. This will be followed by a 'Make your own Modern Art Piece Workshop'!

Rakhshaan Qazi received her Bachelors in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and went on to do her Masters in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture from the Architectural Association in London. She currently teaches at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and runs a design practice by the name of Naqsh. 

Schdeule of Art Class: 

Date: 14th-October-2018

Timing - 2:00 pm- 2:10 pm : Introduction on IPAF(International Public Art Festival) by IAMKARACHI
2:10 pm -2:40 pm : Talk about Modern Design and Art 
2:40 pm-4:00 pm : Make your own Modern Art Piece Workshop

Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

For children below 18! 

This event if FREE FOR ALL!

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Hum Kalami ۱۱ - Recitations of Urdu Literary Texts
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Hum Kalami ۱۱ - Recitations of Urdu Literary Texts

PCCC's Literary Corner

Soch Siyahee | سوچ سیاحی

Presents:
Hum Kalami ۱۱ - Recitations of Urdu Literary Texts

Students from Habib University's Araaish-e-Khayal Club will be presenting a reading circle to celebrate Urdu literature once again. The club will perform recitations of Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Parveen Shakir, Zehra Negah, Iqbal and other poets. The floor will then be opened to the public to share their opinions, discussions, and readings.

Date: 13-October-2018

Timing: 5 pm-7 pm

Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

This event is FREE FOR ALL! 

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Learn Origami with Ajlaan Raza
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Learn Origami with Ajlaan Raza

'Learn Origami at PCCC' with Ajlaan Raza!

The aim of this activity is to teach children below the age of 18 the basics of Origami. Origami is a fun, easy, inexpensive and great for sharing with one another. It is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture!

Details of Event:

Timing: 12pm-1pm

Sunday, 7th of October-2018

All materials will be provided by PCCC

This activity is FREE for all!

About the Artist

Ajlaan Raza is a marketeer turned yoga instructor by profession. Origami is a childhood hobby that has stuck around with him up till now. He finds folding paper extremely therapeutic to calm any wandering thoughts and help improve focus. Over the years, he has conducted multiple origami sessions with kids in the city and we are excited to once again partner with Ajlaan!


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A Tribute to Mehdi Hasan Khan
Sep
9
3:00 PM15:00

A Tribute to Mehdi Hasan Khan

Pakistan Chowk is pleased to collaborate with the STRUGGLE FOR SOCIETY ORGANIZATION/MUSICAL CORNER.PK for this tribute to the legend Mehdi Hasan. 
STRUGGLE FOR SOCIETY ORGANIZATION is a Karachi based non-profit organization established in 2014 in the Lyari Area. Their goal is a country without violence, conflict and peaceful social engagement of youth and community. PCCC is glad to be supporting their mission to empower Lyari's youth and community.

About the Artist:
Ustad Ghulam Muhammad Khan was born in Karachi and grew up in a family that has always been musically inclined. He started singing in the year 1974 and later took Music training under Pandit Prakash Poonawala and Muahammad Umar Baloch Gulimarwala. 

Tribute to Mehdi Hasan
Mehdi Hasan Khan was a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood. One of the greatest and most influential figures in the history of ghazal singing. He is famously known as the "King of Ghazal" or the "Shahanshah-e-Ghazal". Known for his "haunting" baritone voice, Mehdi Hassan is credited with bringing ghazal singing to a worldwide audience. Born to a musical family, he influenced generations of singers from diverse genres. He earned numerous awards and accolades in his career and remained a leading singer of Pakistani film industry.

A tribute will be held at PCCC, on Sunday, 9th September, 2018 from 3pm to 7 pm. We hope to see you all there

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Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression

TALKING CIRCLE | بے خبر ہوٹل
is back with its Shab-e-Izhaar- An evening of expression!

Join us for another exciting evening of stories, poems, songs, music, and dance.

You don’t need to register for this event. If you are interested in performing, just arrive with your performance piece(s) at the centre and sign up on site, latest by 5:45pm.

Each performer will be given not more than 10 minutes. This time may also vary according to the number of performers that sign up. Please plan accordingly.

We look forward to having an exciting evening full of beautiful performances!

Saturday, 8th September, 2018
6:00pm onwards

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Pakistan Chowk Community Centre - 1st Anniversary
Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

Pakistan Chowk Community Centre - 1st Anniversary

The PCCC Story:

In December 2016, with a vision for the forgotten public courtyards of the old city and a shoestring budget we rehabilitated an ignored, neglected, dilapidated Pakistan Chowk. This was the rejuvenation of a Public Urban Square in the heart of Karachi's Old Towns Publication Quarter, on Kutchery Road, for the use of the people that lived around it and for a larger integration with other urban dynamism of a pluralist culture like Karachi.

On 16th August, 2017 we opened the doors of Pakistan Chowk Community Centre in Sultani Mahal Building-This is the engine to drive activity back into the Chowk itself and connect it to other cultural events by hosting them here. It is the centre which provides a space for local and larger community engagement, along with formal and informal meetings. The centre, like a “cultural lab” aims to facilitate arts and writing workshops, classes and be a space for literary events with discussions.

In a short period of just a year, we can say with pride that PCCC has grown into its own; a space that supports and nurtures interdisciplinary dialogue of all scales, a diverse set of events, activities and cross urban cultural interventions. Looking back at this journey, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and civil society of Karachi who helped us build Pakistan Chowk Community Centre.

It was through these learnings and understandings that we were able to achieve 90 events in one year and 4 major projects like: Heritage Walk Karachi, Sarak Chaap (Old Town Mapping), Ghair Sarkari Tareekh (Oral History Project), and Postervism ( PCCCs first Poster Design Conference and Competition). We would like to celebrate this milestone with you, and continue to work on our research and documentation projects.

These are small steps for a city like Karachi, a city which has clearly expressed its need, desire and appreciation of the work we have brought to the surface. It’s a start. You have all been a part of all these nuclei in the larger framework of our vision.

19 Music and Art Classes
12 Round Tables and Talks
11 Open Mic Nights
4 Video Screenings
10 Exhibitions
2 Meet and Greets
5 Music Performances
4 Book Launches
5 Literary Readings
10 Work Shops
5 Story Telling Events
7 Art Fairs & Photography Exhibitions
4 Collaborations

Needless to say, the work will continue and will scale up using this last year as a an opportunity to test ideas. We have all been a witness to the success of these programs. The logical step to expand into similar forgotten spaces in the city and start bringing the lights back on in them too is the direction of this vision.

We hope you will continue on this journey with us as this project redefines itself and grows into something bigger next.

We would like to acknowledge and thank so many people for this incredible 2 year journey from Chowk to Community Centre:

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Chowk Rehabilitation Team :

Nadir Ali- (NED University-2016), Muhammad Zubair- (NED University-2016), Shahaan Mustikhan- (National College of Arts-2016), Faris Aftab- (NED University-2016),Farishta Pirzada- (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology- 2016)

Developing & Researching Pakistan Chowk Community Centre :

Alvina Ahmed - (Karachi University - 2017), Munawar Hussain - (Karachi University - 2017), Maida Zehra - (Karachi University - 2017), Taha Bin Jamal - (Karachi University - 2017), Ammarah Salman - (Karachi University - 2017), Asad Aly- (Habib University - 2017), Umar Ayub - (IVSAA - 2017), Reeba Tehseen - (IVSAA - 2017), Alina Naqvi - (IVSAA - 2017), Sana Gondal - (Habib University - 2017), Asad Hammad - (Lyceum - 2017), Beenish Sarfaraz - (Karachi university - 2017), Ayesha Siddiqui - (Karachi University - 2017), Ahad Ali - (Sarah Lawrence College-2017), Namra Khalid - (Parsons-2017)

PCCC Advisors :

Marvi MazharZain Mustafa, Mustafa Zafar, Kiran Ahmad, Saad Khurshid, Muniba Rasheed, Shahana Rajani, Fawad Khan, Shehrazade Sheikh, Sohail Zuberi, Arif Belgaumi, Khaula Jamil, Insiya Syed, Rafique "Feica" Feica R-a, Fiza Khatri, Zahra Malkani, Akhtar Baloch, Safiah Shah, Veera Rustomji, Asif Alam Farrukhi, Haider Ali

PCCC Management & Design Team :

Vishaal Singhara, AR Touseef Ahmed Memon, Mah e Neema Rao, Mariam Hanif Mymini, Sabahat Z. Aziz, Khushbakht Memon, Saad Rabbani, Azeemah Owais, Shaheen Nauman - A big thankyou to Sabahat Z. Aziz for working very hard and putting everything in order.

PCCC Friends & Supporters :

We would like to thank Goethe Institut (Karachi), I AM Karachi, Renaissance Foundation and all the participating individuals for their unconditional support.

Farrukh Naseem, Ahmed Anver, Hafeez Goharjee, Tarik Tonki, Amin Kasmani, Khalid Saba, Amir Jamil, Hidayat Raheem, Tahmina Anwer, Amjad Minhas, Ahmed Nasim, Faisal Qayyum, Sohail Tayyab Ahmed, M. Jamal Muhsin, M. Aamir, Abbas Kamangar, M. Ashraf Chandio, M. Iqbal, Shahzad Qureshi, Muneeb Vohra, M. Rizwan Rahimo, Sundus Khan, Ozma Noor

Thank you
PCCC Team 

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Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Music of the Nation - Open Mic Session

PCCC presents an Open Mic Session in collaboration with Musical Corner.pk. A tribute to the legendary singers Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. This event will include karaoke sessions, musical tracks and instrumental performances from rising artists. Entry is free for all! We welcome you to be a part of this wonderful evening of music and entertainment on Saturday, July 14th, 5 pm onwards.

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Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Ghar Ghar by Fatima Siraj

PCCC invites you for the third session of Fatima Siraj’s Poetry Workshop, Ghar Ghar, on Saturday July 14th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. An author from Karachi who plans on sharing her experiences through poetry. We invite you to attend this event to accompany her on this creative journey. 
Fatima Siraj is the author of a poetry collection titled Walk with Me, published in 2017. It explores the themes of growing up; hope, love, loss and ambition. Her work has appeared on several literary magazines such as The Foliate Oak, Literary Oak and The Bridge. 

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Jul
10
to Jul 23

Postervism - Travelling Exhibition

Postervism is a joint collaboration of the Pakistan Chowk Community Centre & the Renaissance Foundation for Social Innovation Pakistan. The larger aim of this is to stimulate debate about the issues through visual elements involved in a poster. The posters were designed according to three themes, Gender Impartiality, Peripheralising Extremism, Spatial Identities. 

We received a total of 50 submissions out of which 25 were shortlisted. The selected posters will now be travelling from Karachi to Islamabad at Press Clubs and Community Centers in July 2018. Through this Travelling Exhibition, we expect to have an impact on a larger audience and get people to be a part of our design movement.

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Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Insaan Hon Ya Machine?

Fatima Siraj is the author of a Poetry Collection titled Walk with me, published in 2017. It explores the themes of growing up; hope, love, loss and ambition. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines such as The Foliate Oak, Literary Oak and The Bridge.

 

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Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Kuch Kehna Hai Poetry Workshop

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PCCC is pleased to collaborate with Fatima Siraj. "Kuch Kehna Hai" has been divided into four themes: Colour, Humans or Machines? My city and Home. The themes within this four day workshop will prove to be thought provoking taking you on a creative journey so come and indulge in the art of defining your own stories! 

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Music of the Nation
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

Music of the Nation

Pakistan Chowk Community Center is pleased to collaborate with STRUGGLE FOR SOCIETY ORGANIZATION/MUSICAL CORNER.PK for their musical project called “Music Of The Nation”, an open platform for rising stars to showcase their singing skills.

STRUGGLE FOR SOCIETY ORGANIZATION is a Karachi based non-profit organization established in 2014 in the Lyari Area. Their goal is a country without violence, conflict and peaceful social engagement of youth and community. PCCC is glad to be supporting their mission to empower Lyari's youth and community.

Join us at PCCC to enjoy quality music by some fresh voices as we are heartily looking forward to welcome you at the event to support aspiring singers & musicians.

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OPEN MIC - Mehfil e Mushaira
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

OPEN MIC - Mehfil e Mushaira

DASTAN in Collaboration with PCCC presents Open Mic "Mehfil e Mushaira", An Elegant Evening of Chai & Shair. 

The objective is to provide a platform to young poets to share their views through written pieces on Pakistan or Partition or any topic in their regional/mother language or Urdu. We aim to focus on the special need of promoting and preserving local/regional languages before we lose these tunes of wisdom, by acknowleding a fact that language is the only tool which gives identity to its speakers and through which values transmit from generation to generation. 

Please come and join us with your friends and family on this special heartwarming evening. We hope participants will enjoy and appreciate this hypnotizing literary session.
This event is organized with generous support of JS Bank.

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Lyari on the Rise- Book Launch
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

Lyari on the Rise- Book Launch

LYARI ON THE RISE- BOOK LAUNCH

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lyari on the Rise refers to the time (2015-2017) when the social order was established in Lyari. The book unveils all those blurred aspects of Lyari which were intentionally veiled by the media.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Umair Razzaq is a Lyari based writer. He is a final year student of English Literature at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari. Umair is famous for his media critique on biased reporting about Lyari issues.Currently working for an English weekly "Social Track" and engaged in youth advocacy as a citizen journalist.

Saturday, 21st April 2018
Timings 6:30pm
Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

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Open Mic- Your Story is Not over Yet;
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic- Your Story is Not over Yet;

"In the memory of late Amy Bleuel, this interactive awareness session cum open mic has been organised to pay tribute to the founder of Project Semicolon, as we give our participants an opportunity to speak their minds, tell their stories and read out what they deem important to their hearts.
Ramaq Foundation aims to give a platform to people to come out and speak of Mental Health on a broader scale, without any judgement whatsoever."

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Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression

TALKING CIRCLE | بے خبر ہوٹل
is back with its Shab-e-Izhaar- An evening of expression!

Join us for another exciting evening of stories, poems, songs, music, and dance.

You don’t need to register for this event. If you are interested in performing, just arrive with your performance piece(s) at the centre and sign up on site, latest by 6:45pm

Each performer will be given not more than 10 minutes. This time may also vary according to the number of performers that sign up. Please plan accordingly.

We look forward to having an exciting evening full of beautiful performances!

Saturday, 14th April, 2018
7:00pm onwards

This event is FREE and OPEN to all.
Organized with generous support of JS Bank.

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Urbanities - art and public space in Pakistan: Book Launch
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Urbanities - art and public space in Pakistan: Book Launch

Urbanities - art and public space in Pakistan: a book launch and conversation on community engagement and public art

The yearlong project "Urbanities - art and public space in Pakistan," for which the Goethe-Institut Pakistan collaborated with LBF, Vasl artists' collective, Marvi Mazhar & Associates, and other partners in 2016, was realized as a critical exploration of the urban and its possibilities by way of individual artistic work and research approaches. A lively exchange of discourse and practice between Germany and Pakistan aimed to enable a broad audience to engage with contemporary art. All three leading artistic positions found themselves tackling questions of community engagement and collective experience which still have an impact until today.

The newly printed publication both documents, evaluates, and advances the initial positions. The conversation will reference the project, present the publication, and continue the exchange with old and new guests and partners. 


Participants: 
Miro Craemer, Textile Artist
Adeela Suleman, Associate Professor and Head of the Fine Arts Department at The Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Founder and Director of Vasl Artists' Association
Marvi Mazhar, Architect, Historic Building Consultant, Founder and Head of Pakistan Chowk Community Center
Stefan Winkler, Director of the Goethe-Institut Pakistan
Sara-Duana Meyer, Cultural Producer, Curator and Writer

Moderator: 
Gulraiz Khan, Lecturer in Communication & Design at Habib University, Urbanist and Researcher

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Literary Evenings Vol. 2
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Literary Evenings Vol. 2

Monday, March 26th 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00

Words & Metaphors in collaboration with Daastan is arranging Literary Evenings Vol. 2 with an entire evening dedicated to poetry recitals/spoken word on the theme "Abuse.

We are all gathering to celebrate young poets of Karachi by encouraging them to recite their poetry without any limitations to remove the stigma around the word, "Abuse."

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کراچی شاعر کی نظر سے
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

کراچی شاعر کی نظر سے

ظم گھرانہ نے نامور شاعر غلام علی وفا کے ساتھ ایک شام کا انعقاد کیا ہے، جس میں ہم سنیں گے اس شہر کی کہانیاں، اُنکے مشاہدات اور شاعری۔۔ 

نظامت سانی سید کریں گے۔
وقت شام 6 بجے سع 9 بجے
دن 24 مارچ 2018، بروز ہفتہ
بمقام پاکستان چوک کمیانٹی سینٹر

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Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • 6:00 PM  7:30 PM
  • Pakistan Chowk Community Centre 

TALKING CIRCLE | بے خبر ہوٹل
is back with its Shab-e-Izhaar- An evening of expression!

Join us for another exciting evening of stories, poems, songs, music, and dance.
You don’t need to register for this event. If you are interested in performing, just arrive with your performance piece(s) at the centre and sign up on site.
Each performer will be given not more than 10 minutes. This time may also vary according to the number of performers that sign up. Please plan accordingly.

We look forward to having an exciting evening full of beautiful performances!

Saturday, 10th March, 2018
6:00pm onwards
This event is FREE and OPEN to all.

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IT'S STORY TIME!
Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

IT'S STORY TIME!

Come and listen to Nusser Sayeed read the story ‘Olive and the Terrible, Horrible Plonster’. 

Olive the turtle is having fun playing with his friends Wonka the Whale, Dibby the dolphin, Olly the octopus and Dunga the dugong when something terrible happens. The horrible Plonsters who have invaded the ocean attack him. Who are the Plonsters? Where have they come from? What happens to Olive?  

Listen to the story and find out….

For children ages 5 – 12
Story reading in Urdu as well as English followed by a discussion  
Date: 18th February, 2018
Time: 4 – 5:15 pm
Location: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre


کچوا اولِو اپنے سمندری دوست وانکا ویل، دولفِن دبی،
آکٹوپس اَولی اور گائے ڈنگا کے ساتھ کھیل رہا تھا کہ اچانک
وہ خطرے میں پڑھ گیا۔
وہشی پلانسٹرز نے اس پہ حملہ کیا۔ یہ پلانسٹرز کون ہیں؟ 
کہاں سے آئے ہیں؟ اَولِو کے ساتھ اب کیا ہوگا؟

جاننے کے لیئے کہانی سنیں اَولِو اور وہشی پلانسٹرز کی۔
بروز اتوار
۱۸ فروری ۲۰۱۸
بوقت شام ۴ بجے
بمقام پاکستان چوک کمیونٹی سینٹر۔

۵ سے ۱۳ سال کی عمر کے بچوں کے لیئے۔

This event is OPEN & FREE to all who wish to participate.
Donations are appreciated.

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Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Shab e Izhaar- An Evening of Expression

  • Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TALKING CIRCLE | بے خبر ہوٹل
is back with its Shab-e-Izhaar- An evening of expression!

Join us for another exciting evening of stories, poems, songs, music, and dance.
You don’t need to register for this event. If you are interested in performing, just arrive with your performance piece(s) at the centre and sign up on site.
Each performer will be given not more than 10 minutes. This time may also vary according to the number of performers that sign up. Please plan accordingly.

We look forward to having an exciting evening full of beautiful performances!

Saturday, 10th February, 2018
6:00pm onwards
This event is FREE and OPEN to all.

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PCCC's Art Fair Goes to World Learning Institute
Jan
30
10:00 AM10:00

PCCC's Art Fair Goes to World Learning Institute

The Pakistan Chowk Community Centre has been conducting free of charge art classes for children for the past 3 months.
We believe that when kids express themselves, something beautiful is created which is worth exhibiting. This is why we are exhibiting their art work at different schools around the area.

Join us on the 30th of January 2018, as we take the art fair to another school.
Location: World Learning Institute of Information & Technology, 
Near Cutchi Memon Masjid,
Main Cycle Market.
Timings: 10:00am-2:00pm
The exhibition is free and open to all.

Drop by and encourage the young souls.

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