Cultural institutes unveil spring calendar – Journal

LAHORE: With spring approaching, many cultural institutions will be hosting a number of festivities in March.

Most of the institutions had delayed their events given the traffic situation due to the PSL matches which would end on February 27.

The Shakir Ali Museum, the regional office of the National Arts Council of Pakistan, will hold a book launch titled “History of European Theatre” by Shazia Anwer Cheema. The museum also organizes the anniversary of the birth of Shakir Ali on March 11.

The Punjab Institute for Language Art and Culture (Pilac) has scheduled the “Hazrat Molvi Ghulam Rasool Alampuri Conference” on March 7. It will include a lecture and the launch of the book “Ahsanul Qasas” published by the institute.

On March 8, Pilac will hold a seminar on women’s contribution to the promotion of the Punjabi language to mark International Women’s Day.

The institute will also broadcast a special program on FM Punjab Rung radio network (Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi) as part of Women’s Day.

On March 11, the institute will hold an inter-provincial Mushaira as part of the Horse & Cattle Show 2022. On the 14th, Pilac and other cultural institutions will celebrate Punjab Culture Day. The institute will organize Mela Chiraghan on the Urs of Madhu Lal Hussain from 29th to 31st.

The Lahore Arts Council will also hold a number of functions; however the dates of the various events are being finalized.

Some event programs have been finalized, such as the Faiz festival which will be held from March 4 to 6. Then there will be the Lahore Literary Festival and the Folk Music Festival in Alhamra. The council plans to hold a film festival after the folk music event.

BAC will also organize a theater festival in March inviting different colleges and universities to participate in the event. There will also be a Dastaan ​​Goie (tale-telling) festival.

The Rafi Peer Theater Workshop had planned two events – a puppet festival and a mystical music festival – in March. A spokesperson for the RPTW says they could not [still] find one or more sponsors for the two festivals and organize the events in April or May.

Posted in Dawn, February 23, 2022

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