WEB DESK: The Khayaal Festival 2015, in collaboration with the Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore, is slated to take place from Saturday November 28th to Sunday November 29th.
This year the central theme for the festival is Pushing the Boundaries which will be reflected in all sessions and performances throughout the event.
The festival aims to promote dialogue through a series of talks, performances, and documentaries ranging from politics, culture, economy, art, dance, music, literature, empowerment, identity, and sociopolitical issues.
The festival will explore various topics including talks on Punjabi poetry, women writers and writing, Pakistani literature over the years, and the concept of boundaries.
Furthermore, they will also hold discussions on Afghanistan and the challenges of Central Asia, revisiting the new world order, the topics of exile and asylum in today’s world, the post revival of Pakistani cinema, art in public spaces, and Lahore’s drastically evolving socio-cultural landscape.
The festival will include performances by Nighat Chaudhry, Mekaal Hassan Band, and Khumariyaan. Documentaries will also be an integral part of the festival, featuring the works of renowned documentary filmmakers including Samar Minallah, Mina Keshavarz (from Iran), Lubna Dajani (from Jordan), and Nisar Malik.
There will also be a live reading session of letters from prisoners through the years.
The two-day event is open to the general public and the complete schedule for the event is uploaded on its official Facebook Page.
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Posted by Khayaal – Creative Network on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Khayaal – Creative Network is an organization set up by Ayesha Husain, Zainab Qureshi, Amina Omar and Nuria Rafique-Iqbal. The aim is to promote arts, literature, discussion and debate in Pakistan by organizing a variety of events for the public.
Source: Official Facebook Page of Khayal Festival