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  • The lit fest comes to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The city’s fourth literature festival, which begins on Friday, April 15, will not only pay tribute to renowned literary figures, but also younger and regional writers from across Pakistan...

    Oxford University Press Managing Director Ameena Saiyid told a press conference on Thursday that this year’s Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) would feature over 100 authors and will be held at the Lok Virsa, instead of the usual venue...
  • Lewis plunders 176 in WI run-fest

    LONDON: England felt Ben Stokes’ absence as West Indies posted 356-5 batting first in the fourth One-day Inter­national on Wednesday, powered by 176 from opener Evin Lewis before he had to leave on a stretcher at The Oval...

    Missing Stokes because of the all-rounder’s arrest over a late-night incident after the last ODI, an unbalanced England bowling attack couldn’t reign in Lewis and captain Jason Holder (77 off 62 balls) despite making...
  • Faisalabad literary fest concludes: Playwrights, actors see rating frenzy as threat to local drama

    FAISALABAD: The fourth two-day Faisalabad Literary Festival concluded here on Saturday providing an opportunity to the local literature buffs to enjoy live talk by some of their favourite writers and actors on various issues...

    Dr Sheeba moderated a session ‘Jo suna afsana tha’ where renowned playwrights Hasina Moin, Asghar Nadeem Syed and novelist Amina Mufti spoke
  • Scintillating events mark Faiz fest conclusion

    LAHORE: The three-day inspiring, lively and well-attended 3rd Faiz International Festival concluded at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Sunday when it attracted the most number of visitors perhaps owing to holiday or because there was a session with Mahira Khan and singing performance by Bushra Ansari...

    Just like Saturday, there were many thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops, book stalls, food court and outdoor performances
  • Mountain film fest to help promote tourism

    LAHORE: Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) will hold a two-day (June 13-14) International Mountain Film Festival at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall...

    It was announced by Minister for Tourism Rana Mashhood in a press conference at 90 Sharah-i-Quaid-i-Azam here on Wednesday
  • Rethinking the lit fest

    “In order for the lit fest to remain a leading forum for the exchange of ideas, it needs to remain relevant and challenge tradition,” she said, pointing to the talks on transgender identity, rights and issues...

  • Cannes fest opens with woman director’s gritty drama

    CANNES: The Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday with a star-studded gala premiere of gritty French drama “Standing Tall” — only the second time a female director has taken the first night slot...

    Its iconic French star Catherine Deneuve made her way down the red carpet on the French Riviera in a black and magenta evening gown, joined by fellow actresses Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman
  • Mountain film fest ends

    LAHORE: A two-day ( June 13-14) International Mountain Film festival organised by the Tourism Development Corporation, Punjab, concluded on Sunday...

    The festival organised at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, attracted a large number of film buffs
  • First film fest in Gaza sees red carpet amid the rubble

    While designer dresses and bling ruled the red carpet at Cannes this week, a very different celebration of the arts unfolded in a ruined Gaza neighbourhood...

    The Karama-Gaza Human Rights Film Festival was held for the first time in Gaza's Shujayeh district, reported The Daily Mail
  • Vasakh documentary fest from Friday

    LAHORE: The two-day 8th Vasakh International Documentary Film Festival will open at Ali Auditorium on Friday...

    The festival has been organised by teh Interactive Resource Centre (IRC), a non-governmental organisation based in Lahore
  • Chile held, Bolivia upset Ecuador in Copa goal-fest

    SANTIAGO: Mexico snatched a pulsating 3-3 draw with Chile while Bolivia downed Ecuador in a five-goal thriller as the Copa America laid on a feast of attacking football on Monday...

    A dramatic day of action in Group ‘A’ saw Bolivia secure their first win in the tournament in 18 years with a 3-2 victory over Ecuador in Valparaiso before an epic battle between Chile and Mexico in Santiago
  • Sufi fest cut short due to blast

    LAHORE: The two-day Sufi festival organised by the Lahore Arts Council and a private firm concluded on Sunday at the Alhamra Art Center, The Mall...

    The organisers had to cut the event short by a few hours after reports of a massive blast at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park came in
  • CULTURE CIRCLE: Performing arts fest after eight years

    There is a good news for Lahorites, especially art and culture aficionados, who can once again enjoy the World Performing Arts Festival after a gap of eight years...

    The event comprising theatre, dance, music, puppetry and films from around the world was last held in 2008 but security concerns affected the annual feature which had to be shelved for a few years
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