Crafts connect Pakistan and Scotland culturally, artistically

Cultivating Crafts: Exhibition of Tapestries depict Scottish and Chitrali stories ISLAMABAD – An inspiring textile exhibition of tapestries has connected Pakistan’s Chitral region with Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in an exceptional and surprising way. The exhibition displaying tapestries from Pakistan, inspired by the Scottish Western Isles, opened here in Islamabad at the Nomad Art Gallery on…

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Islamabad Expo 2015 empower, encourage Women entrepreneurs

Two-day Islamabad Expo 2015 featuring conferences, competitions and activities including talent hunt, cooking, beauty workshops and makeovers, offered a great platform for women entrepreneurs of Pakistan. The main purpose of the exhibition is to increase market linkages of women entrepreneurs..

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Food and Culture Festival marks Chinese New Year in Islamabad

Chinese New Year is the longest and China’s most important traditional holidays. On this festival, homes and streets are lightened with red lanterns to celebrate happy life. Also known as Spring festival, it is an occasion for family reunions as the traditional activities include the family dinner, sharing gifts.

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Children’s Film Festival captivates Islamabad

86 Brilliant films from 32 Countries   To celebrate the world cultures, a first-of-its-kind Children’s Film Festival was arranged in the capital city that was an absolute treat for the kids, and film buffs. For children, the festivity was a doorway to the magical world of films that sprinkled little magic, heroism, laughter, honesty that…

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Kids discover Joys of Reading & Writing at Literary Fest

First-ever Children’s Literature Festival in Islamabad  Braving a burning sun and intense heat wave, hundreds of children arrived at the first-ever Islamabad Children’s Literary Festival to celebrate the wonders of literature. Tales of remarkable characters and traditions, playful puppets, ancient art of pottery Making as well as films, music and theatre shows took the kids…

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Mountain Music Festival – A Mystical Journey

Master musicians from mountain valleys of Pakistan and Afghanistan took the audience on a mystical, musical journey of mind and soul at a music festival in Islamabad. The hall of Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) resonated with mystical sounds as the traditional artists enamoured the audience with magical tunes presented using varied musical instruments.…

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Photographs of Onart reveal a picturesque Turkey

Turkey – Land where Climates, People and Cultures meet (Published in Pakistan Observer) Viewing Turkey through the lens of Erkut Onart was pleasantly refreshing for many as the photographs reflected a Turkey, culturally rich and diverse. Erkut Onart’s photography exhibition titled “Turkey: the land where climates, people and cultures meet” that opened here at Satrang Gallery was…

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Japanese Martial Arts Exhibit opens in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Most Pakistanis may be familiar with the martial arts of Judo, Karate, and Kendo but it was a surprising moment for many to learn about Budo, a renowned Japanese martial arts, at an exhibition that opened here on Monday. The exhibition “Spirit of Budo”, focusing on the history of Japan’s Martial Arts, is…

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Japanese Musicians charm Music Lovers

The delightful dialogue between piano and violin, presented by the Japanese artistes, filled the air with such warmth, grace, and amiability that it simply charmed the audiences. The brilliant musical performance, held here at the auditorium of the Turkish Embassy on Tuesday evening, was attended by a houseful of music lovers, mostly foreigners. The Embassy…

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Argentine Tango delight Islamabad music lovers

The rhythmic Tango music, played by a guitar trio, offered an exquisite experience for the audience to enjoy the Argentine music in Pakistan at the PNCA auditorium. Rodolfo Gorosito, on guitar and vocals, Jose Armando Cataldi and de la Vega, with acoustic guitars, in the right hands, conveyed the integral feeling of tango to the listeners..

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Iran Culture Festival begins in Islamabad

Pak-Iran strategy to highlight Islamic culture stressed Islamabad – In a colourful inaugural ceremony, the Iranian Cultural Week started here at National Arts Gallery (NAG) of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Thursday where the speakers urged for measures to initiate Pak-Iran joint strategy. The cultural festival, highlighting Iran’s development in the field…

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