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Artistan: A celebration of the Pakistani Art, Poetry and Music in support of Flood Survivors

June 3, 2011

Friends of ours are organising this fantastic event in central London to raise money for survivors of the floods in Pakistan. This is a fundraiser with 100% of funds going to those in need and the line-up is outstanding.

Taking place on the 16th of June you will enjoy:

6.30 pm Browse stalls selling handicrafts, clothes, jewellery, pictures and more

7.00 pm Beeja Dance Company performs a traditional Pakistani dance

7.20 pm Opening address by APWA President Begum Laila Sarfaraz

7.30 pm Enjoy delicious Pakistani Canapes provided by Sapna

8.15 pm Renowned artist Razwan Baig demonstrates Arabic Calligraphy

9.00 pm Raffle with fabulous prizes hosted by Naeem Raza

9.15 pm Sajid Khan the UK’s premier Qawwali music performer entertains us with mystic Sufi rhythms

10.00 pm Faraz Yousufzai of acclaimed band The Silk Road: a modern soulful take on Sufi music

10.45 pm Close

List Of Stalls:

1. Artistan Handicrafts from the Lower Indus Region; Designer T-shirts (Maheen Gulabo); Commemorative Booklet with original writing from modern Pakistani authors (See tickets page for details)

2. Hand painted Henna Tattoos: choose your own style

3. Designer Pakistani Clothes

4. Jewellery stall Mrs Bashan Rafique

5. Razwan Baig Calligraphy: original works ; have your name rendered in arabic in gorgeous style

6. Pakistani Truck Art and artefacts bring the flavour of the subcontinent to London

7. Textiles from Sabeeha Rajar and the Indus Valley Textile School

8. Khuda Bux Abro’s hauntingly beautiful photographs of Pakistan

For full details and to order your tickets visit the Artistan website here

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