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April 9, 2019

Theatre workshop begins

Lahore

April 9, 2019

LAHORE: The Next Generation international theatre workshop began on Monday and will conclude on 14th April in which theatre makers and artistes from 10 countries are participating.

The Institute for Art and Culture in collaboration with ASSITEJ Pakistan is hosting the workshop. The orientation for the workshop was held on Monday on the IAC premises. Prominent speakers were Amir Nawaz, General Secretary for ASSITEJ Pakistan followed by Shoaib Iqbal, Chairperson of ASSITEJ Pakistan.

He said that he was very excited to organise an international workshop in Lahore that would not only inspire local theatre makers to produce quality theatre but also create international linkages and collaborations for future projects.

Prof Sajida Vandal, Vice-Chancellor of the Institute for Art and Culture, spoke about the historical prominence of Pakistan in terms of stories and storytelling and that she looked forward to the end performance of the workshop. This was followed by tea, a group photo and detailed presentations by the participants of their current practices.

The programme will feature 15 local and 10 international participants for a week to co-create a performance for the Tamasha Festival. The international participants come from South Korea, Germany, South Africa, Sri Lanka, USA, Romania, Montenegro and Philippines.

The attendees will also get the chance to perform at the 2nd edition of Tamasha Festival and attend the IAC Mela in Lahore. The 2nd Tamasha Festival - performing arts for young people is a three-day festival, hosted by the Institute for Art and Culture and will run from 12-14 April, 2019.

This will be running parallel to the IAC Mela, a three-day festival organised by the Institute for Art and Culture; an amalgamation of art and film festivals, art and design competitions and exhibitions, food court and other fun activities. IAC has arranged this festival to promote tolerance and cultural diversity through a platform that celebrates performance, visual art and design as a form of creative expression.

Hepatitis camp: Seventy-two cases of hepatitis surfaced in a union council where a free medical camp was held for screening the public and 215 people were given this facility. Fifty people diagnosed with hepatitis C while 22 were of B category in the camp held in UC-244 of Kahna.

Professor of Medicine of Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab in this regard said hepatitis is spreading and it has many reasons including unavailability of clean drinking water and unhygienic environment. He said the role of the media is important in eliminating hepatitis.

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