International Puppet Festival by Peerzadas
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2009 |
Museum of Puppetry, Raiwan Road, Lahore.
Peerzadas are here to stay. Lately, the Peer brothers are busy in organizing an international puppet festival in the upcoming months. The festival is scheduled to be held in March and Puppeteers from across the globe are expected to be there. Performances by puppeteers from Italy, Iran, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will be taking place this year.
The festival will be held with the same zeal and giving off the same passionate vibes and anticipation, except for one change - the venue for the event will be different this year. The festival will take place at the Museum of Puppetry on Raiwand Road, instead of Cultural Complex near Qadhafi Stadium.
Also, it is being said that the festival will also host inauguration of the Art and Craft village that will have 22 studios. This village will be set up in the premises of the Museum of Puppetry. This project is infact a joint venture with Royal Norwegian Embassy. Various artists from all corners of Pakistan would work with their equivalents residing in Lahore.
This workshop will showcase and sell different crafts such as camel hide products, carving, ceramics, woodwork, paper craving, leather work and all the other special crafts work of Pakistan.
As, the festival is bringing along many other events, among them inauguration of an art gallery holds importance too. According to Faizan Peerzada, it will help promote the work of the young talent of our country, who otherwise cannot afford to hire commercial galleries for displaying their work.