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World Performing Arts Festival makes a come back in Lahore

World Performing Arts Festival returns for the Lahore audience, especially for the art and culture aficionados, after a gap of eight years.
Performing arts have always found a home at the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) in Lahore. Since its launch in 1974, space has been a nurturing ground for a wide range of cultural activities including vibrant puppet shows, film and drama festivals and performances by local and international artists.
It was last held in 2008 but security concerns affected the annual feature which had to be shelved for a few years. This year the festival has been planned for November and a number of performing arts’ groups from Asia and Europe are likely to participate.
According to the plan, a ‘village’ will be set up at Alhamra Cultural Complex, by the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop.
Saadan Pirzada told this reporter that the event would be held from 24 November to 4 December. He said several European countries and many groups from India were expected to participate in the festival that would take place after eight years.
The organisers have requested the government to ensure security for the festival and also sought permission to decorate Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport to promote the cultural activity.



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