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250 Years of Heer Celebrated with Food, Drink, and Music

250 Years of Heer Celebrated with Food, Drink, and Music

Last year marked the 250th anniversary since the creation of Waris Shah’s epic “Heer”. A timeless story of tragic love, and a metaphor for humanity’s quest for union with the Divine. On October 7th, 2017, Mo Dhaliwal celebrated this momentous occasion with an intimate evening of food, wine, and music at Surrey City Hall.

Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar performing on stage.

Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar performing on stage

The event featured performances by Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar who flew in from India for the evening. The eclectic program featured a mixed-media arts exhibition by the “dontdoze art collective“, who took the Heer Ranjha story and reinterpreted themes of love and relationships—and even provided a display of “poison” laddoos that were quickly devoured by an enthusiastic audience.

The evening began with an academic discussion between Dr. Anne Murphy and Madan Gopal Singh, who explored the cultural and spiritual significance of Heer on Punjabi expression. The night continued and closed with a riveting concert performance by Chaar Yaar.


250 Years of Heer Event Photos

Dialogue with Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC

Dialogue with Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC

250 Years of Heer Reception at Surrey City Hall

250 Years of Heer Reception at Surrey City Hall

Wine and beverage bar at 250 Years of Heer

Wine and beverage bar at 250 Years of Heer

Tasty Indian Bistro's food presentation

Tasty Indian Bistro’s presentation of food

Tasty Indian Bistro owner, Harman Basutta and his team

Tasty Indian Bistro owner, Harman Basutta and his team

My daughter, Samah and I with Rayna and Harman of Tasty Indian Bistro

My daughter, Samah and I with Rayna and Harman of Tasty Indian Bistro

Sirish Rao and Ayme Sharma with event organizer, Mo Dhaliwal

Sirish Rao and Ayme Sharma with event host, Mo Dhaliwal

Artwork on display at 250 Years of Heer

Artwork on display at 250 Years of Heer

Gallery

Mixed-media arts exhibition by dontdoze art collective

Kamal Sharma and friend with Surrey-Whalley MLA, Bruce Ralston

Kamal Sharma and friend with Surrey-Whalley MLA, Bruce Ralston

Death By Ladoo: A Dontdoze Pop-Up Gallery

Death By Ladoo from dontdoze pop-up gallery

Photos by Daman Beatty

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Daman Beatty

The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime blogger, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, tech and photography. He has taught online marketing at BCIT, and Brighton College and is also the Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education Partner, CCI Learning.

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