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Celebrate 250 Years of Heer at Surrey City Hall on October 7th

Celebrate 250 Years of Heer at Surrey City Hall on October 7th

Event Partners: Dhahan Prize For Punjabi Literature, Hari Sharma Foundation, Indian Summer Festival, Skyrocket, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Tasty Indian Bistro

ABOUT | 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.

Although, some celebrations and remembrances have taken place in place in India, possibly Pakistan and perhaps even other parts of the world, our wish is to celebrate this anniversary here in Vancouver. It’s an important moment to recognize the poetry that has influenced so much of the subsequent creative and spiritual expression of Punjab. We have an opportunity to experience the picture of Punjabi life that is painted through Waris Shah’s poetry. It’s also an opportunity for us to reflect on the living traditions of our own Punjabi culture, in diaspora.

Come celebrate an evening of performances woven together, on the canvas of Punjab, interpreting themes of Heer.

Event Details | Featuring Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar

The eclectic program will begin with an academic discussion between Dr. Anne Murphy and Madan Gopal Singh, exploring the cultural and spiritual significance of Heer on Punjabi expression.

Reception | Enjoy a customized menu by Tasty Indian Bistro, live art from local talent Don’t Doze, and spoken word poetry.

When | October 7th, 2017 6:30pm to 10:00 pm – Doors open at 6:00 pm
Where | Centre Stage, Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 1V8)
Tickets | www.eventbrite.ca/e/250-years-of-heer-tickets
Media Contact | Paarull JS Bakshi, Paarull Communications Ltd. | paarullb@gmail.com | 604-318-4913

About The Author

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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