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Exhibition at the V&A – Osman Yousefzada: What Is Seen And What Is Not

Posted: 1st August

On from 31st July – 25th September 2022, Interdisciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada responds to the 75th anniversary of Pakistan with an exhibition that explores themes of displacement, movement, migration and climate change. Across three V&A sites, his handcrafted textiles, wrapped objects and seating interventions showcase the traditional and contemporary techniques of the Pakistani and European workshop. Together, the installations present Osman’s unique and highly personal perspective on modernity and migration, offering a subtle and contemplative space to engage with the objects of his cultural heritage.

For more information visit: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/o9GydwJBb2/osman-yousefzada-what-is-seen-and-what-is-not-2022

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Last Week to See Zarah Hussain’s Show Breath at Grosvenor Gallery

This is the last week to see Zarah Hussain’s show Breath at the gallery. In these works, Zarah explores the principles of geometry and mathematics, to guide the viewer into a moment of deep contemplation and stillness. In their pairs, the paintings represent inhalation and exhalation, as well as the pauses in between. Many of these works were exhibited at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA in 2020/2021. Zarah is also featured in the BBC Two show Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist, about the 2022 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

For more information visit: https://www.grosvenorgallery.com/exhibitions/336-zarah-hussain-breath/overview/

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Launch of the Legacy Project to Celebrate 75 Years of Pakistan’s Independence

The Legacy Project, launched on 18th July 2022, was created to celebrate the 75-year journey of the British Pakistani community. It aims to promote unity and pride in our identity with exciting events and a Tree Plantation Programme which aims to plant 7,500 trees across the UK with the help of our Tree Planting Partners, the National Trust.

This project will utilise all raised funds from the Tree Plantation towards The Legacy Fund, a first-of-it’s-kind fund that will provide grants to local development programmes working towards the betterment of the British Pakistani Community.

Join our movement and sponsor a tree today! Whether as an individual, a group of friends, or a family, you can help build a greener, brighter tomorrow for generations to follow.

For more information visit: http://thelegacyproject75.com

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Special Exhibition on the UNESCO World heritage site of Taxila at the University of Durham’s Oriental Museum

Durham University, in partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Museums (Government of Pakistan) has launched an exhibition on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taxila at Durham’s Oriental Museum.

The exhibition is largely drawn from Durham’s early twentieth century photographic archive, donated by Sir John Marshall (Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India), one of the key pioneers to work at Taxila.  These images are contextualized as well as compared with recent images of the site taken by Dr Abdul Azeem, the Director-General of the Department of Archaeology and Museums (Government of Pakistan), to evaluate the success of Marshall’s conservation interventions.

The exhibition, in English and Urdu, will run at the Oriental Museum until 16th January 2022 and the link to exhibition page is: https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/whatson/details/?id=49514

The exhibition is also accessible online at the following links:

and to the English version (Part 1): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/TaxilaInFocus/

and to the English version (Part 2): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/Marshall100/

and to the Urdu version (Part 1): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/TaxilaInFocus-Urdu/

and to the Urdu version (Part 2): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/Marshall100-Urdu/

For more information, please contact:

Professor Robin Coningham MA, PhD (Cantab.)

UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage

Department of Archaeology

Durham University

r.a.e.coningham@durham.ac.uk

www.durham.ac.uk/archaeology

http://www.unesco.org.uk/unitwin_unesco_chairs_in_the_uk

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Jesus College, University of Oxford British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Students Access Programme 2021

Jesus College is delighted to announce the launch of a new access and outreach programme for UK Year 12 students: our British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Access Programme, 2021!

In order to help improve representation of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students at top universities, Jesus College intends to support students from these backgrounds in making competitive applications to universities like Oxford. This online programme will include a variety of information sessions, panel discussions, application support sessions, Q&As, academic lectures and competitions. We will also offer spaces to teachers and parents/carers.

The programme will launch on 17th February and activities will run regularly until mid-October 2021. View draft schedule here.

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Message from H.E. Moazzam Ahmad Khan, High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom for the Pakistani community on COVID-19 vaccination.

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