Saturday, 26 August 2023 -
17:30 to 19:00
The British Council Karachi Library

Join us for an immersive evening at the Karachi Library to experience the art of narration and performance of select passages from Urdu literature. 

Dastangoi is a traditional form of storytelling, which weaves together words and emotions to take the listeners on a remarkable journey through the realms of imagination.  

We are pleased to present an evening dedicated to Urdu literary masterpieces presented by Tilismistan, whose dastango will transport you to an era where poets and writers painted vivid pictures with their words. 

Event details and registration:  

This event is suitable for ages 18 and above.   

  • Date: Saturday, 26 August 2023 
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  
  • Location: The British Council Karachi Library  

Fee per participant: PKR 1,500 for library members and PKR 2,500 for non-members.   

Please click here to register.

About Tilismistan: 

Qadir Ahmed and Riaz Baloch started dastangoi in 2016 after being trained at NAPA. They established Tilismistan in 2019 to keep the magic of oral storytelling alive. Their troupe have performed at Karachi Literature Festival, Karachi International Festival at NAPA, Karachi Laughter Festival NAPA, Azam-e-Nojawan Project and Women’s Day festival at Arts Council Karachi. 

Equality Policy: 

We aim to create a safe environment, for adults and children who are potentially at risk for a variety of reasons, in which no child or adult will experience harm or exploitation during their contact with us. To find out more about our safeguarding policy visit: 

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