250 Years of Heer – An Event

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

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 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yqxUrP5BAY

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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/250-years-of-heer-tickets-37225884623

Media Contact:  Paarull JS Bakshi, Paarull Communications Ltd. / paarullb@gmail.com, 604-318-4913