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27th Safdar Memorial Celebrates with Dastangoi, Art and Calendars

Surabhi posted on 31st December

What is it?

The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust {SAHMAT} will be organising a day-long event to remember the 27 years of Safdar Hashmi’s martyrdom. It's called Avaaz Do, In Defence of Our Secular Traditions.

Who is it for?

If you are interested in street plays, contemporary Indian dance and performing arts, this is a great way to kick-start the new year.

Why should I go for it?

The event has an eclectic line-up of artists from Delhi and Mumbai, including Astad Deboo. There will also be an art exhibition, music and dance, along with two street plays and a dastangoi performance. The day is meant to mark the coming together of people from varied walks of life, signifying the vibrant and varied fabric of India’s culture.

#LBBTip: There will be food from Old Delhi; also stay tuned for the poster, calendar and book launches at the event.

When: 1 January

Where: Vithal Bhai Patel House Annexe, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat

Price: Entry is free

Timings: 1pm - 8pm

Contact: 011 23381276, 011 23070787

Check out their website here.