Rafi Peer National Folk Puppet Festival

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Country and Region PakistanPunjab
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Festival Contact Information

Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop
Rafi Peer Cultural Center
1 Green Acres Housing Society,
7 km on Raiwind Road
Lahore, Pakistan

Festival Description

The Rafi Peer Folk Puppet Festival presents 20 puppeteers from different parts of the country on a biennial schedule. The Festival has been organized to create awareness among the public about the dying art of puppetry through the workshop. About 150 folk puppets will be on display at the festival including a documentary, Each year a theme is selected to give form to the programming. It seeks to preserve puppetry which belonged to the ancient civilisation in Rajhistan.

Festival Dates March 21 - 26, 2011
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Practical Info:

  • Museum of Puppetry
    Raiwind Road


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