Sunday 14 April 2024

بوی باروت بوی خون

Been here before. Madness on a direct intersection with sheer lunacy. Two governments each worse than the other. The sky is red tonight.


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Tuesday 9 April 2024

The Power of a Lie



https://issuu.com/cultureword/docs/shots_202/s/11266245 The Power of a Lie By: Shahireh Sharif Amongst the familiar and anonymous faces of work colleagues and acquaintances saying their last goodbyes to my father, he was the only one that I recall. That said, if it weren’t for his tight embrace and the genuine-looking tear in his eye as he offered his condolences, I might not have remembered him three days later when I was waiting for a taxi. He pulled over and offered me a lift. I told him I was going to Baharestan which apparently was on his way. His car, a white Peykan Javanan overtaken by the stench of lingered tobacco, had miniature prayer beads dangling from its rear view mirror. He had a tattoo on his upper arm, mostly covered by the short sleeve of his off-white T-shirt. He didn’t seem the type that my father would associate with. I asked him how he knew my father and his response added to the aura of mystery that surrounded him. “We must talk about that, but not now.” He suggested we met up after the seventh day of my father’s departure ceremony. His response to such a simple and basic question didn’t make sense. I don’t normally care for people who make everything more complex than necessary. Any other time I would have made an excuse and walked away. But how could I miss the opportunity of knowing something about one of my late father’s unusual acquaintances. I agreed to meet up. The only information that he offered on that occasion was his name, Majid. Four days later, as I joined the men in the close family and friends circle in the local barber to have our beard – the sign of mourning – shaved, I was still thinking about Majid. I wondered if he should have been included... Read the rest here.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Free zine workshop


In collaboration with Multitudes Zine Fest, Friends of Shahnameh is running a free zine workshop for adults and children on the 5th April 2-4pm, at Gatley Hill House (Church Rd, Gatley, Cheadle SK8 4EY). Places are limited and are based on first come, first served basis. You can book your free ticket by clicking on the link below: https://www.friendsofshahnameh.com/events/your-zine-your-way Materials such as paper, glue, colours and old magazines will be provided for you to make a 1-page zine but you can bring anything you want. It can be words or pictures. To make the simplest zine all you need is a paper and pen. You can make it about anything you want. Any words, any pictures, any language. However, if you'd like to exhibit your work at the annual Ferdowsi day on the12th May please note zines on the following topics (Shahnameh, books, family and nature) could be displayed at an exhibition held on the 14th Commemoration Day of Ferdowsi, subject to Terms & Conditions. There are 3 age groups for the zines submitted for the exhibition: Under 8 years old 8 to 16 years old Over 16 and adults Multitudes Zine Festival will print 15 copies of finished zines. We'll send 10 to you for you to hand out or sell or leave as an unexpected gift on a bus seat. We'll keep the remaining 5 to feature in the Multitudes Zine Fest in 2024 on 17th August.

طراحی مجله از مطالب دلخواه خودتان در کارگاه رایگان زین با دوستان شاهنامه
کارگاه زین (جمعه 5 آوریل ساعت 2 تا 4)  با همکاری خانم هینا پتال. برای نام‌نویسی رایگان و رزرو جا روی لینک زیر کلیک نمایید.
https://www.friendsofshahnameh.com/events/your-zine-your-way

شرکت در این کارگاه برای همگان رایگان می‌باشد

علاقمندان می‌توانند مجله طرح خود را در گروه‌های سنی زیر در چهاردهمین بزرگداشت فردوسی (12 مه) به نمایش بگذارنند
کودکان تا هشت سال
نوجوانان بین هشت تا شانزده سال
افراد بالاتر از شانزده سال و بزرگسالان

چهار جستار زیر برای دوستانی است که می‌خواهند در نمایشگاه دوستان شاهنامه شرکت کنند. افرادی که علاقمند به شرکت مجله خود در نمایشگاه نیستند مختارند تا در هر موضوعی مجله خود را طراحی نمایید

لطفا عکس‌های مورد علاقه خود (برای نمونه عکس‌هایی از شاهنامه) را از قبل پرینت کرده و همراه بیاورید. در صورت تمایل می‌توانید خودتان در مجله نقاشی کنید یا حتی کتابچه‌ای با مطالب و بدون تصویر (مثلا اشعار شاهنامه) طراحی نمایید
تم‌ها یا جستارها برای نمایشگاه
شاهنامه
کتاب
خانواده
طبیعت
حضور یکی از والدین برای همراهی کودکان در کارگاه الزامی است
پانزده کپی از مجله طراحی شده شما برایتان چاپ خواهد شد. ده کپی به خودتان داده خواهد شد و پنج کپی برای شرکت در نمایشگاه آثار زین نزد خانم پتال خواهد ماند

Friday 15 March 2024

Varzeshe Bastani

https://youtu.be/J7Nhn2NKFXU

Zoorkhoneh (zoor=strength, khoneh=house) a traditionally men-only environment to learn and practice ayeen-e pahlavani or warrior's ways of acting and thinking. It combines exercises, music and mystical and philosophical poetry for all ages and abilities.

 zoorkhoneh Power Houses Traditional Gyms زورخانه  ورزش باستانی  نرمش

Related Posts: https://sharp-pencils.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-sport-for-all-ages.html https://sharp-pencils.blogspot.com/2021/09/varzesh-bastani-persian-traditional-gym.html

Related posts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Nhn2NKFXU

عکس های شهیره از  زورخانه

https://youtu.be/J7Nhn2NKFXU


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Monday 11 March 2024

Your zine, your way

Photo provided by Multitudes Zine Fest

In collaboration with Multitudes Zine Fest, Friends of Shahnameh is running a free zine workshop for adults and children on the 5th April 2-4pm, at Gatley Hill House (Church Rd, Gatley, Cheadle SK8 4EY). Places are limited and are based on first come, first served basis. You can book your free ticket by clicking here.

Materials such as paper, glue, colours and old magazines will be provided for you to make a 1-page zine but you can bring anything you want. It can be words or pictures. To make the simplest zine all you need is a paper and pen.

What shall I make my zine about?

You can make it about anything you want. Any words, any pictures, any language. However, if you'd like to exhibit your work at the annual Ferdowsi day on the12th May please note zines on the following topics (Shahnameh, books, family and nature) could be displayed at an exhibition held on the 14th Commemoration Day of Ferdowsi, subject to Terms & Conditions. There will be 3 age groups for the zines submitted for the exhibition.

  • Under 8 years old

  • 8 to 16 years old

  • Over 16 and adults

Multitudes Zine Festival will print 15 copies of finished zines. We'll send 10 to you for you to hand out or sell or leave as an unexpected gift on a bus seat. We'll keep the remaining 5 to feature in the Multitudes Zine Fest in 2024 on 17th August.

Multitudes Zine Fest's social media

Instagram: @multitudeszinefest  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61552057649460

Email: multitudeszinefest@gmail.com


طراحی مجله از مطالب دلخواه خودتان در کارگاه رایگان زین با دوستان شاهنامه

کارگاه زین (جمعه 5 آوریل ساعت 2 تا 4)  با همکاری خانم هینا پتال. برای نام‌نویسی رایگان و رزرو جا اینجا کلیک نمایید.

شرکت در این کارگاه برای همگان رایگان می‌باشد.

علاقمندان می‌توانند مجله طرح خود را در گروههای سنی زیر در چهاردهمین بزرگداشت فردوسی (12 مه) به نمایش بگذارنند.

- کودکان تا هشت سال

- نوجوانان بین هشت تا شانزده سال

- افراد بالاتر از شانزده سال و بزرگسالان

چهار جستار زیر برای دوستانی است که می‌خواهند در نمایشگاه دوستان شاهنامه شرکت کنند. افرادی که علاقمند به شرکت مجله خود در نمایشگاه نیستند مختارند تا در هر موضوعی مجله خود را طراحی نمایید.

تم‌ها یا جستارها برای نمایشگاه:

شاهنامه

کتاب

خانواده

طبیعت

لطفا عکس‌های مورد علاقه خود (برای نمونه عکس‌هایی از شاهنامه) را از قبل پرینت کرده و همراه بیاورید. در صورت تمایل می‌توانید خودتان در مجله نقاشی کنید یا حتی کتابچه‌ای با مطالب و بدون تصویر (مثلا اشعار شاهنامه) طراحی نمایید.

حضور یکی از والدین برای همراهی کودکان در کارگاه الزامی است.

پانزده کپی از مجله طراحی شده شما برایتان چاپ خواهد شد. ده کپی به خودتان داده خواهد شد و پنج کپی برای شرکت در نمایشگاه آثار زین نزد خانم پتال خواهد ماند.



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Monday 26 February 2024

14th Commemoration Day of Ferdowsi in Manchester

Friends of Shahnameh is proud to announce that this year we will be celebrating the Commemoration Day of Ferdowsi for the 14th consecutive year in Manchester. The session is free to attend and will be in Persian and English. To book your free ticket please click here.

گروه دوستان شاهنامه با افتخار نقدیم می‌نماید:

چهاردهمین بزرگداشت فردوسی در منچستر با حضور دکتر محمود کویر و جمعی از دوستان هنرمند و اعضای گروه دوستان شاهنامه. برای رزرو رایگان جا اینجا کلیک بفرمایید. 


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Saturday 17 February 2024

14th Commemoration Day of Ferdowsi


برای چهاردهمین سال پی‌در‌پی  در کنار هم و در حضور اساتیدی چون دکتر محمود کویر و دیگر بزرگان از شاهنامه فردوسی می‌گوییم و می‌آموزیم. شرکت در این برنامه برای همگان آزاد است لطفا برای رزرو بلیت رایگان اینجا کلیک نمایید

14 years ago we started celebrating the first Commemoration Day of Ferdowsi, the author of Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) in Manchester. This year, our annual celebration will be in English and Persian and consists of talk, music and dance. Join us for a bite of culture, education & fun.

Time & Location

12 May 2024, 13:30 – 16:30

Stockport, Rethink Rebuild Society, First Floor, Discovery House, Crossley Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester SK4 5B

For your free ticket click here


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