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Learning

Events listing

Pottery (6 Weeks)

June 15-October 25, 2017

In this 6-week course, participants learn to make cups, vases and bowls on the pottery wheel and with hand-building techniques.

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Silver or Gold Ring (1 day)

July 22-October 7, 2017

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn basic jewellery techniques to complete a hand-fabricated band ring.

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Toronto Music Garden Tours

July 26-September 27, 2017

Our popular garden tours return for another season! Learn about the garden's unique design and history on a free, guided 45-minute tour led by a volunteer guide from Toronto Botanical Garden.

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Talk by Abbas Milani

July 28-29, 2017

Join Professor Abbas Milani as he discusses the Iranian Revolution and Fall of the Shah through recently declassified American documents. Conversation in Persian on July 28 and English on July 29.

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Persian Plate Redefined By Chefs Zaré and Salimian

July 29-30, 2017

Persian Cooking Demonstration by Chef Hamid Salimian and Chef Hoss Zare

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Short Story Contest Panel and Workshop

July 29, 2017

In this panel, after a brief review of the evaluation procedure and some points about the submitted stories, the four winning stories of the Tirgan 2017 Short Story Contest will be addressed and analyzed .

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Talk by Persis Karim

July 29-30, 2017

Poet, Persis Karim reads from Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: Poetry and Prose of the Iranian Diasporaand Without Borders: Voices and Visions of the Iranian Diaspora.

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Hip Hop Dance Workshop

July 29-30, 2017

Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun dance class that teaches children to step, stomp, and shake it out.

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Qajar Hat Making and Face Painting

July 29, 2017

Participants will create Qajar-style hat using craft materials, to complete a costume reflective of the fashion and styling of the Qajar period.

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Talk by Homa Katou

July 29-30, 2017

Homa Katouzian is an economist, author, historian, political scientist and literary critic, with a special interest in Iranian studies. Don't miss a discussion on Hedayat's Satire (Tanz-e Hedayat, in Persian) and 'Sa'di on Love and Morals' (in English).

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String Puppet Making

July 29, 2017

Kheymeh-shab-bazi is the Iranian traditional puppetry which is performed by using special puppets that move with two strings. "Mobarak" is the main character, loved by the kids because of his funny acts and dialogues.

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Talk by Dr. Mohammad Tavakoli: Civil Benevolence and Equal Rights for Citizens

July 29, 2017

Dr. Mohammad Tavakoli will be exploring the subjects of Civil Benevolence and Equal Rights for Citizens. Presented in Persian.

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