LAHORE - The Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) will hold a seven-day Youth Performing Arts Festival (YPAF) from Wednesday (tomorrow) at Al-Hamra Cultural Complex. Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Monday, Chief Executive Officer RPTW Faizan Peerzada said the aim of festival was to support the youth of our day in their chosen artistic enterprises in the ways of performing arts, enabling them to foster their traditional arts and preserving a rich cultural heritage. He said they believe that amateur theatre productions were an integral part of the youth providing them with an opportunity to express their artistic creations. He said through this activity they would be able to show some reflections of the feelings of the youth. Responding to a question regarding security arrangements, he said they had forwarded applications to all the authorities concerned for foolproof security. He said he had a meeting with police officials regarding security arrangements on Monday. Faizan further said it was the responsibility of the government to ensure security measures so that the people could enjoy the event. Only the families and students could enjoy the event, he said and added that they will charge nothing but the students should have their institutional identity cards with them for entry. The seven-day festival will have 15 stage dramas, dance, seven films and musical nights by different schools, universities, musical bands and production houses including City School, Model Town, University of Management and Technology, LUMS, University of Central Punjab, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Grammar School, Thespian Theatre, University of Punjab, NCA Films, BNU Films, UCP Films, Mandwah Theatre, Preaching Hippocrates Band, Rear Productions and others. The timings of the event would be from 1pm to 8pm.