Monday,18 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1380, (8 - 14 February 2018)
Monday,18 February, 2019
Issue 1380, (8 - 14 February 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Wiebe Ruttenberg

Wiebe Ruttenberg
Wiebe Ruttenberg

  The 49th Cairo International Book Fair
Cairo International Fair Grounds, Madinat Nasr, Tel 010 0157 7047 (27 January-10 February)
Abdel-Rahman Al-Sharqawi Hall
Fri 9, 3pm: “Televised Drama and Soft Power”, a lecture with the Egyptian director Anaam Mohamed Ali, Producer Mohamed Al-Adl and Nadia Rashad, run by Mostafa Moharam.
Latifa Al-Zayat Hall
Fri 9, 1pm: “Sufism and the Conversation of Different Cultures”, a lecture by Dr. Jose Scatolin on religious speech and Sufism in globalized Egypt with Dr. Mohamed Safaar on conversation of Sufism, moderated by Ahmed Hassan.
Sayed Hegab Hall
Sat 10, 4pm: Remembering poet and lyricist Sayed Hegab in a seminar features Mervat Al-Gassry, Reem Sayed Hegab, Ali Al-Haggar and Farouk Al-Fishawy.
Fouad Haddad, Mekkawi Said, Ahmed Fouad Negm, Abdel-Rahman Al-Abnoudy Tents
Thurs 8 to Sat 10, 12pm-8pm: Daily poetic reciting gatherings enlisting Egyptian and Arab Poets presenting their poems.  
Goethe Institute
17 Hussein Wassef St, Al-Missaha square, Doqqi, Tel 02 3334 7800 Thurs 15, 7pm: “Readers and Books”, a lecture and a discussion on German books translations into Arabic starting with “My Brother, Eor Example” by German author Uwe Timms, presented by journalist Islam Anwar.
Italy Hall
German Suit
Cairo International Fair Grounds, Madinat Nasr, Tel 010 0157 7047 Thurs 8, 1pm: An open discussion between publisher Samar Haddad and author Mohamed Abdel Qahhar on historical novels in the Arab World.
_______________________________________________________ The American University in Cairo
Oriental Hall
Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077 Mon 12, 6.30pm-8pm: “Egyptian Migrant Parents in Amsterdam and Their Quest for Welfare”, a lecture by the Senior Adviser, DG Market Infrastructure and Payments at European Central Bank, Wiebe Ruttenberg.


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Friday, 4pm: Puppets workshop on how to make them and perform with them (All workshops are for free).
Catsaros Auctioneers
22 Gawad Hosny St, Qasr Al-Nil, Downtown, Tel 02 2392 6123
Sun 11, 7pm: “The Chants of the Cinema”, a lecture on the art of classic Egyptian filmography posters by the Egyptian filmmaker Samir Seif.
Egyptian House for Architecture
4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Tel 012 6296 5078 Tues 13, 6pm: Art critic Yasser Mongy gives a lecture on architect Wessa Wassef’s journey of creativity manifested in Ramses Creativity Centre (Free Admission).


The French Institute of Oriental Archeology
37 Al-Sheikh Ali Youssef St, Cairo, Tel 02 2797 1600
Wed 14, 6pm: “The Greek Exodus From Egypt”, a lecture on a book of the same title on how Egypt’s once-robust Greek population dwindled to virtually nothing, beginning with the abolition of foreigners’ privileges in 1937 and culminating in the nationalist revolution of 1952 by the book’s author Angelos Dalachanis.
The Netherlands-Flemish Institute
1 Mahmoud Azmi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2738 2520/22/2736 2988
Thurs 15, 6pm: Egyptologist and field archaeologist Fatma Keshk presents a summary of the research “Knowledge of Archaeological Heritage in Egypt”, with a special focus on case studies from some archaeological sites in Aswan.

El Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Word Hall
Fri 9, 6pm: “Preparing a Television Reporter”, a lecture to be delivered by the Algerian Al-Shorouq News reporter and director of its Cairo office Hamdy Shagiaa.
Mon 12, 7pm: “Pre-montage”, a lecture on the art of video editing (montage) and its origin with Tarek Al-Shafaay.
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area. Tel 02 2362 2647
Daily, 1pm: Drawing and artifact making workshop for chidren (All workshops are for free).

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