Saturday,25 May, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1413, (11 - 17 October 2018)
Saturday,25 May, 2019
Issue 1413, (11 - 17 October 2018)

Ahram Weekly

The Novel of Heliopolis by the Countess Amélie d’Arschot

The Novel of Heliopolis by the Countess Amélie d’Arschot
The Novel of Heliopolis by the Countess Amélie d’Arschot

Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581                                                                                 

Every Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: Religious chanting workshop by munshid (religious chanter) Mahmoud Al-Tohami.  

Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 1-3pm: Playing on musical instruments workshop for ages from 10 to 18 years

Every Sunday and Tuesday (10.30am) and every Wednesday & Thursday, 10am: Plastic arts workshop for ages from 7-12 years.


Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)

Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174

Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House.

Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for advanced students.                    

Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners.


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Small Hall

Tues 16, 7pm: “Art in the 6th of October War”, a seminar presented by Creative Egypt Salon, mediated by poet Mohamed Bahgat.


French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800

Sun 14, 6pm: “Everyday Alexandria”, a lecture by Youssef El-Chazli. Born in Alexandria, El-Chazli is a postdoctoral researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research and works on the ERC-DREAM project. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and the University of Lausanne.

Mon 15, 7pm: “The Novel of Heliopolis”, a seminar by the Countess Amélie d’Arschot. The seminar brings us back to the wonderful adventure of building the new city of Heliopolis, which began in 1905 in the middle of the desert, a few kilometers from Cairo, under the leadership of the great industrial leader Édouard Empain and Boghos Nubar Pacha. She is a historian and director of the Royal Union of Historical Houses of Belgium and the descendent of Boghos Nubar Pacha. The seminar will be followed by the signing of her book The Novel of Heliopolis (2017), which was printed for the third time since the book appeared.


Goethe Institute

17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877

Sun 14, 5-7pm (Free entry): “How Far is Your Knowledge of the German Literature,” within two hours we will be exploring several recently issued German books through asking the participants questions on how to understand the text and come up with ideas around it. This event is suitable for all those interested in German language, its literature and for the German language scholars in particular.


Al-Hanager Arts Centre

Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek,

Tel 02 2735 6861

Sun 14, 6pm: “The Architecture of Alexandria in the Egyptian Cinema”, a lecture presented by the Architecture and Cinema Salon. 



Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC)

3 Abul-Fida St,2nd floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2795 3705/ 2737 1995

Three levels of new yoga classes are offered namely Beginners, Intermediate and Advance levels. Those who are interested to apply have to fill the online application form available on the official website of the Embassy of India or Facebook: IndiainEgypt. The classes commenced on Sunday 23 September and will continue for ten weeks. Classes are offered two days per week and each session will be of one hour. Along with the print out of online application form, the candidates are also required to submit two recent passport size photographs and a copy of national ID or passport.


Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Saturday, 12pm: Drawing, artistic and leather handicrafts workshop, conducted by Heba Samir.  

Every Sunday, 1pm: A candle making workshop, supervised by Dalia Al-Sherbini.  

Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am: artistic and skills development workshops for people with special abilities, supervised by Alham Aalian.

Every Thursday, 1pm: Oil painting workshop, supervised by Dalia Al-Sherbini.

Every Sunday and Wednesday, 3.30pm: Arab calligraphy, trash recycling and ceramic faience workshops given by Sondos Mohamed Ali

Every Monday and Wednesday, 4-6.30pm: Classical Arab singing workshop.

Thurs 11, 6pm: A poetic evening held in cooperation with the House of Arab Poetry.

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