Thursday,25 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1438, (11 - 17 April 2019)
Thursday,25 April, 2019
Issue 1438, (11 - 17 April 2019)

Ahram Weekly

Don’t miss the Mediterranean Writing Festival at the French Cultural Institute

Novelist Mohamed Rabie
Novelist Mohamed Rabie

The American University in Cairo

AUC New Cairo

The Research and Creativity Convention Week (RCC) Centennial Edition (6-11April). 

Moataz Al Alfi Hall 

AUC New Cairo

Thurs 11, 12.30pm-3pm: The closing ceremony guest speaker is Ahmed Elghandour ’16, producer, El Da7ee7, his speech will be followed by along the awards ceremony for the winners who contributed in different fields of the RCC 2019. The Research and Creativity Convention will also include experts and presenters from academia to discuss their latest findings in various disciplines such as design, economics, management, sustainability education, migration and refugee studies, cinematography, and community psychology. The event aims to celebrate faculty, graduate and undergraduate research as well as creative achievements in all fields at AUC. 


Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the Arab Singing House students. 


Amir Taz Palace

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

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

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 4pm: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir. 

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 4pm: Theatre and declamation workshop. 


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 by Professor Ahmed Youssef                        

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


Cairo Opera House

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

Small Hall

Wed 17, 7pm: The opera cultural salon honours the memory of legendary singer and actress Shadia introducing a galaxy of media figures, artists and writers.


Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The handicrafts courses of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Cairo, in cooperation with the Prince Charles’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. 


The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)

Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990 

Every Sunday and Wednesday, 10-12pm: A workshop on works on art, supervised by Hala Anwar

Every Wednesday, 1-3pm: Drawing workshop by Doaa Fathi. Every Monday and Wednesday, 11-1pm: Miscellaneous activities for children. 


French Cultural Institute

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

The Eighth Mediterranean Writing Festival (7-11 April)

Thurs 11, 6pm: For the first time, the literary meetings of the festival are held in Cairo. The evening will include two round table discussions, the first on the developments of the Egyptian book in France and the second on the latest in the French literature in France. The first discussion features Egyptian novelists Mohamed Rabie and Mohamed Abdel-Nabi, Sindbad/ Actes Sud Publisher Farouk Mardam-Bey, translators Stephanie Dujols and Gilles Gauthier. The second discussion introduces Valerie Manteau, author of Le Sillon novel, Alexi Jenni, winner of Goncourt prize   

2011, and La Belle de Casa’s author Jean Bofane.  

The dialogue will be moderated by Dalia Shams, journalist of Al-Ahram Hebdo and Al-Shorouk newspapers, and David Ruffel, director of the book department at the French Institute in Egypt. Libraries will also be available to sell Arabic and French novels to the authors of the discussion (the discussion is in French and Arabic with simultaneous interpreting).


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. 

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