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Event Alert: Centenary of 1919 Revolution at Tahrir Lounge

Tahrir Lounge celebrated the centenary of the 1919 Revolution with a day full of events ranging from debates to a caricature exhibition

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Jun 2019
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Tahrir Lounge will celebrate the centenary of Egypt's 1919 Revolution against British occupation in an event on 20 June.

The event starts at 11am at the Tahrir Lounge in the Goethe Institute in downtown Cairo.

The event will feature a debate on the need to digitise the national archives of the 1919 Revolution, as well as a session titled 'The Forgotten Papers of 1919,' which discusses persons and issues that have not gotten their fair share of study and analysis.

A book signing will be held at 6pm for Al-Thawara Al-Umm (The Mother of all Revolutions), authored by Sherif Aref.

A number of Egyptian historians and public figures will attend the event, including Hossam Badrawy, former minister of tourism and industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour, Ambassador Abdel-Raouf El-Reedy, and writers Mohamed Amin, Amany El-Kassas, and Suzanne El-Herafy.

The celebration will also include an exhibition for caricatures that document the revolution.

Programme:

Thursday, 20 June, 11:00am – 9:00pm

Tahrir Lounge, Goethe Institute

Bustan Street from Talaat Harb st. Downtown, Cairo

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