The Ministry of Antiquities, Swedish Institute of Alexandria, and the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute will jointly host a unique festival "People and Heritage" that puts people and their tangible heritage in one proper sentence.
The festival will run from 13-15 October in 5 governorates at the same time:
Cairo Al-AtharLina, Cairo runners, Cluster, Cairo Urban sketchers, Heliopolis Heritage institute, Cairo Runners
Alexandria : Save Alex, Description of Alexandria,
PortSaid: Ala Adimo,
Menya: Malawi's cultural Saloon
The program varies from walks, sketching contests, cycling tours, and concerts set in historic locations with an aim to bridge the gap between our architectural gems and our daily lives.
We highly recommend.
Below is the program of all cities.
Friday 14 October 2016
A- Heliopolis organized by Heliopolis Heritage institute:
7-10 Am a tour of Ancient district of Heliopolis by Cairo Runners.
10AM- 1PM A walk in the historic houses of Heliopolis
7 – 10 PM The closing ceremony of free sketching contest as well as a concert at Al-Baron Palace
B- Al-Khalifa district by Al-Athar Lina initiative
Friday October 14, 2016
1:30- 5:00 pm - Meeting point: al-SayyidaNafisa Square (https://goo.gl/maps/cgcoS9AH1WS2)
Al-Kritliyya in al-Khalifa: Interactive tour for families linking Khalifa’s landmarks to the Gayer Anderson Museum in the Historic houses of al-Kritliyya and Amina b. Salim. Participants and their children will compete to find, photograph and sketch items related to Khalifa landmarks such as al-Sayyida Nafisa Shrine, Khalifa’s copper workshops, the domes of al-Ashraf Khalil and Shajar al-Durr and the house of Sakna Pasha.
Number of participants limited to 30 - please register here:
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Meeting point: Shajar al-Durr Dome https://goo.gl/maps/zzubnbTBWv92)
Screening of the 1961 film WaIslamah (dir. Enrico Bomba& Andrew Marton) on the Dome of Shajar al-Durr. Do not miss this one in a lifetime chance to sit around the dome of Shajar al-Durr, recently restored by Athar Lina, and watch her story screened on the walls of the dome.
Downtown by Cluster initiative for heritage, Cairo urban Sketchers