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Cairo International Book Fair: Arts and culture events 27 Jan-2 Feb

The Book Fair, which started Thursday, also has a full programme of artistic events including plays, film screenings and musical performances. Ahram Online provides our readers with a list of what is playing this week

Ahram Online , Friday 27 Jan 2017
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The 2017 Cairo International Book Fair is running from 26 January to 10 February at the Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City.

Below, Ahram Online compiled a list of the arts and culture events being held in parallel with the first week of the book fair (from 27 January to 2 February).

Friday 27 January

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Arts Tent:
2:00-3:30pm Children’s choir and youth choir, 2:00-3:30pm

3:45-5:00pm El-Nile cultural heritage 
5:30- 7:00pm Luxor troupe for folkloric music

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
5:00pm Opening of the theatre with Dram Layt band

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children’s cartoons
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz films (films based on Mahfouz's works)

Saturday 28 January

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds Nasr City, Arts Tent:
3:45-5:15pm Enkerad Al-Mawt Aan Mosafer Layl (Extinction of Death for the Traveler) play 

5:30-7:00 Luxor folkloric dance troupe 

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
11:30-1:30pm Storytelling and singing with Islam Hafez and Ahmed Abdel Megid
1:30-3:30pm Various performances from the National Circus
3:30-5:30pm Children’s choir

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children’s animatd films
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz films (films based on Mahfouz's works)

Sunday 29 January

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Arts Tent:
3:45-5:15pm Al-Mansoura troupe for Arabic music
5:30-7:00pm Port-Said troupe for folkloric arts

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
11:30-1:00pm Singing and poetry
1:00-2:00pm Acting sketch
2:30-4:00pm Singer and musician Sayed Gaber
4:00-5:30pm Artistic activities for children 

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children's animated films
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz films (films based on Mahfouz's works)

Monday 30 January

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Arts Tent:
3:45-5:15pm Al-Beheira troupe for folkloric arts
5:30-7:00pm Nogoom El-Wadi band

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
11:00am-1:00pm ِAl-Lahad play (El-Souma troupe)
1:00-2:30pm Esmaani band
2:30-4:00pm Joker Show group for artistic reviews
4:00-5:00pm Nogoom El-Wadi band

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children's animated films
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz films (films based on Mahfouz's works)

Tuesday 31 January

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Arts Tent:
3:45-5:15pm Beni Suef troupe for folkloric arts
5:30-7:00pm Play performed by El-Souma troupe

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
11:30am-1:00pm Weshoosh Feshoosh play
1:00-2:30pm Kheima band
2:30-4:00pm Singing performances
4:00-5:30pm Marwan Said band

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children’s cartoons
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz (films based on Mahfouz's works)

Wednesday 1 February

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Arts Tent:
3:45-5:00pm Al-Mahraqa play
5:30-7:00pm Al-Horreya Folk Dance Troupe

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
11:30am-1:00pm Kalabtom Demaghna play
1:30-3:30pm Various performances from the National Circus
3:30-5:30pm Folkloric instruments troupe

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children's animated films
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz films (films based on Mahfouz's works)

Thursday 2 February

Performances

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Arts Tent:
3:45-5:15pm Al-Layla Al-Kabir ballet
5:30-7:00pm Osoor Al-Thaqafa for young people's songs

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Open-air Theatre:
11:30am-1:30pm Al-Dahaya play
1:30-3:30pm Storytelling (Ayman Masood, Sami El-Arabi, Zeinab Selim, Ahmed Magdi, Mohamed Tawfiq, Reem Sakr, Iman Taha, Moaaz Salah El-Din, Ahmad Abo Khalil, Moataz Sakr Ahmed Bakheet, Alaa Ganeb)
3:30-5:30pm Al-Khan troupe

Film screenings

Cairo International Fair Grounds, Nasr City, Cinema Hall:
11:00am-1:00pm History of the Book Fair
1:00-3:00pm Children's animated films
3:00-4:00pm Russian movies (short films from Cairo Higher Institute for Cinema)
4:00-5:00pm Ibn Haitham, Omar El-Sherif film
5:00-6:00pm Naguib Mahfouz films (films based on Mahfouz's works)

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