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Week 2 programme: 16th International Summer Festival at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Concerts, poetry, a play, a cinema lecture and a children's programme colour this week's lineup at the Summer Festival in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Jul 2018
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The second week of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's 16th International Summer Festival offers music concerts, poetry, theatre, as well as a lecture on cinema and a family day programme tailored for children.

This week's international performances include Sudanese singer Asia Madani, the Swiss band OY, and the Moroccan band Made in Bled. Local talents taking the stage include singer Mohamed Mohsen, Les Compagnons band, Zap Tharwat, Hisham Kharma, in addition to poet Amr Hassan.

An Egyptian play titled The Greatest Battle, directed by Mina Nabil and performed by Grey Team troupe, will be staged in the Great Hall. This week also kicks off the first in a series of lectures on cinema with a talk titled ‘The Importance of Cinematic Acting’ to be delivered by actor Ahmed Kamal. 

The family day will open on 27 July at 12.30pm, with activities for children in the tent area between 3pm and 7pm.

View the festival's full programme here.

Sunday, 22 July

9pm
Concert: Al Ekhwa Abo Shar
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Film: The Aunt from Chicago, by Alekos Sakellarios (Greece, 1957, 70 mins)
Greek with English subtitles
BACC, Lecture Hall
Free entry

Monday, 23 July

9pm
Concert: Asia Madany (Sudan)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 24 July

9pm
Concert: Les Compagnons
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Wednesday, 25 July

9pm
Concert: Mohamed Mohsen
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Thursday, 26 July

9pm
Concert: OY band (Switzerland)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

9pm
Ceremony: Royal School Certificate Presentation
BACC, Great Hall

Friday, 27 July

9pm
Concert: Zap Tharwat
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Family Day 1

12.30pm
Opening
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Plaza

3pm - 7pm
Workshops and Activities for Children
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Tent

Saturday, 28 July

8pm
Poetry Recital: Amr Hassan
BACC, Great Hall

9pm
Concert: Hisham Kharma
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Sunday, 29 July

9pm
Concert: Made in Bled (Morocco) and Qarar Ezala Band (Egypt)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Theatrical Performance: The Greatest Battle
Directed by Mina Nabil
BACC, Great Hall

8pm
Cinema Lecture: The Importance of Cinematic Acting by actor Ahmed Kamal
BACC, Lecture Hall
Free entry

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