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PROGRAMME: 16th International Summer Festival at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The festival will take place from 16 July to 18 August

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Jul 2018
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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s annual International Summer Festival kicks off on 16 July with a concert by Jordanian band Autostrad, followed by five weeks packed with concerts, theatre performances, dance and film.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina will be collaborating with other cultural institutions for some of the events; the Hellenic Foundation for Culture will screen the Greek film The Aunt from Chicago, the French Institute in Alexandria will put on French classic Jules and Jim, and Pro Helvetia, aSwiss governmental cultural institute, is organising a concert by OY band.

The programme includes two “family days,” one on 27 July and the second on 5 August, which will feature workshops and activities for children in a tent, as well as a puupet show at the theatre.

All events are ticketed, except for those that are free entry, including the screenings of Jules and Jim and The Aunt from Chicago, and two talks on film, one focused on directing actors, by director Ahmed Abdalla El-Sayed, and another on acting, by actor Ahmed Kamal.

Programme:

Monday, 16 July

9pm
Opening Concert: Autostrad (Jordan)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 17 July

9pm
Concert: Triakel Band (Sweden)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre.

Free entry

9pm
Theatrical Performance: Case Closed
Directed by Wagdi Hassan
BACC, Great Hall

Wednesday, 18 July

8pm
Concert: High Dam, El Mina, Saher Elzoghby, Yassmine, and Dany
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Theatrical Performance: Flammable
Directed by Ashraf Ali
BACC, Great Hall

Thursday, 19 July

9pm
Concert: Fouad and Mounib
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 July

9pm
Concert: Massar Egbari
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

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 - 5pm
Workshops and Activities for Children
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Tent

5pm - 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 performed by Grey Team troupe
BACC, Great Hall

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

Monday, 30 July

9pm
Concert: RT Nuba
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 31 July

9pm
Concert: Sharmoofers
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Theatrical Performance: Destopia VR
Directed by Mohammed Farag El Khashab
BACC, Great Hall

Wednesday, 1 August

9pm
Concert: Andromida
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Thursday, 2 August

9pm
Concert: BA Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Mohamed Saad Basha
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Friday, 3 August

9pm
Concert: Faia Younan (Syria–Sweden)
BACC, Great Hall

Saturday, 4 August

9pm
Concert: Emdan Elnoor “Gazaga”
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Dance Performance: Al-Wahag for Ballet and Free Dance
Directed and choreographed by Sherif El-Gendy
BACC, Great Hall

Sunday, 5 August

Family Day 2

2pm - 6.30pm
Workshops and Activities for Children
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Tent #3

7pm – 7.45pm
Marionette Performance, by El Seera Theatre
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Film: Jules and Jim, directed by Francois Truffaut (France, 1962, 105 mins)
French, German and English dialogue with English subtitles
BACC, Lecture Hall
Free entry

Monday and Tuesday, 6 and 7 August

9pm
Concert: Omar Khairat
BACC, Great Hall

Wednesday, 8 August

9pm
Concert: Ali El Haggar
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Thursday and Friday, 9 and 10 August

9pm
Concert: Cairokee
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Saturday, 11 August

9pm
Concert: Music Cocktail
BA Orchestra with violin soloist and conductor: Khaled El-Showeikh
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Sunday, 12 August

9pm
Concert: Las Encantadoras Melodias Orquesta and Mona Burkhardt
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

8pm
Cinema Talk: Acting for the Screen - Directing Actors: a talk with the director Ahmed Abdalla El-Sayed
BACC, Lecture Hall
Free entry

Monday, 13 August

9pm
Concert: Ganoub El-Wadi Troupe for Nubian and African Arts
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 14 August

9pm
Concert: Mariam Saleh
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Wednesday, 15 August

9pm
Concert: Nesma Abd El-Aziz
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Thursday, 16 August

9pm
Concert: HOH
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theatre

Friday, 17 August

8pm
Poetry Recital: Hisham El-Gakh
BACC, Great Hall

Saturday, 18 August

9pm
Closing Ceremony: Carmen Soliman with Orchestra Maestro George Kolta
BACC, Great Hall

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