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Programme: 17th International Summer Festival at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The festival will include a variety of art activities like music concerts, theater plays, films screening and poetry and stand-up comedy shows in addition to workshops and lectures in various art aspects

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Jul 2019
Summer Festival at Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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The Art Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is kicking off its 17th International Summer Festival, between Friday 26 July to Saturday 31 August at their theater in Alexandria.

The festival will include a variety of art activities like music concerts, theatre plays, films screening, poetry, and stand-up comedy, in addition to a series of workshops and lectures on various aspects of art.

The event starts with the Jordanian band Jadal, followed by many Arab performers, including Syrian Tarek El Sweden (31 July), and Akher Zapheer of Jordan (30 August).

Many experienced Egyptian musicians will be performing at the festival, including; Nesma Abdel-Aziz (28 July), Ali El-Haggar (2 August), Omar Khairat (5 and 6 August), Mohamed Mohsen (9 August), Medhat Saleh (17 August), Masar Egbari (10 August), and Khaled Selim (19 August).

Many known and up-and-coming bands will also be featured like; Caravan, KhaltaBeta and Hageen bands (3 August), Fabrica and Electric Eel Shock Band (Japan) (4 August), The Egyptian Mawlawiyah (8 August), Nouran Abou Taleb (22 August), Nesma Mahgoub (24 August) with Mohamed El-Sharnouby ends the festival on 31 August.

Among the films scheduled to be screened are; Mohamed Salah's Islands (4 August), Mohamed Rashad's Maxim (11 August), and Sharief Zohairy's Might be Switched Off (18 August).

 

The highlight of the theatrical performances are the two nights comedian Ahmed Amin's performs 'Amin and Partners' (29 and 30 July).

 

The full program is as follows: 

Friday, 26 July
Opening Concert: : Jadal (Jordon)
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 130 (Standing)


Saturday, 27 July
Poetry Recital: Amr Hassan
BACC, Great Hall; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 125, 100, 75

Saturday and Sunday 27– 28August
Lecture “ The Rise of the music bands in Egypt”
Presented by: Ahmed Hafez
BA Main Entrance, , Auditorium; 4:00 pm – Free Entry

Sunday, 28 July
Concert: Nesma Abdel-Aziz
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 80.-

Monday and Tuesday, 29–30 July
Theatrical Performance: “Amin wa Shorakah”
BACC, Great Hall; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 400, 300, 200,100

Wednesday, 31 July
Concert: Tarek Elswedan (Syria)
BA, Small Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 25.- (Standing)

Competition: Na3’ama 7ora for Underground Bands
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 20 .- (Standing)

Thursday, 1 August
Concert: Old is Gold by (Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra)
Conductor: Mohamed Saad Basha
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 40.-

Thursday–Saturday, 1–3 August
Workshop: Representing the building of personality
Presented by: Mohamed El Hagrasy- Fees: EGP 200
 

Friday, 2 August
Concert: Ali Elhaggar
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 180, 120, 80

Saturday, 3 August
Concert: Caravan band, KhaltaBeta Band and Hageen band
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 30 (Standing)

Sunday, 4 August
- Concert: Fabrica and Electric Eel Shock Band (Japan)
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 50 .- (Standing)

- Film screening and a discussion
Film: Islands
Directed by Mohamed Salah
Egypt – Fiction – 2007 – 60 minutes
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
The screening is followed by a discussion with the director Mohamed Salah and the researcher Ali Al-Adawy.
BACC, Wester Lectures Hall; 7:00 pm
Free entry

Monday and Tuesday, 5–6 August
Concert: Omar Khairat
BACC, Great Hall; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 650, 550, 450, 300

Monday–Wednesday, 5–7 August
Cinema: “An Introduction to Color Grading” Workshop
Presented by: Emad Maher- Fees: EGP 100

Tuesday–Thursday, 6–8 August
Oriental percussion workshop
Presented by: Hany Beder- Fees: EGP 150

Tuesday–Friday , 6–9 August
Workshop: Theater Play write
Presented by: Gamal Yakout - Fees: EGP 300

Wednesday, 7 August
Concert: Lea Lu Quartet (Switzerland), and Sadeem Band
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 25 .- (Standing)

Thursday, 8 August
Concert: The Egyptian Mawlawiyah
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 70

Friday, 9 August
- Concert: Mohamed Mohsen
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Tickets: EGP 80 .-

- Lecture : How to make a song
Presented by: Hany El Dakak
BA Main Entrance, Room F; 4:00 pm – Free Entry

Saturday, 10 August
Concert: Massar Egbari
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 150 .- (Standing)

Sunday 11 August
Film screening and a discussion
Film: Maxim - Directed by Mohamed Rashad
Egypt – Fiction – 2007 – 30 minutes- Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
The screening is followed by a discussion with the director Mohamed Salah and the researcher Ali Al-Adawy.
BACC, Wester Lectures Hall; 7:00 pm - Free entry

Saturday, 17 August
Concert: Medhat Saleh
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 180 .- , 120.-, 80.-

Sunday, 18 August
- Concert: RIFFARRICA (Asitonia) and Aksa El Wasat
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP25.-

- Film screening and a discussion
Film: Might be Switched Off - Directed by Sharief Zohairy
Egypt – Fiction – 2006 – 18 minutes- Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
Film: Neon Lamp - Directed by Emad Maher
Egypt – Fiction – 2009 – 26 minutes
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
The screening is followed by a discussion with the directors Mohamed Salah and Emad Maher and the researcher Ali Al-Adawy.
BACC, Wester Lectures Hall; 7:00 pm - Free entry

Monday, 19 August
Concert: Khaled Selim
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 200 .- , 150.-, 80.-

Tuesday, 20 August
Concert: Besher Nor Project
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 50 .- (Standing)

Wednesday, 21 August
Concert: BA Orchestra
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 40 .-

Thursday, 22 August
Concert: Nouran Aboutaleb
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 50 .-

Friday, 23 August
Poetry Recital: Amr Katamesh
BACC, Great Hall; 8:30 pm – Tickets: EGP 80,60.-
Concert: Andromida
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 90 .- (Standing)

Saturday, 24 August
- Concert: Nessma Mahgoub
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 90 .-

- Standup Comedy
Presented by “Mohamed Helmy”
BACC, Small Theater;8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 45 .-

Sunday, 25 August
Concert: Sound Track Orchestra
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 40 .-

Sunday–Thursday, 25–29 August
Voice Workshop
Presented by: Dr Neveen Alouba
Fees: EGP 750.-

Monday, 26 August
Concert: Sama3i Band
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 40 .-

Tuesday, 27 August
- Concert: Ganoub Elwadi Troupe for Nubian and African Arts
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 35 .-

- Family Day
Workshops and Activities for Children
BA Plaza; 1: 00 pm. Tickets: EGP 25 for children and EGP 10 for parents.

Wednesday, 28 August
Concert: West Elbalad
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 75 (Standing)

Thursday, 29 August
Concert: Sherif Mounir’s Nostalgia Band
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Tickets: EGP 90 .-, 60.-

Friday, 30 August
Concert: Akher Zapheer (Jordon)
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm. Ticket: EGP 60 .- (Standing)

Saturday, 31 August
Closing Concert: Mohamed EL Sharnouby
BA, Open Air Theater; 8:30 pm – Ticket: EGP 150 . - (Standing)

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