Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the Arab Singing House students.
Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
Every Saturday and Tuesday, 1pm: Enshad Dini (religious chanting) workshop by Munshid Mahmoud Al-Tohamy.
Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: Playing on musical instruments workshop for ages from 10 to 18 years
Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir trained by Heba Ramadan.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3pm: A workshop on preparing the actor with Ahmed Zakariya.
The American University in Cairo
Sun 1, 1-2pm: Assistant Professor of Marketing Ibrahim Al-Sahouly is moderating the fifth Marketing Talk under the theme, “The Power of Data... Are you Ready to be Amazed?", the online webinar features Architect and Managing Director of POLYGON Group Mohamed Abdel-Fattah Atteya.
Thurs 5, 6.30pm- 7.30pm, Cairo Local Time (GMT + 2), 12-1.30pm, New York Time: “Multilateralism at a Crossroad: The UN at 75” is GAPP Tahrir Dialogue (90) special webinar hosted by founding Dean and former foreign minister of Egypt Nabil Fahmy. It features Fabrizio Hochschild, special advisor to the Secretary-General on the commemoration of the United Nation’s 75th anniversary.
click the link below to join the webinar:
Webinar ID: 882 9091 4726
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdUs2FfOHH
Beit Al-Aini (The Child Creativity Centre)
Al-Azhar, district, behind Al Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990
Every Saturday, 11am: A workshop for the Beit Al-Ain Children’s Choir, supervised by Prof. Eman Suleiman. Every Monday, 12noon: Wire and clay toy formation workshop, supervised by Rahma Mahgoub.
Every Wednesday, 1pm: A recycling workshop supervised by Hala Anwar.
Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174
Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud, nay, qannun, violin and percussion instruments classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House.
Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on learning the theories of playing oud by professors Elham Alhag and Ahmed Altaweel.
Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners by Fadi Adel Al-Hajj.
Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Egypt’s artisans’ initiative for training on handicrafts such as porcelain, copper, Khayamiya, heritage jewellery.
The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)
Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990
Every Saturday, 11am: Handicrafts workshop and Beit Al-Aini Children Choir workshop, supervised by Manal Suleiman (2pm).
Every Sunday and Wednesday, 10-12pm: A workshop on works on art,
Every Monday, 3pm: Miscellaneous activities workshop.
Every Wednesday, 11am: A workshop of skills development for people with special abilities by Doaa Fathy.
Every Thursday, 12pm: A cultural day.
Starting October, the Spanish Centre in Cairo resumes its Spanish language courses with attendance at its headquarters in Dokki for the first time since last March, while respecting all health instructions recommended for the safety of students. Initially, the courses will be resumed with attendance at some levels in order to maintain the system of social distancing among students, but the Institute will do its utmost to resume the possibility of attendance. Despite the return to the attendance system, Cervantes Cairo will continue to provide online courses that have met with great success during the last period. For full information flock to https://elcairo.cervantes.es/eg/courses_spanish/july_december_general.htm
French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
After several months of closure, the French Institute will receive you again at its headquarters and offers French language courses remotely or at its headquarters in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria starting October 2020. It takes the health of its customers very seriously and has implemented strict health measures to provide you with the best possible educational conditions. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for all and physical spacing will be respected in the classroom and in the building.
If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt, you can continue them online. For more information flock to the institute’s firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can choose the branch you prefer and see the French language courses for adults and children that are appropriate for you and register there. You can also call the institute at the following numbers: 01205558639/01227484951/
01222196984, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
In the interest of the safety of students, our partners, workers and employees of the Goethe-Institute Cairo, and based on the outstanding success of the language courses and the various activities offered online, courses and cultural events will continue to be offered online until the end of the current year, and attendance during the coming months will be limited to holding postponed examinations and organising some training workshops for a limited number of trainees within the framework of our cultural and training projects, taking into account the highest levels of safety measures. This decision comes in implementation of the principle announced by the Goethe Institute at the beginning of the crisis, which is that preserving public health comes first.
In the second half of this September, the institute will start working on holding postponed exams, which students registered for before the Corona pandemic, and cannot be submitted online to ensure the level of quality, guided by the successful experience in organising exams for students of the preparatory year programme eligible for university study in Germany during the month of June, Which took into account all the personal protection and safety measures.
You can enjoy the institute’s home-learning offers on its official website. On Onleihe, you can find German films, music and books for free. All information is readily available on the Corona page. The Goethe Institute website is at
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Sunday and Wednesday, 2pm: The centre’s Children Choir rehearsals.
Every Saturday and Monday, 12pm: A training course to teach how to write and read in Braine for the blind, under the supervision of the archaeologist Ahmed Mohamed Naguib.
Every Saturday and Thursday, 12pm: Handicraft, artistic and metalworking workshops for making small handicraft projects for young people and those with special abilities.
Every Wednesday and Friday, 10am: A workshop on preparing the actor.
Every Wednesday and Friday, 2pm: Art expression workshop, in addition to artistic and cultural activities for normal children and those with special needs.
Every Saturday, 11am: A meeting in the framework of human skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professors Doaa Fathy and Iman Abul-Magd.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 29 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly