All you need to know about Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Mar 2017

As we await the 7th edition of Hakawy festival, you can read about its past editions in articles published by Ahram Online

Opening of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children, 2015 (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

The 7th edition of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children will take place between 7 and 16 March.


The Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children is the brainchild of the festival's president and artistic director Mohamed El-Ghawy.

Organised by AFCA for Arts and Culture, the festival aims at bringing arts to children through theatre and other activities.

The first edition of the festival took place in June 2011 at the College du Sacre-Coeur in Heliopolis, and it brought together troupes from Egypt, Croatia, Ireland and Finland.

The festival's second edition took place in March 2012 at Al-Ghad, Al-Gomhoreya and the Cairo Puppet theatres in AFCA’s first large-scale cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.

Starting in 2013, Hakawy started taking place at Hanager Arts Centre with chosen troupes visiting other venues, such as the Children’s Cancer Hospital (57357).

INTERVIEW: Egyptian cultural manager Mohamed El-Ghawy on children, arts and education

Aga boom
Aga Boom (2013)

Check articles published by Ahram Online about Hakawy, including those republished from Al Ahram Weekly:

3rd edition: 2013

Hakawy Festival calls for greater awareness of art

PHOTO GALLERY: Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children [2013]

4th edition: 2014

Theatre festival for children to brighten Cairo's art and culture scene

Hakawy Festival for children kicks off with a bang

Hakawy: Nurturing children with valuable theatre and arts

Frogz, USA at Hakawy 2014 (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

5th edition: 2015

This year's Hakawy to offer more than theatre plays for children

PROGRAMME: Fifth Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

Charter of the imagination: On all values brought by the 5th Hakawy festival

Hakawy to launch charter for children’s rights to art & culture exhibition

Hakawy festival stimulates young Egyptians' imagination

VIDEO: Highlights of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

The Tiger Tale by the Barrowland Ballet, UK, 2015 (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

6th edition: 2016

Countdown to sixth edition of Egypt's Hakawy theatre festival for children

Irresistible warning sign 'Do not touch' opens Egypt's Hakawy Festival for children

Stick Stones Broken Bones: Australia's puppet theatre performs in Cairo

Swiss Saddorn Balance captivates audiences at Egypt's Hakawy Festival

PROGRAMME: 6th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children

PHOTO GALLERY: Rediscovering a child within us at Egypt's 6th Hakawy theatre festival

Stick Stones Broken Bones
Stick Stones Broken Bones, 2016 (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

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