French Cultural Institute
Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800
Mon 16, 6-8.30pm: “The Sonic Heritage of Cities” is a round table held on the occasion of UNESCO week of sound in Egypt. It introduces the architects Noha Gamal and Cécile Regnault as well as the visual artist Gilles Paté in a round table on the theme of the sound heritage of cities.
42 Al-Oroba St, off Beirut St, Misr Al-Gedida, Tel 011 42464426
Mon 16, 5.30pm: Heliopolis Public Library held, in cooperation with the Enterprise Development Agency Introductory, a seminar on “Small and Micro Enterprise Development Agency Services”.
Services provided through the Enterprise Development Agency - financial and non-financial services - with an explanation of Law 152 on the facilitation of micro-enterprises. Come and ask about the free Start Your Project workshop in cooperation with the Enterprise Development Authority.
French Cultural Institute
30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952
Sat 14, 9am: After the success of its first three editions, the Choose France student fair is back with a special edition dedicated to French double degree courses in Egypt.
Organized by the French Embassy in Egypt and Campus France Egypt, the fair aims to present the training courses that issue French diplomas in Egypt. Representatives of the various sectors issuing French diplomas in Egypt will attend the fair to present their training and meet the student public of the Alexandria region.
Students and their families will also be able to visit the stands of the French Embassy’s Scientific and University Cooperation Service, Campus France Egypt, the Department of French Courses and the media library of the French Institute in Egypt at Alexandria.
Finally, the day will also be an opportunity to meet Egyptian alumni from these sectors and participate in “CV and cover letter” workshops to prepare your application file as well as possible. This special edition of Choose France dedicated to French diplomas in Egypt aims to promote these courses of excellence and to support high school and university students in their academic orientation.
Tues 17- Thurs 19: In the heart of the city of Alexandria, “Odyssées 2.0” 10th edition of the literary encounters “Writing the Mediterranean” embraces the centuries to immerse guests in a contemporary reflection on the Mediterranean story by summoning literature, poetry and the digital. Three main chapters will punctuate these meetings: Mediterranean stories of yesterday and today, new forms of storytelling and economic models of digital writing. Guests: Karim Amellal (writer), David Djaïz (author), Eric Sadin (author), Sedef Ecer (writer and performer), Gulay Hacer Toruk (singer), Fawzia Zouari (writer), Samira Ibrahim (journalist), Mohamed Ali Midany (cultural entrepreneur), Adly Thoma (entrepreneur) Ahmed Esmat (media expert), Dalia Chams (journalist), Rasha Omran (poetess), Huda Asfour (musician), Mohamed Abdel-Rahman (writer), Lana Habib (lecturer, department of French language and literature at the University of Alexandria), Léon Dubois (photographer), Mohamed Gohar (architect and draftsman), Coline Houssais (author and performer), Emad Mabrouk (cinema specialist and VJ), Omar Abdou ( musician).
Tues 17, 4.30pm (Free entry): Literary café with
Coline Houssais around her “Anthology of Arab music”.
Tues 17, 9pm (Free entry): A concert features Eftekasat band, accompanied by VJ Emad Mabrouk.
Tues 17, 7pm (Free entry): Plenary session on Mediterranean stories from yesterday to today with Sedef Ecer, David Djaïz, Faouzia Zouari and moderated by Lana Habib.
Wed 18, 4.30 pm: “Modern Forms of Narrative” literary and music cafe held at Anna Lindh Foundation, former headquarters of the Swedish Institute (entry through registration).
A poetic and musical reading “Who dwelt in the house before me” with the Syrian poet Rasha Omran and the oud player Hoda Asfour. To attend register shorturl.at/pyDEW
Wed 18, 7pm (Free entry): “Communication Between Yesterday and Today” is a panel discussion on modern forms of narration in the Mediterranean region with Eric Sadin, Ahmed Esmat (founder of the Alexandria Media Forum), and Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, moderated by Dalia Chams.
Wed 18, 9pm (Free entry): “Alexandria - is the Lighthouse?” a music and poetry show with Colin Jose, Emad Mabrouk, and Omar Ali Abdo.
The city of legends, the ancient capital, the pearl of the Mediterranean, many scenes are missing, but is Alexandria still the beacon of the Mediterranean? A question that the author tries to answer through a poetic show accompanied by live visual arts with Emad Mabroum and electronic music by Omar Ali Abdo. This creative work is an opportunity to critically reconsider what myths are and the weaving of the past, what binds us to it, and how it shapes our conscience without getting stuck in it.
Thurs 19, 4.30pm (Free entry): “Digital Entrepreneurship in Culture and Literature” a musical reading and photo of excerpts from Trésor National, the first novel in French by Franco-Turkish writer Sedev Esser and accompanied by one of the most beautiful Turkish voices, Julai Hasir Turk.
Thurs 19, 7pm (Free entry): “Communication Between Yesterday and Today” a panel discussion on digital culture in the Mediterranean with Karim Amalal, Eric Sadin and Mohamed Ali Midani (Founder of DCX), and Adly Thoma
(Founder of Gemini Africa), the dialogue is moderated by journalist Samira Ibrahim. (All entries are translated into Arabic or French).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 12 May, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.