​Don't miss Hisham Al-Gakh's poetry evening in Ramadan

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 26 Mar 2024

Hisham Al-Gakh
Hisham Al-Gakh


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Sat 30, 9.30pm: An evening of poetry features vernacular poets Sayyed Hegab and Hamdy Raouf



American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Waleed Building P071

Sun 14 - Tues 16 April, 9am-4pm: "Brain Awareness Week", organized by the Biology department in collaboration with the IBRO/Dana Foundation, is a global campaign to showcase the progress in brain research and advancements in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of brain disorders. The week is an opportunity to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. This event provides a valuable platform for students to engage with experts from AUC, receiving support and guidance for their innovative projects. Its objective is to enhance public awareness of the brain and its functions, particularly among Egyptian students and doctors, inspiring them to specialize in neurosciences. Additionally, it offers educational resources and opportunities for learning about brain health, neurosciences, and neurological disorders, addressing the knowledge gap for students and healthcare professionals. 


Abdel-Aziz Al-Sa'oud Street

Happy Dolphin, 70 Abdel-Aziz Al-Sa'oud St, Al-Manial, Cairo, 012 22424445/01098098671 

Wed 3 April, 10.30pm: A seminar on the myths in gynecology and obstetrics by Gynecologist Samy Mahmoud.   

Thurs 4 April, 10.30pm: An evening of poetry by Egyptian poet Hisham Al-Gakh.  




Arkan Plaza, Extension of Sheikh Zayed District, Giza, F3, Second Floor, Tel 010 66860098/010 66500748

Tues 1 April, 8pm: "Walk and Talk" with Seif El-Rashidy and some distinguished tentmaker designers on "Bursts of Inspiration" exhibition featuring textiles made by the tentmakers of Cairo, curated by Seif El-Rashidi and Ismail Fayed. The exhibition celebrates Khayameya, Egypt's traditional tentmaking craft, which has been a vibrant part of the country's heritage for centuries.



Diwan Bookstore

105, Abu Bakr El-Seddiq St, Heliopolis, Misr Algedida, Tel 02 2690 8184/85/ 0122 6000168

Sat 30, 1pm: Storytelling and narration workshops and other activities for children.  




Goethe Institute

17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877

Fri 29, 11am-12.30pm (Free entry): Reading session for children.
Through the various activities that children love, provided by the library at the Goethe-Institute Cairo, children are encouraged to participate in reading and interacting with the events of the story they listen to. Children between the ages of 9 and 10 who are fluent in the German language are invited to participate in this event.
Register via email, which must mention (name/age/name of school/year of study). Due to limited numbers, you will receive an email from the library team confirming attendance or apologizing for not being able to participate. [email protected]

* A version of this article appears in print in the 28 March, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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