PROGRAMME: Egypt's third Comix Week launches Monday featuring workshops, seminars

Mohammed Saad , Monday 5 Dec 2016

Events will take place in Cairo, Alexandria, Assiut, Fayoum and Hurghada

Egypt Comix Week

The third annual Egypt Comix Week will be launched in Cairo on Monday, and will feature workshops, exhibitions and seminars in a number of Egyptian cities.

There will be workshops for emerging cartoon and comics artists in Cairo, Alexandria, Assuit and Hurghada, which will focus on teaching the skills of comic production, for a total capacity of 235 artists.

The week also will include two comic galleries in Garden City and Beit El-Seheimy in Fatimid Cairo, in addition to seminars, discussions and film screenings in Cairo, Fayoum, and Alexandria.

Artists from Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Finland, Denmark and Austria will participate in the festival.

Two comic books will also be launched at the festival: the graphic novel Invisible Hands by Finnish artist Ville Tietäväinen and the collective comic book Border Crossing.

Egypt Comix week is organised by the by the state's Cultural Development Fund, the Swiss Arts Council (Prohelvetia), the Goethe Institute, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute, the Robert Bosch Institute and the Japan Foundation.


Opening event

5 December, 7pm

Speakers: Ville Tietäväinen, Titus Ackermann and Mohammed El-Baaly.

Location: Rawabet Theatre, Townhouse, Downtown Cairo

Anime movie

6 December, 4pm

5 Centimeters Per Second, 63 min

Location: Medrar Gallery, Garden City, Cairo 

Book launch

6 December, 6pm

Launching the collective comic book Border Crossing

Location: Medrar Gallery, Garden City, Cairo 

Exhibition opening

7 December, 6pm

Illustration exhibition by the Danish artist Inger-Lise Kristoffersen.

Location: Beit El-Seheimy, Cairo.

The Social Relevance of Comics

7 December, 7pm

Speakers: Titus Ackermann and Mohamed Abla

Location: Goethe Institute, Dokki, Giza

Discussion about the graphic novel Invisible Hands by Ville Tietäväinen

8 December, 6pm

Location: Café Haroun, Fayoum

Discussion on comics

8 December, 7pm

Speakers: Julia Marti and Milva Stutz

Location: Goethe Institute, Alexandria

Book signing

9 December, 7pm

Graphic novel Invisible Hands by Ville Tietäväinen

Location: Wekalet Bahna, Alexandria.

Closing ceremony

10 December, 7pm

Location: Beit El-Seheimy, Cairo.


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