El-Hanager Arts Centre renovated, relaunches on 5 January

Ahram Online, Wednesday 4 Jan 2012

Centre to reopen following installation of new galleries, theatres and a 3D cinema in a comprehensive renovation project costing LE37 million

The El-Hanager Arts Centre is to reopen on Thursday, 5 January following an extensive renovation project that saw the installation of new galleries, theatres, and a 3D cinema.

Renovations began in 2009 when the centre was closed to allow a complete restructuring of its facilities.

According to Mohamed Abu Seda, head of the Cultural Development Fund, the project cost LE37 million.

The re-launch event will include a play entitled "Aho Dah Eli Sar" (This is What Happened) by director Mohsen Helmi and starring Lotfy Labib and Mona Hussein.

Furthermore, a collective art exhibition by Egyptian artists Katie Abdel Malek, Ahmed Shiha, Hedayet El-Malawani, Ahmed Nabil, Ahmed Abdel Gawad, Farouk Wahbi, Abdel Salam Eid, among others, will open following the stage performance.

Culture Minister Shaker Abdel-Hamid; head of the centre, Hoda Wasfi, and Mohamed Abu Seda, will attend the reopening ceremony.

El-Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House Grounds, El-Gezira, Zamalek 


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