The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus
Moataz Al Alfi Hall
Thurs 3, 8:30am-5:30pm: The first MENA Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Summit in Cairo, is hosted by AUC’s John D. Gerhart Centre for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business in collaboration with Enterprise for a Sustainable World (ESW) and BoP Global Network Labs.
The three-day event aims to discuss community-based frugal Innovations (that are lead and owned by the community), with four main subthemes: Grassroots Innovations, Schooling at the BoP, Affordable Housing, and Access to Health Services at BoP. The event brings expertise from different parts of the world to meet with selected Egyptian BoP communities, in order to share experiences, showcase best practices, and explore opportunities of partnerships and localization of successful models.
Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the Arab Singing House students.
Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174
Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House.
Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for advanced students by Professor Ahmed Youssef.
Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners by Elham Al-Hajj.
Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The handicrafts courses of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Cairo, in cooperation with the Prince Charles’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Wed 9, 7.30 pm: “A Starting Point”, an evening of poetry with Mohamed Hosni.
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12pm: Develop your children skills through learning languages in a simple manner, computer programmes, and chess champions as well as scientific experiments, the age group targeted from 6 to 15.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
BACC Main Entrance,Auditorium Hall
Thurs 3, 12noon- 2pm: “Thonis-Heracleion: A Port at the Edge of the Great Green Sea”, a lecture by Dr.Damian Robinson, Director of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK. This lecture is about the ancient harbour of Thonis-Heracleion which was located at the entrance of the Canopic Branch west of Alexandria facing the phases of development and the fate of the city. It will also look at some of the shipwrecks that were found on the site including working and ritual boats (the lecture is open for public and accompanied by a translation into Arabic).
*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 October, 2019 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.