Lectures and workshops in Cairo: 4-10 March 2021

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 2 Mar 2021

Nehad Selaiha
Nehad Selaiha

American University in Cairo

Sat 6, 10am-1pm: Now is your chance to explore online AUC’s 40 majors and 55 minors, interact online with AUC faculty from every department and enjoy an immersive online experience of its campus and learning facilities. 

Get all the insights you need to select your college path at this year’s online AUC Open Day. Visit the AUC Open Day website at http://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300050352 

Mon 8, 7-8PM (GMT+2): “A Republic of Equals: A Manifesto for a Just Society”, a Gerhart Center Webinar Series session featuring Jonathan Rothwell, principal economist at Gallup. He will begin with an overview of how the US income distribution compares to other countries and explain why the leading explanations behind this are mistaken. He will then discuss the foundations for a fair distribution of income and then show how the US is failing to live up to those standards in two crucial ways: its unequal provision of public services and unequal access to markets. Join via this link http://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300050175

Wed 10, 7- 8pm (GMT+2): Join this session of the Gerhart Center Webinar Series titled “Decent Jobs and the Future of Work after COVID-19” featuring Sarita Gupta, director, Future of Workers Program at the Ford Foundation.
The speaker will give an introduction of the Future of Workers Program of the Ford Foundation, highlighting the challenges workers face in the global economy, drivers of transformation of work and inequality, as well as the impacts of COVID-19. Join at http://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300050173

American University in Cairo

El-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tahrir Campus, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077 

Ewart Memorial Hall

Fri 5, 2pm-7pm: “Egyptian Women Playwrights: Now and Forward” conference is presented by the AUC Theatre Program. The guest of honor and keynote speaker of the conference will be the Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem. The minister will deliver the opening speech of the conference and will use the discussions at the event as a foundation for new programs and fellowships to support creative females in the Egyptian theatre scene. Her speech will be followed by two panels and a roundtable discussion as well as an exhibition dedicated to late theatre critic Nehad Selaiha. Please register for entry at: http://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300050494

AUC Bookstores holds “Mad March” Book Sale, the biggest book sale in the Tahrir Bookstore and Garden of the AUC, which will last for the whole month of March and is open to the public every day from 10am to 6pm.

In Mad March Book Sale, book prices start at LE20, including academic books and textbooks with prices starting at LE30 and LE50 respectively, and all new books in the bookstore are on sale at discounts of 25% to 35%.

Customers can access the book sale from the main entrance of AUC Tahrir Bookstore on the corner of Kasr El-Aini street intersection with Sheikh Rihan street or from Mohamed Mahmoud Main AUC Gate with a valid photo ID.

Follow AUC Bookstores for news of the book sale and special offers every day on Facebook page: AUC Bookstores Egypt, Instagram: aucbookstores

Amir Bashtak Palace 

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the Arab Singing House students.  

Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581

Every Saturday and Tuesday, 1pm: Enshad Dini (religious chanting) workshop by Munshid Mahmoud Al-Tohamy.

Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: Playing on musical instruments workshop for ages from 10 to 18 years

Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir trained by Heba Ramadan

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3pm: A workshop on preparing the actor with Ahmed Zakariya

Beit Al-Aini (The Child Creativity Centre)

Al-Azhar, district, behind Al Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990 

Every Saturday, 11am: A workshop for the Beit Al-Ain Children’s Choir, supervised by Prof. Eman Suleiman. Every Monday, 12noon: Wire and clay toy formation workshop, supervised by Rahma Mahgoub.

Every Wednesday, 1pm: A recycling workshop supervised by Hala Anwar.

Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)

Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174

Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud, nay, qannun, violin and percussion instruments classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House. 

Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on learning the theories of playing oud by professors Elham Alhag and Ahmed Altaweel                        

Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners by Fadi Adel Al-Hajj

Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Small Hall

Thurs 11, 8pm: An open meeting with Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrian Mustafa Al-Feki, organized by the Supreme Council of Culture.  

Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103

Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Egypt’s artisans’ initiative for training on handicrafts such as porcelain, copper, Khayamiya, heritage jewellery.



The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)

Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990 

Every Saturday, 11am: Handicrafts workshop and Beit Al-Aini Children Choir workshop, supervised by Manal Suleiman (2pm). 

Every Monday, 3pm: Miscellaneous activities workshop.   

Every Wednesday, 11am: A workshop of skills development for people with special abilities by Doaa Fathy

Every Thursday, 12pm: A cultural day. 

French Cultural Institute

The event will be introduced by the French Ambassador to Egypt Stéphane Romatet, President of the National Council of Women Maya Morsy and sponsor of the event actress Hend Sabry, and followed by a debate between experts on the topic of women’s right to health.Mon 8, 7-9pm (online event): To mark the International Women’s Rights Day, the French Embassy and the French Institute in Egypt are organising an online event themed “Women and Health”.

The debate introduces Naeema ELGASSER, doctor, representative of the World Health Organization in Egypt, Catherine VIDAL, neurobiologist and honorary research director at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and Hania SHOLKAMY, anthropologist and sociologist,
associate professor at the Center for Social Research of the AUC. The debate, which will be moderated by Dina DARWICH, journalist at Al-Ahram Hebdo, will be followed by questions and answers with the audience.

The event will end with the award of the Equality Prize to an Egyptian association for a project promoting equality between women and men. 

The online event will be broadcast on 8 March at 7pm on the Facebook page and Youtube channel of the French Institute in Egypt, in French with Arabic subtitles.  

Italian Cultural Institute 

Registration for online Italian conversation courses is open (Ramadan 2021 session). Registration before 13 March. 

For all details visit the IIC official Facebook page. 

Thurs 4, 6pm (online event): The institute’s Book club offers to passionate readers a new subject of discussion on four short stories by Luigi Pirandello, taken from “Novelle per un anno”.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Sunday and Wednesday, 2pm: The centre’s Children Choir rehearsals.  

Every Saturday and Monday, 12pm: A training course to teach how to write and read in Braine for the blind, under the supervision of the archaeologist Ahmed Mohamed Naguib. 

Every Saturday and Thursday, 12pm: Handicraft, artistic and metalworking workshops for making small handicraft projects for young people and those with special abilities. 

Every Wednesday and Friday, 10am: A workshop on preparing the actor. 

Every Wednesday and Friday, 2pm: Art expression workshop, in addition to artistic and cultural activities for normal children and those with special needs.

Every Saturday, 11am: A meeting in the framework of human skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professors Doaa Fathy and Iman Abul-Magd


*A version of this article appears in print in the 4 March, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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