American University in Cairo
Mon 15, 7-8pm (GMT+2): Join this session of the Gerhart Center Webinar Series (GCWS) titled “Social Justice and Health Equity” featuring Professor Sir Michael G. Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. It will show how taking action to reduce health inequalities, is a matter of social justice. Join via this link http://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300050172
Wed 17, 7- 8.30pm (GMT+2): “Civic Engagement at Liberal Arts Universities across the Globe” panel discussion of the GCWS is moderated by Simon Gray, programme officer, The Global Liberal Arts Alliance, Great Lakes Colleges Association, US. It will feature panelists Samuel Jude Acquaah, manager for Outreach and Experiential Learning Programs, Ashesi University, Ghana, Karla Diaz, Service-Learning coordinator and faculty at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, and Sonwabo Ngcelwane, research coordinator for Engaged Scholarship, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. The panelists will discuss the place of civic engagement in the missions of their institutions and how that is realized through their work with the local community.
Join at http://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300050170
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 daily to the public 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
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.
The French Cultural Institute
The Institute has launched its new website at the beginning of this year. You can visit it through this link: www.ifegypte.com
The new website is carefully designed to meet your requirements and facilitate access to information. It is also fast, easy to use, and offers a variety of content and new ways to communicate with the institute. With one click, you can view the spaces devoted to French language courses, Arabic language courses, various events in all branches (exhibitions, conferences, and cultural events). In addition to contacting the institute directly by sending your messages to any of its sectors through its website. If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria, you can continue them online.
It takes the health of its customers very seriously and has implemented strict health measures to provide you with the best possible educational conditions. Wearing a mask is mandatory for all and physical spacing is respected in the classroom and in the building.
For more information flock to the institute’s website[email protected].
You can choose the branch you prefer and see the French language courses for adults and children that are appropriate for you and register there. You can also call the institute at the following numbers: 01205558639/01227484951/
01222196984, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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.
The year 2021 is going to be very special because Italy will be celebrating the 700th death anniversary of the master Dante Alighieri, from 12 March to 4 July 2021.
The Italian Institute continues to post videos in Arabic with translations from Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy to bring the Arab-speaking public closer to the work of the supreme poet. Videos are directed by Giabluca Barbadori, with the special participation of Ashraf Farouk, Amir Salaheddin, Sherine Hegazy, and Sara El Mokadem.
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 11 March, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly