American University in Cairo
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdel-Aziz Alsaud Hall
AUC Avenue, New Cairo
Thurs 28, 12.30pm -3pm: “Building to COP27: Accelerating Climate Solutions through Sustainable Built Environments in the Middle East and Africa”, a panel discussion on the building and construction sector’s demand for natural resources accelerates climate change, and inefficient, unhealthy buildings negatively impact human health and wellbeing. It features President of Egypt Green Building Council, Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development, AUC Salah El-Haggar, Built Environment Lead, UN High-Level Climate Champions Bex Porter, Senior Manager, COP27 engagement and UN High-level climate champions team liaison, C40 Cities Dearbhla Hone, Director, Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council Victoria Burrows, and Nora Steurer, Programme Management Officer at the UN Environment Programme.
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: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir.
Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174
Every Saturday, 3pm: Teaching music theories to students applying to professor Marwa Abdel-Moneim.
Teaching reading musical notes for beginners, by Professor Elham El-Hajj, 4pm.
Saturday and Wednesday of every week, 4pm - 8pm: Teaching the sections of the Arab Oud House (the oud, and the mandolin).
The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)
Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990
Every Saturday, 10am: Chess tournament for kids with Hoda Salah. A workshop for the children’s choir of Beit Al-Aini, supervised by Iman Suleiman, 11am. “Yalla Music” workshop for teaching musical instruments by Hebat Allah Bahaa, 1.30pm. Workshops for auditions and theatrical acting supervised by Mohamed Ezzat, 4.30pm.
Sunday of every week, 12pm: Art and etiquette workshop by Rahma Mohsen.
Every Monday, 10am: Glove puppets making workshop by artist Rahma Mahgoub.
Wednesday of every week, 2pm: “Decorations”, visual art workshops.
House of Arab Poetry
Beit Al-Sett Wassila, Behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 2990
Sun 31, 6pm: Reading the new collection of poetry We are Both Players by poet Hassan Talab, with the participation of a group of poets and critics.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Thurs 28, 6pm: Poetry recital by poet Moussa Mahmoud.
Fri 29, 7pm: Poetry evening with poet Fares Qatrya.
Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Monday, 1pm: Art workshop, teaching drawing supervised by Rahma Mohsen.
Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic skills development workshop with Sarah El-Gendy. Embroidery art workshop with Amany Reda, 2pm.
Every Sunday, 12pm: Wax making workshop with professor Dalia El-Sherbiny.
Every Wednesday, 2pm: Arabic calligraphy workshop with Mohamed Fawzy.
Every Friday, 2pm: Doll making workshop with Rahma Mahgoub.
Saturday and Wednesday of every week: a workshop (integration) for Talaat Harb choir team and people with special abilities, 1pm.
Every Thursday, 1pm: Reading and narration workshop.
Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic workshops and skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professor Dalia El-Sherbiny.
Every Sunday, 8pm: “Information and Question” an online workshop and “Book of Delivery”, a book summary on the center’s Facebook and WhatsApp pages.
Sat 30, 4pm: A seminar on the history of Al-Shorafa street by history professor Gamal Abdel-Rahim.
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Mon 25 July- Thurs 8 September: Taha Hussein Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which belongs to Department of specialized library services, presents its "Summer Activities" programme. For full information go to
Taha Hussein Library-Bibliotheca Alexandrina Facebook page.
Conference Centre Main Hall
Tues 2 and Wed 3 August, 9am-5pm: The sixteenth annual conference for high school students “Choose your College” is organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina through the programme ‘Sustainable Development Studies and Building Youth Capacities and Supporting African Relations’.
Jesuit Cultural Centre
298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108
Fri 29, 6pm: Storytelling show by Masnaa Hawadet workshop, directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 28 July, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.