Novelist Reem Bassiouny signs her new book at Diwan Zamalek

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 27 Sep 2022

Reem Bassiouny
Reem Bassiouny


American University in Cairo

AUC New Cairo 

Moataz Al Alfi Hall and Livestream

Thurs 29, 2-4pm: “The Road to COP27: Shifting Behaviors to Address Climate Change in Egypt”, join this session of the Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight seminar series. 

The session will focus on how evidence from global, randomized evaluations can inform efforts to tackle climate change in Egypt. The event will be hosted both virtually and physically on campus. The panel discussion will foster a conversation between Egypt’s climate priorities and the relevant, rigorous global evidence, ultimately providing insights into how we can incorporate evidence-based solutions in combating climate change to ensure that climate financing and resources are effectively allocated in the Egyptian context. Speakers: H.E. Minister Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change high-level champion for Egypt and executive director at the International Monetary Fund, Kyle Emerick, J-PAL affiliate and associate professor of economics at Tufts University, AUC President Ahmad Dallal, with Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF representative in Egypt, Ayman Hegazy, chairman and chief executive officer, Allianz Egypt, and Alison Fahey, executive director, J-PAL MENA at AUC. It will be moderated by Luigi Peter Ragno, social policy chief at UNICEF Egypt.

Mon 3 Oct, 7-8pm: The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business launched its webinar series “The Aftermath of the COVID 19: The New Social Impact Ecosystem” to discuss concepts that are currently not mainstream and may (or perhaps should) become mainstream in the aftermath of the COVID 19. The session will feature Campbell R. Harvey, professor of finance at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The link is

Tues 4, 1-2.30pm (GMT+2) (Online Event): “Emotional Eating”, Do you find comfort in food? Do you find yourself eating more when you’re stressed, sad, or even angry?
Do you usually feel guilty afterward? If you do, join the webinar on emotional eating to learn how to break the cycle by understanding why you seek food as a coping mechanism and learning how to better cope with negative emotions. The link is



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. 


Diwan Bookstore

159, 26th of July St, Zamalek, Tel 01222 40 7084 

Sat 1 Oct, 6pm: Novelist Reem Bassiouny will sign her new book Alhalawany… Trilogy of the Fatimids.    




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-Guindy. 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.




Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Thurs 29, 8pm: Poetry recital by Hisham Elgakh

*A version of this article appears in print in the 29 September, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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