Don’t miss Egyptologist Ashraf Sadek’s seminar at the French Cultural Institute

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 18 Oct 2022



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. 



French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

Thurs 20, 6pm: On the occasion of the bicentenary of the deciphering of hieroglyphs by Champollion, French writer Pascale Bellamy will present her first novel, The Hidden Temple of Zerzura, or the Epic of Amon Stone, published by Douro publishing House in 2021. The novel evokes Siwa’s Pharaonic past and its legends.

Fri 21, 1.30pm: The media library invites its young audience (age 8-12) to a series of reading clubs around the International Gems offered by the French Institute and the Youth Book and Press Fair. Reading and discovery sessions with Lucia Salgueiro, teacher at Sacré-Cœur College and youth workshops specialist.

Sun 23, 6pm: “From Coptic to Hieroglyphs: In the Shadow of Champollion, the Coptic Priest Youhanna El-Chiftichi” seminar features Coptologist and Egyptologist Ashraf Sadek. As part of the bicentenary of the deciphering of hieroglyphs, Professor Sadek evokes the most important phase of this journey: the teaching of the Coptic language brought to Champollion by Father Youhanna El-Chiftichi. Knowledge of the Coptic language allowed Champollion to retrace the meaning of the hieroglyphs.



Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

Sun 23, 6pm: Part of the 22nd edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World (17-23 October), a presentation of the book Il Sangue Del Falco (The Blood of The Hawk) by the Egyptologist and journalist Francesco Tiradritti, followed by the awards ceremony for the two competitions organized by the Italian Institute of Culture and for the M'illumino / D'immenso competition, Poetry Translation Award organized by Traduxit Laboratory, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Swiss Embassy in Egypt: the winner, Reddad Cherrati (Casablanca, Morocco), will participate with a greeting video.



Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077

Ewart Memorial Hall and Livestream

Sun 23, 9am - Mon 24, 3pm: “Communicating Climate Change: Is the Climate Crisis Also a Communication Crisis?” is the title of the fourth edition of the Cairo Media Conference which will shed a spotlight on this era’s most crucial issue, climate change. 



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.



French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

Tues 25, 7pm: Encounter with Egyptian-Canadian novelist, translator, scholar and film critic May Telmissany, who will discuss and sign her new novel Everyone says I Love You. The meeting will be moderated by Assistant professor of English Literature at Alexandria University Dina Abdel-Sallam

*A version of this article appears in print in the 20 October, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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