​Don’t miss the signing ceremony of Law Firm for Murder novel at Diwan Bookstore

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 13 Jun 2023

Aghar El-Gammal
Aghar El-Gammal


American University in Cairo 

AUC New Cairo Campus 

Tues 20 June to Sun 16 July, 9am-4pm: Unleash your potential with The Future Me Summer Camp, which is an unforgettable journey where you'll explore graphic design, system design, and artificial intelligence. The future me programs offer children between the ages of 8 - 16 an enjoyable opportunity to explore the world in 2030 and gain exciting-fun insights into what life might be like in the future. It introduces children to three rising tracks in the world of technology, like AI, graphic design, and system design, and uses their software and hardware tools in real-practical projects. It aims to help children discover their potential and inner abilities through entertaining and innovative activities. This will involve hands-on activities that encourage creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking, all essential skills for success in the 21st century. In addition to exploring the exciting world of technology, the programme will focus on self-awareness and cyber security awareness that will help children learn how to collaborate with technology, protect themselves from cyber threats, and be responsible digital citizens. For more information about dates and fees, please visit https://sce.aucegypt.edu/programs/future-me-summer-campm or email [email protected]
or call +2.011.2783.0786



Austrian Cultural Forum

1103 Cornishe El-Nile, Garden City, Cairo

Tues 20, Wed 21 and Mon 26, 6-9pm: The Austrian Cultural Forum presents a specialized free workshop on the artist’s portfolio and budget preparation conducted by Austrian art historian, curator and cultural manager Paula Marschalek.
The workshop addresses artists and students interested in learning about the basics of a decent portfolio as well as how to calculate budget for projects for scholarships, grants and other funding opportunities. (Online link will be provided upon confirmation of participation, language is English,
Registration is until Sunday18 June, limited capacity, registration is required. If you have any questions, the forum will answer them via [[email protected] 



Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

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

Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The handicrafts courses of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Cairo, in cooperation with the Prince Charles’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. 

Weekly from Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The fourth edition of the presidential initiative Egypt’s Artisans. 




Diwan Bookstore

105, Abu Bakr El-Seddiq St, Heliopolis, Misr Algedida, Tel 02 2690 8184/85/ 0122 6000168

Fri 16, 8pm: Signing ceremony and discussion of Law Firm for Murder novel written by Aghar El-Gammal. The discussion will be moderated by Donia Darwish




Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

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

Oriental Hall
Thurs 22, 6pm-9pm: Join the School of Continuing Education in a free community conversation featuring Andrew Simon, a renowned lecturer and research associate in Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College. Simon will be discussing his latest book, Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt which offers a fascinating insight into the role of cassette tapes in shaping Egyptian culture and society. Media of the Masses investigates the social life of everyday technology—the cassette tape—to offer a multisensory history of modern Egypt. Over the 1970s and 1980s, cassettes became a ubiquitous presence in Egyptian homes and stores. Audiocassette technology gave an opening to ordinary individuals, from singers to smugglers, to challenge state-controlled Egyptian media. Enabling an unprecedented number of people to participate in creating a culture and circulating content, cassette players and tapes soon informed broader cultural, political, and economic developments and defined "modern" Egyptian households.






Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Port Said St, Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Under the title “Inheritance of the Ancestors”, Bibliotheca Alexandrina offers, through its Museum of Manuscripts of the Cultural Communication Sector, a series of free lectures and workshops for children and school students aging from 10 to 14 years old. This is during the summer vacation from the 21 June to 30 August, at 10am. The lectures aim to introduce UNESCO, its objectives and role in preserving heritage and the number of sites registered in UNESCO. In addition to introducing the child and youth to the meaning of heritage and its types of tangible and intangible heritage, natural and cultural heritage such as temples, archaeological sites, popular proverbs, folk dance, and natural areas. It will also display the heritage of the Arabs which we still use in our daily life such as coffee, public baths, fountains, textiles, shoes, and chess.

Please note that reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis through the website, and reservation will be confirmed by contacting the participants


* A version of this article appears in print in the 15 June, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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