​Don’t miss the virtual book discusion with novelist Elizabeth Loudon

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 4 Jul 2023

Elizabeth Loudon
Elizabeth Loudon


American University in Cairo 

Tues 11, 7pm, Cairo Local Time (GMT+3), 5pm London Time (GMT+1): Join a virtual book discussion of Hoopoe Fiction's new novel A Stranger in Baghdad written by novelist Elizabeth Loudon, in conversation with Caroline Sanderson, writer, journalist, and Associate Editor of The Bookseller magazine. Register to attend via zoom: https://bit.ly/3Ju6yna



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



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. 



Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Small Hall

Wed 12, 8.30pm: The opera cultural salon discusses the life of poet Nazek El-Malaaka



Heliopolis Library

42 Al-Oroba St, off Beirut St, Misr Al-Gedida, Tel 011 42464426

Fri 21, 7pm: An evening of poetry features poet Mahmoud El-Kerety

Tues 25, 6pm: "The Egyptian Forum for Media" introduces General Tarek El-Mahdy (open to the public). 





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 6 July, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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