Culture in Your Hands” on the Internet

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Ali Al-Haggar
Ali Al-Haggar

The Minister of Culture launches the electronic initiative “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” on the Internet


The Cairo Opera House

The Ministry of Culture’s electronic initiative “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” presents the following artistic programme online

The Ministry of Culture website is at

Its YouTube channel is at

And its Facebook account is Egyptian MOC

Thurs 23, 9pm: A concert honours the memory of composers Sayed Mekkawi and Salah Jahin. A Black Eyeglass Seeing a Flower operetta starring singer Ali Al-Haggar.


The Italian Cultural Institute

The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairooffers daily multimedia content to stay updated on the Italian language and culture even during the present situation of sanitary isolation. To follow these digital contents, connect to the institute’s official Facebook page: Italian Cultural Institute and Archaeological Center.

In addition to promoting the various campaigns carried out by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, such as the # WeAreItaly initiative through which many singers and writers send short messages announcing their solidarity through their art, and the #StayTunedOnItaly” initiative on everything that happens in Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo considered organising a series of cultural initiatives specifically targeting the Egyptian public.

The Italian Cultural Institute also continues its commitment in the field of contemporary art during these days, as it will provide daily contents and artistic experiences from Italy and abroad. In order to provide evidence and proofs of the importance of art, especially at the present time, the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo launched a group of events online entitled "CreativItaly" which is dedicated to young Egyptian creators and their relationship to Italian culture, which stands as a distinct icon.


Room Art Space & Cafe
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

The Spot mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Due to the current imposed self-isolation, Room has launched an initiative of live concerts streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Room is planning to provide two kinds of activities: prerecorded concerts, which would be then uploaded on Facebook and YouTube in the evening hours; and Friday live streaming which would take place in the afternoon. Follow them on their Facebook page for live concerts.


*A version of this article appears in print in the  23 April, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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