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

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 28 Apr 2020

Singer Riham Abdel-Hakim
Singer Riham Abdel-Hakim

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 30, 5.30pm: Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest. An evening of religious songs performed by The Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Sherif Mohieddin and the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble, conducted by maestro Salah Ghoubashi featuring opera singers: Agfan, Taghreed,

AyatFarouk, Soma, Riham Abdel-Hakem, Abdallah Alreweshid (10pm). 

Fri 1 May, 5.30pm: Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest.

Sat 2, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest.

Sun 3, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest. A concert of songs

in love for Egypt, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab and features singers: Maye Farouk, Mohamed Al-Helw, Riham Abdel-Hakem,

with musician Omar Khairat (10pm).      

Mon 4, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest.  

Tues 5, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest. 

Wed 6, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest.

Thurs 7, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles) contest. Shaaby (folk) songs by late shaaby singers Mohamed Roshdy, Shafiq Galal, Sayed Ismail, Zeinab Younis, Mohamed Al-Azaby.   



Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre

The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s Youtube channel.


Pro Helvetia Cairo

In this quarantine period, Alias Contemporary Dance Companywould like to revisit with you some of the highlights of their existence by sharing several of their video archives. Five recordings of shows and one short film will be broadcasted live on their YouTube channel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm (local Swiss time).



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 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 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 provides 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  30 April, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly 

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