‏The French Cultural Institute offers online activities for children
Reham El-Adawi, Tuesday 1 Dec 2020

American University in Cairo
‏Mon 7, 6-7pm: “The Open Mind Comes to Cairo”, public lecture and discussion with Alexander Heffner, Host of the Open Mind on PBS (Public Broadcast Service, US). You will be able to submit your questions live during the webinar through this link http://e.cglink.me/r300047295.

‏Amir Bashtak Palace
Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187
Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4pm: The training courses of the Arab Singing House students.

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: Playing on musical instruments workshop for ages from 10 to 18 years
Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir trained by Heba Ramadan.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3pm: A workshop on preparing the actor with Ahmed Zakariya.

Beit Al-Aini (The Child Creativity Centre)
Al-Azhar, district, behind Al Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990
Every Saturday, 11am: A workshop for the Beit Al-Ain Children’s Choir, supervised by Prof. Eman Suleiman. Every Monday, 12noon: Wire and clay toy formation workshop, supervised by Rahma Mahgoub.
Every Wednesday, 1pm: A recycling workshop supervised by Hala Anwar.

Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174
Every Saturday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud, nay, qannun, violin and percussion instruments classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House.
Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on learning the theories of playing oud by professors Elham Alhag and Ahmed Altaweel.
Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners by Fadi Adel Al-Hajj.

‏Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
‏Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Egypt’s artisans’ initiative for training on handicrafts such as porcelain, copper, Khayamiya, heritage jewellery.

‏The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)
‏Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990
‏Every Saturday, 11am: Handicrafts workshop and Beit Al-Aini Children Choir workshop, supervised by Manal Suleiman (2pm).
‏Every Monday, 3pm: Miscellaneous activities workshop.
Every Wednesday, 11am: A workshop of skills development for people with special abilities by Doaa Fathy.
Every Thursday, 12pm: A cultural day.

French Cultural Institute
Thurs 3, online: “Being a Citizen in the Metropolis: Mobility, Hospitality and Sanitary Challenges” international symposium is organised by the CEDEJ and the IFE, marks the fourth edition of the series of yearly conferences “Making the Sustainable City” initiated by the French Institute in Egypt (IFE). It intends to bring a reflection on the relationship between the phenomenon of metropolization and the question of urban citizenship.
Due to the current health crisis, this conference is only online. You can now discover the programme.
http://cedej-eg.org/index.php/international-symposium-being-a-citizen-in-the-metropolis-2nd-and-3rd-of-december-2020/ And register by filling out the following form: forms.gle/JeVATwW3m66YwSvN6
A zoom link will be sent to you after your registration that will allow you to attend live the two-day conference. Participants: Myriam Ababsa, Randa Abdel-Aziz, Mona Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Abo Tera, Michel Agier, Hend Aly, Rasha Arous, Mohamed Bakhit, Salma Belal, Ahmed Borham, Soraya Boudia, Barbara Casciarri, Ludovic Chalonge, Armelle Choplin, Collectif Cocomasr, Agnès Deboulet, Eric Denis, and many more.
Sun1 November - Thurs 31 December, 2020: “From Book to Pen: Poets of Heliopolis”, a poetry competition in French for adults and children from the documents in the library, write a five to ten lines poem or prose. Stating age, surname, name, and phone number of the applicant mediatheque.helio@ifegypte.com Send email notifications on limited participation: one poem for each applicant.
Fri 4, 3-4pm, online: “Youngsters- Entertainment and Activities Online”, the young crowd is on a date with stories and puppets in motion.These activities are intended for library subscribers. Before 4 December register your names by sending an email to mediatheque.helio@ifegypte.com.

Goethe Institute
In Cairo, the library at Goethe-Institute, apart from providing books and facilities for language learning, is since its renovation in 2016 a third space, a place of encounter and exchange, events and general learning. This is why Goethe-Institute Cairo has decided to set up a maker-space in its library premises with a focus on digitalisation and sustainability supported by San3a Tech. Here, people are offered first practical insight into new technology and can express themselves in a creative way during workshops and other events while furthermore promoting the concepts of self-driven learning, social innovation and out of the box thinking – core skills both for people who aspire a certain professional career and for persons who want to promote change and development in their community.
Workshops on urban gardening, recycling and Virtual Reality, as well as activities on coding and 3D-printing are offered. The Institute has launched the new space with a series of online talks and discussions in Arabic with leading members in the field and with support of San3a tech starting 30 October.
During the four events, topics with focus on different aspects of the maker-idea will be tackled: Starting with a dive into the history of the maker-movement and maker-spaces in libraries with Omar Essafty, participants will gain a broad insight in the idea of maker-spaces in general and profit from the speaker’s experience. The soft launch series will end on 4 December with an online talk about the challenge of combatting misinformation in the virtual world and addresses the importance of digital literacy. Representatives of ADEF and Tactical Tech are invited. The main language of the events will be (Egyptian) Arabic. Talks and discussions will be streamed on Facebook and will be available after the event on the pages of the two partners.
Stay tuned to not miss any of the events: follow Goethe-Institute Cairo and San3a Tech on Facebook!

‏Manasterly Palace
‏1 Al-Malek Al-Saleh St, Al-Roda Island, Manial, Tel 02 2363 1467
The International Music Centre
Fri 4, 7pm (Free Entrance): “French Revolution, Introduction to Beethoven”, a public lecture by maestro Hisham Gabr.

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Word Hall
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Tues 8, 7pm: “The Road to Change- Know How to Change Yourself”, a lecture by Rabab Al-Sheshtawy, Consultant of Psychology and Human Development.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Sunday and Wednesday, 2pm: The centre’s Children Choir rehearsals.
‏Every Saturday and Monday, 12pm: A training course to teach how to write and read in Braine for the blind, under the supervision of the archaeologist Ahmed Mohamed Naguib.
‏Every Saturday and Thursday, 12pm: Handicraft, artistic and metalworking workshops for making small handicraft projects for young people and those with special abilities.
‏Every Wednesday and Friday, 10am: A workshop on preparing the actor.
‏Every Wednesday and Friday, 2pm: Art expression workshop, in addition to artistic and cultural activities for normal children and those with special needs.
‏Every Saturday, 11am: A meeting in the framework of human skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professors Doaa Fathy and Iman Abul-Magd.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 December, 2020 edition ofAl-Ahram Weekly