‏Follow the French Institute’s 6th “Night of Ideas” meeting live on its Facebook page
Reham El-Adawi, Wednesday 20 Jan 2021


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.


‏The French Cultural Institute
‏The Institute has launched its new website at the beginning of this year. You can visit it through this link: www.ifegypte.com
‏The new website is carefully designed to meet your requirements and facilitate access to information. It is also fast, easy to use, and offers a variety of content and new ways to communicate with the institute. With one click, you can view the spaces devoted to French language courses, Arabic language courses, various events in all branches (exhibitions, conferences, cultural events), and cooperation developments. In addition to contacting the institute directly by sending your messages to any of its sectors through its website. If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria, you can continue them online.
‏It takes the health of its customers very seriously and has implemented strict health measures to provide you with the best possible educational conditions. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for all and physical spacing will be respected in the classroom and in the building.
‏For more information flock to the institute’s [email protected] 
You can choose the branch you prefer and see the French language courses for adults and children that are appropriate for you and register there. You can also call the institute at the following numbers: 01205558639/01227484951/
01222196984, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Thurs 28, live broadcast from 11am, Cairo time on the institute Facebook page and on the “Night of Ideas” website, with subtitles in French or English: The French Institute in Egypt is participating in partnership with the CEDEJ in the 6th edition of the annual “Night of Ideas” meeting organised by the French Institute in Paris which will be held on 28 January, around the theme “Close”.
As the global health crisis limits gatherings and international mobility of people, the institute is offering an unprecedented digital experience, in the form of a 24-hour global WebTV broadcast, which will cross time zones and bring together stakeholders from the whole world.
The French Institute of Egypt, in partnership with the CEDEJ, will participate in this event in two stages and by offering several filmed speeches by intellectuals and creators who will address this theme from the angles of the city, culture and creation.
On 28 January, the IFE will offer as part of the 24-hour Live programme: Interview on the Nile with researcher Caroline Barbary, about Egyptian youth at 7:05 pm, Urban walks with town planner Kareem Ibrahim at 7:25 pm, a great interview with the poet Iman Mersal and the journalist Lina Atallah at11:05pm, a dialogue between two playwrights, Ahmed El-Attar (Egypt) and Osama Halal (Syria) at 12:05pm.
From 1 February, the IFE will offer a full week of programming on this theme by offering three new interviews with novelist Maylis de Kerangal, essayist Tiphaine Samoyault and sociologist Agnès Deboulet and rebroadcasting the first three.
Connect to the institute’s Facebook page and YouTube channel to follow from your home, on 28 January and then from 1 February, this rich and unique programme.
Link to its Youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeNs05JaRgGbcBwyhuTGCagLink to the Night of Ideas website:https://www.lanuitdesidees.com/



Italian Cultural Institute
During the months of January and February, thematic course, workshops and special preparation courses for the Cils exams will be organized (writing, music, etc.). All details are available on the official website and on theofficial Facebook page. Stay connected!
The Italian Institute continues the posts of videos in Arabic with translations from the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece, to bring the Arab-speaking public closer to the work of the supreme poet. Videos are directed by Giabluca Barbadori, with the special participation of Ashraf Farouk, Amir Salaheddin, Sherine Hegazy, and Sara El Mokadem.
The Institute offers daily multimedia content in several categories representative of the best of the Italian cultural industries, including literature, language, art, cinema, and archeology. To stay updated follow these digital contents and connect to the institute’s official Facebook page: Italian Cultural Institute and Archaeological Center and it’s other social channels: Instagram and Twitter.
As for the teaching of the Italian language, the Institute continues to provide its students at home with courses covering all levels of the language taught.
“Parla come mangi” (Speak as you Eat) is the first video series created by IIC Cairo and dedicated to students of the Italian language which was edited by the institute’s professors of the Italian language courses, which search and even display various expressions of the vernacular Italian language, which is often similar to the Egyptian one, in addition to gestures, sayings and lifestyles.

‏El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
‏(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
‏River Hall
‏Sun 24, 7pm: Poetry night with Abdel-Hamid Nashaat.


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 21 January, 2021 edition ofAl-Ahram Weekly.



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