Life & Style - City Lights

Indian embassy holds bicycle rally in Zamalek as part of AKAM celebrations

The Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) and the embassy of India in Cairo organised a bicycle rally on 25 March 2022 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations.

Mexico ambassador unveils Enrique Chiu's migrant murals in Cairo

Two murals by Mexican artist Enrique Chiu on the theme of migration were unveiled at Maqas Maqd of Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbey in historical Cairo on 28 March.

Russian tribute to Yehia Abdel-Tawab, first ballet dancer in Egypt

Yehia Abdel-Tawab, one of the pioneers of ballet in Egypt and the recipient of the Medal of Merit from late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser, has been honored by the Egyptian Association of Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities (EAGRSU) and the Russian House in Cairo for his contribution in strengthening Egyptian-Russian relations through his artistic career.

Media and journalism icon Mohamed Abdel-Gawad celebrates his 98th birthday

An array of journalists, media personalities and writers gathered Saturday to celebrate the 98th birthday of the so-called “godfather” of journalists and former chairman and editor-in-chief of the Middle East News Agency Mohamed Abdel-Gawad, at his residence in Mohandessin, in the midst of his family and friends.

India celebrates its 73rd Republic Day in Cairo

On the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day of India, the Indian ambassador highlighted the remarkable development of relations between India and Egypt in the fields of diplomacy, trade and defence.

Around 2,000 runners take part in marathon on sidelines of Cairo book fair

The National Reading Programme (NRP) held a marathon attended by around 2,000 runners on the sidelines of the 53rd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) on Friday.

World Art Forum held at National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation

The World Art Forum (WAF) was held at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Cairo with the aim of integrating contemporary art with sustainable development.

Egypt's embassy in Serbia celebrates Cairo's contribution to Islamic Culture in Belgrade

The event – Cairo's Contribution to the Enrichment of Islamic Culture: Architecture, Calligraphy, and Antiquities – included an exhibition of photographs illustrating the architecture of mosques, Arabic calligraphy and Islamic art, and documentaries about the Museum of Islamic Art.

British Council’s chief executive visits Egypt for the first time

Scott McDonald, the chief executive of the British Council, made his first visit to Egypt since his appointment on 11 January to review the British Council’s work in the country.

Omani Cultural Salon celebrates World Arabic Language Day

In celebration of World Arabic Language Day, which falls on 18 December every year since 2012, the Omani Ahmed bin Majid Cultural Salon held an event celebrating the Arabic language and discussing the challenges facing it.

Egypt's embassy in Serbia showcases Egyptian cultural heritage in Belgrade event

In celebration of Christmas, the ambassador of Egypt in Belgrade Amr Aljowaily held an event titled ‘Cultural Heritage of Egypt: Journey of the Holy Family, Churches and Monasteries’, which featured photos, booklets, and documentaries on the architecture of Egyptian churches and encouraged Serbian tourists to visit them.

Ambassadors of Belarus and the Vatican inaugurate Garagos ceramic exhibition

Ambassador of Belarus in Egypt Sergei L. Terentiev and the Ambassador of the Vatican in Egypt, Archbishop Nicolas Tefenn, inaugurated an exhibition featuring the ceramics of Garagos Village at the hall of the Heart of Jesus Church that is located in Downtown Cairo on 13 December.

India, Bangladesh celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations at Baron Palace

In 2021, the prime minister of India announced that India-Bangladesh Friendship Day would fall on 6 December, which also marks the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence. India and Bangladesh have agreed to commemorate these events in 18 select countries, among whom is Egypt.

Norway ambassador hosts performance to raise awareness against FGM

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Ambassador of Norway to Egypt Hilde Klementsdal hosted a theatrical performance of A Paper Kite to raise awareness of the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Mona Sewilam wins COMESA media award in TV category

​Mona Sewilam has the COMESA media award (TV category), on the sidelines of the 21st COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit held in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital on Tuesday. The winning documentary is an abridged special edition of one of the episodes of her programme titled "ON Africa" produced and aired on ON Network TV.

Russian expats’ council promotes an accurate image of Russian culture in Egypt

The 27th session of the Coordination Council of the Russian Expatriates (CCRE) this past week confirmed that Russian expatriates are part of Egyptian society, and play a crucial role in reinforcing relations and cultural exchanges.

The Russian House celebrates World Children's Day in Cairo

The Russian House in Cairo organised an art workshop for Egyptian children last week to celebrate World Children's Day with the theme “A Better Future for Every Child.”

Culture minister and Czech ambassador discuss cultural cooperation

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem met with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Cairo Jacques Volek at her office in Zamalek to discuss boosting cultural and artistic cooperation between the two countries.

A warm welcome to the new director of the Russian Cultural Centres in Egypt

Marat Gatin was named as the new director of the Russian Cultural Centres across the entirety of Egypt. Previously, he served as a director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Alexandria since December 2018.

Franciscaines Sisters School’s graduates launch new association for development

The graduates of the Franciscaines Sisters School (FSS) have launched the “Tiba Association for Community Development” ­with the aim of promoting the quality of the Egyptian citizens’ life and to improve their living - in a celebration held, couple of days ago.

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