Don’t miss a talk with French novelist Pascale Bellamy at the Alexandria French Cultural Institute

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 11 Oct 2022



American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Mohamed Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall

Thurs 13, 9am-112pm: "Mental Health and Well-Being for All", a panel discussion around mental health and well-being. Speakers: Mona El-Shimi '14, Scriptwriter and Psychologist, Nader Iskander '89, Chairman and Co-Founder, O7 Therapy, and Kate Ellis, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the AUC. It will be moderated by Jessica Saleh '13, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, AUC; Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  

Mon 17, 7-8pm (Online event): "Nature in an Era of Crisis", this Gerhart Centre Webinar Series session will feature Marcelo Furtado, principal at Finance for Biodiversity (F4B). Furtado is a daring strategist, socio-environmental activist, and ESG and Impact Fund advocate. The session will discuss how markets, trade and the global economy have historically underpriced nature, leading to its unsustainable exploitation and inequitable outcomes, particularly for nature’s stewards, including indigenous groups and rural communities. 

Wed 19, 7-8pm (Online event): "Climate Crisis and Women's Health: The Impact on Gender", join this session of the Gerhart Centre Webinar Series featuring Dr. Padmini Murthy, professor and global health director, New York Medical College, School of Health Sciences and Practice, chair, International Health Section - American Public Health Association, and global health lead, American Medical Women's Association.




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: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir. 



Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)

Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174

Every Saturday, 3pm: Teaching music theories to students applying to professor Marwa Abdel-Moneim

Teaching reading musical notes for beginners, by Professor Elham El-Hajj, 4pm. 

Saturday and Wednesday of every week, 4pm - 8pm: Teaching the sections of the Arab Oud House (the oud, and the mandolin). 


The Child Creativity Centre (Beit Al-Aini)

Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990 

Every Saturday, 10am: Chess tournament for kids with Hoda Salah. A workshop for the children’s choir of Beit Al-Aini, supervised by Iman Suleiman, 11am. “Yalla Music” workshop for teaching musical instruments by Hebat Allah Bahaa, 1.30pm. Workshops for auditions and theatrical acting supervised by Mohamed Ezzat, 4.30pm. 

Sunday of every week, 12pm: Art and etiquette workshop by Rahma Mohsen. 

Every Monday, 10am: Glove puppets making workshop by artist Rahma Mahgoub

Wednesday of every week, 2pm: “Decorations”, visual art workshops. 




Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Monday, 1pm: Art workshop, teaching drawing supervised by Rahma Mohsen

Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic skills development workshop with Sarah El-Guindy. Embroidery art workshop with Amany Reda, 2pm. 

Every Sunday, 12pm: Wax making workshop with professor Dalia El-Sherbiny

Every Wednesday, 2pm: Arabic calligraphy workshop with Mohamed Fawzy

Every Friday, 2pm: Doll making workshop with Rahma Mahgoub

Saturday and Wednesday of every week: a workshop (integration) for Talaat Harb choir team and people with special abilities, 1pm.

Every Thursday, 1pm: Reading and narration workshop. 

Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic workshops and skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professor Dalia El-Sherbiny

Every Sunday, 8pm: “Information and Question” an online workshop and “Book of Delivery”, a book summary on the center’s Facebook and WhatsApp pages.



French Cultural Institute

30 Al Nabi Danial St, Mahatet Misr, Alexandria, Tel 03 3913435/03 3918952

Massignon Hall

Tues 18, 7pm: An encounter with French writer Pascale Bellamy and her first novel, The Hidden Temple of Zerzura, or the Epic of Amon Stone, published by Douro publishing House in 2021. The meeting will be moderated by Reem Hafez, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of the Applied Languages at Alexandria University, which will be followed by a signing session.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 13 October, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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