American University in Cairo
Wed 2 Nov, 6pm (Cairo time, Online event): Edward Said memorial lecture by Noam Chomsky, a US political theorist and activist, and professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses the global realignments and the prospects for a livable world.
The link of the lecture https://e.cglink.me/2kZ/r300075031
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).
Mongue Ally, Behind Al Saneya Secondary School, Al Sayeda Zeinab Square, Cairo, Tel 02 2390 9471
Sun 30, 5pm: "The Remaining Antiquities of Al Andalus", a seminar features Juan Castilla, professor of Arabic Studies and researcher, who will invite you to delve deeply into the history of Al Andalus through the remaining texts and antiquities.
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.
Tues 1, 7.30pm (Online): “What is the Expected Content of Food Security Talks at COP27” is a scientific discussion with specialists that will include for the first time a specialized platform to highlight the changing diet in the world. It will also center on how to move towards sustainable food systems to achieve food security and eradicate hunger worldwide.
Speakers: Maha El-Zoubi, researcher in the field of scientific solutions for agricultural water extraction (Jordan), moderated by Saad Lutfi, CEO of
Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC)
AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Al-Sheikh Rihan St, off Tahrir Square, Tel 02 2615 2694/01280009077
Fri 28, 10-11.15am: “Touring Arab Artists Abroad” and “Touring Arab Countries” (11.45am - 1pm). Two insightful discussions on the topics of Touring Arab Artists Abroad and Touring Arab Countries. Speakers will touch on the real and perceived barriers hindering partnerships between Arab and international artists, such as funding, language, and travel restrictions; and provide examples of the ways that artists have creatively and successfully overcome these obstacles. As part of its Arab Arts Focus programme, the 10th edition of D-CAF will host the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA)’s first-ever event in the Arab World. ISPA is a global association of more than 500 arts management leaders from 56 regions, who come together with the shared goal of strengthening and developing the arts internationally.
Sat 29, 10-11.15am: “Art and Borders” panel discussion will expose and rectify misconceptions about the region, explore the challenges of cross-Arab collaboration, and shed light on ways to bridge differences and promote artistic cooperation in the Arab World.
Sun 30, 10-11am: “Opportunities for Youth in MENA in the Creative and Cultural Industries” panel discussion is organized by the Drosos Foundation in line with its objective of encouraging youth to reach their highest potential in several areas, including in the creative and cultural industries, the event will discuss various issues facing young artists and cultural practitioners in the Middle East. The panel will present examples where arts and culture have impacted social change, and will explore the potential for more inclusive and accessible opportunities for young artists utilizing digital platforms and cross regional networks. The discussion will highlight new and creative avenues for young creators to overcome regional constraints and produce art that challenges and inspires its audience (English with Arabic Translation).
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
Mon 31, 5.30pm: A discussion with Marianne Roux about her novel Olivier Adam.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 27 October, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.