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Cairo Opera House hosts “Women from Egypt” Exhibition

Aiming to celebrate the national women’s day, the “Women from Egypt” exhibition was held on the 16 March at Al-Hanager theatre under the supervision of Vinous Fouad, the head of the Literary and Competitions Affairs Central Administration and the undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition witnessed the participation of 60 artists, who received …

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In Pictures: Al-Refa’i’ followers celebrate his birth in Qal’a

To celebrate the birth of the revered Sufi Ahmed Al-Refa’i, the founder of the Rifa’i Sufi order, dozens of people gathered in front of Sayeda Zeinab Mosque last Thursday to start a long march that ended in the afternoon at Ahmed El Refa’i Mosque in Al Qal’a Square. Lifting their distinguished flags and banners that …

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Bibliotheca Alexandria hosts theatrical version of Orwell’s “1984”

On 27 and 28 February, the small theatre in Bibliotheca Alexandria hosted the theatrical play of “1984,” based on George Orwell’s classic novel of the same name. More than 600 people attended both days’ shows, which were open to the public at a low price. “I started reproducing the novels of the great writer George …

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Abdelaziz Al-Samahy

“Spirit of Egypt” blends Egyptian heritage with modern art

The fine artist and novelist Abdelaziz Al-Samahy decided to dedicate his whole life bringing the old Egyptian heritage, lifestyle, customs, and traditions back to life and introducing young people to the simple architecture of old houses. His last exhibition titled “The Spirit of Egypt,” held in Cairo Opera House a few months ago, managed to …

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Kimmel mocks Trump, La La Land mistakenly announced “Best Picture” winner

Each year, millions of people around the world gather to watch the Oscars. Although the ceremony was only broadcasted to a number of pay-TV channels, millions of Egyptians managed to watch it on various live-streaming links on the internet. The 89th Academy Awards witnessed moments of shock, embarrassment, and sarcasm. This year, comedian Jimmy Kimmel …

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Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum hosts “A Story of Her” Exhibition in March

  In the presence of professor Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts sector in Egypt, Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum hosts the “A Story of Her” exhibition of the leading artist Zeinab Nour, the associate professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Helwan University. The photography exhibition runs between 8 and 19 March at Renaissance …

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Ramses II statue to be restored in Luxor Temple  

Aiming to inspect the restoration processes of one of King Ramses II statues that was destroyed in the fourth century AD, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, and Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, visited the city of Luxor along with Governor Mohammed Badr. The statue was destroyed as a result of a devastating …

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Arts carnival to be held in Zamalek for the second year

After the outstanding success of its first round, faculties of fine arts, art education, and music education in Zamalek organise their second annual arts carnival that hosts hundreds of students, art fans, and public audience. The carnival will be held on 24 February and will showcase various kinds of arts for the interested attendees. “This …

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“I Ikadolly” celebrates Valentine’s Day in the Nubian way

Although Nubia has always been an important part of Egypt, a lot of people do not have enough information about its history, roots, and traditions. Aiming to bridge the gap between Cairo and Nubia and spread Nubia’s distinctive culture and the origins of its language, a group of young Nubian men and women held the …

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I Want a Divorce tackles women’s struggles in Egyptian society

Over the past few years, we have licensed to some terrifying statistics about the rapidly increasing numbers of divorce cases. The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) recently estimated one divorce is filed every four minutes. Although divorce is considered a mutual responsibility between husband and wife in many countries, women are still …

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Cinedelta: a step towards reviving the documentary film industry in Egypt

Cinedelta: a step towards reviving the documentary film industry in Egypt

Aiming to provide professional training to amateurs from around the Delta region about the latest editing and storytelling techniques in the documentary film industry, Cinedelta project was launched in 2016 through the fruitful cooperation between the Italian non-governmental organisation Ricerca e Cooperazione and Fig Leaf Studios. The programme provided 20 Egyptian students with a series …

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Egypt to host first online puppet festival in March

Aiming to revive the various puppet theatre arts in Egypt, Kayan marionette puppet theatre will host the first round of the international online festival for puppet shows on 1-30 March. The festival will launch a new platform for connecting thousands of puppeteers from around the globe while also providing the public with an innovative way …

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Al Helm” [The Dream] theatrical troupe started in 2013 with the self-efforts of 13 young enthusiastic theatre artists

Frustration and disappointment: Egyptian independent theatrical troupes fight for their art to see the light 

In a country where theatre has always been one of the most important types of art that helped express the struggles and dreams of people’s everyday lives, independent theatrical troupes are chocking. With the limited available resources and the absence of governmental support, the number of theatrical artists is rapidly decreasing, shedding light on a …

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Dai Gallery hosts Waleed Ebeid’s latest exhibition

With the aim of reviving the art scene in Egypt and bridging a gap between contemporary artists and ordinary citizens, Dai Gallery in Mohandessin organised an exhibition for the artistic works of leading artist Waleed Ebeid between 7-21 January. In another hall, the art space hosted another exhibition for the outstanding works of prominent late …

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Mahinaz Soliman: an artist who blends reality with surrealism

With a blurred vision in her mind and a palette of watercolours between her fingers, Mahinaz Soliman uses art as a method for reflecting her own interpretations about the world around her. In her paintings, she presents reality under a surreal cover that gives the people, places, landscapes, nature, and even animals she portrays a …

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Frida Kahlo’s spirit revived in new feminist photography project

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” With these words, Frida Kahlo, the well-known Mexican painter known for her outstanding self-portraits, summarised her own art philosophy that enabled her to gain great popularity worldwide during the 1940s. With her distinctive …

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The Egypt edition: ‘Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is…’

Millions of people around the globe celebrate Christmas on 25 December. They decorate Christmas trees, exchange gifts with family members and friends, and decorate their houses with red and green. Although not shy of the Christmas spirit, Egypt celebrates this time of the year a little differently. But 2016, with its economic woes and heavy …

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Hemaya: campaign raises children’s awareness about sexual harassment 

Over the past years, dozens of campaigns were launched for fighting sexual harassment and raising women’s awareness of how to protect themselves and preserve their rights against the harassers. Although child sexual harassment has always been a similar controversial issue, hundreds of parents preferred to remain silent about it, considering it a shame or a …

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Faculty of fine arts hosts exhibition to promote Arabic language

With the aim of celebrating the international day of the Arabic language and raising awareness about its outstanding beauty and value, the faculty of fine arts in Zamalek hosted its second yearly exhibition titled “Painting the Arabic”. The exhibition is part of an agreement between the faculty of fine arts and the institut Français d’Égypte, …

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Weghet Mazar: tackling the daily challenges of motherhood

Over the past few years, posting home videos and online reality shows on social media became a part of the daily lives of hundreds of young Egyptian people who thought that this would be a good way to express their opinions freely and attract a number of followers and fans. Posting videos about travelling, cooking, …

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