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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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Trayvon Martin inspires gallery display in Zamalek

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Mona Marzouk uses politically loaded themes to provoke dialogue

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Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

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Royal Museum of Jewellery reopens for first time since 25 January Revolution

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The museum includes 1,045 archaeological pieces that belonged to Egyptian royalty

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Tanta receives 3 million visitors participating in Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy festival

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  By Mohamed Abel Monsef and Ahmed Salama Three million people visited Tanta, capital of the Gharbia governorate, to participate in celebrations of the Moulid Al-Sayed Al-Badawy, a carnival that celebrates the birthday of a read the rest…

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Tourists return to Egypt after 3 years of turbulence

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Questions remain whether enough is being done to make Egypt a top destination for travellers once more

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Literary competition promotes ‘Unsold Stories’ of struggling artists

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next issue, which will come out in January, and one writer will be awarded 2500 EGPs.

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ROOM organises a week of classic movie nights

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

American and Egyptian films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, E.T., and Eshae’et Hob (Love Rumour) will be shown as a part of the programme

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Hanging Church re-opened after 16-year renovation

  /  October 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The renovations involved architectural and structural work, as antiquities affected by a rise in the level of groundwater were repaired as part of an integrated project

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‘After 10 years I Will Be’: University graduate launches an ‘un-annoying’ advertising agency

  /  October 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ebrahim ElSafadi sells space for brand logos on his website

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Dancers in Film: Changing depictions

  /  October 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Dancers were portrayed as artists, men-stealers, victims and outgoing characters in Egyptian films through the past century

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Cairo exhibition hosts photography from Middle East, North Africa

  /  October 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

18 photographers attempt to document various aspects of modern life

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Egyptians launch initiative to comfort injured Palestinians receiving treatment

  /  October 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“We are all human” has arranged more than 17 hospital visits in Egypt and helped 3 severely injured patients to travel to Germany for treatment

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From Tokyo to Cairo: Japanese characters on a visit

  /  September 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

With the travelling exhibition “JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters”, the Japan Foundation examines characters like these as a radical aspect of a Japanese subculture related to anime and manga

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Coalition to Support Tahya Masr fund calls for closing cultural centres in Cairo, Alexandria

  /  September 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Coalition’s secretary general says in statement that Turkish cultural centres are a “threat to national security”

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New report criticises freedom of expression during Al-Sisi’s presidency

  /  September 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Cultural events and TV channels banned, TV series dropped, publications confiscated during the first 100 days of president’s rule, according to ANHRI report

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Transmissions of hope through Cairo’s satellite dishes

  /  September 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

American writer and artist transforms “depressing” rusty dishes into brightly-coloured ones

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Fighting censorship, Al-Fan Midan organisers pledge to continue performing

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Poet Zein al-Abidine Fouad, who helped organise the festival, draws strength from a long history of opposing artistic repression

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Abu Simbel Antiquities celebrates 46 years since temple’s rescue

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The celebration included issuing postcards with photos of the temple, as well as organising three lectures for students about the rescue process

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Underground musicians rise to the limelight

  /  September 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Independent bands move beyond live performances to talk shows, TV commercials and fame

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WANAS festival: Egypt’s first international folk festival

  /  September 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

6 Egyptian, 3 international bands dazzle Cairo

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Salata Baladi to be screened at Zawya

  /  September 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The film explores the concepts of identity and xenophobia through a story of mixed marriages in the filmmaker’s family

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Hacking like Egyptians

  /  September 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

After juggling between spaces, “Cairo Hackerspace” settles in studio at Townhouse Gallery

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Google launches a 360-degree street view imagery of Egypt’s historical sites

  /  September 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Google has launched a 360-degree street view imagery of the Pyramids and five other historical landmarks in Egypt

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‘Djerbahood’ paints a new face on an old historic village

  /  September 11, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

150 artists of 30 nationalities “leave their mark” on building walls of Erriadh village

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Egyptian film about the pyramids travels to London

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

‘Domestic Tourism II’ part of ‘Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?’- an exhibition looking at the history of Arab pop culture

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Samih Al-Qasim: A poet resisting on many fronts

  /  September 9, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“They tried to silence me since my childhood. But I will talk whenever I can out loud and no one will be able to silence me.”

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‘The image is always stronger than the word’: Ganzeer

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“The inspiration behind my own projects comes from a desire to comment on certain aspects of our lives.”

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Al-Fan Midan permit rejected for second month running

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Festival organisers plan press conference to explain difficulties

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Censorship authorities confiscate three books on arrival

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

No declared reasons for confiscation, according to human rights researcher

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