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Controversy surrounds excavation of million mummy tomb

  /  December 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The contradiction occurred when the facts of the American team opposed the ones of the Egyptian antiquities sector.

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Free theatre course offers opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey

  /  December 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Middle East Theatre Academy and Kevin Spacey Foundation have partnered together to create Home Grown, the region’s first theatre programme to discover future performers

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2014 in the eyes of Google

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Belly dancer Safinaz comes in 1st place for the most popular people searches, with Al-Sisi in 3rd place, “Halawet Rouh” the most popular in film

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Exhibition attempts to raise ‘Refugee Voices’

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Through work by five photographers, the exhibition explores a side of refugees’ lives in Egypt

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Prominent Egyptian filmmaker Nader Galal dies at 73

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Galal directed over 50 films and a number of television series

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Clover : From field to cattle in Ismailia

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

  By Mohamed Abdel Monsef and Ahmed Salama Pivot irrigation systems allow the cultivation of 150 acres of clover in one day, while the same amount takes a month to cultivate using traditional means. Harvesting read the rest…

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Omar Samra announces latest challenge

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Omar Samra will attempt “Adventurers Grand Slam”, a challenge involving climbing seven summits and skiing the North and South Poles

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‘Make a laugh’ captures the hope and sorrow of people living in poverty

  /  December 11, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Photographer Ali Hassan launches his first online photography campaign

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’White Sugar’: Egyptian film to premiere at Dubai Film Festival

  /  December 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene

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Online gallery Arts-Mart launches first venue

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The exhibition features a retrospective of the work of world renowned artist Mohamed Abla

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From the stars to planet Earth: Eric Garner, Ferguson, and injustice in America

  /  December 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

We all bear the burdens of the crimes and sufferings of both our ancestors and our neighbors, and the people that will one day populate the surface and caves of Mars are the same ones bearing the cultural traumas of our dark and bloody roots.

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Contemporary Dance Night hypnotises Egypt

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Egyptian Streets met up with Ezzat Ismail Ezzat and Barbora ‘Bashka’ Jombikova, two of the driving spirits behind the event

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Conflict surrounds Khufu Cartouche sentence

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Although the convicted researchers admit that they took samples out of the country, they refute all allegations of damaging the Khufu Cartouche

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Motorcyclists ‘Cross Egypt’ to promote tourism

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

For nine consecutive days, motorcyclists covered 2,950km across the country

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Nile Project: Using culture to transform conflict

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Through music production, educational workshops and activities promoting innovation, the project aims to contribute to finding solutions to the conflict over water resources

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Al-Zahraa Stud hosts the 16th International Arabian Horse Championships

  /  November 25, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The European Conference of Arab Horse Organizations (ECAHO) organised a B-Show in Al-Zahraa Stud at Cairo last week, as a part of the 16th International Arabian Horse Championships. The show is one of the “qualifiers” read the rest…

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The Tentmakers of Cairo: Art, life and political rollercoasters

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival

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A walk to revive South Sinai’s tourism

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The initiative aims to change how South Sinai is perceived in the media, to nourish tourism and help the development of Bedouin communities

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Second-hand market offers Cairenes weekly bargains

  /  November 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

  Cars and busses dust the people as they rummage through the piled up products. Framed by broken wooden bars, sales partitions are buried in a narrow alley of one of Cairo’s cemeteries. In Souq read the rest…

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A final call to save Alexandria’s antiquities

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Intellectuals and archaeologist launch campaign to expend Graeco-Roman museum

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An Egyptian artist without borders

  /  November 11, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

With his latest installation, ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’, Ibrahim Ahmed tries to expose people to power and the attractiveness it has

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Photographing the blind people of Egypt

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  At least 800,000 Egyptians are blind, according to a report by the Egyptian Ministry of Health published in partnership with the World Health Organization. In an attempt to document blind people’s lives in Egypt, read the rest…

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‘No School for Children’ to be screened at Nahdet el-Mahrousa

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Co-directed by a German and an Egyptian, the documentary discusses education in both countries through the stories of two young girls

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Cairo International Film Festival celebrates Egyptian director Henry Barakat

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

CIFF will exhibit photographs of the director and his most celebrated work, in addition to a 30-minute documentary about his life

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Egyptian actress Mariam Fakhr Eddine dies age 81

  /  November 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The actress died after complications in surgery to remove a blood clot

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Swiss Embassy launches permanent graffiti exhibition on its walls

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Exhibition features paintings about identity from various perspectives

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Pharaoh Thutmosis III-era temple discovered in Giza

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Parts of the temple discovered so far include seven tablets, column bases and a statue of a seated person, all made of pink granite

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Italian animator wins ‘The Golden Pyramid’ at Cairo International Film Festival

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Massi, who has won over 200 awards in major festivals in Italy and internationally, draws everything by hand instead of using computers

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Cairo Opera House launches 23rd Arab Music Festival

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Participants of the Arabic version of the reality television singing competition, The Voice, will also perform in the festival.

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Egyptian singer moves to Sweden seeking ‘safe city residency’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Due to “continuous censorship of his music”, Ramy Essam leaves Egypt for two years but he is not seeking asylum

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