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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  /  1 Comment

  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  /  No Comments

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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Campaign to free Peter Greste: ‘A pen is mightier than a sword’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Australian blogger launches a campaign to send pens to Al-Mazraa prison, in solidarity with imprisoned journalist

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Colouring the grey city

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Students launch a campaign to colour walls and stairs in Cairo

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Dinner initiative attempts to create world without boarders

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The virtual dinner project connects people from east to west through series of online dinners

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Between power and defeat: Men in Egyptian film

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Some films have been critical about some forms of masculinity, offering an ‘ideal’ for men to aspire to

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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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