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Shakhabeet exhibition is charm on display

  /  September 17, 2012  /  Art, Culture  /  No Comments

The exhibition itself offers a nostalgic insight into the minds of children with some being endearingly childish and simple and others surprisingly sophisticated. One of the drawings portrayed a grotesque male face that was almost disturbing, but excellent nonetheless, by a 12 year-old budding artist.

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Scratch Battle of DJs wraps up

  /  September 2, 2012  /  Culture, Music  /  No Comments

The first place winner, DJ KB Shoman, real name Karim Badr, said he was thrilled to win the competition. “I originally entered to prove my worth and to let people know that I was here, in addition to trying to popularise the genre itself, with which I have been in love with for as long as I remember.”

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Future Shorts returns for its third season

  /  August 14, 2012  /  Culture, Film  /  No Comments

The organisers are discussing future plans to extend the event beyond Cairo and further integrate it within the cultural scene in Egypt with more screenings, varied locations, multiple cities, as well as providing Arabic subtitles and marketing it in Arabic to attract a larger home audience.

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Manière Jewellery – home business with professional allure

  /  August 6, 2012  /  Fashion & Design, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Shaarawy chose the name Manière for her brand, meaning ‘manner’ or ‘way’ in French, and it fits the artist’s approach to her home business well. Most of Manière’s pieces are flavoured with a touch of Egyptian culture and show the designer’s personality and way of thinking.

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Traditional Egyptian cultural figure El-Aragoz brought back to life

  /  August 2, 2012  /  Culture, Theater  /  1 Comment

El-Aragoz is a traditional puppet in Egyptian culture. He is usually small with red clothes and a pointy hat, and has entertained both children and adults for almost a century.

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