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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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‘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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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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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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‘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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A wise man’s advice on love through theatre in medieval Cairo

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove”, on the art of love

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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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1 hour to empower women working online

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Entrepreneur launches campaign to record online tutorials in Arabic, which will be offered for free

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Catherine Exists: Recognising the ‘unknown’ spots of Saint Catherine

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

A photographer raises money through her photos to help develop the community in Saint Catherine

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Make ROOM for Egypt’s newest art space

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Tine Levant, Egyptian Streets Get ready art fans, the opening of a new art space in Cairo is near. ROOM is the name, a bright Garden City basement the location. The plan is to read the rest…

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Second round of literary festival attracts thousands of young Egyptians

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Eighteen writers share their stories and experiences with the readers’ community at Sawy Culturewheel

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History, culture, and scenic grandeur on Mount Catherine

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Besides the beautiful landscape of mountains, wadis and canyons, the traditional Bedouin society is a large part of the beauty of Saint Catherine.

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From pollution to art

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Art exhibit showcases contemporary art made from trash collected from the Red and Mediterranean seas

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Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Simone Egarter and Marwa Morgan The Egyptian short film “The Visit”, directed by Mohamed Karim, has been selected to be screened at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival. “The Visit” tells the story of read the rest…

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Bringing international literature to the blind

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt’s blind

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Ministry of Endowments vows to confront extremism, atheism

  /  August 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Endowments and culture ministers say confronting terrorist organisations is common goal

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Enrique Iglesias’s secret to success: ‘I love what I do’

  /  August 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Daily News Egypt caught up with the superstar Enrique Iglesias at the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

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Viral video shines light on animal abuse at Giza Zoo

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Lack of hygiene, inexperienced staff and a shortage of equipment are only some of the problems at the Giza Zoo, which activists compare to a “concentration camp”

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