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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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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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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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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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Recipe-generating app ‘Fel Talaga’ wins first place at ‘Fekrathon’ competition

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

The application suggests recipes from ingredients in the kitchen

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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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Heritage-inspired home accessories line seeks to empower artisans

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

GebRaa attempts to revive traditional Egyptian crafts at risk of extinction

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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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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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Graffiti exhibition tries to break sex taboos in Egypt

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

By relating to sex, the exhibition aims to raise awareness, encourage people to speak out and think about the topic open-mindedly

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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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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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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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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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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  /  1 Comment

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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