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Momentography

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  2 Comments

Abdelwahab hopes to redirect attention to landscapes

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Palm Sunday around the world

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Christians of all denominations celebrated the start of the Holy Week

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D-CAF ends on good note with final performance

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Art, Culture, Music  /  2 Comments

La Voix est Libre included a diverse mix of artists across different genres and was greatly enjoyed by the audience

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Women From Egypt: A new exhibition by Helmy El Touni

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Art, Culture  /  1 Comment

Helmy El Touni depicts Egyptian women going about their daily lives

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Divergent: Fast-paced and entertaining

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The film tackles similar subjects as The Hunger Games but in a shallower way

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Bill Fontana explores the sounds of the desert in Abu Dhabi

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The exhibition features local talents as well as first-heard sound installations by Bill Fontana

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Colour Vision Angles showcases Sayed’s unique style

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Attyat Sayed’s exhibition is impressive with a breadth of scope and a diversity that adds to its richness

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Mosa’ab El-Shamy to give photojournalism workshop

  /  March 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

AlQomrah’s workshop focuses on the skills and ethics needed for an advanced journalist to become a photojournalist

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Beautiful expressiveness at D-CAF’s Urban Visions

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Though both performances engaged the audience differently, Mashy was a joy to watch and for many, was the main course for the evening.

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India by the Nile: Egypt’s biggest foreign festival back for 2nd edition

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

This year the festival includes music, folk, exhibitions, discussion and a big musical show

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Farghali Abdel Hafez’s Athens

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Abdel Hafez chooses Athens due to its great civilization and relationship with Egypt

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Lingering in Vicinity: photography as eavesdropping

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Maha Maamoun’s latest exhibition infringes on strangers conversation

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Abi Naguib and the ‘constant search for identity’

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Abi Naguib says photographers need to look at the bigger picture and to history as a reference to develop their talents.

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Abdel Fattah Shamloul’s remarkable Fruits of Fire

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Fruits of Fire is Shamloul’s first exhibition and represents his three-year journey to become the artist he is today

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First art house cinema opens with heartwarming Wadjda

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Zawya aims to provide a steady stream of high quality films and Wadjda certainly sets the bar high

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American Hustle fails to impress

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The film depends on its actors too much to hide the shortcoming of the story line

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Cairo Jazz Festival is back with Mashrou’ Leila, Omar Khairat and more

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

The 6th edition of the festival hosts live and ‘beyond stage’ performances from local and international acts as well as workshops and masterclasses at multiple venues including the Cairo Jazz Club and El-Geneina theatre in Al-Azhar park

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New in the movies

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

We preview the movies for you, so you know what you are signing up for.

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Literary journal creates new outlet for English authors

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Rowayat’s editor in chief says the country has too many capable writers that do not get the opportunity to get published

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Bikya celebrates third birthday starting Thursday

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Three days of musical performances are planned in line with the place’s reputation as a music-friendly business for the underground scene

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Fasting over fervour

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Culture, Opinion  /  3 Comments

I like the combination of piety and pragmatism, it is human and easier to relate to and tempers fervour with common sense

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Antikka photography: A new take on scenes from daily life

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Antikka photography shines a light on people who are often neglected by society

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Zawya: Reviving old cinemas

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Zawya hopes to provide a home for alternative cinema

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Around the world in 15 minutes

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Sawy provides an annual exhibition to allow people to get to know other cultures

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Townhouse’s Featherweight Cinema tackles visual representation

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The film program compliments an ongoing photography exhibition and aims to highlight how visual representation affects history and historical narrative

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El Mouled or Al Hussein’s birthday

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The religious festival is one of Cairo’s best-known cultural traditions

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Inspired by Egypt’s political struggle, artist paints a “brighter future”

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Egyptian artist Farid Fadel explores nationalistic aspects in his new collection

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Egyptian authors win Al-Tayeb Salih award for creative writing

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The annual award is dedicated to literary works in three distinct categories

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Smart mobile film festival: Celebrating the art of mobile film making

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

An open call for participants to submit their one-minute videos has been announced

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Five short films on women impress audience at NVIC

  /  February 25, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Institute hosted a screening of 5 shorts about women that were also screened at the Euro Film Panorama last November

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