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Egypt to host first online puppet festival in March

Aiming to revive the various puppet theatre arts in Egypt, Kayan marionette puppet theatre will host the first round of the international online festival for puppet shows on 1-30 March. The festival will launch a new platform for connecting thousands of puppeteers from around the globe while also providing the public with an innovative way …

Rana Khaled

Germany’s culture elite gears up for Bayreuth

It's all about the operas of Richard Wagner – but it's also about dressing up and being seen on the red carpet. The Bayreuth Festival opens with pomp, management changes, and a new production. Heading the list of VIPs at the opening of the Bayreuth Festival on Saturday (25.07.2015) is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, joined by German Parliament President Norbert…

Deutsche Welle

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In Pictures: Egyptians ask for intercession on Mulid Al-Hussein

  A giant whirl of people from across Egypt and the world circling the Al-Hussein mosque, square and neighbourhood, is the distinguished mark of one of Cairo’s most special nights. On the last Tuesday of the Islamic month of Rabi’ Al-Thani, Sufis and Shi’as celebrate in Egypt the memory of the burial of the Prophet …

Mahmoud Mostafa

Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

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 a tense father-son relationship. After the father gets terribly sick, the son pays him a visit to solve their old …

Marwa Morgan

One night for humanity

The festival, organised by the Free Egyptian’s Party with as main sponsor Ghabbour Auto, included speeches by different notables from Egypt’s culture scene and government officials.

Daily News Egypt

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Camels

The Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival attracts participants from around the Gulf region, but it is time for Egypt to hold its version

Fady Salah