Archive for October, 2012

Peace One Day Cairo 2012

Cairo celebrates International Day of Peace

NGOs, musicians, volunteers and more than 1000 supporters gather at Darb 1718 to celebrate International Day of Peace. Originally published in Ahram Online. Eleven years after a United Nations resolution established the International Day of Peace, artists, civil society members and a huge audience came together to promote a culture of peace on 21 September […]

Youssef Kamel Atilier

Youssef Kamel’s art vanishes in Egypt’s security vacuum

Artist’s family finds home after 40-year absence ransacked and occupied by thugs who have dug up foundations looking for artefacts, ignoring value of paintings belonging to Egypt’s father of impressionism. Original article published in Ahram Online. Piles of rubble with priceless works of art scattered around, a two-storey house empty of its antique furniture and […]

Like Jelly Performance Music El Cabina Alexandria

Oufuky Music Festival takes a horizontal approach to music in Alexandria

Alexandria’s El-Cabina Cultural Centre put on a five day music festival, 21-25 June, in celebration of International Music Week, well received by young audiences and taking a new approach to festival hosting. Original article published in Ahram Online. While many waited for the much anticipated presidential election second round results on Sunday 24 June, El-Cabina […]