Archive for February, 2014

Outa Hamra Street Clowns Egypt

Outa Hamra stirs up change with street clowning, social theatre: VIDEO

Theatre troupe Outa Hamra has spent the last three years touring Egypt with street clowning performances, theatrical sketches on refugee issues and working on drama therapy with NGOs — Published in Ahram Online. ——— To bring a smile and get a chuckle out of a person may seem like an easy task, but in the […]

Nile Project Music Aswan

The Nile Project launches African tour, second musicians gathering in Uganda

Musical project aiming to create spaces for rich cultural interaction between Nile Basin countries launches second musicians gathering in Kampala, along with African tour in 2014 — Published in Ahram Online. —– After a successful gathering of musicians in Upper Egypt’s Aswan early 2013, the Nile Project launches its second edition of the ‘Nile Gathering,’ […]

Islamic Arts Museum

VIDEO: Severe damage at Museum of Islamic Art after nearby blast

UNESCO delegates visit Museum of Islamic Art to assess damage to the building and artefacts following bombing; antiquities minister announces number of destroyed items — published in Ahram Online. Delegates from UNESCO and the International Council of Museums visit the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo to assess the damage, cost of restoration and technical […]

Taxi Vent Ahram Online

Review: Al-Kamissi’s Taxi adapted for Cairo stage (VIDEO)

Taxi, the best-selling Egyptian novel, has been adapted for the stage in a highly interactive and innovative style by The Thousand Tongues theatre company — published in Ahram Online. —- Bilingual theatre company The Thousand Tongues is currently presenting its first show, an adaptation of Khaled Al-Khamissi’s novel Taxi, at Vent in downtown Cairo. The […]

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Photo Gallery: 2 Be Continued Festival in Falaki Theatre

The organisers of the fifth annual 2B Continued Festival helped young Egyptian artists to develop their performances which, premiered on Thursday at Falaki Theatre in Cairo. — Photos published in Ahram Online. Each of the companies who developed their performances with their mentors were given strict parameters to work with: a thirty-minute time limit, a […]

Cairobserver Print

Cairobserver’s second print edition resumes conversation on city life

The crowdfunded second print edition of Cairobserver features pieces on urban development and culture with a focus on popular initiatives to make living in the capital a healthier experience — Published in Ahram Online. ————- Cairobserver, a high quality blog on the urban development of Cairo and city life in general, has published its second […]