Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’

Zawya MIF Cinema Cairo

Zawya cinema: Six months of essential art house

Ahram Online looks at the ups and downs of the downtown Cairo cinema over the last half year —- For cinephiles, Cairo is not necessarily the best of cities. Cinemas only feature Hollywood blockbusters and seasonal Egyptian productions that rarely offer anything authentic. Cairo’s independent culture spaces hold one-off screenings and small scale festivals which […]

Room Art Space Cairo Garden City

Room for the arts opens in Garden City

Newly opened cafe and art space, ‘Room,’ in Garden City aims to establish a space for artistic conversation in the heart of Cairo — Published in Ahram Online. —— In Garden City, one of the few neighbourhoods where one can still immerse oneself in Cairo’s Belle Epoque architecture, a new space for the arts has […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Egypt’s artists and activists crowdfund to support projects

Egyptian artists and innovators are increasingly using crowdfunding platforms to raise money for projects, by-passing limitations of traditional fundraising – Previously published in Ahram Online. ——————— Egyptian artists, innovators and social activists are more frequently turning to crowdfunding platforms – portals that allow them to fundraise online for their artistic endeavors. Suffering from a dire […]

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Artists speak about Egyptian culture ministry’s role and candidates

While Egypt is still waiting for its new interim government, Egyptian artists express their expectations from the new minister of culture – a collaborative article by myself, Ati Metwaly and Sara Elkamel for Ahram Online. ——————- The occupation of the culture ministry by protesters in opposition to policies emplaced by former-minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz continues since […]

VIDEO: Dancers perform ‘Zorba’ Ballet in protest

During the Culture Ministry sit-in there were daily culture events on the street. One of the most memorable performances was the night dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company took the streets, dancing.

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Mapping Cairo’s initiatives to foster collaboration

Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform (CUIP) invites initiatives across the huge capital to use their database, map and calendar to increase collaboration and ensure no one must reinvent the wheel – Published in Ahram Online. ————————– Launched in April, the Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform (CUIP in short) functions in Arabic and English as an interactive map showcasing […]

Hotel Modern The Great War

D-CAF brings World War I to Cairo

Dutch group Hotel Modern presents a live performance using miniature objects, landscapes, sound installations and powerful storytelling in ‘The Great War’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- Walking into Hotel Modern’s performance of The Great War, one cannot possibly foresee how powerful miniature objects can be in transmitting the emotional and physical experience of being […]

Hal Badeel Festival Townhouse

Amidst political crisis, Cairo saturates itself in culture

Four multidisciplinary festivals, and various side culture happenings, are taking place in Cairo simultaneously at a time when the taste of the national political crisis is on everyone’s tongue – Published in Ahram Online. —– Cairo has always had a limited yet vibrant independent culture scene, mostly centered in Downtown and neighbouring areas, but to […]