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La Totfe’ El Shams: a classic-novel-turned-controversial-series

In 1960, leading author Ihsan Abdel Quddous released his two-part-novel “La Totfe’ El Shams.” The novel is considered one of the most popular literary works that sheds light on the contradictions between the younger and older generations and the struggles of the youth at that time. In 1961, notable director Salah Abo Seif turned the …

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Ramadan drama: A golden opportunity for new artists

Over the years, Ramadan has always been the main season for the competitive drama race. Leading actors, producers, and directors prefer to present their new artistic works to guarantee higher rates of viewership. This Ramadan witnessed an outpour of novice artists, who managed to grab the attention of a huge number of people through their …

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Adage: fighting misconceptions about Islam with cartoons and illustrations

By using cartoons, the non-profit group Adage is combating negative images of Islam and Muslims. Adage for Hadith Translation is a not-for-profit educational firm registered in the United Kingdom. The core of the groups work is voluntary, with dozens of them from around the world. The cartoons are used to spread the traditions and teachings …

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Fel La La Land: when comedians use disgraceful stereotypes for fun 

A few years ago, a group of novice theatrical artists were introduced to the Egyptian audience by the leading comedian Ashraf Abdel Baky in a number of short plays that were aired on one of the popular TV channels with high viewership rates. Although such experience that carried the name of “Tiatro Masr” was successful …

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Ghada Abdel Razik accused of ruining flight attendants’ reputation 

For years, superstar Ghada Abdel Razik and her Ramadan series have been grabbing the attention of many viewers, with the actress’ unexpected roles besides the creativity of the script and the interesting plot—something that might change this year with her latest series “Ard Gaw” (Ground to Air), directed by Mohammed Gomaa. The first episode of …

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Ramadan 2017: action and comedy series dominate the scene

From one year to another, millions of Egyptian Muslims wait for Ramadan, the holy month, which is always connected to spirituality, prayers, and other religious rituals. Al mesharati (the drummer) roams the streets, beating his drums to wake people up to have their sohour, and shops cover their entrances with coloured lanterns with the aim …

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‘Pick A Street’ supports hearing impaired children with street art

Aiming to use different kinds of arts as a tool for creating positive social impact, a group of young artists launched the “Pick A Street” initiative that roams Cairo streets, raising awareness about important societal issues and problems. The initiative plans to support different non-governmental organisations and charities by raising funds through street performances. “The …

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Cairo Opera House hosts Rym Magdi’s art exhibition

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Cairo Opera House is hosting Rym Magdi’s art exhibition in the Etigah gallery, palace of arts at the Opera House grounds, between 9 and 25 April. The exhibition is open to the public from 10 am till 2 pm and from 5pm till 9pm on a daily …

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“Ballerinas of Cairo” blends photography and art in Egyptian streets

In a country like Egypt, though ballet is always considered a symbol of beauty, luxury, and smoothness, seeing a ballerina dancing in the crowded streets can be a cultural shock for many. Mohammed Taher, a photographer, producer, and director, decided to introduce ballet in the streets to the public, with the aim of shedding light …

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Al-Ahram hosts “Heya Asl Al Hayah” exhibition to support female artists

In cooperation with “Nos Al-Donia” magazine, Al-Ahram Arts Centre hosts “Heya Asl Al Hayah” exhibition between 4 and 13 April to shed light on the outstanding artistic works of 16 female Egyptian artists. The exhibition is open to the public at reasonable prices and contains different kinds of art, including paintings, earthenware, mosaics, and photography. …

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Cairo Opera House hosts “Women from Egypt” Exhibition

Aiming to celebrate the national women’s day, the “Women from Egypt” exhibition was held on the 16 March at Al-Hanager theatre under the supervision of Vinous Fouad, the head of the Literary and Competitions Affairs Central Administration and the undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition witnessed the participation of 60 artists, who received …

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In Pictures: Al-Refa’i’ followers celebrate his birth in Qal’a

To celebrate the birth of the revered Sufi Ahmed Al-Refa’i, the founder of the Rifa’i Sufi order, dozens of people gathered in front of Sayeda Zeinab Mosque last Thursday to start a long march that ended in the afternoon at Ahmed El Refa’i Mosque in Al Qal’a Square. Lifting their distinguished flags and banners that …

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Bibliotheca Alexandria hosts theatrical version of Orwell’s “1984”

On 27 and 28 February, the small theatre in Bibliotheca Alexandria hosted the theatrical play of “1984,” based on George Orwell’s classic novel of the same name. More than 600 people attended both days’ shows, which were open to the public at a low price. “I started reproducing the novels of the great writer George …

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“Spirit of Egypt” blends Egyptian heritage with modern art

The fine artist and novelist Abdelaziz Al-Samahy decided to dedicate his whole life bringing the old Egyptian heritage, lifestyle, customs, and traditions back to life and introducing young people to the simple architecture of old houses. His last exhibition titled “The Spirit of Egypt,” held in Cairo Opera House a few months ago, managed to …

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Kimmel mocks Trump, La La Land mistakenly announced “Best Picture” winner

Each year, millions of people around the world gather to watch the Oscars. Although the ceremony was only broadcasted to a number of pay-TV channels, millions of Egyptians managed to watch it on various live-streaming links on the internet. The 89th Academy Awards witnessed moments of shock, embarrassment, and sarcasm. This year, comedian Jimmy Kimmel …

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Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum hosts “A Story of Her” Exhibition in March

  In the presence of professor Khaled Sorour, head of the Fine Arts sector in Egypt, Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum hosts the “A Story of Her” exhibition of the leading artist Zeinab Nour, the associate professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Helwan University. The photography exhibition runs between 8 and 19 March at Renaissance …

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Ramses II statue to be restored in Luxor Temple  

Aiming to inspect the restoration processes of one of King Ramses II statues that was destroyed in the fourth century AD, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, and Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, visited the city of Luxor along with Governor Mohammed Badr. The statue was destroyed as a result of a devastating …

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Arts carnival to be held in Zamalek for the second year

After the outstanding success of its first round, faculties of fine arts, art education, and music education in Zamalek organise their second annual arts carnival that hosts hundreds of students, art fans, and public audience. The carnival will be held on 24 February and will showcase various kinds of arts for the interested attendees. “This …

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