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Don’t miss the reading of Hassan Talab’s poetry at the House of Arab Poetry – Lectures – Al-Ahram Weekly

American University in Cairo

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdel-Aziz Alsaud Hall

AUC Avenue, New Cairo

Thurs 28, 12.30pm-3pm: “Building to COP27: Accelerating Climate Solutions through Sustainable Built Environments in the Middle East and Africa”, a panel discussion on the building and construction sector’s demand for natural resources accelerates climate change, and inefficient, unhealthy buildings negatively impact human health and wellbeing. It features President of Egypt Green Building Council, Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development, AUC Salah El-HaggarBuilt Environment Lead, UN High-Level Climate Champions Bex PorterSenior Manager, COP27 engagement and UN High-level climate champions team liaison, C40 Cities Dearbhla HoneDirector, Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council Victoria Burrowsand Nora SteurerProgram Management Officer at the UN Environment Programme.

Amir Taz Palace

27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581

Every Saturday and Tuesday, 1pm: Enshad Dini (religious chanting) workshop by Munshid Mahmoud Al Tohamy.

Every Sunday and Thursday, 4pm: The singing workshop of Amir Taz Palace Choir.

Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)

Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174

Every Saturday, 3pm: Teaching music theories to students applying to professor Marwa Abdel Moneim.

Teaching reading musical notes for beginners, by Professor Elham El Hajj4pm.

Saturday and Wednesday of every week, 4pm – 8pm: Teaching the sections of the Arab Oud House (the oud, and the mandolin).

The Child Creativity Center (Beit Al-Aini)

Al-Azhar district, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990

Every Saturday, 10am: Chess tournament for kids with Hoda Salah. A workshop for the children’s choir of Beit Al-Aini, supervised by Iman Suleiman, 11am. “Yalla Music” workshop for teaching musical instruments by hebath allah lol, 1:30 p.m. Workshops for auditions and theatrical acting supervised by Mohamed Ezzat4.30pm.

Sunday of every week, 12pm: Art and etiquette workshop by Rahma Mohsen.

Every Monday, 10am: Glove puppets making workshop by artist Rahma Mahgoub.

Wednesday of every week, 2pm: “Decorations”, visual art workshops.

House of Arab Poetry

Beit Al-Sett Wassila, Behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 2990

Sun 31, 6pm: Reading the new collection of poetry We are Both Players by poet Hassan Talabwith the participation of a group of poets and critics.

El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

Word Hall

Thurs 28, 6pm: Poetry recital by poet Moussa Mahmoud.

Wisdom Hall

Fri 29, 7pm: Poetry evening with poet fares qatrya.

Talaat Harb Cultural Center
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Monday, 1pm: Art workshop, teaching drawing supervised by Rahma Mohsen.

Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic skills development workshop with Sarah El Gendy. Embroidery art workshop with amany reda2pm.

Every Sunday, 12pm: Wax making workshop with professor Dahlia El-Sherbiny.

Every Wednesday, 2pm: Arabic calligraphy workshop with Mohammed Fawzy.

Every Friday, 2pm: Doll making workshop with Rahma Mahgoub.

Saturday and Wednesday of every week: a workshop (integration) for Talaat Harb choir team and people with special abilities, 1pm.

Every Thursday, 1pm: Reading and narration workshop.

Every Saturday, 12pm: Artistic workshops and skills development for people with special abilities, supervised by professor Dahlia El-Sherbiny.

Every Sunday, 8pm: “Information and Question” an online workshop and “Book of Delivery”, a book summary on the center’s Facebook and WhatsApp pages.

Sat 30, 4pm: A seminar on the history of Al-Shorafa street by history professor Gamal Abdel Rahim.


Alexandrina Library

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

Mon 25 July- Thurs 8 September: Taha Hussein Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which belongs to Department of specialized library services, presents its “Summer Activities” programme. For full information go to

Taha Hussein Library-Bibliotheca Alexandrina Facebook page.

Conference Center Main Hall

Tues 2 and Wed 3 August, 9am-5pm: The sixteenth annual conference for high school students “Choose your College” is organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina through the program ‘Sustainable Development Studies and Building Youth Capacities and Supporting African Relations’.

Jesuit Cultural Center

298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Tel 01090958108

Fri 29, 6pm: Storytelling show by Masnaa Hawadet workshop, directed by Horeya Al-Daqaq.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 28 July, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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