Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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Fargahli Abdel Hafiz exhibition at Zamalek art gallery

6 March-4 April. Roma Fargahli by Egyptian artist. Fargahli Abdel Hafiz displays paintings inspired by the city of Rome. Fargahli has strong links with Italy having studied at the Institute of Art...
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Cairo's BuSSY project to perform Anesa Wala Madame

16 March. Storytelling project relates difficulties of single women in new work. The BuSSy theatre project, which organises workshops and performances on gender-related topics, was started by the A...
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Cairo International Women's Film Festival

27 Feb-3 March. Women's film festival schedules 60 screenings. The film festival screens international and local films on important social, cultural and political issues. The films, from 40 countri...
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Cairo Video Film festival

Cairo video festival to show video art and experimental films. 10-25 Dec. A selection of films by more than 116 artists and 38 countries organised by the collective Medrar for Contemporary Art. Sc...
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Cairo International film festival

Cairo films festival to remember Faten Hamama. 11-20 Nov. The Lady of the Arab Screen is theme of the 37th edition of the festival, dedicated to the Egyptian actress who died in January this year....
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Cinemania exhibition in Cairo

An exhibition of contemporary reproductions of vintage film posters from the 1950s-1970s. These three decades were the golden age of Egyptian cinema posters, when Cairo was the Hollywood of the Mid...
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Magdi Naguib

Colour in Lyrics. The artist reflects on 50 years “between the pressure of daily mundane details and the fantasy of imaginations.” Magdi Naguib is known first of all for his poetry and...
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AFAC Film Week

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture film week continues until 22 April with Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (documentary about the civil war, Syria 2014) on 19 April, Twenty-eight Nights and a Poe...
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The Dream of Shahrazad premiers in Cairo

This film by South African documentary director Francois Vestier relates recent events in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon. As in The Arabian Nights (A Thousand and One Nights) when Shahrazad spins storie...
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Cairo Book Fair 2015

The Cairo Book Fair, once a major event in the Egyptian publishing calendar, is still trying to reclaim some of its past importance. The fair, which was cancelled in 2011 because of the 25 January...
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Swiss-Egyptian project examines visual arts

The Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia examines the development of the visual arts in both Switzerland and Egypt at the beginning of the 21st century. The project starts with a panel discussion led by...
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Farouk Hosni

New paintings by Egypt's one-time minister of culture. This is the first exhibition that Hosni has had in Egypt since he was ousted from office during the 2011 revolution that toppled President Mub...
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Cairo International Women's Film Festival

Some 60 films directed by women from 40 countries. This year the festival focuses on films from Germany with Andersen, Majub's Journey, Two at the Border, Clinical Romance and Broken Glass Park, all m...
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Panorama of European films

About 40 European films feature in this year's review of European films at the Zawya and Galaxy cinemas. The films are divided into feature films screened at European festivals, emerging directors,...
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Cairo International Film Festival

There are 64 feature length films showing from 30 countries, with 28 from Europe, six from Latin America and five from the US and Canada. 48 of the films will be receiving their Middle East and Africa...
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Cairo Video festival

The purpose of the festival is to encourage low-budget experimental videos and films by up-and-coming Egyptian artists. It is organised by Medrar for Contemporary Art, a philanthropic organisation...
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Arab music festival and conference

Countries and musicians throughout the region take part in this 23rd conference and festival of Arabic music. Over 70 musicians participate this year from 12 countries, including competitors in the...
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The Met Live in Cairo

Cairo opera lovers will be able to see the Metropolitan Opera's production (Adrian Noble's 2007 version) of Verdi's Macbeth live in HD. It is the first opera to be streamed live in the Met's new 20...
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Next to Here in Cairo

The exhibition entitled Next to Here displays the work of 18 young photographers from 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The 74 works on display at the Contemporary Image Collective...
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Cairo's Zawya cinema screens animation films

A weekend of short and feature length animated films by Arab and international film makers with discussions following the screenings. The Arab shorts include a selection from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria,...