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David Wagner and Alaa Khaled
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 01 - 11 - 2018

The American University in Cairo
New Cairo Campus, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Tel 02 2615 3318
The Photographic Gallery
Thurs 29 November, 1-2pm: A talk by Søren Pagter on “Scent of Time” photo exhibition that brings together four remarkable photography projects by current students from the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at AUC. Pagter is the head of the world famous photojournalism education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. For the past 20 years, he has taught and educated Danish and international photojournalists both at the school in Aarhus and at various workshops around the world, for instance in Nepal, Russia, Armenia and Iran.

Amir Taz Palace
27 Al-Syoufiya St, off Al-Saliba St, Al-Khalifa District, Tel 02 2514 2581
Every Saturday and Sunday, 1pm: Religious chanting workshop by munshid (religious chanter) Mahmoud Al-Tohami.
Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 1-3pm: Playing on musical instruments workshop for ages from 10 to 18 years
Every Sunday and Tuesday (10.30am) and every Wednesday & Thursday, 10am: Plastic arts workshop for ages from 7-12 years.

Beit Al-Harrawi (The Arab Oud House)
Mohamed Abdu St, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2510 4174
Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 4-9pm: Oud classes given by the oud professors of the Arab Oud House.
Every Saturday and Thursday, 3-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for advanced students.
Every Saturday, 5-6pm: Workshops on the theories of playing oud for beginners.


Goethe Institute
17 Hussein Wassif St, Mesaha Sq, Dokki, Tel 02 2575 9877
Tashweesh multidisciplinary events (6-12 November)
Conversations and Performances in Feminism from the Arab Region and Europe organized by Goethe-Institut Cairo and Goethe-Institute Brussels as well as Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi (curator performance) and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (curator film programme). Tashweesh brings to you feminist voices from the Arab Region and Europe. It aims to stimulate conversations, expand networks and exchange feminist knowledge and experiences. Tashweesh features theatre and dance, talks and lectures, a poetry slam and film screenings, an exhibition and concerts.
Sat 10, 8.30pm: Poetic evening.
Tues 13, 7pm: “Writers' Dialogue”, a book review and discussion with authors David Wagner and Alaa Khaled, moderated by Samir Girguis.

Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Cairo Opera Complex, Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek,
Tel 02 2735 6861
Thurs 8, 4pm: “Satya Vaarta”, a roundtable discussion on Mahatma Gandhi in connection with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC).
Ambassadors Gilan Allam, Mohamed Higazi, and former Ambassadors of Egypt to India Abdel-Moneim Al-Shazly and Cairo University Professor Hala Abul-Fotoh, will participate in the panel discussion, which will be moderated by Director of MACIC Liyaqath Ali.
The panelists will discuss India's inherent philosophy of "Ahimsa" and how it evolved to a political philosophy of non- violence during the freedom struggle through Mahatma Gandhi, the undercurrents between the freedom struggle movements of India and Egypt, and the role of Mahatma Gandhi and Saad Zaghloul in it, Gandhi's influence on international personalities and peaceful struggles in various parts of the world, and how Gandhi's ideas continue to be relevant in the present world.

Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC)
3 Abul-Fida St,2nd floor, Zamalek, Tel 02 2795 3705
Sun11, 1.30-4pm: “Maulana Azad and His Contributions”, a seminar in Hindi and Urdu languages on Maulana Abul-Kalam Azad organised by the MACIC as part of the 130th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Maulana Abul-Kalam Azad. Ambassador of India to Egypt Rahul Kulshreshth, will inaugurate the seminar. Prof. Youssef Amer, Vice-President of Al-Azhar University, guest of honour Prof. Ahmed Qadi, Former Egyptian Cultural Counsellor in India, Prof. Galal El-Hefnawy, Head of Oriental Languages Dept., Cairo University, Dr. Marwa Heikal, lecturer of Urdu and Hindi at Ain Shams University, Dr. Abdel-Majeed Nadawi, Urdu Teacher at MACIC and Dr. Gulnaz Shams, Hindi teacher at MACIC will present papers on different topics, including Maulana Azad in Writings of Scholars in Egypt, and Thoughts of Maulana Azad about Egypt.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre
Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area, Tel 02 2362 2647/ 2362 8174
Every Saturday, 12pm: Drawing, artistic and leather handicrafts workshop, conducted by Heba Samir.
Every Sunday, 1pm: A candle making workshop, supervised by Dalia Al-Sherbini.
Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am: artistic and skills development workshops for people with special abilities, supervised by Alham Aalian.
Every Thursday, 1pm: Oil painting workshop, supervised by Dalia Al-Sherbini.
Every Sunday and Wednesday, 3.30pm: Arab calligraphy, trash recycling and ceramic faience workshops given by Sondos Mohamed Ali.
Every Monday and Wednesday, 4-6.30pm: Classical Arab singing workshop.


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