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November . 2011 1 1 Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority News letter 1 EGYPTIAN TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY E gypt this Month November 2011 Issue #29 Live Colors Egypt www.egypt.travel THE CHARMING ANIMALIA MUSEUM Aswan is well known for its beautiful landscape and many antiquities. A particularly special site in Aswan that combines history with culture and nature is the Island of Elephantine. Splitting the Nile into two channels, Elephantine overlooks the western desert on one side, and the bustling city of Aswan on the other. Like the rest of Aswan and its environs, Elephantine is built upon a bedrock of large granite boulders that give it a fantastical appearance. Upon the boulders grew an important Pharaonic settlement that stood between Egypt and its southern neighbors throughout most of Egyptian history. It was not only an important trading post, it was more like a checkpoint into Egypt. SUN EXPRESS AIRLINE TO SERVE CHARTER FLIGHTS TO TOURISTIC DESTINATIONS IN EGYPT As of November 2011, Sun Express will operate, for the first time, charter flights between six different airports in Germany and touristic destinations in Egypt, namely Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Luxor. Sun Express will serve 22 flights per week, seven flights of which to Hurghada, five to Sharm El Sheikh, five to Marsa Alam and five Double Touch flights to Hurghada via Luxor. The airline carries over 4,158 passengers per week from the main German airports of Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart Almost 16 tour operators acquired seats on Sun Express airline flights for the winter season, including RFI, RWE, Oger Tours, Schauinsland, Alltours, Oft Reisen. THE FIRST CHARTER FLIGHT OF GERMANIA AIRLINE TO ARRIVE TO HURGHADA ON NOVEMBER 20 TH His Excellency Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of tourism, attended the 17th World Route Development Forum meetings in Berlin. As result of his meeting with the Chairman of Magderburg/Coshted airport in Berlin, the Minister declared that the first Germania Airline Charter flight will be arriving to Hurghada airport coming from Magdeburg/Coshsted airport on November 20th. The flight will be operating once a week. On this occasion, Mr. Abdel Nour expressed his utmost gratitude to see the launch of charter flights from Germany considered as one of the most important play- ers in the Egyptian tourism market.

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The charming AnimAliA museum

Aswan is well known for its beautiful landscape and many antiquities. A particularly special site in Aswan that combines history with culture and nature is the Island of Elephantine. Splitting the Nile into two channels, Elephantine overlooks the western desert on one side, and the bustling city of Aswan on the other. Like the rest of Aswan and its environs, Elephantine is built upon a bedrock of large granite boulders that give it a fantastical appearance. Upon the boulders grew an important Pharaonic settlement that stood between Egypt and its southern neighbors throughout most of Egyptian history. It was not only an important trading post, it was more like a checkpoint into Egypt.

Sun ExprESS AirlinE to SErvE ChArtEr flightS to touriStiC

dEStinAtionS in EgyptAs of November 2011, Sun Express will operate,

for the first time, charter flights between six different airports in Germany and touristic destinations in Egypt, namely Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Luxor.

Sun Express will serve 22 flights per week, seven flights of which to Hurghada, five to Sharm El Sheikh, five to Marsa Alam and five Double Touch flights to Hurghada via Luxor.

The airline carries over 4,158 passengers per week from the main German airports of Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart

Almost 16 tour operators acquired seats on Sun Express airline flights for the winter season, including RFI, RWE, Oger Tours, Schauinsland, Alltours, Oft Reisen.

thE firSt ChArtEr flight of gErmAniA AirlinE to ArrivE to hurghAdA on novEmbEr 20th

His Excellency Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of tourism, attended the 17th World Route Development Forum meetings in Berlin. As result of his meeting with the Chairman of Magderburg/Coshted airport in Berlin, the Minister declared that the first Germania Airline Charter flight will be arriving to Hurghada airport coming from Magdeburg/Coshsted airport on November 20th. The flight will be operating once a week.

On this occasion, Mr. Abdel Nour expressed his utmost gratitude to see the launch of charter flights from Germany considered as one of the most important play-ers in the Egyptian tourism market.

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ChArACtErS of Egypt fEStivAl

Under the auspice of The Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority, the Characters of Egypt Festival will be organized from 27-29 October 2011. The festival is an annual event that has been organized for four consecutive years

This year, the festival will take place in Aswan in the Island of Heisa on the River Nile. Aswan was chosen by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as a successful case study to showcase the theme of the 2011 World Tourism Day: “Tourism - linking cultures.” The World Tourism Day was celebrated this year in Aswan on 27 September.

An estimated 33 tribes are expected to participate in the festival - which are divided in seven groups- and represent South Sinai, North Sinai, El Ababda, El Bashareya, Nubia, El Hassayba and Siwa. Besides the music and dance shows that characterize each tribe, poetry and stories telling and a number of informative workshops displaying indigenous practices, beliefs, cuisines, clothing, music, art, literary traditions, friendly sports competitions and conversations will take place during the event. The Characters of Egypt Festival provide guests with the chance to catch a glimpse of life as it exists in the different areas of Egypt’s extensive deserts.

The objective of Characters of Egypt festival is to create a platform of awareness of cultural variances amongst different ethnic and tribal groups and Nile River valley inhabitants. The event offers a rare opportunity to link diverse cultures from all corners of Egypt, experience cultural exchange and connect over their common bonds. Egypt has a rich history of tribal heritage shown in their many dialects and languages.

The island of Heisa is one of the oldest Nubian villages comprised of six Nubian tribes totaling 1,000 habitants. The objective of organizing this year’s festival in this Island is to promote it as a touristic destination. In fact, during the past three years, Characters of Egypt Festival was organized in the south area of the Red sea, which resulted in improving the cultural exchanges in this area, and promoted tourism in Wadi El Gemal protectorate, placing Marsa Alam as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations worldwide.

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Elephantine has been inhabited from as early as the fourth millennium BC, and cross-sections of the houses across hundreds of years stand as a testimony to this. In ancient times it was populated by Egyptians, Nubians, Jews, Greeks and Romans. Although briefly abandoned in the 18th century, perhaps due to a plague outbreak, Elephantine has long been inhabited by Nubians, making this paradise in the middle of the Nile one of the last original Nubian settlements.

Two Nubian villages make up Elephantine. To the north of the island is the village of siou, or sand in Nubian. The village is named after sand as the island slopes downwards to the north where it levels with the sandy shores of the Nile.

The elevated antiquities mound located at the southern tip of the island earned the southern village the name of koti, the Nubian word meaning a high place. Some 3000 people live between these villages. The inhabitants of Elephantine have always been known for their friendliness. Even Napoleon’s savants have said that the people of Elephantine were more welcoming towards the French than many other people in Egypt.

Antiquities in Elephantine are plenty, and they include

SofitEl lEgEnd old CAtArACt ASWAn rE-opEnEd

In the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile River across from Elephantine Island the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan has opened after three years of renovations.

The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan offers guests two different experiences in the hotel’s rooms and suites. The historic charm of The Palace pervades its 76 accommodations, including 45 suites. The two biggest ones are Agatha Christie and Sir Winston Churchill, with its magnificent and private terrace. Several other famous faces have stayed here, movie stars, heads of state and crowned heads, writers, politicians. The trans-formation managed to preserve the site’s heritage in such touches as the Byzantine-style striped arches of the main lobby.

The hotel unveils a brand new 1,200-m² So SPA that is a temple of well-being with 8 treatment booths, 3-room hammam and indoor pool. Furthermore, the hotel boasts a choice of four restaurants, including the legendary 1902, the Oriental Kebabgy, Palms and Saraya.

Egypt honorEd With trAnSport mEdiA AWArd oCtobEr 2011

Due to the several innovative outdoor work by MS & ETA office Austria, including brilliant use of OOH building projections, they have won the Transport Media Award for outstanding tram branding in October 2011. This is the second award to be won by MS and ETA office, as they have won best Subway station branding in March 2010.

The Transport Media Award awards three winners monthly and is considered one of the most prestigious Advertising-Awards.

“Out of Home has been booming for the past years. More and more agencies use transit media as their advertising space,” said Fred Kendlbacher, Vice President of the Association of Out of Home Austria. He refers to outstanding impact of transit media on the con-sumer, as well as the possibility of selective booking. “It’s a campaign that is straight to the point, demands high service delivery from OOH suppliers and ensures client’s value for money.”

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several temples and even a small incomplete pyramid. A museum at the southern edge of the island houses many ancient objects and gives an idea of the island’s history. Immediately outside of the antiquities area is a sure sign that antiquities are everywhere. A red granite statue of a king stands in the middle of the village houses, half buried under the accumulations of several thousand years. This king might have once been feared by his people or might have been loved by those who knew him, yet surely as an Egyptian king he was revered, and he still is today! Women from all over the area, not just Elephantine come to this relic to receive blessing, and the ever-important fertility.

Antiquities aside, Elephantine’s environment makes it a birdwatcher’s paradise. Farmland Birds can be seen in the agricultural lands pecking away, while shore birds can be seen wading on the banks of the Nile. Both resident and migrant birds appear around the island, which is one of the best spots in Egypt to patiently watch birds. The island’s natural scene also includes vast agricultural lands such as mango plantations and palm groves.

Tucked away and off the beaten track is one of the island’s most unusual sites: Animalia. It is an ethno-biological museum crossed with a traditional Nubian house. Unlike the many “Nubian Houses” around Aswan that are mere commercial endeavours, Animalia is all about preserving the cultural and natural heritage of Nubia. A variety of

port ghAlib hoStS 17th WorldWidE tEnniS CoAChES

ConfErEnCE 20 - 24 novEmbEr 2011

Under the auspice of the Ministery of Tourism, the 17th Worldwide Tennis Coaches conference, which Egypt is hosting for the first time, will be held in Port Ghalib. This announcement comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to promote tourism and display the diversity of Egyptian resorts for featuring sports tourism.

Mr. Mounir Abdel Nour, Minister of Tourism, stated that all preparations are being made to ensure the facilitation of admission of various nationalities, as well as proper reception of visitors. He further declared that plans are underway to study the possibility of the ministry’s par-ticipation with an Egyptian stand in the 2012 National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). Kensington Gardens, one of London’s most beautiful parks, is to be the venue for ANOCA.

Port Ghalib Red Sea has partnered with the Egyptian Tennis Federation to host the conference, which takes place every two years and provides tennis coaches with practical on-court coaching presentations, in addition to the latest sport science information and education. More than 500 coaches are expected to participate this year.

thE SuprEmE CounCil for AntiquitiES inAugurAtES

AntiquitiES ConSErvAtion projECtS in luxor

Dr. Mustafa Amin, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA) inaugurated the West Bank Groundwater Lowering Project to conserve five major sites from the destruction caused by drainage water.

The West Bank Groundwater Lowering Project was launched two years ago and is the result of co-operation between Egypt and the United States of America, stated Dr. Mustafa Amin. In fact, the USAID has funded the project up to EGP 50 Million.

The project includes the construction of a sophisti-cated drainage system that will decrease ground water levels in the area, and help save important archeologi-cal treasures such as Seti I, Medinet Habu, Ramesseum, Amenhotep III, the Colossi of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmossis IV and Hur Moheb.

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stuffed animals and birds, such as desert foxes and wild cats, and a huge stuffed crocodile and a horned viper were brought from Lake Nasser to be displayed among the many other reptiles. Twenty-five species of migrant and resident birds are also displayed alongside a mummified a collection of fish. The centre is named Animalia, as that is the Latin name for the animal kingdom. Animalia’s central purpose is to preserve Elephantine’s natural heritage, and it caters to the many nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers that come to the island.

A tour through the museum starts with the Nubian house itself. An open courtyard covered in clear yellow sand houses an oven and other food storage and preparation

utensils. A small silo which is a ceramic jar that holds grains is displayed next to different grinding contraptions that were used in the past to freshly grind barley or wheat into flour to make bread. An oven rests in the corner, and a storage box is hung from the ceiling to keep food away from ants and other creepy crawlies!

Connected to the courtyard is a typical Nubian

Egypt’S 5th intErnAtionAl yogA fEStivAl ShArm El ShEikh

25 – 30 novEmbEr 2011Egypt’s 5th International Yoga Festival is taking place

at Sharm el Sheikh’s 5 stars Domina Coral Bay Elisir Hotel. The dramatic Sinai Peninsula offers one of the world’s

most loved scuba diving locations that Sharm el Sheikh is known for. The hotel where the festival will be held, boasts lush tropical gardens, low Arabian style buildings, eight pools, many restaurants, organic farm, diving cen-ter, a private sandy beach and best of all, it faces Coral Bay, an amazing location for snorkeling.

A large number of Yoga teachers practicing in many different schools will offer classes for all levels; the begin-ner and the advanced practitioner can both benefit from the workshops and lectures. The Egypt Yoga Festival “will focus on your connection with yourself and your connection with others”. There are many forms of Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation to experience and learn about during the festival.

EgyptAir opErAtES tWo nEW flightS to bEijing And

guAngzhou in ChinAEGYPTAIR started operating a new flight to Guangzhou

starting 6 October 2011. With this flight, EGYPTAIR now operates five weekly services to Guangzhou on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on the new B777-300ER, which is provided with 346 seats and updated technologies and facilities, such as the Full Flat Bed Seats. Flights depart from Cairo at 23:25 and from Guangzhou at 00:05.

Capt Ayman Nasr, EGYPTAIR AIRLINES Chairman & CEO said, “It is also planned to operate four weekly flights to Beijing instead of three on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. With this, EGYPTAIR flights will cover all seven days of the week.”

Nasr added, “Such a step comes within the strategy applied by EGYPTAIR in the previous period to restore nor-mal operations and execute the marketing program that contributes in enhancing the inbound tourism. In addi-tion, this comes due to considering China, and the Far East in general, as a major market that EGYPTAIR needs to achieve competitive advantages and attract more new customers. Moreover, EGYPTAIR offers numerous market-ing promotions, such as the new baggage policy and the flex pricer tool.”

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bedroom, with traditional basketry on the walls. Such baskets are today made of plastic, but the examples on the walls are woven from palm reeds and natural fibres. A sitting room lies at the end of the courtyard, and there, palm tree products and traditional basketry are displayed amidst an array of colourful wall paintings.

Nubian food is also on display. Since old Nubia was a desert dominated environment, and agriculture was sparse, Nubians heavily relied on dried vegetables in their meals, including sun-dried tomatoes. Now, living in the middle of civilisation, dried Nubian foods are a thing of the past. Other foods on display are bamia (okra or Lady’s Fingers), Nubian abreg bread, and dried and salted fish.

The camping to salvage the antiquities of Nubia drew significant international attention. Many photographers

a n d a n t h r o p o l o g i s t s took that opportunity to document Old Nubia. This heritage that has been lost for over 50 years is presented in Animal ia through a collection of photographs of Old Nubia and Lake Nasser. Photos of celebrations, people, daily lives, antiquities and the painful relocation are all displayed.

An excit ing geology display is also set up, and includes exemplars of the various types of rocks from the Nubian Desert.

Another intriguing aspect of Animalia are the walls, which are covered with

colourful wall paintings that are based on both Old Nubian and more modern Nubian designs. In Old Nubia the wall paintings showed simple representations that included scorpions and children; elements based on the immediate environment. Modern Nubian designs are also based on the surrounding of the modern Nubians, and show palm trees, boats, the Nile and greenery.

After your visit to Animalia, you can sit on the roof top café drinking tea or karkade (hibiscus) overlooking the surrounding agricultural lands.

Heritage is not just buildings and objects, but it is also nature and landscape.

Animalia is open everyday. www.animalia-eg.comTel: 0105456420

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Tuesday 1st

• Art Project RGB - An experiment with

live footage from inside the studios of those engaged in the production of art in Cairo, projected onto the walls of Townhouse’s First Floor.Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art

10 Nabrawy Street off Champollion Street,

Downtown - Cairo

Tel: (02) 2576 8086

Time: Opening at 7 pm. Exhibition until

November 9th

Pulse - A collective exhibition by a group of 47 promising contemporary young artistsTache Art Gallery, Designopolis. Km 38 Cairo/

Alexandria Desert Road, Sheikh Zayed, 6th

October

Tel: (02) 3857 2232

Time: until November 14th

Video Installation by Chantal Romani Cairo in miniature. Video loops of different lengths show small obser-vations within the urban life of Cairo by day and night.19 Mohamed El Eseary St. Ard El Lewa, Giza.

Tel: +2012 8810 7770

Time: Until November 15th

“Driving/Telling” - Video Art by Margot Zanni The video installation Driving/Telling is a collection of five DVDs, each showing an interview with a taxi driver, filmed while driving. The drivers were asked to head towards a location of their own sentimental choice.19 Mohamed El Eseary St. Ard El Lewa, Giza.

Tel: +2012 8810 7770

Time: Until November 15th

Collective Exhibition - Sixty artists showing their recent works with two pioneer artists, pastel painter Mohamed Sabry and Portraitist Sabry Ragheb.

Duroub Art Gallery, 4 Latin America St. Garden

City.

Time: until November 15th

New Painting - Yorgos Papageorgiou - Mixed Media on paper. The essence of Yorgo’s paintings offer some lines, colors and paper, at the same time, he is in search of a composition reminiscent of a musical one.Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art,

8 Champollion St. Downtown.

Tel: (02) 2578 4494

Time: 7 pm. Exhibition until November 17th

Selection I - Includes works of Samir Rafie, Hassan Abdel Fattah and Raouf Raaft, among others.Khan El Maghrabi Art Gallery, Mohamed Ismail

St. Zamalek

Time: until December 31st

•Theater Lecture and Performance -

“Quand la sera, ad Allessandria”. In cooperation with the students of Italian literature, Alsson Faculty.Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafy

St. Zamalek

Tel: (02) 2735 8791

Time: 7 pm

Until November 4th

Wednesday 2nd

•Music Oboe Recital - Wessam Ahmed

Malak Gabr Theater, American University, New

Cairo

Tel: (02) 2615 1221

Time: 1 pm

Jazz Music - Boogie Night with DJ Ramy and DJ SleemCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

•Folklore AUC Folklore Group - American

University in Cairo, Ewart Memorial Hall, Tahrir

Square

Tel: (02) 2615 1221

Time: 8 pm

•Opera Blood Wedding - Performance by

Spanish Troupe. A tragedy play by Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia LorenMain Hall, Cairo Opera House

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

Thursday 3rd

•Music Rock and Beatles Music -

Jailbirds and Glass Onion bandsCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 8 pm

•Opera Blood Wedding - Performance by

Spanish Troupe. A tragedy play by Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia LorenMain Hall, Cairo Opera House

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

Friday 4th

•Music Uplifting and Progressive

House - DJ OuzoCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

•Opera Blood Wedding - Performance by

Spanish Troupe. A tragedy play by Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia LorenMain Hall, Cairo Opera House

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

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Saturday 5th

•Music Classic - Cairo Symphony

Orchestra presents Liszt: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E-flat Major and Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Major Op.73. Soloist: Mohamed Shams (Piano). Conductor: Stefano SalvatoriMain Hall, Cairo Opera House

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

Sunday 6th

•ItalianFilmScreening “Ricomincio Da Tre” - Directed

by Massimo Troisi (Comedy). Italian with English SubtitlesItalian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafy

St. Zamalek

Tel: (02) 2735 8791

Time: 6 pm. Rerun at 8 pm.

•Music Oriental - Visiting artist Yacoub

Abou Ghosh (Album Launch)Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Monday 7th

•Music Electro - Neobyrds & Hady Tarek

Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Tuesday 8th

•Music Funk/Blues - Spunky Dynamite

Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Wednesday 9th

•Music Techno & Nu-Disco - DJ Misty

Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Thursday 10th

•Music Contemporary Arabic - Mariam

& Abu and Wust El BaladCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 8 pm

Friday 11th

•Music Tech-house/Disco - 80s Pop

Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 9 pm

Sunday 13th

•ItalianFilmScreening “Speriamo Che Sia Femmina”

- Directed by Mario Monicelli (Comedy). Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafy

St. Zamalek

Tel: (02) 2735 8791

Time: 6 pm. Rerun at 8 pm.

•Music Jazz - Adam Miller Group

Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Piano Recital - Mohamed Shams.Mohamed Aly Palace, Manyal

Time: 8 pm

Monday 14th

•Music Live Fusion Beats - Percussion

Show & DJ TitoCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

•FilmScreening Documentary film “Arab

Attraction” by Adreas Horwarth - The Story: Barbara Wally has been known through Austria for her outspoken feminist views for decades. Married to a Yemeni, she converted to Islam. The film is a

remarkable portrait of a special woman who has drastically revised her point of view and now questions post-feminist Western society.Austrian Cultural Forum, Cairo, 1103 Corniche

El Nil (next to Shepheard Hotel), 1st floor.

Time: 6.30 pm

Tuesday 15th

•Art Salvator Mundi - An exhibition

by artist Farid Fadel. The title of the exhibition is from a painting of the Savior blessing the world with his right hand and holding a crystal globe with his left. Fadel’s focus this time is Leonardo’s unfinished and lost work.Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafy

St. Zamalek

Tel: (02) 2735 8791

Time: Exhibition until December 3rd

Thursday 17th

•Music Thursday Night Live - Tamara

Youssri (Reggae, African World, Arabic, Soul, Jazz. The Riff Band (9th Anniversary) Jazz.Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 8 pm

Friday 18th

•TheaterPerformance The Left-Handed Woman - The

Story: Marianne decides to leave her husband and live alone with her eight year-old son. The change in her life seems to be a step into freedom at first, but alone and dependent on herself, she isolates herself more and at the end, she is totally isolated from the world around her. Performed by the Egyptian “Lighting Group” under the direction of Sherif HamdyGezira Youth Club, Zamalek

Time: 5 pm

Saturday 19th

•Art Energy of the Moment -

Paintings by Mariann Villadsen.World of Art Gallery, 6, Road 77c, Golf Area,

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Time: Opening at 7 pm. Exhibition until

December 11th

Sunday 20th

•ItalianFilmScreening Il Piccolo Diavolo - Directed by Roberto

Benigni (Comedy). Italian with English SubtitlesItalian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafy

St. Zamalek

Tel: (02) 2735 8791

Time: 6 pm. Rerun at 8 pm.

•Art Glitch - A week long event that

explores breakdowns in the system. Cairo and Alexandria based artists that experiment with corrupting software, hardware, and digital and analogue media to create errors. Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art

10 Nabrawy Street off Champollion Street,

Downtown - Cairo

Tel: (02) 2576 8086

Time: Opening at 7 pm. Exhibition until

November 26th

Photographic Exhibition - Libya Unfinished. A unique view of Libya through the lens of a group of photojournalists who were on the streets of Libya covering the current events from different angles.The Photographic Gallery, American University,

New Cairo.

Tel: (02) 2615 3318

Time: until December 22nd

Small Art Works 2011 - Sixty artists showing their recent works in painting, sculpture, ceramic, 3D, glass work and hand made silver jewelry.Duroub Art Gallery, 4 Latin America St. Garden

City.

Time: until November 15th

•Art Sculptures by Ahmed Askalany

- The sculptures represent the heads of well-known Egyptian public figures and embody the artist’s admiration for them. For the first time, Askalany has chosen to work entirely with bronze, which is perhaps the most appreciated of the noble materials.Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 8

Champollion St. Downtown.

Tel: (02) 2578 4494

Time: Exhibition until December 15th

Monday 21st

•Music Nu-disco - DJ Mayouna and DJ

Kamal ShatilaCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

•TheaterPerformance The Left-Handed Woman -

Egyptian theater group” under the direction of Sherif HamdyIbdaa Center, 1 Tarik El Horreya Fouad St.

Alexandria

Time: 8 pm

Tuesday 22nd

•Music Classical Rock - The Big Jam

NightCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Piano Recital - Amany Mounir Small Hall, Cairo Opera House Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

Wednesday 23rd

•Art Salvator Mundi - An exhibition

by artist Farid Fadel. The title of the exhibition is from a painting of the Savior blessing the world with his right hand and holding a crystal globe with his left. Fadel’s focus this time is Leonardo’s unfinished and lost work.Opera House Gallery, Cairo Opera Grounds

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: Exhibition until December 3rd

•Music Fusion Music - Sharkiat Fathy

SalamaSmall Hall, Cairo Opera House

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

Thursday 24th

•Music Thursday Night Live- Acoustic,

Blues/Funk. Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 8 pm

Friday 25th

•Music Tech-house - DJ Ramsi &

S.NakhlaCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Saturday 26th

•Music Classic - Cairo Symphony

Orchestra presents Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance of the Buffoons from the Snow Maiden. Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34 and Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D Minor, Op.70. Conductor: Hisham GaberMain Hall, Cairo Opera House

Tel: (02) 2739 0132

Time: 8 pm

Sunday 27th

•ItalianFilmScreening Compagni di Scuola - Directed

by Carlo Verdone (Comedy). Italian with Italian SubtitlesItalian Cultural Institute, 3 El Sheikh El Marsafy

St. Zamalek

Tel: (02) 2735 8791

Time: 6 pm. Rerun at 8 pm.

•Music Jazz - Michelle Rounds

Cairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm

Tuesday 29th

•Music Blues/Funk/Pop - Crash Boom

BandCairo Jazz Club, 197, 26th July St. AgouzaTel: (02) 3346 1071

Time: 10 pm