Egypt’s culture digest July 1: Biggest Iftar gathering in Kafr el-Sheikh Friday; Helwan Observatory to be inscribed among Egypt’s Islamic, Coptic monuments
Egyptians breaking their fast at the end of a fasting day during the holy month of Ramadan. Archived picture by Youm7.

CAIRO: No more browsing site to site, you can have a look for Egypt’s top culture news July 1 here:


Kafr el-Sheikh hosts biggest Iftar gathering Friday

Metoubus city in Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh is preparing to host the biggest Iftar (breaking the fast) gathering in the governorate Friday, which will be attended by more than 2,5000 people.

The Iftar will be held on the Nile banks in Metoubus and Edfena cities.

Rouh el-Mobadra” or “Spirit of Initiative” youth group, has proposed the idea of the collective Iftar party to bring families and youths in the governorate together during the holy month of Ramadan, according to Youm7.


Helwan Observatory to be inscribed among Egypt’s Islamic, Coptic monuments: Min.

The Ministry of Antiquities is examining the contents of Helwan Observatory in preparation to inscribe it within its Islamic and Coptic antiquities record.

The Observatory, located south of Cairo, is the oldest and the most important astronomy observatory in the Arab region; it is important in Egypt as it is used in determining astronomical matters related to Islam like moon sighting, according to Youm7. It was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2011.


July 3: Room Art Space & Café screens ‘Attila Marcel’

Room Art Space & Café in Garden City district, Cairo, will screen the French comedy film Attila Marcel at 9 p.m. on Sunday, according to De Cairo event planner website.

The film is directed by writer-director Sylvain Chomet, who is known for Paris, je t’aime and the two Oscar nominated animations “The Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist.”

Minimum order: 25 EGP ($2.8.)


July 4: Room to host drum session  

Room Art Space & Café in Garden City district, Cairo, will host a guided drum session on Monday at 9:30 p.m, according to De Cairo website.

The venue provides drums for participants, and those who have one can bring it with them.

The session will last for 60 minutes and ticket price is 35 EGP.


July 7: Black Theama gives concert at Sawy Wheel

Black Theama music band will perform a concert at Sawy Culture Wheel in Cairo’s Zamalek district. The concert will be held at 6 p.m. at El-Nahr theatre. The band’s musical genre includes Nubian rhythms, hip-hop and R&B.

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