Egypt’s Social, Culture digest July 17: Area behind Old Cairo-based Hanging Church to be changed into a theater; Sawy Wheel celebrates international Day of Nuba
Ministers of Antiquities and Culture, Khalid Al-Anani and Helmy al-Namnam respectively inspected Sunday, on July 17, the Hanging Church in Old Cairo- (YOUM7/ Ahmed Mansour)
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Area behind Old Cairo-based Hanging Church to be changed into a theater

Ministers of Antiquities and Culture, Khalid Al-Anani and Helmy al-Namnam respectively, have inspected the Fortress of Babylon, Coptic Museum and the Temple of the Jewish Ben Ezra in Old Cairo. The tour comes in light of inspecting an area behind the Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church) to change it into a theater for artistic and cultural events.

 

Sawy Wheel celebrates international Day of Nuba

Cairo-based al-Sawy Wheel will organize on July 29 a Nubian concert by the Nubian Band, marking the International Day of Nuba.

“We want to share our heritage of music as it really part of our identity as Nubian so we decided to create a new band that mix between Nubian music and western music and we are doing our best to achieve our dreams to spread Nubian music,” the band said in a statement on the wheel website.

 

Symposium on Architectural styles of Muhammad Ali Dynasty to be held at Manial Palace July 26

The Administration of Cairo and Giza Antiquities will organize a symposium entitled “The architectural styles of Muhammad Ali Dynasty  in Cairo” at the Manial Palace and Museum on July 26, Youm7 reported Sunday.

 

July 19: Beatles tribute band at Cairo Opera House

Beatles tribute band, Glass Onion, will perform many of the Beatles’ greatest hits at Cairo Opera House on Tuesday, July 17, at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Phone: 27390114 – 27398114 – 27398144 – 27390144

Ticket price: 50 EGP

 

Nawal El Saadawi: concept of democracy is globally misinterpreted

Egyptian feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi said that the democracy concept is globally misinterpreted, as the democracy does mean only free elections. She noted in a symposium that there are no impartial elections in any country worldwide, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper of Al-Ahram reported Saturday.

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