Egypt’s social, Culture digest Aug. 11: Turkish flights to Sharm el-Sheikh resume Sept.1; Arabic calligraphy exhibition inaugurated in Sohag
Tourists enjoy the sunny weather at the beach of the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh - AFP/Mohammed Abed

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Turkish flights to Sharm el-Sheikh resume Sept.1: consul

Serdar Belentepe, consul general of Turkey in Alexandria, told Youm7 that Turkish flights to Sharm el-Sheikh will resume starting from September 1, after months halt since the Russian flight crash in the city last year.


Aug.12: Amr Diab performs live concert in North Coast

Amr Diab will perform a live concert at Golf Porto Marina, North Coast on Friday, Aug. 12, according to De Cairo website.


Delegation to Beijing for Egypt-China cultural ceremony

The Ministry of Culture has sent a delegation to China to follow up the preparations of a ceremony celebrating the end of this Egyptian-Chinese cultural year.

Inas Abdel Dayem, the head of Cairo Opera House, told Youm7 that the delegation will head to Beijing to meet with the Chinese Cultural minister in order to discuss a cooperation protocol on producing cinematic films.

She also added that the meetings will tackle a possible grant to establish an opera house in Luxor city.


Arabic calligraphy exhibition inaugurated in Sohag

Khaled Ismail, the head of cultural directorate in Sohag, Upper Egypt, inaugurated an Arabic calligraphy exhibition at fine arts hall at Sohag Cultural Palace, Youm7 reported.

The exhibition displays 30 paintings written in different Arabic calligraphy styles including: Kufic, Naskh, Thuluth, Diwani, Nasta’liq (used in writing Persian language) and Riq’ah.


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