Egypt – Today’s activities: the traditional arts and crafts forum and the signing of Naguib Mahfouz’s years


(MENAFN – Youm7) Today, Friday, March 5, 2021, a number of cultural and artistic events will be held in a number of cultural bodies and centers, including the performance of the play “Hana Here”, the launch of the Heritage Arts and Crafts Forum, and the signature of “Naguib Mahfouz Years: Beginning and Ends”.

Play “Heaven is Here”

The Confrontation and Roaming Theater Ensemble of the Art House of the Theater at the Port Said Cultural Palace Theater, at exactly eight o’clock in the evening, the play “Paradise Here” starring Abeer Al-Toukhi, Hala Sorour, with the participation of the artist Mohamed Diab, Masoud Shoman’s poems, music and melodies by Ahmed Al-Nasser, Designing a kinetic expression by Hassan Shehata, decoration and costumes of Mai Zuhdi, written by Safaa Al-Bailey and directed by Mohamed Saber.

Forum arts and traditional crafts

The Heliopolis Association, headed by Dr. Nabil Helmy, launches the activities of the Heritage Arts and Crafts Forum in its sixth session, which is organized and implemented by the Child Center for Civilization and Creativity (Children’s Museum), one of the creative platforms of the Heliopolis Association for a period of two days, to shed light on the Egyptian heritage and its importance in shaping the features of society Preserving its identity, and encouraging industries associated with traditional crafts.

The Ministry of Culture, represented by the Cultural Development Fund, participates in workshops for children of the potter’s wheel. The General Authority for Cultural Palaces also participates in many activities (an exhibition of traditional crafts products and artistic and crafts workshops for children ranging from looms, carpets, ceramics and beads, as well as a group of artistic performances throughout the two days of the festival. The Children’s Museum receives performances from the Tanoura traditional troupe and the Nile Band for Folk Music and Singing).

Signed “Naguib Mahfouz Years: Beginnings and Ends”

The Diwan Library, Heliopolis Branch, is holding a symposium to discuss and sign the latest publications of the journalist Mohamed Shair, “The Years of Naguib Mahfouz: The Beginning and the Ends,” at four o’clock in the afternoon.



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