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AFCA Arts Center Newsletter – November 2020

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A new school year always marks a new beginning and a time of building new experiences. Therefore, we are pleased to announce a range of artistic and cultural services and activities that AFCA provides to students inside and outside school buildings.

First, The Education Program: 

This program includes workshops of Theater, Visual arts, Cooking, creative activities. Each of the previous workshops lasts for 45 minutes. The language used in these workshops varies between the three languages; Arabic, English and French, depending on the school. 

Secondly, The Cultural program:

In this program AFCA will present shows by professional artists to students in their schools. In case the school doesn't have a space, the students can be accompanied through well organised school trips to theaters and cultural centres around Cairo to attend performances presented by Egyptian and foreign artists.

Hakawy Festival Out of Cairo three phases have elapsed. The festival’s activities were held over the past three months, as the first visit was to the village of Abu Korkas El-Balad in Minya on the 23th and 24th of August, followed by an exclusive visit hosted by the Misr Public Library in Port Said on the 25th and 26th of September, and then the final visit was to the Jesuit Cultural Center – Alexandria on the 2nd and 3rd of last October.

Over the three stations, the festival included six distinct performances presented by professional Egyptian artists such as (Look Away, Lulu!) by Kousha Puppets troupe, (Tales of the Origamist) by the Arab Origami Center, (Zaki) by Isra Ghazali, (The Palace of the Clouds Mountain) by Rabi’ Zain, (The Little Witch and the Eggplant) by Haytham Shokry, (The Scientist Clown) by Kidzstein team. 

The final tour in Alexandria witnessed the presence of Ramy Dessouky, Administrative and Financial Officer of the Euro-Egyptian Cultural Programme within the European Union projects in Egypt. We had the honor to dialogue with him about the nature of the Euro-Egyptian cultural programme and his thoughts about what was presented during the festival. 

Hakawy Festival out of Cairo is a project funded by the European Union in Egypt, in cooperation with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC).

Back to Hakawy’s Audience in Cairo..

In cooperation with El Nahda – Jesuit Cairo Association, AFCA Arts Center has accomplished the last event of the Egyptian Focus Program on Thurs. 15th & Fri. 16th of last October. 

This program is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Egypt, as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children. 

The performances varied between contemporary dance in “Noussa and Zareef – from strangers to best friends” by Noon Creative Enterprise, and “Teléphone Cassé” by The Old Bags company, targeting children aged between 4-7 years old.

Check out our FB & IG pages page to watch a brief live video and high quality photos of each show. 



Chevening Egypt Live Session..

AFCA’s founder and artistic director, Mohamed El-Ghawy, has been invited as one of Chevening previous alumni to be a guest at the online session held by Chevening Egypt on Sunday the 25th of last October.

The session discussed the difference between the Scholarships and the Fellowships provided by Chevening over the year, as well as answering Chevening’s followers questions about the nature and requirements of each program. 

Press the photo to watch a recorded video for the session.


Hakawy International Arts festival for Children 2021..

Time flies! It’s been already 8 months since the closure of Hakawy International Festival 2020, and here’s AFCA started to get ready for the 11th edition that’s scheduled to take place from 11 to 20 March 2021.

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