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The National Urban Harmony Authority, headed by Eng. Mohamed Abu Saada, launched the fourth edition of the heritage competition, which was specialized this year to plastic arts. The competition is being held in cooperation with the UNESCO office in Cairo under the slogan "Our heritage is our identity ... let us protect it together" Abu Saada explained that the competition addressing The professionals and amateurs of plastic arts to inspire their works from what Egypt has in all of its governorates and to treat it with a cultural architectural and heritage legacy dimension to express the cultural and architectural heritage of the different governorates of Egypt. For example , the buildings and structures of the modern architectural style, which represent the modern era since the end of the nineteenth century, reflect the characteristics of a certain period of time and a traditional architecture that expresses a local unique environment, focusing on the Buildings of artistic delicate details and. The competition also includes urban areas of distinct value, such as: Heliopolis - Zamalek - Maadi - Cairo Khedive - Garden City in Cairo, Port Fouad in Port Said, and the registered areas of outstanding value in Alexandria. Furthermore, Abu Saada pointed out that the competition deals with the two-dimensional works (flat), belonging to the following fields:- painting, watercolors, oil colors, acrylic colors gouache, etc. The competition also includes works of art executed with mediums and linear materials :- pencils, charcoal, inks, traditional print media and digital. It is worthy of note that the values of the prizes are as the following : The first prizes is thirty five thousand pound the second prize is 25 thousand pound - the third prize 15 thousand Egyptian pounds - three prizes each worth 10 thousand Egyptian pounds. Moreover, Abu Saada explained for candidacy that the candidates can apply the application electronically on the website:- www.urbanharmony.org. or sent the application by e-mail to email@example.com Note that : The submission deadline is Thursday, 18 April 2019.
In the framework of the activities of The First Cultural And Artistic Festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation hosted by Egypt, a sports marathon will be held on Friday 8 February in participation with the participating countries and a group of volunteers starting from Al- Ahly Club in Al- Gazeera . Furthermore , At 4 Pm the final match of The Islamic cooperation organization will be held , followed by delivering the awards to the winners in " the civil center for civil , Education ", followed by organizing poetry evening at the Supreme Council of Culture, led by Dr. Mohamed Badawi, with the participation of poets Ahmed Suweilem and Hassan Amer, "Egypt" as well as a poet of Mauritania Moreover, at 6 pm ,an evening will begin with presenting artistic performances in "- Sour Al- Kahera Al – Shamaly- the North Cairo Theater " for the trpupes of :- the Comoros, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Djibouti, Yemen and Bangladesh, reflecting their heritage, customs and traditions.. It is worthy of note that The Saudi music and folkloric Ensemble "Al-Arda" will present performances at " Koubet Al- Ghoury" ,while the Egyptian folklore ensembles will present shows in Al- Sihimi House and Prince Taz Palace. It is worthy of note that The first artistic festival of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation organized by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Ministries of Youth and Sports, antiquities , Foreign Affairs and Tourism and will present its activities until 9 February
50%discount for student and people of especial needs on the opera shows on all its theaters. -discount for students and for people with special abilities And organizing a qualitative class to develop the talents people with special abilities. According to the instructions of Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, the Minister of Culture , for achieving serious steps to promote the artistic sense and awareness of the coming generation , to taste and practice serious arts, the Egyptian Opera House, headed by Dr. Magdy Saber, decided to give 50 percent discount for r students in schools, universities and people with special abilities. Not only that but also the ministry offers especial Tickets to enjoy all Opera Ensembles:- Abdel Halim Noireh for Arabic music, Al Kawmya Arabic Music, Religious songs , heritage Arabic music, Alexandria Opera for Arabic music, Cairo Opera Orchestra, Cairo Orchestra Symphony, modern Dance,Al Fersan .This is applied in all theaters in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour , starting from first January 2019. In one of the steps taken by the Ministry of Culture to care and promote the people with special abilities, and to achieve the social role of the Opera House , the Center for Talent Development was established for those with special abilities to teach plastic arts, this is done by including a trainer with especial in choral class .
The Urban Harmony Organization has completed the installation of 200 paintings in the framework of "Ash Hona- Lived Here " Initiative ,aiming to document the biography of the pioneers and symbols of Egypt in the fields of politics, culture, intellectuals , art, religion, media and others. This was announced by Eng. Mohammed Abu Saada, The Head of Organization , noting that promise ,that was taken last July, to organize this project was fulfilled. He added that the film historian Tareq Al-Shennawi has recently joined the scientific committee of the project in order to add more information to this committee. It is worthy of note that the scientific committee of the project includes:- Dr. Imad Abu Ghazi, poet Ahmed Antar Mustafa, Dr. Khaled Al-Khamisi, Dr. Khaled Azab, critic Tariq Al-Shennawi, Dr. Tarek Wali, Dr. Mohammed Afifi, Dr. Yasser Manji and Dr. Heidi Shalabi.