List of past events in the Maq'ad of Sultan Qaitbey cultural hub


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Art Exhibition by Farid Fadel

On 19 – 31 March 2022, the renowned Egyptian artist Farid Fadel exhibited his paintings and drawings at the Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey Cultural Hub (MASQ) in the “Desert of the Mamluks”. The exhibition of 40 works was entitled “Cairo, al-Mahrusa”, meaning Cairo the divinely protected.

#VisitQaitbey Photo Competition

In February-March and May 2022, an exhibition at the MASQ cultural hub presented the best photographs and video reels that resulted from guided tours organized by ARCHiNOS in the “Desert of the Mamluks” in Cairo. They were selected by a jury from more than 1,500 entries submitted for the competition. Public on-line voting determined the winners.

Another Sultan's Fair

The ”Sultan’s Fair” on 18 December 2021 brought together the local craftspeople of the Sultan Qaitbey neighbourhood and outstanding artisans from other areas of Cairo who presented and sold their products to a numerous and varied audience.

Icelandic Performance in the 'City of the Dead'

On 11 December2021 the “Marble Crowd” group from Iceland gave a street performance titled “Trash and Treasure”. In the light-hearted spectacle, two Icelandic troll monsters wandered the streets to the tune of local Zaffa music, searching in vain for snow in Cairo.

Contemporary dance at MASQ

As part of the 2021 edition of the Breaking Walls festival, on 11 November 2021 Hazem Header and Maciej Piotr Beczek gave a captivating live dance performance titled All Roads Lead To…. at the Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey (MASQ) cultural hub. Live music on oud performed by ‘Ali Eissa accompanied the dancers.

Beyond the Horizon

“Beyond the Horizon” was the leading theme of two days of events at the MASQ cultural hub on 4-5 December 2020: an exhibition opening, a concert, a walking tour, and a crafts fair. The title inspired by Bob Dylan’s song reflected the theme of exploring things close by, but not obviously visible.