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The Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children Returns

Running in Cairo until March 17th, before moving to Alexandria, the annual festival is engaging kids with theatre, music and arts.

The 5th edition of the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children is well under way and will be running through to the 17th March, before heading to Alexandria for two shows at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on the 18th and 19th.

Continuing to spark the imagination of children, the Hakawy International Arts Festival and is currently featuring two imported plays; Tetris from the Netherlands and the Tiger Tale from the UK. Featured at the launch of the event was an exhibition that presents artwork that touches on the 18 principles of the Children Rights to Arts and Culture Charter.

Taking place at the Hanager Arts Centre located on the Cairo Opera House grounds, the Hakawy Internatinal Arts Festival comes as a breath of fresh air for parents who struggle to find places to take their kids that aren’t malls. The two plays being showcased our both very experimental and mesmerising for children. The travelling troubadours that make up the cast of Tetris manage to contort and twist their bodies to form acrobatically impressive 3D Puzzles.

Tiger Tale brings to life the famous lovable story of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, in a very fresh experimental and educational way, using colours and chaos to keep children engaged as they explore metaphors of life.

The Hakawy Festival has continued to build momentum from previous years, and has already attracted many patrons to their family fun event that often have kids forgetting all about arcades and gaining an appreciation for the arts. 

For more information visit their page here

Or find the complete schedule on their main sponsors Ahram here.

(Photo courtesy of Ahram Online)