Gusour Cultural Center in Zamalek, affiliated with the Episcopal/Anglican Church, will host tomorrow, live storytelling shows through the center’s page, due to the conditions of the new Coronavirus, at half-past seven in the evening, where followers can watch by entering the page of the Gusour Center.
The art of storytelling is considered one of the oldest arts, as it appeared in multiple epics such as “Al-Sira Al-Hilaliya” “Al-Zeer Salem” and “One Thousand and One Nights.” The art of storytelling and its tools differ from one place to another and from one case to another, daily and randomly.
It is worth mentioning that the vision of Gusour Cultural Center is to build bridges of love between all members of society with their different cultures and backgrounds through art, music, and culture. Gusour Center hosts about 4,000 people annually.
The idea of establishing Gusour Center came when the Episcopal/Anglican Church saw what the Egyptian people lived through in the past years during the revolutions, January 25, 2011, and June 30, 2013, and how the people expressed their dreams of freedom, democracy, social justice, and a decent life. However, they passed through a period of violence, extremism, and discrimination, and this period showed The importance of building Egyptian humanity and restoring the values that prevailed in Egypt in the past, and the Church saw that it is her duty as a national institution to contribute as much as it can to the return of beautiful Egypt by strengthening harmony between the spectrum of the people and accepting and respecting the other, as the Church found that arts, literature, and music are the languages that combine Peoples of different sects, it is a language that unites and does not divide, hence the idea of establishing Gusour Cultural Center in the service building attached to the Cathedral of All Saints to use arts, literature, and music to build bridges between members of society.
The center’s activities are represented in artistic performances such as music, theater, musical theatre, film shows, storytelling shows, and children’s shows. And workshops for various types of arts such as theater, photography, sign language, animation, Arabic calligraphy, sculpture, drawing, short films, music, acting, mime, storytelling, as well as art exhibitions, seminars, and discussions of books and novels, education, philosophical books, Mental.
The center participates with a group of pioneers of arts and culture in its activities, for example, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Cairo choir celebration, Awtar Quartet Ensemble, soft power production, the Light and Hope Association, the Storytelling initiative for children, hadoty initiative, Ali Sawtak, Zatek Cairo Collective Guitar, The Dream of Light Foundation.