Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Happening Happenings

Hello, hello - I'm back again :-)

Woooooooooooow, that was a long illness I had!!!! Over 3 and half weeks and I got to the point that I thought I would never be well again!!!

Anyway... here I am and I'm soon to be rocking Cairo out with my new band; details to be released in very near future!!!

Apart from this new venture, I am continuing to learn Arabic (slowly), getting ready for the next Up On the Roof at Cairo Art Village on 4th November (about 10 acts will perform and I will do a debut track with my band)and I have several other plans in the bag.

I've also been doing a fair bit of writing, developing storylines for my novel and another article for El Dustor.

ARC will be joined by resident artist Christian Schink in late November, check out his work on:

Bye for now!!!!! Mwah mwah :-)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

In The Land of the Lotus Eaters

Dear World

Is it really so many days since I last posted?? Time, as I have said before, is another reality here. And neither an enchantment nor a bind. Just another dimension.

Well, I have been sick for over two weeks now :( I came back from the fantastically successful Fayoum residency and got an ear infection, then a weird neck rash, and absolute physical and emotional exhaustion. At the same time I was starting 3 new writing courses and launching the first Up On The Roof event. So.. these last weeks have been busy professionally (and successful) but personally a bit challenging. I have cancelled seeing some very dear friends several times due to my exhaustion and illness. Anyway, I will be better soon, inshallah *

New news in brief:

- 3 new creative writing courses underway
- a fabulously attended first Up On The Roof open stage night and people already on the waiting list for the next on 4th November
- Marte has been back for some weeks and is still in Danceworld
- some collaborations coming up joining ARC other arts organisations here; a meeting with one today
- the launch of Salon BonBon; a monthly writers' and artists' salon
- the launch of Cairo Writers

and more and more and more :-)

Stay tuned!

Ahhhhh.. and the post title... I just LOVE that story; on the journey to Ithaca...