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  • #HalfBloodSphinx: A Harry Potter Experience in Cairo


    I don’t know much about Harry Porter, but I like to think that I know a cool event when I see one/read about one on Facebook – a skill I owe to years of mindlessly writing up event descriptions for the events calendar. One particular event (does the word ‘event’ sound weird to you yet?) has sparked the imagination of the many Potter fans that populate Cairo Gossip headquarters – and there’s a lot of them.

    On Saturday 29th of August, what one could most accurately call a ‘Harry Potter festival’ is taking place in Cairo. Setting up shop at Rafaheya in Giza, the all-day event promises to feature all manner of Harry Potter-themed tomfoolery, including quidditch games and sorting and divination booths. I have no idea what any of that means, but it all sounds delightful. Throw in a host of food and drink booths, a shopping bazaar full of Harry Porter goodies and the inevitable wizards who will dress up with remarkable commitment and you have a barnstorming day of fun.

    But the event is fueled by more than just a shared obsession of the boy who lived – it is, in fact, being organised by local non-profit, Patient Support Team. Founded by a group of medical students from Cairo University, PST aims to channel Egypt’s greatest source – people – into helping local hospitals through various initiatives, with this event aiming to raise money for Abu El Reish Children’s Hospital.

    For more information, click here.

    By Haisam Awad