Tunis Events Calendar: Week of September 23–29, 2019

Fishing poles in the Lac 2 neighborhood of Tunis, with the Boukornine mountain in the background in the distance, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Fadil Aliriza.

Every Monday, Meshkal compiles a calendar of political, cultural, and economic events taking place in Tunis for the week. No events included appear to require an entry fee. Some events are announced during the week and so may not be included at the time the events calendar is published.

Monday, September 23:

10:00 – Press conference hosted by I-Watch to present their “Observation Project on Election Campaign Financing” for the 2019 legislative elections. Location: Hotel Africa, Tunis.

Tuesday, September 24:

9:00 – The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) is holding a seminar on the topic of “The results of the presidential elections and their impact on the political scene.” Location: Hotel Africa, Tunis

15:00 – Second Startup Africa Summit Conference, hosted by the Mediterranean School of Business (MSB) and Souk Attanmia, a platform launched by the African Development Bank, on the topic “Startups in the transition to a smart economy.” Location: Hotel Laico Med.

18:00 – The Spanish cultural institute in Tunis, the Cervantes Institute, is hosting a round table on the topic of “Sign language, light and silences.” The event will feature a panel discussion with three speakers. Location: Cervantes Institute Tunis

Wednesday, September 25:

16:00 – A political discussion is being held on the topic of “A Smack in the Eyes of Specialists” moderated by pundit Haythem el Mekki and hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Location: Le 4ème Art, 27, Avenue de Paris, Tunis

Thursday, September 26:

18:00 – Film screening of “Strange Fish” followed by a debate featuring Chamseddine Marzoug, a former fisherman and volunteer for the Red Crescent who has been burying migrants found dead at sea. Strange Fish is a film released in 2017 following the lives of fishermen in Zarzis who save migrants stranded at sea. Location: House of Rights and Migration (Maison du droits des migrations), Mutelleville. Registration requested in advance by email to contact@maison-migrations.tn

18:00 – Aswat Nissa’s is holding the fifth session of its Feminist Book Club. The group will discuss the book “We Are All Feminists” by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Location: Aswat Nissa, 3, Rue Bassora, 1002 Lafayette, 1001 Tunis.

Friday, September 27:

14:00 – American Artist Viondette is making a presentation on the topic of “Contemporary Identities through Paintings and Photographs” in relation to the US, Tunisia and the MENA region. The event is hosted by the US Embassy in Tunis at the Embassy’s American center and requires registration in advance at the following link.

16:00 – A visual art exhibition entitled “Bideyet” (“Beginnings”), featuring the work of young Tunisian artists, is being hosted at the Tunisian National Library’s Gallery.  Location: Avenue 9 Avril 1938, Tunis, Tunisia

Saturday, September 28:

17:00 – An photo exhibit is holding its opening. The exhibit, entitled ‘Tunis, Mon Guide’, showcases the work of photographer Jan Brouckaer. The exhibition will run until October 20. Location: Librarie Fahrenheit 451, Carthage.