Would you like to learn more about the most highly regarded art form in the Islamic world? ALIF is sponsoring a series of Calligraphy classes in the ALIF riad on
Tuesdays, Sep. 20/27 – Oct. 4/11/18/25
taught by Abdellah Kahhak, a talented instructor.
Please sign up on ALIF Bulletin Board and show up for the classes the ALIF Riad at 6:30 pm if you would like to join a workshop.
The cost is 20 dhs per student per class.
Please Join us for our Amazing Talent Show and Book Drive!
Sunday, July 24 at 6 PM in the garden of the ALIF Villa Residence, 28 Rue Mohammed Diouri, across from the ALC
Your “ticket” to the show is a book to help us build a library at the Girls’ Center in Ziat and the Boys’ Center in Batha. We need English, Arabic, and French books, new or old.
All are most welcome!
Photography Club: Saturday, July 2 at 11:30 AM
Meet in front of the Batha fountain
FREE MEDINA TOUR
For all ALIF & ALC students on Saturday!!
ALIF & ALC students are invited for a cultural tour of the old city of Fez el Bali, known as Al-Medina .
Meet outside Hotel Batha in the Medina on Saturday, ِJune 18
at 11:00 a.m.
This professionally guided walk will serve to give you a little history and get you oriented for your own further jaunts. (No shopping!)
*Some of the cultural sites like the old medrasas have a 10dh fee for entrance. This goes to maintenance of the site.
Please sign up on the bulletin board in the garden if you are interested in going!
Samantha Herron, author of “The Djinn in the Skull: Stories from Hidden Morocco”
Monday, April 18 at 7 PM at the ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha
Please join us for a lecture, reading & discussion. Open to the general public.
When author Samantha Herron visited Morocco for the first time it changed the course of her life. On her return to London she abandoned a successful art career in order to study Arabic. She went on to spend time living with a Berber/Amazigh family of former nomads in the Draa Valley on the edge of the Sahara Desert, where she immersed herself in the language, culture and traditions of the country.
Samantha comments: ‘I learned the local dialect and took classes in Arabic and the Quran with other women from the village. I travelled in the desert, learned how to take care of camels and sheep, how to ablute and pray, and helped the other women in the family with the day-to-day running of the home. I fell in love with storytelling and stories, which are at the heart of everyday life in Morocco. I began to document the stories I was hearing and then found myself imagining and composing my own.’
The Djinn in the Skull: Stories from Hidden Morocco (Soul Bay Press October 2015) is her debut collection of fictional stories set in contemporary Morocco. Her previous work includes the English and Arabic publication Dardasha: Testimonies of Migration by Moroccan Women (Soul Bay Press 2011).
Contemporary Dance Workshop & Performance
with Natalia Fernandes, Ruby Smith & Evelyn Reilly
Sunday, Feb. 7: Workshop at 3 PM, Performance at 5 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina
“The Oldest Thing in the World”
The project “The Oldest Thing in the World” by Brazilian choreographer Natalia Fernandes circulates different parts of the world inviting various artists to reflect and answer the question: What is the oldest thing in the world for you?
This evening, the performers will share with the audience two different answers to this question.
Choreographer and Director: Natalia Fernandes
Performers: Natalia Fernandes, Ruby Smith, & Evelyn Reilly
Music by A-7
Organized by the ALC Fes-ALIF Fitness Club
Free and open to the general public
In collaboration with the Blood Transfusion Center – Fes, the Community Service Club ALC-Fes & ALIF organizes its 3rd Edition Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 11th 2015, from 9 AM to 2 PM
Donate blood, save lives.
Please join us at our upcoming blood drive and make a difference for patients in need. Invest a small amount of your day for a lifetime of other people. Each donation can save up to three lives. You can double your effort by bringing friends and family to donate blood as well.
Donors will receive:
• Free snack
• Free and confidential blood test
To register to donate blood, please sign up on the whiteboard in the garden.
Check our Blood Drive Video