Tunis Events Calendar: Week of October 7-13, 2019

Main photo: Organizers from the El Miad series of street debates set up a platform for a debate at Bab Bhar, near the entrance of the Medina, on October 5, 2019, as part of the Dream City arts festival. Photo by Fadil Aliriza.

Tunis Events Calendar: Week of October 7-13, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Tunis – Meshkal news team

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 except for some Dream City events. Some events are announced during the week and so may not be included at the time the events calendar is published.

Monday, October 7:

10:00 – Workshop discussion on the topic of “How to Save the Planet in Tunisia?” held as part of the series of discussions entitled “City of Dreams” and part of the Dream City arts festival. Location: Khaldounia library, the Medina.

17:00 – Street debate held on the topic of “Police Violence” as part of the El Miad series during the Dream City arts festival. Location: El Kasbah.

18:30 – Discussion with journalist Bertrand Le Gendre on his recently published book “Bourguiba,” hosted by Institut français de Tunisie.

XX:XX – Continuation of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events and will run until October 13. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.

Tuesday, October 8:

17:00 – Street debate held on the topic of “non-institutional feminism” as part of the El Miad series during the Dream City arts festival. Location: Place D’Afrique

XX:XX – Continuation of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events and will run until October 13. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.

Wednesday, October 9:

10:00 – Workshop discussion on the topic of “Being Different in Tunis” held as part of the series of discussions entitled “City of Dreams” and part of the Dream City arts festival. Location: Khaldounia library, the Medina.

XX:XX – Continuation of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events and will run until October 13. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.

Thursday, October 10:

9:00 – Opening of two-day literature conference (in English) at University of Tunis, the Faculty of Humanities, on the topic of “Literature Today and Tomorrow”. Location Room Guermedi, Boulevard du 9 Avril 1938.

XX:XX – Continuation of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events and will run until October 13. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.

Friday, October 11:

9:30 – Continuation of two-day literature conference (in English) at University of Tunis, the Faculty of Humanities, on the topic of “Literature Today and Tomorrow”. Location Room Guermedi, Boulevard du 9 Avril 1938.

10:00 – Workshop discussion on the topic of “Making a City Together” held as part of the series of discussions entitled “City of Dreams” and part of the Dream City arts festival. Location: Khaldounia library, the Medina.

17:30 – Presentation on the Algerian armed forces, “De l’ALN à l’ANP : la construction de l’armée algérienne (1954-1991),”by historian Saphia Arezki. Location: Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC) 20, rue Mohamed Ali Tahar, 1002 Mutuelleville.

XX:XX – Continuation of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events and will run until October 13. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.

Saturday, October 12:

00:01 – Day of media silence for election campaigning, mandated by the High Independent Election Authority (ISIE by its French acronym).

XX:XX – Continuation of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events and will run until October 13. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.

Sunday, October 13:

8:00 – Election day for the second round of the presidential election, between Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui, who finished in first and second places respectively in the first round of elections on September 15, 2019.

10:00 – Workshop discussion on the topic of “The Parliament of Young People” held as part of the series of discussions entitled “City of Dreams” and part of the Dream City arts festival. Location: Khaldounia library, the Medina.

XX:XX – Final day of Dream City, a multidisciplinary arts festival. The event includes multiple events. For full information on events, locations, times and tickets, see the online program at https://2019.dreamcity.tn.