The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) is organizing a festival entitled “In the Square of the Revolution”, on 4 March 2011. The artistic and cultural event documents the revolution of 25 January in Alexandria through the participation of the artists in the revolution.
Alexandria saw in January and February 2011 massive demonstrations throughout the city leading to the stepping down of President Hosni Mubarak. The Library was protected by the people who joined hands around the building. Young students from the university designed and made a huge National Flag, and put it on the steps of the Library which elicited cheers from passing demonstrators as the director waved to the crowds.
For more information, kindly contact: Reem.Kassem@bibalex.org