In collaboration with Cafe Clock and Fes Medina District, To The Horizon Association organizes the 2nd Edition of The Storytelling Festival Nozhat Alhakawati from the 2nd to the 4th of Mai @ Rcif, Bab Boujloud and Cinema Boujloud.
Clock Kitchen Learn to cook traditional Moroccan food in the heart of the medina with Clock Kitchen.Tour the food markets like a local before preparing a fantastic feast in our dedicated cooking school.
Calligraphy Discover the sacred art of Calligraphy with the master, Mohammed Charkaoui. Private and group lessons by arrangement. Bamboo quills and papers are provided.
Fez Download Over a mint tea, Khalid will give you the full lowdown regarding culture, customs and language ensuring you get fully under the skin of this unique city.
Henna Amina, our resident Henniya, will create personalised, exquisite body art using this ancient, natural technique.
Oud Learn to play this beautiful instrument with the guidance of master musician Mohammed Semlali. Oud provided.
Every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6 pm. All welcome.
Monday & Saturday @ 6 pm
Had Sadaqa Directed by dil Fadili with Aziz Hatab,Hanan Ibrahimi, Ben Issa Jirari. The movie is in Arabic with French
Every Tuesday @1 pm in Sports Complex Batha from . Speak to café manager for details. All welcome
Synonyms Of Love Calligraphy exhibition by Mohammed Charkaoui
Oud Chillout Friday @ 6pm
Sunday Concert @ 6pm
Gnawa Popular female group(20dh)
On Monday, September 14th, Café Clock and local master storyteller, Mohamed Mokhlis, met for the first time with 18 students and young professionals who answered the call to help preserve Morocco’s hikayat tradition. Café Clock opened in Marrakech in February of 2014 and inaugurated this program, which gives local youth the opportunity to learn Moroccan stories. Participants endeavor to ensure that aging Moroccan story tellers have the opportunity pass their stories to a younger generation. Marrakchi master storyteller Ahmed Ezzarghani (who performed outside of Bab Boujloud in Fez in the 1950s) is dedicated to passing on the volumes of stories in his head and shares stories with four to six apprentices every Sunday. The apprentices translate these stories to English and perform along side Ezzarghani every Thursday night at 19:00 at Cafe Clock Marrakech. Ezzarghani’s apprentices have included Fassi Mohamed Enouichi and El Ghali Guennouni.
Present at the informational meeting on Monday was an apprentice of the Marrakech program, Jawad Elbied. He said, “it was a great start to the program thanks to the many people who turned out to learn more about the program. Mokhlis seemed to really hit it off with his new apprentices. It’s very exciting to see the program expand to Fez. I’ve learned so much from Haj [Ezzarghani] and the other apprentices. This is a great opportunity for everyone involved, and it’s great for storytelling!”
Mokhlis and his apprentices have now begun meeting twice per week and hope to begin performing at Cafe Clock on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. Mokhlis teaches the apprentices stories dating back almost 1,000 years. Some of the storytellers will translate their stories to English and perform in English, while other storytellers will perform in Moroccan Darija.
Much attention has been given lately to the fact that local cinemas are a dying breed here in Morocco. Here at Cafe Clock we are sensitive to their plight, and are doing our best to carry on the film watching tradition in Fez. Our cozy cinema features seats reclaimed from Cinema Astor in the Ville Nouvelle. The seats actually have quite a history, having spent time in both the cinema and Fes et Gestes before coming to the Clock.
Every Monday and Thursday night we screen a movie at 6pm. The fare ranges from Hollywood blockbusters to Bollywood musicals to art house European films and even local Moroccan selections. Additionally, we are happy to open the cinema for anyone who would like to come view a movie of their own. Just speak with the staff and they will assist in preparing the equipment. Our only request is that your party orders off the menu.
A highlight of our trip to Morocco was our day-long cooking class at Cafe Clock in Fes. We reported to the kitchen late morning and were greeted by our outgoing and friendly chefs, Souad and Merriam. Though given a choice of recipes, we entrusted Souad with the final menu to make best use of the seasonal vegetables. She suggested a lentil soup, followed by a lamb tagine and chocolate-dipped strawberries. With our list of ingredients in hand, we headed out to the market! What follows below turned into a photo diary of the entire experience, culminating in one of our favorite meals of the trip.