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SalamFest: Friday 24 November

24 November 2017, 11:00am8:00pm
Location Multiple venues
See list below for venue details

SalamFest Muslim Arts Festival celebrates peace, love and compassion through art. Across three days, the State Library will host music, dance, film, feasts and even a car decorated in Pakistani truck art!

Visit the SalamFest website to see the full schedule of events.

Daily forecourt activities from 11am

  • SalamMobile: Meet Rumi, the car painted by Australian artists from Muslim and Indigenous backgrounds. Take a selfie, and drop by each day at 3pm to hear a talk from SalamMobile artist Sohail Yamin.
  • Henna art: Learn the art of applying henna to your hands and feet.
  • Pottery: Watch Mohamad Saubjaki create beautiful pieces using a pottery wheel.
  • Calligraphy: See Islamic calligraphy demonstrations by Omran Omer and Shakeel Tariq.
  • Ebru art: Be introduced to the Turkish art of hand-marbling paper by Oznur Ates.
  • Indian tribal arts: Watch as Bushra Hassan creates artworks inspired by Mughal art.

Today's highlights

Official festival launch
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Join us to launch SalamFest 2017! Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy will open followed by a recitation of the Qur'an and a panel discussion.

Speed date a Muslim
Conference Centre foyer
Ask Muslim women about their faith and their culture over Turkish coffee and sweets, lead by Moroccan Soup Bar's Hana Assafiri.

Book reading
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Hollywood producer, film-maker and author Kamran Pasha reads from his novel Mother of all believers. Bring your copy along for a book signing.

Sufi concert
Listen to Sufi music from local musicians.

See Saturday's program.

See Sunday's program.