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SalamFest: Saturday 25 November

25 November 2017, 11:00am8:00pm
Free; except SalamFeast
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

Comedy with Nazeem Hussein
Village Roadshow Theatrette
An hour of comedy with Nazeem Hussain – creator and star of Legally Brown, and one half of the comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet.

Miriam film screening and Q&A
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Watch a screening of the 2007 movie Miriam (rated M), followed by a Q&A with the director, Kamran Pasha.

Library forecourt
Feast on a vegetarian banquet prepared by Hana Assafiri and the team from Moroccan Soup Bar, accompanied by oud musician Safi Parwti. Bookings required.

See Friday's program.

See Sunday's program.