Encapsulating the spirit of multiculturalism that Victoria is renown for, SalamFest is here to build bridges and create stronger partnerships based on shared values. Held over a three day period and brought to you through a hardworking behind-the-scenes team, it'll run from 11am to 8pm each day at the State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne from 24 - 26 November 2017, this is a free family-friendly festival that captures the true message of Islam - 'Peace, Love and Compassion'.
Aside from a full on program, the State Library will also have a car decorated with Pakistani truck art. Come along and engage and connect with everyday Muslims through a sharing of stories, values, arts, culture and cuisine. CLICK HERE for the full-on three-day program and timeframes. Some of the events require registering now, so please peruse the program for those events you won't want to miss out on.
Other special highlights include film screening on different Muslim cultures and themes, recitals of Rumi's mesmerising works, Sufi Dancing, Intro to the traditional art of Henna tattoo, Qawali by Tahir Qawal from Canada, sitar music by Khalil Gudaz, mosaics with Anisa Sharif, Salam Mobile, Salam Feast, speed date a Muslim and lots more such as spoken words, masterclasses, workshops etc. This is just a snippet of what's on offer over the three days.
The objective of the festival is to bring together people from all walks of life and to celebrate and explore new cultures. Enjoy long-standing artistic talents entrenched in the 70 diverse ethnicities represented under the Muslim Umbrella, firmly woven in the tapestry of our great nation. Stay updated via the Facebook page and the event page on FB.
Sounds fantastic and I hope you enjoy. Perhaps you should go earlier as Nazeem Hussein the comedian from I'm a celebrity get me out of here is performing in the afternoon for an hour in the theatre there at 1pm.