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SalamFest, Muslim Arts Festival

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State Library Victoria

328 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Salam Fest – Muslim Arts Festival 2017

SalamFest is a three day Muslim Arts Festival to be held in Melbourne at the iconic State Library Victoria from Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November 2017. The Muslim community of Melbourne comprises of over 70 ethnically and linguistically diverse groups and at SalamFest we will celebrate the long standing contribuitions of the diverse Muslim community in culture, art and cuisine. .


Salamfest captures the essence of the true Muslim values of ‘Peace Love and Compassion’. The festival is an opportunity for Australian Muslims to celebrate their diversity; connect and share their stories, values, arts, culture and cuisine in the true spirit of multiculturalism.


This festival includes Sufi poets, whirling dervishes, musicians, mosaic artists, contemporary rap artists, traditional and modern singers and performers, meditation space, interactive art workshops, panel discussions, various talks, films, conversation salons, giveaways, and much more.


The program of events is free with a range of activities to interest a wide range of attendees. Activities will take place in the State Library’s forecourt directly in front of the State Library on Swanston Street; and in a range of selected rooms within the State Library, chosen for the ambience they provide to the scheduled events.


The mascot for SalamFest 2017 is the Rumi Mobile. This is a car painted in the style of Pakistani truck art as a collaborative art project led by Melbourne artist Sohail Yamin.


A highlight of SalamFest will be the spectacular 250 person dining experience along a single dining table in front of the State Library of Victoria – SalamFeast @ SalamFest .

Salamfeast aims to encourage conversation over a sumptuous three course dinner that will celebrate culture through a culinary experience like no other.


International Guests, Celebrities, Filmmakers and Actors: SalamFest has confirmed International guests, celebrities, filmmakers and actors including a Hollywood producer, director and writer, a Canadian ensemble, etc.

More information will be revealed soon!


The festival is free to attend but bookings need to be made. Please register your interest and we will let you know when bookings open!!!

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