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'So That You Might Know Each Other'

The Souq – A Festival of Culture

Sunday 22 July, 11am–3pm

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Join us as we celebrate the last day of our exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam with The Souq – A Festival of Culture.

Enjoy delicious food, market stalls, performances and music inspired by Islamic culture.

Presented in association with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Canberra.

Free entry, Museum wide

See program highlights

There will be lots to see and do on the day. Some of the highlights will include:


Watch the film screening of Ali’s Wedding. Despite the best of intentions, Ali just can’t seem to make the right life choices. The charming son of a Muslim cleric, he dreams big. Ali wants to be with the girl he loves, but he’s been promised to another girl at his father’s mosque.

Arrive early, limited seating available.

Visions theatre
Rated M


Join members of Canberra’s Muslim community for an open conversation about Islam. Ask about Iftar, fasting at Ramadan, the difference between a niqab and hijab, and more.

11am – 3pm
Gandel Atrium

More on Ask Me Anything on our Museum blog.

Two women and a man dressed in traditional costumes singing and playing music
a colour photo of three young children sitting on the floor

Shop | Eat

Stallholders will include local artists and importers:

  • clothing
  • sweets and pastries
  • jewellery
  • perfume and beauty
  • textiles
  • home wares, and much more.

More about the stallholders

Musk Beauty in Marketplace Gungahlin offers a large range of Oriental and Occidental-style fragrance products for the body and home.

Rimz Couture's Rima Agarwal specialises in henna body art which has rich traditions in cultures around the world.

Butik Etnik Cantik provides Indonesian fashion products from high quality materials based on fair-trade principals.

The Institute of Australia Middle East Business and Education is dedicated to bridging the gap between Australia and the Middle East and North Africa by enriching cross-cultural understanding and lingual and business awareness between these diverse regions.

Presented in association with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Canberra.

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