Silk Road family festival
Sunday 15 April 2012, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Free.
A great day of festivities officially opened the Travelling the Silk Road exhibition on 15 April 2012. Visitors enjoyed an exciting day of cultural performances, belly dancing workshops, camel rides, pattern printmaking activities, puppet shows, sand animation and much more.
Some highlights of the day
Watch the video of the Fables from the Silk Road puppet show by PuppetOOdle
|10.30–11am||Fables from the Silk Road puppet show by PuppetOOdle|
|11.10–11.40am||Sand Art Animation by Pooja Harischandra|
|11.50am – 12.20pm||The Story of the Prince and Princess Wedding in Dabke dance by The Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Group|
|12.30–1.15pm||Bellydancing performance by TABLA bellydance and Ghawazee Moon Bellydance students|
|1.30–1.50pm||Sand Art Animation by Pooja Harischandra|
|2.00–2.30pm||Musicians playing traditional Arabic instruments, the oud, kanun and tabla|
Craft activities Bay Window
A World of Pattern Possibilities – Arabic pattern print making with artists Fatima Killeen and Megalo printer John Hart.
|10.30am and 1pm||Travelling the Silk Road exhibition highlights tour by Museum host Sameh Abu-Sulieman|
|1.30–2.30pm||Bellydancing workshop in the Garden of Australian Dreams, facilitated by Samina Amar of Ghawazee Moon Bellydance. Suitable for all ages.|
Demonstrations and displays
Located in the Hall from 10.30am to 2.30pm
- Chinese tea ceremony and tasting by Mr Hou Leong
- Silk spinning by the Canberra Spinners and Weavers
- Arabic calligraphy demonstrations by Colonel Ahmed Al Marri
|10.30am – 2.30pm||Camel rides (near Loop)|
|10.30am – 2.30pm||Camel caravan chalk art mural|
|10.30am – 2.30pm||Glass bead making demonstrations by Carole Griffiths|
* note: times and activities may vary.