World Sufi Festival – Official Opening Ceremony
Friday 22 February
Hall 2, SECC, Glasgow
You are invited to attend the official opening ceremony of the World Sufi Festival – a rich and colourful celebration for all the family.
The opening ceremony will be attended by special guests including Bob Winter Lord Provost of Glasgow, Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police Stephen House, funders representatives and councillors.
There will be interview and photo opportunities with performers and special guests. You are also invited to wander round the rest of the installations for photos, interviews etc.
There are musicians, dancers, artists and participants from around the world – from more than 12 countries and 4 continents, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Senegal, Australia, England and Scotland.
There is a special children’s area (funded by Heritage Lottery Fund) where children of all ages can listen to Sufi stories with our Australian storyteller, make a personal talisman, try calligraphy, banner making and crafts with artists from Pakistan and Baluchistan.
There are frequent performances on 2 stages throughout the day and plenty more to see and do as you wend your way through the Bazaar and installations from Turkey, Iran and Senegal.
Glasgow City Council Parks Dept are providing the greenery for all the courtyards, including the Fountain Garden, turning the inside of the SECC into a verdant outside space!
The World Sufi Festival is organised by Association of Poetry and Music Glasgow and major funders include Glasgow City Council, Culture and Sport Glasgow, Scottish Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund.
For more information – www.apmguk.org
For more press information and to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0771 288 0965
NOTE: We can also organise photo ops, interviews etc earlier in the day if your deadlines require it