Where: Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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The Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival returns to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre bringing together the very best in Iraqi arts and culture for an action packed day. Organised by non-profit group al-Muntada (Iraqi Australian University Graduates Form), the Festival celebrates diversity within the Iraqi community and showcases the unique perspectives of Iraqi culture through talks, music, dance, film and visual art.

This year’s program includes a free market fair day called The Bazaar of Bagdad, a short film festival made up of award winning short films from Iraqi-Australians, a classical music concert featuring the MACAM Music Ensemble and a keynote speech from orthopedic surgeon and former asylum seeker Dr. Munjed Al Muderis.

Since its inception in 2010, the Iraqi Cultural Festival has rapidly become an annual flagship event in the cultural calendar of Western Sydney and attracts people from diverse backgrounds who are looking to enjoy and learn more about Iraq’s eclectic culture.

The Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival is co-produced by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Main Festival Sponsors include: Liverpool Council, Settlement Services International (SSI), Core Multicultural Communities and the NSW Government.

The 2018 Festival striving to be an inclusive and accessible event for all members of our community, regardless of culture, language, age, gender and ability by proving Access & Inclusion Guide for the festival.

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