Sufi Festival 2022
Saturday 23 July, 3pm - 7.30pm (free, drop in)
Sunday 24 July, 10.30am - 7.30pm (free, drop in)
PLUS Evening Concert, 7.30 - 11pm (Tickets £15)
Visit the Sufi Festival website for more details and booking information
Experience the soul-stirring poetry of Rumi, the transcendent, soaring rhythms of the Qawwali, the ritual solemnity of the mesmerising Whirling ceremony, and gain insight into the philosophy and esoteric wisdom of one of the oldest living mystical traditions.
This year the Sufi Festival is a TWO-DAY weekend festival across Tramway and The Hidden Gardens, which will showcase leading practitioners of Muslim arts from the UK and further afield. The programme includes music, poetry, theatre, visual arts, craft workshops, storytelling, and ritual ceremonies of devotion (whirling).
This year will also present a dedicated Sufi Conference on Saturday 23 July with exceptional luminary Sufi scholars from around the world discussing the spirituality, history, ideas, and relevance of Sufism in the world today.
Immersive workshops will offer festival-goers the opportunity to get hands-on in the craft of Sufi art, poetry and calligraphy. Spellbinding tales will be recounted by storytellers and poets will read verse to transport the soul, while untold spiritual dimensions of sound will be uncovered by world-class musicians. In the tranquility of The Hidden Gardens, guests will be treated to a bazaar selling traditional handicrafts and of course, food and drink from across the Islamic world.
The Sufi Festival welcomes all people of all ages, abilities, faiths, ethnicities, gender identities and mindsets to come and share in an authentic exposition of Sufism organised by practicing Sufis, a cultural experience of Islamic art, culture and heritage in the heart of Scotland’s most diverse and multicultural community in Glasgow’s Southside.