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Harmony Week 2020 - Cancelled

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Sunday 15 March 2020 - Saturday 21 March 2020

Venue: Various

Cost: Various

Important update

In light of the current public health concerns posed by coronavirus (COVID-19), City of Salisbury has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone the Harmony Week celebrations scheduled for this week.

We were looking forward to coming together as a diverse community in honour of Harmony Week and this outcome is disappointing, however necessary given the evolving nature of this threat to public health. 

Our primary responsibility and concern remains the safety and welfare of all members of our community.

While the current advice is that non-essential gatherings should be limited to less than 500 people, it is our responsibility to uphold protocol regarding social distancing to reduce the spread of germs and help protect the most vulnerable members of our community from coronavirus and cancel all Harmony week events other than current exhibition “From Many Lands we come”.


Our events and displays for Harmony Week 2020 facilitate a celebration of how all our differences make Australia a great place to live.

Download a copy of the Harmony Week program here.

Community Hub Events

From Many Lands We Come exhibition

Wednesday 12 March to Monday 13 April 2020

Find out more about the exhibition here


Harmony Week Movie Screening - Cancelled

Thursday 19 March 2020

John Harvey Community Hall, Salisbury Community Hub
34 Church St, Salisbury
10.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: FREE

Ali’s Wedding (M)

Ali dreams big - he wants to be with the girl he loves, but he's been promised to another girl at his father's mosque. He wants to be the great doctor that the community expects him to be, but he doesn't get the marks. And above all he wants to make his father proud. Really proud.

ALI'S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. Depicting the lives of a Muslim family in Melbourne with authenticity and warmth, Ali's family share the same dilemmas as every family. Parents who want the best for their children and children who are trying to work out their place in the world.

Winner of Best Original Screenplay and nominated for 7 awards from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, including Best Direction and Best Film. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Sydney Film Festival.

 "ALI'S WEDDING... gets its big laughs from authentic insights into the complexity and contradictions inherent in Islamic communities, with a wisdom about human nature that hits a universal sweet spot." - Nick Dent, Time Out Sydney

Bookings encouraged but not essential.


Multicultural activities and performances - Cancelled

Friday 20 March 2020

Celebrate Harmony Week with the City of Salisbury
34 Church St, Salisbury
12noon to 4pm
Cost: FREE

Salisbury Civic Plaza / Inparrinthi Kumangka

Live music, cultural dancing and performances, audience participation, giant games and much more...

11.45 am to 12.15 pm      Guitar music by Rhythm Strings
12 noon to 2 pm               Henna tattoo
12.15 pm to 12.35 pm      Dragon dancing
12.35 pm to 12.45 pm      Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM - welcome
12.45 pm to 12.50 pm      Guest speaker: MP Hon Tung Ngo MLC
12.50 pm to 1.15 pm        Brazilian group and Bollywood dancing
1.15 pm to 1.25 pm          Italian singer Mira Saangregorio
1.25 pm to 1.35 pm          Filipino dance by Sampaguita Group
1.35 pm to 1.55 pm         Jukes Ukulele Group
1.55 pm to 2 pm              Bhutanese/Nepalese dance by Ashika
2 pm to 2.25 pm              Parabeats guitarists
2.25 pm to 2.35 pm         Cambodian dance by Santipheap Apsara Amatak
2.35 pm to 2.45 pm         Italian singer Mira Saangregorio

BBQ with vegetarian options will also be available for sale.

Inside the Salisbury Community Hub

Demonstrations, virtual reality tours, come and try activity

1 pm to 4 pm John Harvey Hall A   Virtual Reality Tour: World Cities
1.45 pm to 2.30 pm Kids Area        Japanese kimono demonstration
2 pm to 3 pm John Harvey Hall B   Aboriginal basket weaving  ($5 - bookings essential, phone 8406 8368)

Enquiries: 8406 8591


Community Centre Events

Family Fun Day (FREE) - Postponed

Find out more about the postponed details here

Saturday 21 March 2020

Morella Community Centre (90 Kings Rd, Parafield Gardens)
12pm to 3pm

Morella Community Centre and City of Salisbury are inviting you to join us at a FREE Family Fun Day event to celebrate Harmony Week 2020!
There will be a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy.  

The event will start with a smoking ceremony followed by:

  • cultural performances and music
  • information stalls

 A variety of activities for children including:

  • face painting
  • interactive activities
  • colouring competition
  • giveaways

Enquiries: 8406 8484 or email


Library Programs - Modified

Sunday 15 March to Saturday 21 March 2020

Families and Caregivers are welcome to attend regular early years children’s programs with intercultural themes during harmony week.

Visit for regular program times and locations.

Enquiries: 8406 8222


For more information

To find out more about Harmony Day and Harmony Week, go to 


Important notice

Remember, if you feel unwell or unsure please contact your doctor or seek medical advice before attending this event. In the interest of public health, please do not attend this event if you have travelled overseas in the past month, and you have a fever with a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, or you have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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