Those From Distant Lands

Those From Distant Lands


June 25, 2023    
2:00 pm


Burnley Words Fest Hub
Market Square, Charter Walk, Burnley

Event Type

THOSE FROM DISTANDS LANDS – is an amazing anthology of spoken poetry created by young people from Respect and Dignity Arts.

Their poetry explores the formidable story of their ancestors;
How those from distant lands left the towns and villages that fed them,
Composing extraordinary stories,
And defining their place in present times.

Having developed their poetry under the tutelage of renowned spoken word artists; Reece Irvin Williams, Nicole May, Shirley May and Suhaiymah Manzoor (The Brown Hijabi) – The Young Collective will be performing at this year’s Burnley Word Festival 2023

Audiences will also have the opportunity to experience the exclusive screening of the ground breaking short film, ‘Those from Distant Lands.’

This event is free to attend / Pay What You Decide but capacity will be limited, so we recommend saving your seat in advance and booking a ticket here:


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