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Exhibition Opening: Madiha Aijaz and Reetu Sattar (Lancashire)

Reetu Sattar, Harano Sur (Lost Tune), 2016. Photo: Farhad Raman

Reetu Sattar, Harano Sur (Lost Tune), 2016. Photo: Farhad Raman

Join us in Nelson and Burnley to celebrate the opening of two film presentations by artists Madiha Aijaz (Pakistan) and Reetu Sattar (Bangladesh). 

Short film works exploring the evolving cultural expression of our global communities through music, language and communication will be shown in Nelson Library and Thompson Park in Burnley 8–30 June 2019 as part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme. 

Celebrations will start at Nelson Library (12–1.30pm) with traditional Pakistani food, opening speeches and a tour of Madiha Aijaz's works led by local artist Zara Saghir, who has been working with community group Mums 2 Mums to explore lost traditions.

The event will continue in Thompson Park in Burnley (2–3.15pm) with a viewing of Harano Sur (Lost Tune) by Reetu Sattar, followed by cake and chai on the terrace by the Pavilion. A short performance by renowned Nasheed artist Hussnain Hanif will round off the day.

A bus will transport guests from Nelson Library to Thompson Park and then return to Nelson Library after the event. This is free but please email if you would like to book a place as seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presented by Liverpool Biennial with In-Situ and Super Slow Way as part of our touring programme, which brings artworks by international artists presented at the 2018 festival of contemporary art to spaces across the North of England.


08 June 2019, 12–4pm


Nelson Library
Market Square
Nelson BB9 7PU

Free and all welcome