When You See Water

When You See Water culminated in a spectacular outdoor carnival performance.

See the short film here…

Inspired by the poem ‘When You See Water’ by Alice Walker (see below) URES worked in partnership with Burnley Youth Theatre, to involve over 26 community groups, primary schools, secondary schools and special schools throughout Burnley. Over 800 young people enjoyed learning about our river heritage through drama workshops and activities.

Eight of these groups went on to participate in the carnival performance which involved over 250 young people making costumes, puppets and displays. See the gallery below for great photos of the WYSW programme:

When You See Water

When you see water in a stream
you say: oh, this is stream
water;
When you see water in the river
you say: oh, this is water
of the river;
When you see ocean
water
you say: This is the ocean’s
water!

But actually water is always
only itself
and does not belong
to any of these containers
though it creates them.
And so it is with you.

by Alice Walker

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