Batley Poets reunited for first time in two years at Inter Faith Week event

The Batley Poets held their first in-person poetry session in two years to mark Inter Faith Week.

Sunday, 5th December 2021, 12:00 pm
Batley Poets held an event at Batley Library during Inter Faith Week

The two-hour event at Batley Library was held to bring together a diverse group of people and poets to share in the universality of poetry that binds them all.

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Inter Faith Week marked a fitting return to in-person events for the group, who had not met for such an event since 2019.

This year, Batley Library saw poets old and new take to the stage to share poems they had written or enjoyed reading. Gujarati poets shared their unique style, performing in both Gujarati and English.

Adding to a growing trend of poetry being utilised to bring people of different faiths and cultures together, the event highlighted the positive impact poetry can have on communities.