THERE WILL be an Asian flavour to some of the cinema and poetry events during this weekend's Keighley Arts and Film Festival.

Shareena Lee Satti will read a poem commissioned for the festival on Thursday October 10 at 3pm in Keighley Creative Space on Hanover Street.

A screening of historical Keighley films on Friday at Creative Space will include excerpts from of "Two Leaves of a Shatoot"; a film made by Alan Watkinson and the Sangat Community Centre in 2005.

The film, screened from noon till 4pm, focusses on the lives and experiences of five members of the Senior Citizens' Club at the Sangat Centre who, before the partition of India, volunteered to fight alongside the British Army against the Japanese during the Second World War.

Creative Space will host a preview of the specially-commissioned Why Keighley documentary from 4-6pm, including an interview showing what brought Asian people to Keighley.

The final day of the festival, on Sunday, will feature the winning entry in the Made in the Aire Valley film competition, along with a screening of films made by Project e5 with the Keighley Asian Women and Children’s Centre. The screenings will be from noon till 3pm at Creative Space.

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