Olivia Furber & Ramzi Maqdisi presents

The Lands Heart is Greater Than Its Map

Join a guided tour of a distant city where nothing seems to make sense. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing.

There is a far away city which cannot be named.  In this distant city, daily life is stranger than fiction: you can see the sea but are forbidden to touch it, being honest is illegal and those with ancestral connections to the city are forbidden to enter it. Propelled by a need to tell the city’s story before it is forever forgotten, a resident records the stories behind his favourite places.

This alternative guided tour allows you to wander through the streets of his hometown. Your journey to this distant city will take place within the streets of Manchester and requires only comfortable shoes and an open imagination.

‘Deeply Moving’ – Bristol 24/7


Audience Comments

“Utterly transporting …… I both forgot myself and felt better connected to myself and the world around me….and now I can’t speak.”

“Amazing, absolutely absorbed in the story and beautiful imagery”

“ I wish everyone heard these stories. Very powerful and very needed.”

“So effective, thought provoking, profound…made me stop, focus, see things in new ways”


Ramzi Maqdisi is a Palestinian filmmaker, writer and actor. His work addresses the minute and everyday aspects of life under occupation. Using subtle, subversive and visual storytelling, he seeks to convey an experience of the overwhelming nature of occupation through zooming in on the tiny details that we all, as humans, share.

Olivia Furber is a theatre director and writer working across theatre and installation; indoors, outdoors and in places you weren’t expecting to find her.

1 hour and 10 minutes

  • Age Recommendation 15+
  • Running time: 70-80mins (approx)
  • The entire experience will be outdoor and consist of a guided tour through Manchester which starts at HOME.
  • You will be required to wear headphones throughout the walk (equipment supplied)
  • The performance contains sensitive material and references to violence.
  • The headphone soundtrack includes some loud and sudden sounds. You will have access
    to control the volume yourself.
  • Headphones are sanitised before each use.
  • Step free accessible
  • You’ll just need comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for any potential wet
  • Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions)
  • Capacity is limited for each performance time

Please contact access@homemcr.org if you have any access requirements