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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Sheffield People’s Theatre and Sheffield’s poet laureate Otis Mensah have joined up to bring you Connect. During these uncertain times, it is vital to listen to the response of young people and create a safe space in which to think creatively and have your voice heard.

To take part, respond anonymously to the following question:

What is community?

Your answer could be one word, a story, a song lyric… anything!

Submit your answer on the Sheffield Theatres website – submissions close on Friday 29 May.

After submissions close, Otis will create a piece of spoken word poetry using your words.

Get to know Otis Mensah in this interview from our Meet the Locals archive.

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