It's a big one! Today marks 20 years since the first World Poetry Day. As such, we'd like to share with you the Contact poem written by Elmi Ali.
Contact is a good story, a hot topic handled well
It is a fresh idea, a door, a window
Contact is a slow lift, a tight embrace
A balance of harmony between art, theatre and community
It is being in touch, eyes on the action, mind on the matter
Contact is a real connection.
A pause to reflect
A promise between people and place
Legacy embodied in youth
Contact is Manchester’s best foot forward
It is the future of theatre, now.
Words by Elmi Ali, 2018
Image Credit: Ahmed Omar