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In Your Words; a community story told by the community

We are announcing a new project that will tell the stories of how the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and various restrictions over the last year have impacted our community and region.

This new digital project will celebrate the tenacity and spirit of the people of Crewe, Nantwich and the North West by using local residents’ stories and experiences from the past year. The project aims to highlight how, in the face of extraordinary challenge, communities and individuals have responded to unprecedented difficulties and disconnection. From simple gestures of kindness between strangers or neighbours to a business shifting their focus to support the NHS and everything in between – they need your stories.

Residents can submit their stories via an online form which you can access at Alternatively, you can access our dedicated Facebook page to share your stories or tell us about your lockdown heroes. Search ‘In Your Words – What’s Your Story?’ on the Platform Theatre Facebook Page to join this exciting project. Search ‘Platform Theatre Crewe’ on Facebook. Stories are being accepted until the 1st March 2021.

Project lead and Artistic Director of Platform Theatre, Sean Johnson-Hargreaves says: “We are embarking on this project to create something that will celebrate the way our local area and residents have looked out for each other. We want to record the difficulties people have faced and celebrate the everyday heroes who have emerged when they were needed.”

“We want you to tell us about your experiences over the last year and how the pandemic and lockdown(s) have impacted your life. Have you been forced to put your wedding on hold? Did the pandemic impact the birth of a child? Have you had COVID? How did you and your loved one’s cope with your recovery?”

“Were you asked to shield? How was that experience? Has your business been impacted by the restrictions? Are you a student who experienced the upheaval of GCSE or A Level results in the Summer of 2020?”

You can access the online questionnaire until the 1st March 2021 at Submissions can be anonymous if you choose. Learn more about the project by clicking the projects tab at the top of this page.

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