Lockdown challenge: creative writing

Lockdown challenge: creative writing

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John, from our Young Advisor team, has been using his time during lockdown to do some of the things he loves, including creative writing. Read his piece ‘Sheffield’ below. We’d love to share any pieces you’ve been working on. Email or send them to us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Sheffield by John

It seems like it’s been a long time since I was last in Sheffield City Centre. The 27th February was the opening of the Star House youth club. I was there alongside a few of my colleagues representing Sheffield Young Advisors. We all had a great time, we played Mario Kart on the Wii, we played FIFA.

It’s hard to think that two months have passed since that day. I miss catching the tram on the way into work, I miss walking along West Street and then along Division Street to get to Star House. Sheffield city centre is a weird one. It’s relatively small compared to other big cities and you could probably get across it within a couple of hours if you wanted too. But what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. You’ve got the aforementioned West Street and Divison Street, places where people come together to not only have a good time but to create. Follow West Street along far enough and you come to City Hall, a venue steeped in musical history with a city that bleeds musical talent.

It’s not just the places that are special though, it’s the people. One of the reasons that I love going to work so much is because of the people I work with. They’re a lovely group of young people and I’m proud to be able to call a lot of them friends. Whether it be working together on projects or just having someone to talk to, working with the people of Sheffield is always a thing I look forward to doing.

It’s a special place Sheffield. It’s a city that I’m proud to call home and city I’m proud to say is where I’m from.

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