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29 May 2012

I would like to encourage Rother Valley residents to answer the question “What does representation mean to you in 2012?” for a chance to contribute to REPRESENT, a poem which will be created as part of the Arts in Parliament programme this summer.

Your response could be about making your voice heard, or about getting others to listen. It might be about how you are represented now or how you would like that to be changed. Or it might be about your identity and how that affects how you are represented in 2012. Whatever it is you’d like to say, you can do it with lyrics, rhyme, prose, or even just a couple of sentences.

Using the responses from across the UK, award-winning poet and performer Inua Ellams will create a single poem which will be shown as a film online and in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament from 1-6 August 2012. For full rules and details please visit