Founded in 1972, Contact Manchester has played a vital role in engaging artistically with its local community. A theatre particularly committed to supporting the young leaders of tomorrow, the multi-disciplinary venue continues on with its mission of placing the voices of the younger generation to the fore – its mission to place young people at the heart of decision making and help decide the artistic programme. Having been associated with Contact from the age of 15, poet, performance artist and producer Keisha Thompson has recently been announced as the venue’s incoming Artistic Director and CEO. The artist now gearing up to help programme the venue’s 50th birthday from June. Keisha tells us more about how she feels and what her hopes are for the theatre moving forward!