Perthshire poet Jim Mackintosh’s new poem Everyone Means Something was premiered online on Saturday 3 October as part of Perth Theatre’s Fun Palaces weekend.

The heartfelt poem reflects on Jim’s love of live performance, the positive impact it has on people’s lives, how much everyone is missing gathering for theatre and concerts, and the devastating effect venue closures are having on those who work in the live events industry.

Watch Jim perform the poem in Perth Theatre’s auditorium:

A new film poem

Jim is calling out to the people of Perthshire and beyond to take part in a film poem that he is creating about what they’ve missed about theatre and live performance and what their hopes are for the future. He is asking for theatre and concert lovers, and those who work in the Arts to record a short video clip and send it in to Perth Theatre. He will then edit the clips together to create a new and original work for broadcast at a future date.

How to take part

To take part in Jim’s film poem, all you need to do is record a quick video on your phone or tablet – a few words are enough!

For a memory of a show you’ve attended or a special moment in a performance venue, start your video with “I saw …”

To share a hope for the future or an idea about what you want to see when venues reopen, start your video with “I see …”

Send your clips in to

Your submission will be taken as permission for Perth Theatre and Jim Mackintosh to include your video as part of a film poem for public broadcast and it may be used as follows:

• on websites and social media channels
• in press and media communications
• shared with third party organisations for promotional purposes
• kept indefinitely as part of our archive collections

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