Poet Sally back up north after a big success Down Under

Doncaster born poet Sally Jenkinson.
Doncaster born poet Sally Jenkinson.
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Hatfield Open Mic Night, 
Hatfields pub, Doncaster

Doncaster-born poet Sally Jenkinson is performing at this free event tomorrow night, following on from her performances at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.

Having grown up in Wheatley, Balby and Sprotbrough, Hexthorpe-born Sally is back home fresh from Adelaide, where she earned impressive reviews for her show Folly, a spoken word piece with a guitar accompaniment.

Sally is the daughter of Mick Jenkinson, who will be familiar to many in connection with Doncaster Folk Festival.

She cites her family as a major influence in her work, which includes the themes of home and roots, describing them as “a big, noisy family and I’m always learning from them”.

Sally said: “I’m so excited about reading my work in Doncaster but at the same time I am quite nervous.

“Everywhere else I can charm people by having a Yorkshire accent but back home everyone already talks like me!”

The open mic night is part of a new series of gigs organised by arts group Right Up Our Street for local artists to perform alongside more established acts, with audiences given the opportunity to enjoy music, comedy and poetry.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Open to first-time performers and more experienced ones alike, this friendly, laid-back evening welcomes all art forms including visual artists who display their work.

Performers and artists wanting to book a slot to appear on the same bill as Sally Jenkinson should contact Joe@rightupourstreet.org.uk