I have found myself on occasion referring to Sally as the ‘spirit of the Leeds art scene’, a title I wish only to imbue with the utmost respect and reverence. Anyone who has put on or been to at least a couple of art or poetry events in the city over the last 15 years or so will have recognised and most likely encountered Sally. She quite literally goes to everything. No one else, or no where else, have I come across such a dedicated, interested, and incredibly supportive audience member, and even referring to her now as just an audience member seems a serious understatement.
She is a much loved and appreciated person but equally quite a private person, and in many ways although she is someone deeply interested in others, many of us in fact, who have known her for years, don’t know that much about her, her life, and how she came to be the wonderful and iconic character of the city she is.