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Open Mic Mehfil

Calling young writers and word-lovers from across South Yorkshire, bring your words and be part of Alchemy Doncaster festival!

If you write poems, tell stories, compose lyrics, spit bars, or have anything else to say out loud to a supportive audience, this is an event to celebrate your words, ideas and talents in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Open Mic Mehfil is open to all young people in South Yorkshire (14 to 25), both new and experienced performers, and we’re particularly keen to hear from young people of South Asian heritage.

Our special guest at the Open Mic Mehfil is spoken word poet, activist, and original member of Leeds Young Authors, Saju Ahmed.

Want to perform? Get in touch with Iram Ahmed on

This event is part of Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Doncaster.


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