Sally Goldsmith


Associate Committee Member

Sally is a prize winning writer and broadcaster who discovered Carpenter through his biographer, Sheila Rowbotham, in the 1970’s. Finding him as an early exponent of many of the concerns of her own time – particularly feminism, socialism, gay rights and ‘living your politics’ – was both surprising and salutary. She later moved up north to try the communal life for herself. She worked as Outreach Officer for Sheffield City Art Galleries and later developed as a musician, singer and community artist. She invented new touring shows – Plotters and As We Walked Out - written out of research with, and respect for, ‘ordinary local people.’ She has written songs to be sung by Sheffielders in plays and lately a Sony award winning feature for BBC Radio 4 about the Chapeltown made Izal medicated toilet roll. Now winning prizes as a poet, she has published her first small poetry collection, Singer. She has researched many of Carpenter’s local connections with Sheffield and believes that a memorial “to this kind, brave and inspiring man” will be sought out by admirers from all over the world.