Recovery shows its talent again at 5 WAYS Open Mic Night

5 WAYS hosted another Open Mic Night on the 8th of February to celebrate the talents of those in recovery.

The evening featured spoken-word performers, singer-songwriters, bands, comedians and poets. Complimentary food was provided by the 5 WAYS members who provided a range of curries.

Once again the night was a sell out as the recovery community gathered together to recognise the accomplishments of those who have chosen to turn their back on drink and/or drugs.


5 WAYS Manager Jo Byrden said: “I am always stunned and moved by the quality of the performers we attract here to our open mic nights. To see such levels of artistry and creativity is truly humbling”.

Jo continued: “What’s even more impressive is that people are now travelling to appear at the 5 WAYS open mic’s from across the north of England. Our reputation seems to have got out there that this is a great place to perform.”

5 WAYS member Zoe Ditta said: “I thought it was absolutely amazing. Performing was nerve-racking but very rewarding. Everyone who did a turn on the night was fantastic and it’s great to see so many people in recovery do so well.”

Rachel Dukes of Leeds Council who attended the event said: “It was an inspirational evening that really shows the talent of the people of Leeds.”

Joe playing the guitar comedian band Spoken word performer