DN Festival… Does Space

Astronauts, innovative workshops and a pop up cinema, oh my! All of these are taking one small step to Doncaster for the DN Festival Does Space this July.
Right Up Our Street are landing this exciting space-themed festival on the evening of Friday 27th July and all day on Saturday 28th July, in the Sir Nigel Gresley Square and the Village at Waterdale Shopping Centre.
Sally Lockey, project director for Right Up Our Street, said: “We are so excited about this year’s first festival.
“Using the theme of space we have invited and commissioned a number of Yorkshire-based artists to showcase ambitious work alongside a small number of handpicked nationally touring pieces. Doncaster’s own Lioness Theatre presenting ‘The Black Stuff’ and Jenkinson-Parks will be some of the many highlights.
“Thanks to Right Up Our Street’s continued relationship with Without Walls Associate Touring Network, we’ll be welcoming the innovative dance theatre piece ‘Urban Astronaut’ by Highly Sprung and the beautifully post-apocalyptic ‘The Wheel House’ by Acrajou.
“As with all our past festivals, empty spaces within the Village at Waterdale Shopping Centre will be reimagined and shop units will become hands-on free activity spaces for families alongside festival food and pop up performances.”
The summer festival will see a giant inflatable venue called The Big M take over Sir Nigel Gresley Square. The Big M will be the central hub for everything from a sci-fi Cosy Cinema screening to a family rave.
“We are already talking to a number of businesses about potential sponsorship and partnerships around these events as we want to make sure that we are delivering events that Doncaster can really be proud of.
“There is already so much to be excited about with the commissions for this festival and more activities and events will be announced soon,” added Sally.
Want to know more? Head on over to http://rightupourstreet.org.uk/

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