June Culture Round Up

Here you can check out all the different theatre, music, visual arts and writing events happening this June.

Written by: Emma Gullon


CAST show their versatile theatre productions this month. From the brand new play Oysters (18th June), which examines the life and music of Johannes Brahms to Le Navete Bete’s comedy parody  of ‘The Three Musketeers’ (21st -22nd June).

CAST will also be playing host to ROUNDABOUT – Doncaster’s first pop theatre on 16th September this year.

Over at the Doncaster Little Theatre, their little space is also packed to the rafters with talent. Their own collaboration with RKC Productions ‘Afternoon Cabaret’  (14th June) promises to be a fun afternoon of live entertainment, while Paul Martin presents his tribute act to Gary Numan & Man Machine (Kraftwerk) (28th June) bringing 80’s nostalgia with him.


Doncaster Youth Jazz Association is the perfect way for the younger generation to expand their passion for music, backed by strong reinforcements in areas such as sight reading, rhythmic understanding, intonation, balance, blend and leadership through part independence.

Click HERE to join up today.

Doncaster’s Quirky Choir host term time rehearsals at Darts (The Point) every Wednesday evening 6.45pm -8.45pm. No experience required, just a love for singing! £4 per person.

Doncaster Rock Choir is hosted every Monday night at 8pm the Nostell Place, Bessacarr. No need to have had any training – just come on down and have a sing along to classic songs like ‘Don’t Stop Believing‘ and ‘Footloose’.


Visual Arts

Doncaster Museum and Art Art Gallery is hosting the exhibition of  Terence Bennett – A Retrospective. (27th April – 30th June).  The large-scale exhibition brings together paintings and drawings produced over a 60 year period, from student works created at Doncaster School of Art in the 1950s, to a series of glowing watercolours fresh off the easel.

The New Fringe is a collective of up and coming artists in the Doncaster community. The aim is to develop and stimulate creative minds and help them to develop professionally with their craft.


The annual Doncaster Emerging and Professional  Art Fair 2019 (30th June) provides an equal opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase and trade their work. It’s also a rare chance to meet the artists in person as they all have individual stands.

Doncaster artist Ian Latham has a pop up studio of his ACE funded project on sculpture mixed with VR/AR on Scot Lane. This exhibition is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30am – 3:30pm.


Writing & Poetry

Helm is a coworking office space where a community of creatives meet, work and collaborate together to help businesses, running workshops on the last Tuesday of the month.

Hive Young Writers Group gives 14 -19 a great weekly meet up to show their work with a supportive young team as well as make new friends. There’s also a Saturday poetry group for 16 -25 year olds.

Queens Poetry Slam is  on 11th June. This is a rare moment when hip hop and culture collide in spectacular fashion, with a collection of local spoken word and runs every SECOND Tuesday of the month


Doncopolitan Happenings

Creativity and Commerce

June 17th 10am @ The Point 16 S Parade, Doncaster DN1 2DR

I will be hosting this networking event on a monthly basis. This time it will be hosted at (Darts) The Point, focusing on Supporting the Visual Arts. Tickets are still available on the Doncopolitan shop online. £5 per person.

We also have the weekly Mama Wheatley’s Craft Club  every Monday from 6.30pm – 8.30pm who are currently working on Doncaster’s biggest yarn Bomb. Contact their Facebook page to get in touch.

Don’t forget Doncopolitan Crawl is on the 23rd of July. A festival of local talent, communities and businesses come together for a fantastic night out!

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