What’s Happening This September

Summer may be nearly over, but this September Doncaster is still going to be a hotbed of talent and Culture!

 

THEATRE

After the success of The Colour of Light (2017) and Arka (2018) CAST &  present the stunning outdoor performance RISEThe story will celebrate people who have changed the lives of others for the better, and how they handover their legacy to the future of Doncaster.’ (Friday 13th September. 8pm. FREE)

CAST  are also hosting the brand new, unique ROUNDABOUT FESTIVAL from the 19th – 22nd September. The world’s first pop up theatre is a four day event of performance, art, comedy and more! This includes  Daughterhood – a play about ‘the ties that bind us and why we sometimes need to break them’. (20th – 22nd September. Friday (schools) 2pm Saturday 3pm, Sunday 8:30pm. £6/£5 under 26 and Artist Co-op)) and A Reyt Donny Drag Do –  ‘an evening of fun, fabulous frolics from some of Doncaster’s leading Drag and Cabaret scene.’ (21st September @ 7:30pm £18) Doncopolitan’s Creativity and Commerce will also be held there this year, featuring Lauren Towensend as our guest speaker! (20th September @ 9am. £5)

Over at The Doncaster Little Theatre, star of ‘Bargain Hunt’ David Harbour presents Unexpected Tales, featuring  ‘funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other.’ (Thursday 5th September @ 7:30pm. £14) 

Doncaster Little Theatre Company present their version of the classic 70’s sitcom Hi – De – Hi! ‘The Yellow Coats are Coming!’ (17th & 18th September @ 6:30pm. £10/£8)

 

VISUAL ARTS

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. £5 per membership. There also hosting The New Fringe Open Art Exhibition as part of the Doncaster Art Fortnight (21st September – 5th October)

The Point (DARTS) are hosting a fun day of family workshops (1st) offering where you can print your own rocket with Artist Samantha Green. There’s also the weekly Creative Directions In The Community (6th & 7th).

Click HERE  for the full lineup of August workshops.

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.

Cusworth Hall Museum and Park have the permanent exhibition Estate of War: Doncaster’s Country Houses – a look at how country estates became military hospitals during the First World War, and how life changed for the families and those below the stairs long after the war ended.

The first ever Doncaster Fashion Week will be hosted at HS2 College on 28th September – founded by designer Leah McMullen, this brand new event will have up and coming local designers showing their Autumn/Winter 2019 collections for the first time. (£15/£10.50)

On Sunday 29th September, The Doncaster Emerging and Professional  Art Fair will give local artists of all experience a chance to exhibit and sell their work at The Corn Exchange.

MUSIC

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 from 16th September till December 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’. £25 per membership.

The Point has the new monthly workshop In The Moment (2nd & 4th of each month) – a dementia friendly workshop focusing on making music and storytelling as well as Singing For Memory (5th & 19th)

 

WRITING & POETRY 

Helm is a co-working 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.

 

The Ted Hughes Poetry Festival returns to Mexborough from 11th – 14th September. This truly unique event is a fantastic showcase of fresh local talent, as well as some big names on the poetry scene such as local legend Ian McMillan   performing new material live. (£15)

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DONCOPOLITAN HAPPENINGS

The Autumn issue of Doncopolitan Magazine will be released on the 12th September. This month we will be focusing on the subject of Mental Health, and hearing the stories of those in the Doncaster community who are suffering, and organisations who help those in need.

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.

 

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