What’s Happening This October

The Autumn winds will be bringing a gailforce of talent and culture this October!

 

THEATRE

English Touring Theatre make their return to CAST with their adaptation of the Broadway smash ‘Two Trains Running’ (1st – 5th October). Racial tensions are running high in Pittsburgh 1969, and the regulars of Memphis Lee’s restaurant find solace together in such turbulent times.  Classic Pinter play No Man’s Land will also be gracing CAST’s stage (11th October). A chance meeting with two elderly writers  turns an evening of memories and whisky into revelations and shocks when two younger men arrive.

On Sunday 13th October TedX Talks will be at CAST offering “a platform to access knowledge and shared learning, projecting forward the best in innovation and advancements Doncaster has to offer for all”

 

Over at The Doncaster Little Theatre will be showing Peter Schaffer’s risque, disturbing play Equus (12th October) Alan Stang’s obsession with horses leads to commit horrific acts of violence. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart comes to find out the cause of Alan’s unnerving  behaviour, but ends being dragged in so deep his own sanity is questioned. Doncaster Little Theatre Company present Pronoun (17th – 19th October) – a deep love story of a transgender teen as he discovers the impact his change makes on his family and friends.

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.

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.

 

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 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.

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