Words: Emma Gullon
Photography: Various Places/Events
CAST have plenty to sing and dance about this November! Their annual panto this year is the classic story of Cinderella (29th November – 31st December) – the perfect family show that will leave you laughing, singing and dancing long after midnight. Andro & Eve will be bringing A Reyt Queer Do #4 in their Doncaster debut (13th November) This promises to be a night of Northern, Queer talent.
Over at Doncaster Little Theatre, The Theatre Gang turn history on his head once again with their original production Robin Hood & The Knights Of The Round Table (18th – 19th November) ‘Full of laughter, terrible jokes, singing, dancing and probably extra characters that have no business being involved in any of these stories.’ Meanwhile, C.A.T.S return with the urgent and extremely relevant play Girls Like That (26th – 27th November). When a naked picture of Scarlett goes viral, her life spirals out of control. But why is she keeping so quiet?
Right Up Our Street will be bringing back DN Festival of Light by popular demand from 22nd – 27th November, including an appearance from TechTonic – an immersive light and sound experience, projecting and transforming Doncaster Minster with a visual language that is unique to Doncaster.
The Austerfield & Bawtry Illumination Festival takes place on Sunday 17th November – showcasing 400 years of Austerfield’s connections with the Pilgrims and the sailing of the Mayflower. A day full of workshops and entertainment at Bawtry Hall is included.
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. They’re also hosting their first Art Bomb on 30th September – taking over the old Attys Solicitors building with fine art, sound, film, poetry and light.
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.
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)
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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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