February 2020 Culture Round Up


February has FINALLY rolled around, bringing with it a whole new range of talent and ongoing happenings in the Doncaster area.

THEATRE

Over at CAST will have Out of Joint Theatre’s rendition of Richard Cameron’s comedy The Glee Club (28th February – 7th March. 2pm. Times vary) – a story of five working miners in the summer of ‘62; a time of change for everyone whether they like it or not. Will their lives will never be the same again?

In the Second Space, THE TRUTH TO POWER CAFE’ returns to CAST for one night only (7th February. 7:15pm) In an era of post -truth & alternative facts, participants will be using imagery, music, memoir, music & testimonies in response to the question; ‘Who Has  Power Over You And What Do You Want To Say To Them?’ David Badill is also returning with his touring show Trolls Not The Dolls (12th February. 7:30pm) telling stories of abusive, dark and hilarious cyber -paths he has encountered online. We at Doncopolitan will be hosting ALL EYES ON CULTURE here too (24th February) – a creative industries event to celebrate the sector and share plans for 2020, with all of Doncaster’s creative sectors under one roof!


The Doncaster Little Theatre are showcasing amazing local talent once again with Young Lit’s new play Zero Units (20th & 21st February. 7pm) With a lack of input coming out of Factory Zita on Planet Sigma Two, what Inspectors Dolphi and Amji discover is shocking, upsetting and raises serious ethical questions. Jay Acorn brings his second stand up  Stuff to the stage (22nd February. 9pm) a night of dad jokes, ploughing through props and dancing like a moran!

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. This month they will be starting Flux Fringing (1st February – 26th August) a series of social gatherings of artists, creatives and associate bodies coming together to network and engage.

Over in The Point’s gallery space, Tim Hopgood’s beloved children’s book Wow! Said The Owl has been brought to life with an adorable interactive exhibition until 7th March. Tim is also hosting a series of family workshops on the morning of 18th February. 


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. They also have the brand new Pit Sense Mining Heritage Project starting from 2nd February, focusing on stories from our mining history told by local communities Denaby, Main, Woodlands and Stainforth/Hatfield.

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  have the 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

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 have events and workshops coming soon. Click Here to subscribe to their mailing list to keep up to date.

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