Doncopolitan Artists

Jordie Paul Smith – We Don’t Want Superiors

Jordie being creative in Doncaster

Throughout secondary school, getting out of Doncaster was the main, sometimes only, thing on my mind.  I knew the kind of work I wanted scarcely existed here and I felt like I couldn’t be my “true authentic self” due to the shame I felt. I dreamed of escaping; that way I’d never have to tell …

The Stories we tell ourselves

Warren Draper is a co-founder of Doncopolitan, who came up with the original concept for the magazine in 2010. He is a visual artist, photographer, activists, ecologist and acclaimed writer currently working closely with Freedom and often published by Idler. I first floated the idea for Doncopolitan back in 2010 because I felt that we …

Black Lives Matter Doncaster – Where Racism And Classism Intersect

Black Lives Matter Doncaster protest organised by Olivia Jones

Understanding White Privilege in a Town With No Privileges. by Olivia Jones Doncaster, like many other towns in the north of England, is a predominantly white working class area. It is a town where people suffered in the Thatcher era and due to the continued false promises from the government, was lost in the fray …