Doncopolitan Musings

Doncaster Floods (Issue 36)

From issue 36, Tony talks about the recent floods that had a devastating impact on some of the areas in Doncaster. Words: Tony Nicholson Photography: Suzanne Wass Thursday 7th November the rain was unrelentless. When the call from the environment agency came in at around 2:30am to warn us that flooding was imminent, it wasn’t a great surprise. The heartbreaking scale of …

Artist: Megan Bailey (Issue 36)

We got the chance to interview college student Megan Bailey. Based in Doncaster, Megan’s sculptures focus on using materials and transforming them into pieces of art. Words: Megan Bailey Photography: Megan Bailey What inspired you to become an artist? I originally wasn’t going into an art based industry. However, I was inspired by the work of Martin Parr to start …

Biophile For Life

Words: Greenjacker Photography: Warren Draper In his groundbreaking book Biophilia (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984), Edward O. Wilson proposed that humans are innately predisposed to seek out connections with nature and other lifeforms. Failure to connect with nature and non-human life leads to depression, anxiety and neurosis. Subsequent studies have shown the power of natural …