This Touring exhibition from Anne Frank Trust UK creates a journey of self-exploration for visitors, while highlighting the issues of identity, prejudice, racial hatred and the value of freedom. Drawing on themes from Anne’s famous diary
– also Includes:

  • Poignant personal photos of Anne and her sister Margot.
  • Replica artefacts from Anne’s life and the Holocaust.
  • The chilling genocide tunnel.
  • A near life-size replica of Anne’s bedroom in the Secret Annexe.
  • Powerful imagery of the social issues affecting us in modern Britain.


TThe Art of Having Many Good Days FREE WOKSHOPS @helloartfuel #Doncasterisgreat #Doncastercreatives

Artfuel are offering FREE* day trips to a number of destinations in the Doncaster area, along with FREE* matched creative activities to those who have personal experience of or care for someone with mental health issues, physical or learning disabilities, dementia, isolation, loneliness.

Please book in advance to secure your place. A matched creative activity must be booked with a trip.

*There will be a very small charge of £1 per trip or activity that will be given back at the end of the project in materials or equipment.
Wed 12th August Activity 1: Fused plastic animal jewellery (necklaces, badges, keyrings)
Wed 19th August Trip 2: Mansion House & Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
Wed 26th August Activity 2: Ceramics
Wed 2nd Sep Trip 3: Northern Racing College tour & Mount Pleasant afternoon tea
Thurs 3rd Sep Activity 3: Horse collage
Wed 9th Sep Trip 4: Brodsworth Hall
TThurs 10th Sep Activity 4: Image manipulation photo transfer onto canvas bags
Trips and activities will usually run from 10am to 4pm. Please bring your own lunch. Further details will be given on booking. Cameras will be available to take photos on trips.
Phone bookings can be taken from Wed-Fri. Bookings outside of these days must be done via the email below.
Any cancellations (or no show) less than 7 days before a trip will result in full trip charge.
W: artfuel.org.uk
E: info@artfuel.org.uk
T: 01302 360571
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Check OUT who's headlining this years @TickhillTfest #Doncasterisgreat #DoncasterCreatives
Appearing exclusively at TFest; Doncaster… are you ready to welcome back to his hometown Chris Madin, lead singer from Strictly Come Dancing and his wonderful, wonderful orchestra!
Chris and his 14 piece band will take festival goers on a strictly journey through the musical eras; from swing to rock there will most definitely be a song for everyone.
“I cannot wait to be performing back here in Doncaster” Chris tells us. “I have recently moved home from London, bringing my wife and two small children with me and there is nothing like being back up North! I have worked and travelled all over the world, and most of my work is still in London. I am there every week recording, so it is great that I finally have a base back here in Doncaster near my family and friends.”
Chris left Doncaster aged just 11 to study music at Chethams Music School in Manchester. An accomplished piano player he also became a renowned vocalist, working professionally from the age of 16 providing vocals to commercials, video games and theme tunes, developing a reputation as a sought after session singer for the industry.
After several years as one of the most sought after ‘voices for hire’ Strictly Come Dancing came along and Chris has now been a regular singer alongside Tommy Blaze for 5 years.  He didn’t stop there… X Factor naturally wanted a slice of the action and in 2014 Chris provided the vocal arrangements for the groups and the male artists.
“Much of what I do takes place behind the scenes. Arranging scores and music for artists is a big part of my job and is what I have done most recently for Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. That was my first Eurovision, having been asked every year but been unable to make it because of work commitments. It was enormous fun, if not hard work, and yes it is something I would do again!
I cannot wait to play at TFest and bring along my band. I have some of the best musicians in the country joining me and it will be a fantastic show. I heard of Tfest in 2013 through my family and followed it on Facebook and Twitter. I loved their ethos of bringing live music through local bands to local people. Everybody should have access to live music, especially children. They need to be inspired and I am hoping to do that this year myself with my wonderful, wonderful orchestra.“
“We are really excited to be bringing Chris to TFest this year” says organiser Steve Madin “We wanted to make sure that there was a very definite family appeal to this years show, and we know that Chris, who will play for an hour and a half will bring something for everyone. We have a fantastic mix of bands this year, with this one being the real difference and the real family attraction.”Chris will play from 4:30pm on the main stage at Tickhill Cricket Club.
Tickhill Tfest, sponsored by Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, takes place on 26th September 2015 in Tickhill from 12noon to 11pm at Tickhill Cricket Club and The Scarbrough Arms. Tickets are priced at £15 per adult, £6 per child or £40 per family ticket (2 adults and 3 children). Tickets are available to buy online at http://www.t-fest.co.uk/ or though SJ Grooming, KSM and Castlegate DIY in Tickhill.
Digging for Doncaster – volunteers sought for new archaeological exploration

History enthusiasts around Doncaster are being given a unique opportunity to get their hands dirty alongside leading archaeologists this summer as part of a fortnight-long dig to try to uncover secrets about the town’s First World War and military history.

excavating Doncaster
excavating the secrets of Doncaster

As part of the Doncaster 1914-18 project, archaeologists will be conducting two weeks of excavations in the grounds of St Peter in Chains Church on Chequer Road – the former location of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry’s Scarbrough Barracks and just a stone’s throw away from the project’s curators at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery. Members of the public will be trained in archaeological techniques, before picking up trowel and brush to see what early 20th century stories they can uncover buried beneath the ground.
“The dig site in central Doncaster offers a fantastic opportunity for those with an interest in history to work on a real archaeological dig. The site is the location of the former Scarbrough Barracks; these were built shortly after World War I, but prior to this the site was used for military training during the war, so we are hoping to find evidence of what activities were carried out here,” comments project manager, Dr Glyn Davies of ArcHeritage, which has been commissioned to undertake the dig. “A recent dig at what is now the new cultural quarter revealed practice trenches excavated by soldiers training in Doncaster. We don’t know if they were undertaking similar training in trenching on the barracks site but the excavation provides us with the opportunity to find out what they were doing.”
During the main dig, running from 10 – 22 August, the archaeologists will require 15 – 20 volunteers each day to help dig and process finds – including cleaning, labelling and bagging – but before that, around 5 people per day are needed at the end of July to help with geophysical surveys of the site. “This will give us an indication of the best places to start digging so that we can focus our efforts on parts of the land that have the highest potential to contain archaeological remains,” explains Dr Davies.
digging away
digging away

The volunteering opportunity is open to anyone over the age of 16, and no prior experience is necessary. Training will be provided on the Monday and Wednesday of each week, with volunteers then spending at least a day working on the site. Young archaeologists can also get involved, as those aged between 8 and 16 can join the team if they are accompanied at all times by a parent.
“Our team are spending the next four and a half years talking to communities in and around Doncaster about the experiences of their ancestors during the First World War and we are hopeful that this archaeological excavation will help us better understand how we prepared our young men for life on the front line,” says Doncaster 1914-18 Project Manager, Jude Holland. Father Augustine O’Reilly of St Peter in Chain’s Church added, “We are supportive of this project and encourage a good response to the appeal for volunteers. I hope it will be productive and the knowledge gained may be a source of great inspiration to future generations.”

Alongside the volunteering opportunities, the dig will be open to the public every day (except Sundays) between 10-22 August, 10am-4pm. On Saturdays 15 August and Saturday 22 August, visitors can join in action packed archaeology open days between 10am-4pm.

There will be hands-on activities, and fun for all the family. The Great War on Tour, the Project’s travelling roadshow will be present on both days, presenting a snapshot of Doncaster 1914-18’s latest research. “Once visitors have seen the archaeology in action, they can pop into the museum to learn more about the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry’s role in the War in our new exhibition, ‘A Call To Arms’,” adds Jude.

For details on how to register, volunteers should visit www.doncaster1914-18.org.uk or the ArcHeritage website http://www.archeritage.co.uk/news/#790 or contact ArcHeritage, by email diggingfordoncaster@yorkat.co.uk or phone 0114 2728884.

For further information on the Doncaster 1914-18 project, please visit www.doncaster1914-18.org.uk

Perform in Cast's homegrown production of Dancehall #DancehallDN

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next major production – the history of Doncaster from the Dance Floor. http://tinyurl.com/njqrxzd