#Doncastercreatives The CA:Lab Residency hosted by award winning Choreographer and Film-maker Wayne Sables

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The CA:Lab Residency hosted by award winning Choreographer and Film-maker Wayne Sables will take place over 5 days situated on University Centre Doncaster’s beautiful High Melton Campus.
The aim of the residency is to create five individual pieces of work over the week, with each piece taking just 24 hours from conception to final video.
We’re looking for dancers, actors, musicians and video/film technicians who are up for a challenge, that will push them creatively over the residency week.
The residency will start on the morning of Monday 20th July and finish on the evening of Friday 24th July.
The CA:Lab Residency costs £150 per person and includes on-site hotel accommodation and all meals.
To apply, simply head to www.don.ac.uk/calab and complete the online Application Form, as well as sending a copy of your portfolio or examples of work to manny.bisby@don.ac.uk

@BlackGrape Comes to Doncaster…

After the separation of The Happy Mondays in 1992, no one expected Shaun Ryder to make it back into the charts. But the recovering drug addict hit back with a bang in 2005 with the release of the debut album, It’s Great When Your Straight……Yeah with new band Black Grape.
In honour of the hit album’s 20th anniversary, Ryder  and the Black Grape are touring their debut album this year, and Doncaster’s Diamond Live Lounge is on their agenda.
On the evening of June 6th, you can catch them performing their surreal, funky, profane and perversely joyous album for Doncaster’s public for just £24.
For tickets and further information, please visit http://diamondlive.co.uk/gigs/black-grape/.

@Castindoncaster #Doncasterisgreat Alchemy Festival @southbank

Southbank Centre’s Alchemy is an annual festival exploring the cultural links between the UK and South Asia. On Saturday 6 June it comes to Cast, Doncaster and transforms the spaces indoor and out with a rich mix of art and culture.
Throughout the main festival day at Cast the spaces will host a feast of events, happenings and pop up stalls that celebrate the vibrancy and stories of Alchemy and the Indian subcontinent.
Come along and browse the bazaar filled with traditional foods from around the world, see traditional folk dance and have your face painted, listen to stories and enjoy live spoken word performances plus much, much more.
With over half the festival free of charge and perfect for the whole family, you could stay for an hour or for the whole day – there’ll be plenty to take in… it’s a big world out there!

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film created for Alchemy – we think it shows of the ideas, colour and sense of fun that the festival brings! We love it!
(c) words by Shane Solanki, music by Bandish Projekt, film by Ekabhuy



“One of the most powerful and urgent pieces of human rights theatre ever made” (The Herald). A performance based on a shocking true story that changed the lives of countless people forever.
Main Space Thu & Fri 7pm
Sat 1pm only
£17 / £14 concessions*
£10.50* schools

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Using Kathak dancers, musicians, spoken word, iPhones and a live video DJ Ocassionally We Skype explores what it means to exist in a globally connected world.
Second Space 3pm
£10.50 / £8.50 concessions*


Fusing live music, storytelling and a party that everyone’s invited to, United Colours Of FrustrAsian explores our journeys in a witty and poignant exploration of identity, “are we really all that different”?
Second Space 6pm
£10.50 / £8.50 concessions*

varietydonSATURDAY 6 JUNE
The very best of British Asian music, comedy and dance including international singer-songwriter Hussnain Lahori, Michael Jackson tribute dance sensation Signature, seven-piece band AlphaNomega and actor and comedian Mani Liaqat.
Main Space 8pm
Sat 1pm only
£14.50 / £12.50 concessions*



Mothers. They bear us. They nurture us. They feed us. Food is all about stories and, for the immigrant generation, a fundamental link between heritage and the here and now. Celebrating the timeless bond between generations of women. Developed by Hardeep Singh Kohli and storytellers from Doncaster, London, Oldham and The Black Country.
12noon, 2pm & 5pm


Throughout the main festival day at Cast our space will be transformed with a feast of events, happenings and pop up stalls that celebrate the vibrancy and stories of Alchemy.

Join us for free events alongside ticketed performances as all our spaces come to life in a truly unique celebration.

There’s loads to enjoy!

Alchemy Doncaster is a touring project in partnership with:partner

This tour is generously supported by:


Doncaster College and University Centre's Arts Festival

Doncaster College and University Centre Doncaster are showcasing their young talent  across Doncaster, in multiple events this next month… and you shouldn’t miss out.

Dance Performance Practice Showcase

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Year 2 Choreography / Performance

Over 27th, 28th and 29th May Cast will be hosting a three day exhibition full of performances and screenings, to celebrate the work of University Centre Doncaster’s final year students. The events will present work from students studying Contemporary Performance Practice, Dance Practice, Photography and Moving Image Production.
£5.50 / £3.50 concessions *includes a 50p per ticket booking fee, not charged if paying by cash
See more at: http://castindoncaster.com/whats-on/dance-event-local-talent-performance/festival-student-performances#sthash.xv43RUK4.dpuf
Games Development Exhibition

Between 18:30 and 20:00 on 2nd June, talented game designers will showcase their work produced for set briefs. Head down to High Melton Lecture Theatre and AA27 Old Hall Lecture Theatre to see what this years students have created… all for free.
Book online at http://www.don.ac.uk/artsfestival.
Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition 
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Between 2nd and 5th of June, Doncaster’s photography students will showcase their work during open days between 10am and 4pm and for private view at 6pm at the White Gallery.
Tickets are completely free and no booking is necessary.
Moving Image Exhibition
Creative Media Production (Film and TV) Level 3 Diploma
Future filmmakers and production stars will showcase their work via showreels and presentations between 5pm and 7pm on both the 4th and 5th June. Head down to Nijinsky, The Stables and see some talent, without spending a penny.
Illustration and Concept Art Exhibition 
Students from the (BA Hons) Illustration and Concept Art course showcase their work between 10am and 4pm for open days, and from 6pm for private viewing on both the 4th and 5th June.
Head down to MAH32 in High Melton campus to see these talented illustrators, free of charge.
Fashion Show 

The Pigeon Detectives Kick Off Doncaster's Mapfest

This September, Doncaster’s Mapfest will take place over the 3rd, 4th and 6th and will host vast amounts of local and national talent.
Diamond Live Lounge will be hosting a special launch night… and the amazingly talented The Pigeon Detectives are kicking the festivities off.
Originally from Rothwell, Leeds, The Pigeon Detectives formed in 2004 and quickly took off within the industry. And you can see them perform live along with other live bands hosting the special launch evening, for just £10 (or £25 for a weekend pass) this September… excellent.
For more information and tickets, please visit http://diamondlive.co.uk/gigs/pigeon-detectives/