What’s On

What’s Happening This January

By Emma Gullon

New Year; New decade! 2020 is ready and waiting with a fresh batch of talent, activities and projects to get you through the January Blues.

THEATRE

CAST are proud to host the brand new event THRIVE! On 18th January, this will be a day of bad- ass speakers, life changing workshops and  expert- led masterclasses, hosted by leading Doncaster Feminist Lindsay McGlone. The Chicago Blues Brothers are also returning (23rd Jan) with A Night At The Movies special. The first FanCASTtic fundraiser of 2020 is happening January 25th featuring popular local acts alongside headlining professional performers, helping to raise money for Cast’s work with disadvantaged groups, children and young people. 

If you thought Panto season was over, Doncaster Little Theatre will prove you wrong with not one but TWO classic stories! SCAR productions bring their version of Cinderella from 4th – 8th  January. Will Cinders ever escape her ugly stepsisters and make to the ball in time? On 11th January, I.C.E Theatre present their panto Aladdin And The Golden Quest. Join our hero and his sidekick Wishee Washee as they set out to retrieve Golden bog-brush of Amun Dunny’ from the clutches of evil Abanazar.

Swaglets after school group is back at The Point (DARTS) on 19th January. For ages 11 to 14, come and join in a night of learning choreography to chart hits. No experience required.

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.

They also have the upcoming exhibition A Eulogy To A ‘Lost’ Decade by artist John Ledger on 11th January from 5pm. A chance for him to showcase his work from over the last ten years alongside his film.

The Point will be hosting the WIRED Technology Club For Girls on 9th January 6:00 till 7:30pm  – a FREE course run by professional musicians Emily Johnson, Liina Turtonen and Sophie Cooper! Here you can learn how to record your own songs and mix different  tracks. From 6th January – 7th March, there is the interactive Wow Said The Owl! exhibition hosted by famous children’s author and illustrator Tim Hopgood (‘What a Wonderful World’, ”A Dog Called Rod’ and ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig’) Suitable for ages 3+

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.

Doncaster Museum have the All Change Exhibition on until 17th January; a celebration of  Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery through the decades, before it moves to its new home. 

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 will be hosting the WIRED Technology Club For Girls on 9th January 6:00 till 7:30pm  – a FREE course run by professional musicians Emily Johnson, Liina Turtonen and Sophie Cooper! Here you can learn how to record your own songs and mix different  tracks. They will also 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 & POETRY 

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 Young Writers Group gives 14 -19 a great weekly meet up to show their work with a supportive young team as well as make new friends. There’s also a Saturday poetry group for 16 -25 year olds.