Details of events past and future relating to the 2017-18 Award can be found below.
You can also view our archive of events from earlier years.
Report and Photos from Launch Event (18 Oct 2017)
Report and Photos from Vlogging Workshop (3 Nov 2017)
Thursday 1st March 2018, The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7PD
The DBA Committee are very excited to announce the following amazing line-up of guest authors who will be appearing at our Finale at the Dome on Thursday 1st March 2018.
For the first time ever we will be joining in with the national World Book Day celebrations for what promises to be an absolutely fabulous event.
Amazing authors and illustrators read and live-draw in this one-of-a kind, unmissable event. Including:
Don’t miss out - come along and help us celebrate the joy of stories with some of your favourite authors. Book your places now by contacting Lynne Coppendale.
Places are sure to go very quickly, so don’t delay, book yours today!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Friday 29th December 2017
Is this the Best Panto workshop Ever? OH YES IT IS!!!
Do you want to visit the magical world of Narnia this Christmas and enjoy a fantastic day of drama and song?
Then book your place at our fabulous, free panto-in-a-day workshop on 29th December 2017 at Doncaster’s Little Theatre. Children will have the opportunity to work with the terrifically talented James Worthington and his colleagues from the Talegate Theatre Company, and will learn and perform a panto in a day. Our theme this year is the magical land of Narnia, and it will be spellbinding stuff!
The workshop will run from 10 am until 3.30 pm (approx.) with a performance planned for 3 pm. Children will require a packed lunch.
Can they learn an entire show in just one day? Oh yes they can!!
To book a place, or to find out more, please contact Lynne Coppendale as soon as possible.
As places are, sadly, limited, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday 22 November 2017
As part of participating in the Doncaster Book Award, Armthorpe Academy hosted a visit by the highly acclaimed YA and children's author Anthony McGowan. Mexborough Academy and Hallcross Academy joined Armthorpe year 7 students to meet the author and to listen to him tell them about his books and how he became a writer.
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Back by popular demand, this autumn the DBA were once again proud to welcome the wonderful Matt Haig and Chris Mould!
To celebrate Father Christmas and Me, the latest book in their highly successful A Boy Called Christmas series, the dynamic duo appeared at St Peter's Primary School, Doncaster.
Friday 3rd November 2017
This autumn half term, The Point Arts Centre was the venue for a brand new and exciting ‘Vlogging’ workshop to help launch our new ‘Reading Champions’ project.
Our DBA launch event on 18th October was the biggest ever, with over 1500 children taking part in a fun-filled celebration of poetry, pictures and stories at the Doncaster Dome with our special guests Chris Riddell and Paul Cookson.
Keep checking back regularly for full details of our other events in 2017-18. In the meantime, why not check out all our fantastic events from last year?
The new home of the Doncaster Book Award is the Doncaster Dome! Here we will be able to cater for a much larger audience... now whole year groups can be accommodated! Interested schools are invited to contact lynnecoppendale(аt)doncasterbookaward.net to find out more.