Here are the events and activities we have organised so far for the 2014-15 award. More will be added as they are finalised — keep checking back here on the website for details!
You can also view our archive of events from earlier years.
Tuesday 21 October 2014, CAST
Over 500 excited students enjoyed the launch of the 11th DBA, including special guests James Worthington from Talegate Theatre, the DBA's very own Phil Sheppard, illustrator Liz Million and author and animator Curtis Jobling.
Saturday 22 November 2014
Trip to Media Museum in Bradford. This tied in with the Awards ceremony. Those students involved in making the nominated animation were invited to attend.
25, 26, 27 November 2014
Author Debi Evans held six half-day events for primary schools in November. They were based on her new Adventures of Rolo book, and she even brought Rolo the dog along with her to the schools!
1, 2 December 2014
Doncaster students from four schools were given a Pre-Christmas treat when thanks to the Doncaster Book Award the hilariously funny and very talented illustrator, Liz Million, wowed them with her drawing tips and skills!
30 December 2014,
10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.,
Workshop and performance based on Robin Hood, led by James and Talegate Theatre.
The photo shows the stars of our Panto in a Day with members of the Talegate Theatre.
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 February 2015 (half term), Little Theatre
Two days of Horrible History-style drama workshops based on Discover Doncaster! and led by James and Talegate Theatre.
Early April 2015
Eight days of half-day workshops in schools led by James and Talegate Theatre, and based on our classics list. Some of the students will be invited to perform on stage at the Finale.
Simon Mayo was our Guest of Honour at the Grand Finale on Tuesday 21st April 2015, at which the winners of the 2014-15 Doncaster Book Award were announced: