Events 2014-15

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.

Launch Event2014-15 Launch Event

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.

Media Museum, BradfordMedia Museum, Bradford

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.

Rolo the DogDebi Evans and Rolo the Dog

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!

Illustration WorkshopsLiz Million Illustration Workshop

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!

Read our full report on the Liz Million Illustration Workshop

Panto in a DayPanto in a Day

30 December 2014,
10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.,
Mansion House

Workshop and performance based on Robin Hood, led by James and Talegate Theatre.

View our full report and photos!

The photo shows the stars of our Panto in a Day with members of the Talegate Theatre.

Discover Doncaster!Discover Doncaster!

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.

View our full report and photos!

Classics List WorkshopsClassics List Workshops

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 MayoSimon Mayo Guest of Honour at 2015 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:

  • Secondary: Matt Haig, Echo Boy
  • Primary: Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
  • Classic: Michael Morpurgo, War Horse

We have a full report and photos from the Grand Finale

Matt DickinsonMatt Dickinson Author Visit

Thursday 30th April saw Armthorpe Academy and the Doncaster Book Awards host a spectacular visit by author, film-maker and adventurous explorer Matt Dickinson.

View our full report and photos from Matt Dickinson's visit.