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.
Second Vlogging Workshop and the first of our Video Blogs!
Team DBA are busy planning the next events - keep checking back here regularly!
We’ve just come to the end of this year’s poetry competition, and what a joy it has been to read all of the wonderful poems created by our young people!
We were absolutely delighted at the response. In total we had 279 poems submitted from ten local primary schools and the Home Educated community.
The morning of 12th June 2018 was a very exciting one for the DBA as a poet and three fabulous authors joined us at Doncaster Dome for our first ever event aimed at younger readers, and the winners of our recent inter-school poetry challenge were announced
In the afternoon of 12th June 2018, five Doncaster schools came together to celebrate creativity, enjoy some performance poetry, and showcase their own poetic talent at a special Doncaster Book Award Poetry Slam. This event followed on from our younger readers' event in the morning and there was no let-up in the energy and enthusiasm buzzing around the Dome as the audience enjoyed contributions from Paul Cookson, Debi Evans, Ash Dickinson and fantastic dance and poetry performances from students.
In early June 2018, Doncaster Book Awards played host to author Debi Evans as she made a series of visits to six primary schools around the Borough to talk about her Adventures of Rolo series.
In preparation for our poetry event at the Dome in June, eager dancers arrived at CAST in late May to work on a piece to be performed in front of all the attendees.
Thursday 1st March 2018, The Dome, Doncaster
Extreme temperatures, biting winds, icy roads and multiple school closures combined were not able to halt the celebrations as World Book Day’s ‘Big Book Tour’ came to Doncaster. In a tribute to the power of books, and determined not to miss the opportunity to see so many of their favourite authors, nearly 350 parents and children from 20 local schools braved the snow and ice to join us in a fantastic celebration of the joy of story.
Our hugely enjoyable vlogging workshop was held for a second time in January 2018. Hosted by St Peter's Catholic Primary, the workshop was run very enthusiastically by members of Talegate Theatre, and the pupils attending shared their enthuasiasm.
Panto in a Day with Talegate Theatre Company, Friday 29th December 2017
On a very cold and snowy Friday morning a group of stalwart Doncaster Book Award followers braved the elements and arrived at the Doncaster Little Theatre for our annual “Panto in a Day”.
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.
Monday 23rd October 2017
The DBA was thrilled to receive a visit from the wonderful Andy Stanton, creator of Mr Gum.
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.