Events 2018-19

Jeanne Willis and Liz MillionJeanne Willis and Liz Million

Thursday 13th June 2019 saw over 400 children attend DBA’s very first major Key Stage 1 event. DBA were back at CAST in Doncaster with a tremendous event, starring Jeanne Willis and Liz Million.

DBA Finale - Vikings and Superheroes

Another year, another magical celebration of children’s books at the Doncaster Dome, in a day absolutely jam-packed with excitement and fun. Our special guests this year were authors Janina Ramirez and David Solomons, popular illustrator Liz Million and, a first for the DBA, Jofor’s Hall Viking re-enactment group, appearing in full costume complete with weapons!


Fee Fi Fo Fum – Come to our Panto and have some Fun!!!

Yes, it’s back! By popular demand, once again our young people have the opportunity to take part in the DBA classic ‘Panto in a Day’! This year, as you might have guessed, we will be doing Jack and The Beanstalk led, as ever, by the fabulous James Worthington and the Talegate Theatre Company.

The event will take place at The Point (please note change of venue!) on Friday, 22nd February and will run from 9.30 am until 3pm. Children will learn their songs and scripts with James and co, and perform the panto on stage for their parents/guardians at the end of the workshop.

If you know a young star in the making, don’t delay as places are limited. Contact Lynne Coppendale on for full details and to book a place for some serious half-term fun!

Key Stage 1 Picture Book Special

A special event for younger children (Key Stage 1) will be held at CAST on Thursday 13 June 2019.

DBA KS1 Event 13 Jun 2019 Details

Terrific Trio Triumph at the DBA Launch

dba-2018-19-launch-leafletDBA Launch 2018-19 | Thursday 11th October 2018 | Doncaster Dome

On Thursday 11th October 2018 the DBA played host to three absolutely brilliant authors in what was definitely one of our best events ever. The Dome was filled with well over 1000 cheering, clapping and laughing children as Andy Stanton, Martin Brown and Andy Cope demonstrated once again the power of books to stir imaginations, inform and entertain and the sheer joy of reading.

View full details of DBA Launch 2018-19

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Just some of the huge audience at last year's DBA launch

2018-19 Events Timetable

11 October 2018
DBA Launch 2018-19 at the Doncaster Dome

22 February 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Panto in a Day at Doncaster's Little Theatre

11 April 2019
Grand Finale at the Doncaster Dome

13 June 2019
Jeanne Willis and Liz Million