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Events 2021

Things will be a little different this year, as our events will have to take place virtually, but they will still be great fun, and we hope that as many of you as possible will join us.

Grand Finale 2021 with M G Leonard, Sam Sedgman, Liz Million and James Worthington

Our Grand Finale 2021 will be coming to you from Doncaster's amazing new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum. Special guests include M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman, authors of our shortlisted title The Highland Falcon Thief, and DBA favourites Liz Million and James Worthington.

In the short video below, James has recorded a little taster of what's in store. Please send your questions for the authors to

Don't forget to enter our amazing TRAINS competition!

Virtual DBA Launch 2021 with Clare Balding and Liz Million

The DBA Virtual Launch 2021, with special guests Clare Balding and Liz Million, took place on Monday 12th April and was LIVE STREAMED here on the website from Doncaster Racecourse. You can still visit our Launch Page to watch the whole event!

Launch graphic 2021 web

Photos from our Virtual Launch

Saltersgate students taking part in our fabulous virtual launch event. Watch this space for details of further events to come.

2021 Events Timetable

Please note that dates may be subject to change as the result of Covid-19 restrictions. Please keep checking back here regularly as new information will be added as soon as we have it.

12 April 2021, 9:30 a.m.
DBA Virtual Launch Event with Clare Balding and Liz Million.

7 July 2021
DBA Virtual Grand Finale Event from the brand new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, with M G Leonard, Sam Sedgman, Liz Million and James Worthington.