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!
We are delighted to offer your children the opportunity to take part in a rap/street dance-based workshop on Monday, 28th May at the Dance Studio, CAST Theatre, Waterdale, led by dance master Chloe.
We have a fantastic day of book-filled fun on offer for you on Tuesday, 12th June at Doncaster Dome!
The morning will be our first-ever event aimed at younger children and celebrating the joy of picture books. Our special guest will be the wonderful author and illustrator Viviane Schwarz!
The second half of our book-filled fun day on Tuesday, 12th June includes a Poetry Slam with DBA favourite Paul Cookson.
Following his triumph at our launch in October, Paul is back in Doncaster with an event aimed primarily at years 5 – 9, which will involve lots of noise, excitement and audience participation!
Between 11th and 15th June 2018, Doncaster Book Award has invited the wonderful Secret Adventures of Rolo author Debi Evans to visit some of our local schools and to take part in our next big DBA event on 12th June. Debi will be doing a series of school visits to talk about her books and especially her main character, the cheeky and fabulous Jack Russell Rolo. AND we’re giving you a not-to-be-missed chance to win a free visit from Debi for your school.
Check out our Competitions page here on the website for full details of our re-launched KS2 poetry competition. Every school who sends in an entry will be automatically entered into the draw to win a visit from Debi. Last entries by 18th May, so don’t delay, start writing today!!
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.