Another Day of Delights with your DBA!

We have a fantastic day of book-filled fun on offer for you on Tuesday, 12th June at Doncaster Dome!

In the morning... meet author and illustrator Viviane Schwarz!

The morning will be our first-ever event aimed at younger children and celebrating the joy of picture books. Following his triumph at our launch in October, this session will be hosted by the amazing Paul Cookson, and our special guest will be the wonderful author and illustrator Viviane Schwarz!


The event will run from 10 am till 11.30 am and we’d like all attending to be seated for 9.45. Please email as soon as possible to book your place.

In the afternoon... take part in Paul Cookson's Poetry Slam!

Paul Cookson 2But the fun doesn’t end there! Paul will be on stage again after lunch for our sensational Poetry Slam. Aimed primarily at years 5 – 9, this will involve lots of noise, excitement and audience participation and is sure to be great fun. It will begin at 1pm and run till 2.30 pm, audience to be seated by 12.45 pm. Bookings can be made via Lynne at the address above.


To prepare your year 5 -9 students for this event, we are delighted to offer an opportunity to host a workshop in your school with performance poet, author, comedy performer and workshop leader extraordinaire Ash Dickinson ( There are 4 FREE workshops available, 1 each on the mornings of Wednesday May 16th and Thursday May 17th, and 1 each on those afternoons. If you are interested please book via Lynne Coppendale a.s.a.p. and be sure you are able to attend the 12th June event to perform. If any home educators would like to attend please make them welcome. Maximum 30 students per workshop.

We look forward to seeing you at The Dome!!