The DN Festival does Space will take place in Doncaster town centre on Saturday 28th July between 10am and 5pm, although the first hour will be the Family Space Rave which is a limited ticket event, the rest of the festival will start at 11am. There will be a mixture of outdoor and indoor performances, family activities, a pop up planetarium, food and drink and music.
WHERE IN DONCASTER WILL THE FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?
The festival will take place on Sir Nigel Gresley Square, within Doncaster Central and Children’s Libraries, within Cast Theatre and in the shop units and outdoor spaces at The Village at Waterdale Shopping Centre.
DO I NEED TO BUY A TICKET?
You don’t need to buy a ticket for the festival- the majority of the events and activities are free and open to attend. The specific events which will be ticketed are the pop up cinema the night before on the 27th July which costs £3 each, and the family rave at 10am in the Big M which costs £2. You can buy tickets for the cinema and family rave via Cast Box Office at www.castindoncaster.com or by calling 01302 303959. Other than that you can just come and enjoy yourself for free!
There will be limited spaces in some of the activities, including the planetarium screenings, audience members should sign up for an allotted time for these on the day.
WHAT AGES IS THE FESTIVAL SUITABLE FOR?
We aim to make the festival fun for all ages to enjoy together and believe there is something for everyone to enjoy, young and old.
By train, Doncaster is less than an hour away from Sheffield, York and Leeds and an hour and a three quarters from London Kings Cross The transport interchange connects the train and bus station to the Frenchgate Centre and the rest of town.
Doncaster boasts excellent links to the motorway network including the M1 (jnc 3/4), A1m (jnc 36) and the M62.
The ACPOA Civic Quarter multi-storey car park is next to the festival site, on a Saturday all day parking is just £2.50.
The Waterdale underground car park is £5 for all day parking.
There are many other car parks in the town centre, both privately and council-owned.
FOOD AND DRINK
Within the festival site there are a variety of local cafes and eateries including The Staff of Life, Taste Café, Cast Theatre, Java Café, Greggs and more.
Alongside this the festival will feature pop up food and drink stands with a variety of options.
Please feel free to bring your own food and have a picnic!
There will an information point within the Sir Nigel Gresley Square where you can direct any queries or please find a volunteer in a pink tshirt who can help. Printed festival guides will be available to collect on the day.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERE ARE PROGRAMME CHANGES?
We will do our best to let you know of any changes to the programme, planned changes will be available on the website and on social media. If any last minute changes happen, this information will be available on social media as soon as possible and via the information point on the day.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN BAD WEATHER?
We will do our utmost to ensure as much of the festival continues in poor weather. There will be many indoor events as well as outdoor. We would advise you to be prepared for all weather, but we hope for sunshine!!
Right Up Our Street is committed to improving access to the festival in 2018 and have added some things this year- read about this on our access page here.
There will be four scripted performances on the day which will be BSL interpreted- these are SPACE REBEL PRINCESS at 12:15, the Simon Bartram workshop at 13.00, The Black Stuff at 13.30 and The Great Bentley Songbook at 16.00. Alongside those events, there will be interpreters around to help guide any deaf attendees that have questions or would like to give feedback- their pink tshirts will say 'BSL' on the back. There will also be a BSL Princess Leia character walkabout all day.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
We rely on volunteers to help us run the festival, if you would like to help us visit and get in touch!
WHO RUNS THE DN FESTIVAL?
The DN Festival is produced by Right Up Our Street, a Doncaster based arts project all about getting more people excited by and involved in arts in their town.
WILL PHOTOGRAPHS OR FILMING TAKE PLACE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Please be aware there will be filming and photography taking place throughout the festival for our purposes these images may be used by us online and in printed materials
If you have any other specific questions, drop us an email at email@example.com