Events

Keep up to date with all our events here

Please note that the great majority of groups which book illustrated talks allow visitors to attend, albeit sometimes with a small admission charge. However, we recommend that you check with the group concerned before going along there for the talk. Where illustrated talks have been specifically arranged for the general public, this is made clear in the event details.

Discover the Sand House: A Guided Walk - Mon 6 May 2019, 11am

A 90-minute walking tour of the locality of the former Sand House (NOTE: entirely above ground!), discovering how the house developed and where it and its tunnels once lay in relation to the modern layout.

This walk forms part of Doncaster Heritage Festival 2019. Numbers are limited for safety reasons. Therefore, TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PAID FOR. They are £4 per person and may be obtained from Doncaster Central Library Local Studies Section. Telephone 01302-734307 or email central.localhistory@doncaster.gov.uk

Illustrated Talk to Bawtry Ladies Fresh Start group - Mon 13 May 2019, 7:30pm

This illustrated talk takes place in at Phoenix Theatre, Station Road, Bawtry, DN10 6PT.

Sand House Poetry Writing Workshop with Ian Parks - Thu 16 May 2019, 10am to 1pm

A free poetry writing workshop with poet Ian Parks, based on visual images of the Sand House. Unlock your imagination in this practical session which is suitable for beginners and those with more experience. Come with an empty page and go home with your own poem about one of Doncaster’s hidden marvels.

This workshop takes place at the Boughen Centre, Shotton Walk, St James’ Street, Doncaster DN1 3RH. The event is free but PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL due to limited space. To book, please contact Doncaster Central Library Local Studies Section (Tel: 01302 734307 or email central.localhistory@doncaster.gov.uk).

This event is part of Doncaster Heritage Festival 2019.

"Sand House Rocks!": A Celebration in Music, Words & Pictures - Sat 18 May 2019, 3pm

This multimedia event features the Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra (part of Doncaster Youth Jazz Association) and other performers, alongside The Sand House Charity. History and music combine to evoke the spirit of the community concerts held at the Victorian Sand House in its heyday of the late 19th century.

The venue is St James’ Church, St Sepulchre Gate West, Doncaster DN1 3AW. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for 16 years & under. They may be obtained from Doncaster Central Library Local Studies Section (tel. 01302 734307, email central.localhistory@doncaster.gov.uk). Also available from Doncaster Jazz Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AA and online at www.dyja.co.uk/events.

This event is part of Doncaster Heritage Festival 2019.

Discover the Sand House: A Guided Walk - Sun 19 May 2019, 11am

A 90-minute walking tour of the locality of the former Sand House (NOTE: entirely above ground!), discovering how the house developed and where it and its tunnels once lay in relation to the modern layout.

This walk forms part of Doncaster Heritage Festival 2019. Numbers are limited for safety reasons. Therefore, TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PAID FOR. They are £4 per person and may be obtained from Doncaster Central Library Local Studies Section. Telephone 01302-734307 or email central.localhistory@doncaster.gov.uk

Illustrated Talk to Doncaster Alcohol Services - Fri 31 May 2019, 1:30pm

This illustrated talk takes place at ‘Sober Social‘, 18 Priory Place, Doncaster, DN1 1BZ.

Illustrated Talk to High Green WI, Sheffield - Thu 6 June 2019, Evening, time tbc

This illustrated talk takes place at {location to be confirmed).

Illustrated Talk to Warmsworth WI, Doncaster - Thu 4 July 2019, 7pm
This illustrated talk takes place in at Warmsworth Community Centre, 40 Low Road West, Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4 9LE.
Illustrated Talk to Fishlake History Society - Wed 13 Nov 2019, 7pm

This illustrated talk takes place in at Fishlake Village Hall, Fishlake, near Doncaster.