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creative directions participants enjoy the art of collagraphy

Visual artist Karen has created collagraphy prints using plates made by Creative Directions

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New creative packs designed for adults experiencing mental health issues

Participation Co-ordinator Jamie is safely delivering the packs

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New Dance On events announced

Feel good and enjoy a boogie at these exciting virtual events

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Share your music memories

Do you live in Mexborough? If so, we'd love to hear your favourite music memories

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The Royal Ballet supports Over 50s to Dance On

Dance On participants enjoyed dancing in a Royal Ballet production at home

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Developing our drama-based approach in Doncaster classrooms

Our Creative Classrooms approach supports children and teachers to express themselves through drama

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Zoom provides adults with new ways to make music

Participants can join our professional musicians for virtual music-making sessions

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Professional musicians bring Creative Directions song to life

Musicians Janet Wood and Luke Carver Goss perform Healing Waters

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Creative deliveries support adults experiencing mental health issues

The deliveries support adults to enjoy being creative

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New Dance On Live sessions announced

Take part in virtual dance sessions with a professional dancer from the comfort of home

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Music-making sessions inspire adults to be creative

Our virtual Creative Directions in the Community sessions got off to a great start

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Virtual choir sessions support people to feel connected

Whilst The Point is closed to the public, we’re supporting Quirky Choir members to feel connected

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John: my Creative Directions story

John, a Creative Directions participant, tells us what has supported him through lockdown.

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Garden gigs bring joy to adults with dementia in Doncaster

People living with dementia are enjoying a series of socially distanced ‘garden gigs’ in Doncaster.

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New dementia-friendly activities released online

People living with dementia, along with their family carers, can enjoy new music activities online.

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New ‘desert island darts-cast’ released

Enjoy the latest desert darts-cast with Ian McMillan and our professional musicians

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Free drama activities released online

Children and young people can enjoy free online activities with talented artists and performers.

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watch a professional music producer in action!

Enjoy online music tech sessions with professional DJ Rob Pearson.

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we create: mexborough launches new podcasts

A series of Desert Island darts-casts have been created to inspire Doncaster residents.

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professional dj rob pearson releases new music for darts

DJ and producer Rob Pearson has produced 6 new tracks for you to enjoy.

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new soundscape by ian mcmillan and gary hammond

Enjoy a Seaside Soundscape from poet Ian McMillan and professional musician Gary Hammond.

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new zoom sessions for dance on announced

Feel good and keep moving with Dance On at Home.

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explore soundscapes with ian mcmillan and gary hammond

Create your own soundscape with talented poet Ian McMillan and professional musician Gary Hammond.

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brand new music created by creative directions participants

Creative Directions participants have created four new songs with our talented musicians and poet.

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summer’s good for dancing!

Janet and Charlie recreate a special moment from our Dance On summer social

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musicians bring creative directions songs to life

New films celebrate songs by Creative Directions in the Community

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celebrating children’s art week

Find out how we are celebrating Children's Art Week 2020 with new online activities!

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darts at home is launched

Creative activities bring new ways to connect, feel motivated & have fun

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coronavirus update 25th March

The Point is closed to the public and we have postponed all of our workshops and events.

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Dance On Barnby Dun celebrates its 1st Birthday!

This fun group for over 50s started a year ago today - and it's made a real difference.

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Introducing our new look!

As it’s our 30th year as darts, we want to celebrate who we are and what we do.

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My Dance On Story

Angela shares her story about joining our fun dance sessions for over 50s.

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Singing Events 2020

Find out what exciting singing events we have lined up with schools for 2020!

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Discover! Creative Careers Week

Local secondary school pupils had a great day at The Point for Discover! Creative Careers Week

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Blog: Artworks South Yorkshire

Here's what the artists from Artworks South Yorkshire thought about our Human Machines exhibition.

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Blog: Human Machines

We sat down with the creators of our latest exhibition, Human Machines.

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Discover! Creative Careers Week

On Friday 22 November, we'll give local secondary schools a special glimpse into a creative career!

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Join our free music club!

Young people aged 9+ are invited to join our free music club starting in November!

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Blog: National Work Life Week

This National Work Life Week, find out how we help our staff to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

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darts wins life-changing funds for All Aboard programme

We're delighted that we've won a share of a £1million fund that supports under-18s nationwide.

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Scribble, Doodle & Draw Competition – Winners Announced!

Over the summer we ran an amazing competition to win one of four prints by artist Tor Freeman...

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The story of darts and The Point – and a new look for us!

The story of darts (Doncaster Community Arts), The Point and what's next!

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Free art workshops invite adults with dementia to get creative!

Adults living with dementia can create exciting artwork at a new series of workshops.

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Talented musicians bring Askern to life in new music group!

Enjoy an exciting opportunity to work with professional musicians and write new music about Askern!

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Lots of singing fun had this summer!

This summer we've enjoyed lots of music as schools from across Doncaster gathered together to sing a

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The Great Doncaster Get Together 2019

The Great Get Together was an incredible event at Sir Nigel Gresley Square on June 21 and 22 2019.

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Dance On For a Healthy Mind and Body!

Dance is proven to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

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#PointFEST 2019 was a SUPER success!

Families from across the borough flocked to The Point on 25th May for this year’s #PointFEST

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Right Up Our Street is Recruiting!

Right Up Our Street recruiting new Community Co-ordinators

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Quirkus: Quirky Choir celebrate 20 years

Choir leader Janet Wood reflects on the choir and its busy 20th year

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We’re hiring! New Project Manager Post at darts

New Project Manager post at darts

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darts Celebrates Volunteers Week 2019!

Volunteers Week - darts celebrates

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Singing For Memory pays tribute to Doris Day

The Singing For Memory choir sing a poem celebrating the life of the late, great, Doris Day.

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100 Things to do in Doncaster before 11

Cross off a few of the 100 Things to do in Doncaster before 11 right here at The Point!

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Essential Life Skills – Drama

darts has been working with pupils across Doncaster as part of EXPECT Youth's ELS programme.

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The Point is a Learning Destination!

The Point is proud to be a Learning Destination for the Children's University!

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Save the day: #PointFEST returns!

#PointFEST returns on 25 May 2019!

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Creative Directions in the Community: Edlington and Askern

More information about the new Creative Directions groups in Edlington and Askern.

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In The Moment: Dementia Friendly Arts & Culture

View the In The Moment brochure for people living with dementia and their carers.

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Opportunity for young musicians!

Free workshop on 19 May.

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Blog: volunteering with Creative Directions

Nikoletta shares her experiences volunteering in Creative Directions.

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Scribble, Doodle & Draw: reviews by Rufus and Wilf

Rufus and Wilf share their thoughts on our brand new exhibition...

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Dancing star Arlene Phillips backs Dance ON project

Dance ON receives high profile support from Arlene Phillips.

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Dance On Social!

How did our Dance On Social go?

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Blog: Toby’s Creative Directions story

Toby shares his experience of our art workshops for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

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Online booking now available

Book online to attend our April/May workshops and activities.

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We are proud to have won a National Award!

darts wins National Fantastic for Families Award

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Opportunity: Free musical ensemble sessions for Primary/Junior schools in Doncaster

Free musical ensemble sessions for Primary/Junior schools in Doncaster

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Legacy 6

Announcing new programme Legacy 6, helping 18 - 24 year olds find education and employment.

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Blog: Bethany and The Point

The parents of Bethany, a child with profound disabilities, discuss their experiences at The Point.

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Hive and darts announce first Young Poet in Residence at The Point

Poet Lydia Allison to run creative writing sessions at The Point.

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Dance On Social!

Announcing our very first Dance On Social event in February!

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Exhibition: Scribble, Doodle & Draw

From March 2019 our gallery will transform into a giant comic strip!

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Fantastic for Families Awards: two nominations for darts!

Fantastic for Families shortlists darts for two awards.

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January – June 2019 at The Point

Have a look at our new What's On Guide [January - June 2019].

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How to book places on workshops from January 2019

Information on the new booking system we are implementing from January 2019.

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2018 at The Point

We look back at highlights from 2018...

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2019 at The Point: sneak peek…

What's happening at The Point from January - June 2019?

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darts is turning 30!

We want your help to celebrate!

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Mental health: past work

Look back at past projects related to mental health.

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FAQ guide: Creative Directions

An FAQ guide for anyone interested in attending Creative Directions.

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mental health article

An overview of darts' work with mental health.

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Transitions: developing life skills in young people with disabilities

darts team up with Coppice, North Ridge and Hall Cross schools to develop life skills.

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darts awarded Music Challenge Fund grant to run Creative Directions in the community

Spirit of 2012 awards darts one of only three National Music Funds.

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Videos: mental health

Explore darts' work with mental health by watching these videos.

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8 fun facts about darts & The Point

Find out more about darts & The Point!

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Teaching in Role: 2017/8

Explore our Teaching In Role work across 7 Doncaster primary schools.

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Teaching In Role

darts' work with Teaching In Role

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Blog: my Singing For Memory story

A carer's view on Singing for memory.

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Keepmoat Homes sponsors The Point’s gallery

We are delighted to announce our new sponsorship from Keepmoat Homes.

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Volunteering opportunity: DN Festival of Light

Volunteer at Right Up Our Street's Festival of Light!

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Blog: Dance Artist Charlotte

Dance Artist Charlotte discusses her love of dancing and her work with new project Dance On.

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Free CPD for Teachers

Free CPD for Primary School Teachers

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Ensemble 360 & narrator Polly Ives return to Cast in Spring 2019

Nurseries and schools are invited to take part in the new Giddy Goat music project in Spring 2019

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Quirky Choir – Quirkus Exhibition

Quirkus Exhibition - January 2019

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Sewing Group

What is Sewing Group?

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Knit & Knatter

What is Knit & Knatter?

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Quirky Choir

What is Quirky Choir?

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family-friendly activities

An overview of what darts provide for families.

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