DONCOPOLITAN issue 3 launches today!.. 12pm at #DoncasterPride – #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN #IAmWhatIAm

Doncopolitan issue 3

Get down to Sir Nigel Gresley Square outside CAST between 12pm and 6pm today (August 16th) to get your hands on a FREE copy of the civilized world’s (i.e. Donny’s) most beautifully produced arts and culture magazine.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. You can pick up copies from Doncaster libraries and venues all over town including Cask Corner, The Hallcross, The Mason’s Arms, The Woolpack and Diamond Live Lounge.

And if you’re unfortunate enough not to live in Donny click here to view online or you can always ask us to post you out a copy by getting in touch via doncopolitan[at]gmail[dot]com

The Curious Case of Donny’s Minster Hipster #Monochrome #Photography #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN

Doncaster Hipster

Doncaster is often accused of being behind the times…

Doncaster Hipster

…but the Hipster who features in these photos (who can be found – quite literally – hanging around in Doncaster Minster) …

Minster Hipster

…was approximately 160 years ahead of his time ;-)

Doncaster, setting trends since 1858!

DONCOPOLITAN Issue 2 – OUT NOW! #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN

Frenchgate Centre DONCOPOLITAN

Issue 2 of the Doncopolitan magazine is out now and available for FREE in bars, cafes, libraries, community buildings and shops across Doncaster… including Church View, The Blue Building, Cask Corner and Sine FM to name but a few.

If you’re one of those poor unfortunates who do not live in Donny, don’t despair, you can still check out the online version here…

But if you still want to see the mag in all its papery glory leave a comment or drop me a line and I’ll post one out to you :-)


Donny Maker’s Make Café Sunday 8th June – #DoncasterIsGreat #WeLoveDN

Doncaster maker Group - Make Café

Doncaster Maker Group – Make Café

The Doncaster Maker Group is hosting its first ever Make Café next Sunday (8th June) from 2pm until 6pm at Church View

Click here to download, print and share a copy of the Make Café poster :-)

Let’s Build Bohemia In The Best Little City In England!.. #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN

The labour of love (and blood, sweat and tears) which my co-conspirator Rachel Horne and I (along with a host of wonderful people listed in the front of the mag) is finally available online!…

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(Trouble viewing the magazine in the post? Then click here.)

If you’d like a copy of the real thing in all it’s papery glory then just let me know :-)

Bolton Urban Growers on austerity and the New Economy

Originally posted on BOLTON URBAN GROWERS:

Bolton Urban Growers are working to address food poverty in the most direct and practical way that we think possible, and that is by helping people to grow their own food in their yards and gardens, for us this isn’t a short term plug in the dam of a collapsing corporate capitalism and global banking system,  we are doing this as a long term project to help people transition through to a community based growing and home production model, which in turn will bring new and diverse ways of working and providing the resources that we need to survive on a daily basis. resThis is something that we believe in strongly and echoes through out our practical workshops and in our outreach work where we work with members of the community by showing them directly how to make something that will be of use to them as a human being…

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Class warrior calls for better democracy in local elections

Originally posted on Inside Croydon:

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Next May, JON BIGGER will be standing for election as a candidate for Class War, an avowedly anarchistic group. In part, as he explains here, his reasons for doing so are the despair at the way we are all ill-served by our democratic system

As far as I’m concerned, democracy is about participation.

Blowing his own trumpet: Class War candidate Jon Bigger

Blowing his own trumpet: Class War candidate Jon Bigger

By that, I mean people actually doing things in agreement with others. Our system of liberal democracy is something of a misnomer, as it resembles the ancient Roman Republic far more than it does the democracy of ancient Athens. In Athens, the joining of the two words demos (people) and kratos (power) resonated in the hearts of people wanting freedom. As it still does.

This week’s local elections in Croydon seem three thousand years away from people power. It’s likely that fewer than 4 in 10 of those…

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