#DoncasterIsGreat for MAKERS… join us this Thursday #ILoveDN

doncaster maker group poster

Why not come along to Church View this Thursday evening (7:30pm on the 17th) and help us plan for our DNweekeND event :-)

Click here to download and print our Donny Makers ‘Make It Sew’ poster.

Image based on a cartoon at www.savagechickens.com


#DoncasterIsGreat so isn’t it time for a Donny Pound?.. #HullCoin #ILoveDN

doncaster pound

This week Hull City Council (HCC) became the very first UK local government to introduce a local cryptocurrency… the HullCoin.

In an interview with Coindesk.com, Dave Shepherdson, the Financial Inclusion Support Officer for HCC, explains how mining a cryptocurrency can work as a way to add value to the local economy; protecting local businesses by creating a system where money stays local and is not filtered off through national companies who have no significant local ties.

Not only does the currency strengthen the local economy, it also protects the interests of the poorest and most vulnerable local residents. As Dave Shepherdson says :

“It’s about people on low incomes, in financial distress, being able to subsidize to an extent and compliment their incomes through undertaking activities that will be linked to the things in field of finance. [Futhermore] it can be used to instigate voluntary activity, or it can be issued close to the point of demand for a service which would help them, which they would not normally have the ability to pay for.”

Doncaster, like Hull, is one of the poorest areas in the UK. Unlike Hull we do not, as yet, have a forward thinking, locally minded, resilient and self-reliant plan in place for the (all-too-uncertain) future of our town. So let’s get off our arses and make one!

Click here  to download and display the poster if you agree!

Luckily groups like DUG (Doncaster Urban Growers), PermaFuture and the Doncaster Maker Group have been working on various projects which have the potential to make Donny’s economy – and ecology for that matter – more localised and sustainable. Why not pop along to DMG’s meeting at Church View this Thursday to get involved with changing the future of our town! ;-)

Doncaster Maker Group gets s*** done! #ILoveDN #DoncasterIsGreat

donny maker group meeting

The next meeting of the Doncaster Maker Group is on April 3rd!.. click here to download a PDF of our poster to print off and share!

As usual it will be at Church View

See you there!

Boots #Photography


Woodland #iPhoneography








A quick visit to The Brotherhood Church – #iPhoneography

The Brotherhood Church

Christmas Tree Plantation



old pump


daylight film van




ivy window


caravan door locks


I went to visit my good friends at The Brotherhood Church today (best eggs in Yorkshire!) and while Jo borrowed my camera I decided to get some practice in with the iPhone. If you’d like some excellent eggs or veggies (or just want some interesting subject matter for your art and photography), then why not pay them a visit…

Next Donny Maker Group Meeting – #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN

doncaster maker group get growing

The next Doncater Maker Group planning meeting is next Thusrsday (20th), 7:30 pm at Church View. Be there! ;-)

Here’s the map (and there’s a link to a printable PDF at the bottom of the page to help you spread the word!)…

Click here to download a colour PDF of the poster.

Click here to download a black and white PDF of the poster.


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