#Doncopolitan Issue 6 – the Random Acts of Kindness issue is out now!

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Phew!… Its been a bit of a slog but we’ve managed to get issue 6 of the Doncopolitan out just in time for Crimbo… and what an issue it is!..

I’m delighted to have my good friend Rima Staines on-board as this month’s featured artist (along with two of South Yorkshire’s finest stitchers, Ria Doyle & Abi Nielsen) and we have some cracking content from the likes of Greenjacker, Fran Bibby, Paul Dyson and Ben McCall. Check it out online…

Better still hunt down a paper copy around town… or if you’re still unfortunate enough not to have moved to Donny ask me nicely and I’ll post you one out ;-)

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry in Doncaster Minster – #IloveDN for heritage #DoncasterIsGreat for #Art & #Photography

Scottish Diaspora display

The beautiful Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is currently on display in Doncaster Minster. The tapestry was the brainchild of the Prestoungrange Arts Festival and was created by people from 25 world worldwide communities with connections to Scotland. This will obviously be of interest if, like me, you have Scottish ancestry, but there is actually a deep connection for all Doncastrians.

English tapestries

Of the dozen or so English panels four are from Doncaster and celebrate significant Donny people and events…

Earl Henry

Ivanhoe

Jack Kane

Nigel Gresley

But even if you have no connection to Scotland or Doncaster the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is worth a visit for the sheer vibrant beauty of seeing these wonderful stitched pieces set against the backdrop of the minster.

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‘Love Your Laptop’ Scawthorpe – #DoncasterIsGreat for Skill-Sharing which is why #ILoveDN

Love Your Laptop Scawthorpe

Love Your Laptop Scawthorpe

I’m currently running Love Your Laptop skill-share events at Scawthorpe Community Centre for the next four Fridays (Oct 24th until Nov 14th) from 4pm until 6pm. Why not come along and join us? :-)

MY BLOG, THE POLICE AND NO.1 COMMERCIAL STREET

Originally posted on Ian Bone:

On arrival yesterday two uniformed police approached me, said they had been reading this blog and that it was illegal to encourage people to block the rich doors. They had been waiting inside the rich reception area and were joined by two others. No doubt Redrow have been putting pressure for action.
So I would like to make it clear to them as they read this. We are exercising our right to demonstrate and we expect the police to support this rather than act as security guards for Redrow. I am not encouraging people to block the doors merely to talk to those entering and give them a leaflet about what we are protesting about. That will remain our intent in future weeks. If some residents wish to crawl under our banner nowhere near the entrance then that is their decision…indeed their right.
I have no doubt we are going…

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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…

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

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

Doncaster, setting trends since 1858!

DONCOPOLITAN Issue 2 – OUT NOW! #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN

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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… http://issuu.com/warrendraper/docs/doncopolitan_rosy2_issue__online_/1

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 :-)

 

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