What’s On This Month
We are holding a Harvest Supper and Quiz Night with a Ploughman’s Supper followed by a quiz. Why not get up a team of four or just come along and join a team. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from Janet Howarth, Rosie or from the stewards. Owing to needing the numbers for catering admission is by ticket only.
Last year, Right Up Our Street brought Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon to Doncaster Minster in the week-long phenomenon, DN Festival of Light. On our grand opening, we had a one-off spectacular ‘DN Light Night’ which lit up not only the grounds of the Minster but also the faces of our audiences – with interactive light installations and performances. Explore the different light installations and enjoy international street food at pop-up stalls.
Right Up Our Street has worked with artist Ed Carter and creative studio NOVAK to create “TECTONIC” which transform the entire interior of Doncaster Minster into an immersive world of light and colour, completely bespoke to the building. Not only will this piece of art only be seen at this festival, it has been envisaged and designed with Doncaster playing muse.
The external installations in the grounds of the Minster are free but, if you wish to view the light show within the Minster, you will need to visit on another day as all the available tickets for the launch evening have now gone!
We’re delighted to announce Pulse, a very special performance on Saturday 23rd November as part of our DN Festival of Light.
Poet Raymond Antrobus, the 2018 winner of the Ted Hughes Award, will perform alongside local poets before Dance Artist Billy Read and his team transform the Minster into a night club and create an atmosphere for their street dance performance.
This unique collaboration, in the monumental setting will resonate with all who attend.
To book your free tickets, please follow this link: Eventbrite
Please note: Tectonic and the Minster will be closed during these performances but will be available to view from 8pm-10pm.
We are introducing a Dementia Café, offering light refreshments and a place for talk and support, provided by Dementia Friends from within the Minster Community and supported by professionals working within the sector. It is not offered specifically as either a Christian or as a religious event.
After the Dementia Café, the intention is to offer a short Service at 12.00pm, that is dementia friendly, so people living with dementia who would want to attend a religious service can do so in a supported and specifically dementia friendly service.
People can either attend the Dementia Café or the Service or both without feeling that they are committed to attend for any particular period of time. It is hoped that these events will be offered on a monthly basis, wherever possible.
Come and join us at another of our popular ‘Tea Under the Tower’. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with home made cakes and biscuits and a chat with friends (or make new friends). Organised by the Friends of Doncaster Minster. Proceeds are for the Minster.
What is it?
It is a 3 course, silver service meal served right beneath the tower in the Minster, with tea or coffee and chocolates served afterwards. There is a choice of menu for each course – which you will receive details of well in advance and special dietary requirements of all kinds can be accommodated by speaking to us. The meal will be catered by Sandra Bishop Occasions Buffet & Dining Service and the service you will receive is excellent.
What time does it start?
The event starts at 6pm and there will be a bar serving soft drinks, a choice of wines and Prosecco. The bar remains open throughout the meal. Guests are seated at 7pm. You can expect to leave the Minster by about 9.45pm
We have a guest speaker – Tom Ingall, BBC Look North reporter and presenter – after dessert is served. His talk: ‘25 years in and still bluffing?’ will give a flavour of living and working in South Yorkshire, as an occasional radio presenter and even more occasional author!
Why do we do this?
We do this to raise funds towards the restoration of the Minster. The profit from the evening goes towards the restoration fund to secure the future of this beautiful and very special, historic place. We also love an excuse to get together for some great food in good company in a beautiful setting – we like being hospitable!
How much does a place cost?
The cost for 2020 is still to be decided and will include the 3 course meal including chocolates and tea/coffee. The bar is a cash bar.
What is the dress code?
It is very much up to you. This is not a black tie event, but most people dress smartly – however that looks for you!
Who is the event aimed at?
You don’t have to be already connected to Doncaster Minster to attend and everyone is made very welcome.
Places are limited and only a few places are left … Ring the Minster Office on 01302 323748 to book your place.
So Book now – places are going fast …