2020 A year like no other
This year our planned events at the Minster have had to be cancelled or postponed until after the Coronavirus emergency.
However, we are still committed to making the Minster a place for the community, where we can all enjoy arts and music in outstanding surroundings.
We are on course to install toilets and a refreshment servery that will enhance all future events, in the meantime let’s remember some of the events we have had in the Minster:
Tectonic By NOVAK and ED CARTER November 2019
Tectonic was a site-specific audio visual art work featuring a projection-mapped animation for the interior of the Minster.
Using the detailed structure of the Minster NOVAK depicted an abstract narrative that portrayed the evolution of the Minster. Referencing the destruction of the previous church that inhabited the site, followed by the conception and construction of the existing building. Integral to the work was an accompanying sound track created by Ed Carter that explored how we experience rhythm and dynamics not only aurally, but also visually and through our interactions with the built environment.
Yorkshire Miners Service October 2019
In October we again hosted the annual Yorkshire Miners Service at the Minster, when we gave thanks for the contribution that miners have made to the community in Yorkshire and we also remembered all those who lost their lives in mining accidents, and the impact that had on their family and the local community. During the service we were treated to a very moving interpretation of life and death in the coalfield communities by a youth drama group from Barnsley.
Heritage Open Days September 2019
We were again delighted to take part in this annual event, when we extend our opening hours and provide additional displays, tower tours and lectures about the history and heritage of the Minster.
Women’s Multicultural Fencing August – September 2019
In August we were pleased to host a Women’s Multicultural Fencing Class in the Minster for 6 evenings, where women could come together in the safe environment of the Minster, to learn fencing and develop and understanding of each other’s cultural heritage. This was a joyful and happy few weeks spent getting to know each other and learn new skills.
Summer Dinner June 2019
In June we held our annual Summer Dinner where we again enjoyed a lovely evening with good food, good company, a few drinks and excellent after dinner entertainment by author Catherine Fox.
UCI Road World Championships Light Projection March 2019
The Minster was lit up for the evening to raise awareness of the UCI Road World Championship Cycle Race that would take place in Yorkshire later in the year.
A Busy December 2018
December is always a busy month with lots of Carol Services and Concerts. This year some events and services raised funds for charities including: Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust; and The Children’s Society.
Museum of the Moon
From 16th – 24th November we were delighted to host the Museum of the Moon, an atmospheric installation by the artist Luke Jerram. The event was organised by the Doncaster arts organistion Right Up Our Street. It attracted over 16,000 visitors whilst on display at the Minster
Our Summer Concert, was a lovely relaxing evening spent listening to Doncaster’s very own Wheatsheaf Singers who treated us to a wonderful programme of music, both sacred and secular.
Summer Dinner 2018
Our sell out annual Summer Dinner goes from strength to strength, this year it was our pleasure to welcome Levi Tafari, Poet and Raconteur as our after dinner speaker. A delightful way to spend a warm summer evening with good food, good company and lively and thought provoking entertainment.
Historic Civic Service
On 17th June history was made when we welcomed the new Civic Mayor Majid Khan, Doncaster’s first Muslim mayor as he began his year of office.