2018 has been a great year for the Arts in Doncaster

2018 has been a great year for the Arts in Doncaster


An outdoor summer festival and 16,000 visitors to see a 7metre in diameter installation of the Moon have been highlights of the year in Doncaster.


The DN Festival of Space in July saw 4,000 people enjoy astronauts, innovative workshops and a pop up cinema and the recent DN Festival of Light continued this through to the November event with a

host of activities including outdoor light installations, a choir performance and more centering around Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.


Right Up Our Street brought these two exciting events to the borough showcasing both internationally renowned art and local artists.


Sally Lockey, project director of Right Up Our Street said: “We are so proud of the events we’ve been able to bring to the town this year.


“We’ve seen thousands of people enjoying outdoor art and visiting the Moon in Doncaster in 2018 and we hope that these events and activities have inspired people to get more involved in the arts.


“It was great to turn Sir Nigel Gresley Square and the Village at Waterdale Shopping Centre into a space themed space for the day and to see thousands flock to the Minster this November.


“We’ve worked with some great Yorkshire based and international artists and thanks to Right Up Our Street's continued relationship with Without Walls Associate Touring Network, we were able welcomed the innovative dance theatre piece 'Urban Astronaut' by Highly Sprung, the beautifully post-apocalyptic 'The Wheel House' by Acrajou and the stunning Museum of the Moon.


“At our summer event we welcomed visitors from the Daegu Metropolitan office of Education in Korea. They attended the event to find out more about the festival as they were keen to see what we do here in the UK so they can establish the first art school for disabled children in Korea. It was an absolute honour for RUOS and the DN Festival to be recognised in this way and we hope to develop a partnership with them moving forward.


“Both of our festivals had a real focus on accessibility and we are proud to have worked with the team at Doncaster Deaf Trust to provide a festival that our Deaf community could attend and enjoy.”


As well as large scale events Right Up Our Street works with the local community to support a number of ongoing activities from Read to Write Poetry sessions in Mexborough to another hugely successful Balby by the Sea event.


“We are proud to be supporting local projects and helping to inspire creativity in Doncaster,” added Sally.


For further information, please visit www.rightupourstreet.co.uk