Get Involved

There's plenty at The Point to keep you busy.

For full details of our Animation Workshops inspired by our AniMotion exhibition please scroll down to the workshops list.

To book a session either call our friendly reception team on 01302 341662, email darts@thepoint.org.uk or pop into The Point and book with our reception team.

For a PDF version of our guide to What's On at The Point, please click here.

 

Coming up...

For details of more activities, see the list of workshops and groups.

Movie Magic!
04/08/2015 - 6-11s - The Point
Get Technical!
04/08/2015 - 11+ - The Point
Digital Makers
18/08/2015 - 8+ - The Point

Summer workshops

Our holiday activities are inspired by our AniMotion exhibitions and give you the chance to be an animator. Don't delay, check out this cool stuff and book your place today.

Book now for our animation inspired workshops this summer.

Groups

Click on an activity for more information:

Quirky Choir > Community choir, adults, weekly, term time

If TV like 'Military Wives' has inspired you to sing then why not join our community choir? With a repotoire of songs from around the world to chart topping hits, we'll have you tuned up in no time!

Janet Wood
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Adults. No previous singing experience is needed.

Every Wednesday during term time 6.45-8.45pm.

The Point

£3.50 per session

Knit and Knatter > Knitting group, adults, weekly, free

A forum for crafty-fingered individuals who love to knit or crochet and are keen to share and develop their skills. From notice boards to vegetable stews, no project is too ambitious for this talented group!

 

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Adults

Every Monday from 12.30-1.30pm

The Point

Free

Movers and Shakers > Over 50s dance, First Tuesday of month

Calling all men and women over 50 who feel the urge to dance! No experience or expertise necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm.

A great opportunity to make friends, de-stress and keep fit - before heading to the café for a well-deserved slice of cake.

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Men and women over 50. This group is self-directed and run by participants.

First Tuesday of each month between 11am-12.00noon

The Point

£2.00 per session

Doncaster Stammering Association > Fortnightly, free, adults

We are a friendly (adult) self-help group designed to help people who stammer. Check us out on facebook.

 

Bob Adams
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 07944 550540 E: dsagroup@hotmail.co.uk

We are a friendly (adult) self-help group designed to help people who stammer. Friends and relatives are welcome.
 

Tuesdays every fortnight. If you are interested in coming along, please call Bob on 07944 550540 first as the group may be out and about or visiting other groups.

The Point

Free

Tuneful Chatter > 0-4s and their grown-up, music

Let's make some noise! A new group for very young children where unusual instruments and culturally rich experiences are shared every week. Children need to be accompanied by a parent or carer. Booking essential.

Helen Jones
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 558050 E: helen@thepoint.org.uk

Children aged 0-4 and their grown-ups.

Mondays during term time. 

The Point

Free, but booking is essential as space is limited.

Sewing Group > Learn more about sewing, adults, weekly, free

Do you enjoy sewing and would like to share your skills with others? Or maybe you are a needlework novice looking for help and advice. All are welcome.

The group takes part in hand sewing/embroidery/patchwork. You can bring a sewing machine providing it has been PAT tested.
 

 

Ruth Taylor
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Anyone who enjoys sewing

Most Fridays between 12.15-2.30pm

The Point

Free

Creative Directions > Adults, Free, To improve health & wellbeing

Every Wednesday from 5 August between 10am and 4pm. You're welcome to join us for all or part of the day.  In the morning our Garden room will be open for you to chill out, chat or create small pieces of art work. Then from 1.30-3.30pm an artist will lead a group creative activity.

Amy Knowles
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 558041 E: amy@thepoint.org.uk

If you’re an adult experiencing mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress or feelings of loneliness then we’d love to see you. 

Every Wednesday from 5 August 10am-4pm. You're welcome to join us for all or part of the day.  In the morning, chill out, chat or create small pieces of art work in our Garden Room. Then from 1.30-3.30pm an artist will lead a group creative activity.

 

 

The Point

All sessions are free and we’ll give you a voucher for a free drink every Wednesday. Just come along, or, if you prefer please call Amy for a chat on 01302 558041 or email amy@thepoint.org.uk

Sound Point > Record music, 11+, free

Love music? Always wanted to be in a band? Want to learn how to make your own music and record it? Then this is the project for you!!

Work with professional musicians, try out the best apps on ipad, play instruments and test your skills with music tech.

Front of House Team
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Young people aged 11+. Young people need to be able to attend independently, or if extra support is required a parent or carer would be welcome to attend. 

Tuesdays during term time - 5.30-7pm.

The Point

Free, but booking essential as spaces are limited.

Singing In The Galleries > Youth Choir, Thursdays, 11-19, free

Calling Doncaster’s musical youth! Do you find yourself singing along with tunes on your ipod? Join a choir with a difference. We want young people aged 11-19 to spend time in the gallery at The Point and use the visual art on display as inspiration for writing new songs and lyrics.

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Anyone aged 11-19

Thursdays in term-time between 5-6.30pm.

The Point

Free

A Life of My Own > Take a break at The Point

Supporting a family member, friend or partner can be tough and getting time out for yourself to unwind isn't easy.  By joining our group you can meet other people who understand these pressures and unwind with some gentle creative activities created by our artists. They'll use music and stories to help you relax in friendly atmosphere.

Front of House Team
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 558041 E: amy@thepoint.org.uk

Bring along the person you support or come alone. The Point is a friendly building and our staff are on hand to help you. All sessions are free and we'll provide  refreshments.

 

Thursday mornings from until 11 December. 10.30am-12 noon 

The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR

Free. Just come along, or if you would like more information contact Amy on 01302 558041 or email amy@thepoint.org.uk

Workshops

Click on an activity for more information:

Movie Magic! - FULL > 6-11s, Summer holidays

Learn the art of green screen with a professional. Experience an 'Invisibility Cloak'  and lots of techy tricks to amaze your friends. You'll make your own short films to be screened as part of the workshop. SORRY THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Ages 6-11

Tuesday 4 August. 10am-12noon

The Point

£2.50 per child. Please book as space is limited.

Get technical! > 10+, Summer holidays

Storyboard your own ideas for films and use green screen technology to make your own short films to be shown as part of the workshop.

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Ages 10+

Tuesday 4 August. 1pm-3pm

The Point

£2.50 per child. Booking essential as space is limited.

Digital Makers - FULL > 8+, Summer holidays

Join Sparkbox artists and learn the basics of Raspberry Pi (credit-card sized computers) and open source programmes to code your own creations. A great session regardless of technical ability. SORRY THESE SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Ages 8+

Tuesday 18 August. 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

The Point

£2.50 per child. Booking essential as space is limited.

Green Screen drop-in day > Families, Summer holidays

Experience the magic of green screen technology in just a few minutes! Pop along to the gallery, choose your background, act in front of it and load your own green screen film up to Vimeo. With artist David Urwin. No need to book

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Families

Tuesday 25 August. Drop in any time between 10am-12 noon and 1-3pm.

The Point

Free

The Labyrinth > 0-8s, Summer holidays

Join artists Nichola, Janet and Dyzelle who'll lead you into a magical paper world where your imaginations will bring the labyrinth to life through drawing and music. These sessions have been designed to link to the AniMotion exhibition and will be playful, fun and extraordinary!

Front of House
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
T: 01302 341662 E: darts@thepoint.org.uk

Tue 4 Aug: 10am - 12noon, for families with children aged 5-8 years. Wed 5 Aug: 10am - 12noon, for children aged 0-4 years and their grown ups. Thu 13 Aug: 10am - 12noon, for families with children who have a disability. Fri 14 Aug: 10am-12noon, for families with children aged 5-8 years. 

Tue 4 Aug: 10am - 12noon, for families with children aged 5-8 years. Wed 5 Aug: 10am - 12noon, for children aged 0-4 years and their grown ups. Thu 13 Aug: 10am - 12noon, for families with children who have a disability. Fri 14 Aug: 10am-12noon, for families with children aged 5-8 years. 

The Point

£2.50 per child per session. Spaces are limited so please book your place by calling 01302 341662, emailing darts@thepoint.org.uk or pop into reception.