Get Involved

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

Take a look at our list of workshops and groups on this page. Most of them are free. Anything take your fancy?

If you need to book for your sesison, just 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.

Imagination Point
24/07/2014 - Famlies - The Point
Knit and Knatter
28/07/2014 - Adults - The Point
DJ/Music Tech
18/08/2014 - Young People 10-16 - The Point

Young Writers

If you're a secret scribbler, closet novelist or part-time poet, come along to Doncaster Young Writers at The Point. You don't need to think you're an author or poet, just be keen to write more! The group meets on Thurasdays, twice a month between 5-7pm. No need to book, just come along.

Young writers meet two Thursdays a month. See list opposite for more details.

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!

 

Caroline Gaytor
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

Book Group > First Wednesday each month, adults, free

A friendly gathering of bookworms who love to dissect a good plot! From murder mysteries to historial fiction, come along to one of our meetings and share your views. There is no book group in August. We're back on Wednesday 3 September and we'll be talking about ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’ by Eimear McBride and ‘The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden’ by Jonas Jonasson.

 

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

Adults

The first Wednesday of each month from 6pm-7pm. No book group in August.

Meet in the cafe at The Point

Free

Doncaster Young Writers > Young people 13-18, weekly, free

Aged 13 – 18? If you are a secret scribbler, closert novelist or part-time poet, come along and meet other young writers. You don't have to think you're an author or poet, just be keen to write more!

“You can be creative, imaginative, make new friends and have a great time!” Shannon.
 

Young people aged 13-18. Young writers in Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley should contact Signposts on 0114 2554030 for info about young writers’ groups in these areas.

Thursdays between 5-7pm. New members welcome!  Please contact Sue Shaw for further information. 2014 dates: 12, 19 June and 10, 17 July. Free refreshments provided.

The Point

Free

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

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

Workshops

Click on an activity for more information:

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

From banging on pots and pans to trying out new and unusual instruments, you'll get to take part in a who range of musical experiences with our artists. These fun sessions aim to support the acquisition of early language and develop communication between children and adults.

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.

Tuesdays during term time from 6 May. 1.30-2.30pm

The Point

£4 (adult and child); £1.50 per additional child.

Beat it! > Free, music, after school, 9-16 yrs with a disability

Let's make some noise! A percussion music group for young people where unusual instruments and far out sounds are the norm. Sessions are designed especially for young people with disabilities.

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

9-16 years old with a disability.  You will need to stay in the session if your child needs regular adult support or has medical or personal care needs. Siblings are welcome. If your child can take part comfortably in group activity, why not sit in our café and enjoy a brew?

 

Tuesdays in termtime: 5-6pm

 

The Point. This is a Music Hub ensemble run by darts

Free, but booking is essential. Call the Front of House Team on 01302 341662, email: darts@thepoint.org.uk or just pop into The Point.
 

Sound Futures > 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 in term time 5.30-7pm.

The Point

Free, but booking essential as spaces are limited.

Singing in The Galleries > Youth Choir, Tuesdays, 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

Wednesdays in term time between 5-6.30pm.

The Point

Free

Family Music Making > Families, music, free, Saturday

Come along and make some music with your family. Let's make some noise! Suitable for families of all abilities. Booking is essential.

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

Families

2014 dates: 5 July, 2 August. Sessions: 9.30-10.30am for families with a child with a disability. 10.45-11.45am for any family, any ability.

 

The Point

Free but booking is essential as places are limited.

A Life of My Own > Adult carers, free, summer activity

A chance for carers to take part in creative activity wgere we can share our experiences of caring for a loved one and tips on keeping healthy and happy at the same time. Booking essential

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

Adults that are carers

1.30-3.30pm on Tuesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 July. Booking essential. 

The Point

Free but booking essential

Imagination Point > Summer Holidays, families, visual art

Join visual artsits and get busy building, creating and exlporing our interactive summer exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

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

Families looking for fund stuff to do in the summer holidays.

Every Thursday in the summer holidays: 24 and 31 July, 7,14,21 and 28 August. Two sessions per day: 10am-12 noon and 1.15-3.15pm. Booking essential.

The Point

£5 per child

Family Arts Award > Families, summer holidays

Find out more about the arts, complete a series of arty challenges and earn an Arts Award Discover certificate. £5 per booklet, family pack and certificate. Workshops £2.50 per session.

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

Families with children over 5.

Activity available thoroughout the summer holidays (21 July - 1 September).

The Point

£5 per booklet, family pack and certificate. Workshops £2.50 per session.

DJ/Music Technology > Young people 10-16, music, £10 for day

Create original tunes using music technology and take home a CD of new tracks at the end of the day. Places limited so please book your place.

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

Young people aged 10-16

Monday 18 August 10am-4pm

The Point

£10 for the day per person