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.

Knit and Knatter
18/05/2015 - Adults - The Point
Tuneful Chatter
18/05/2015 - 0-4s - The Point
Sound Futures
19/05/2015 - Young People 11+ - The Point

Cool Cartoon Club

Love writing stories, drawing cartoons and creating new characters? Join author and illustrator Liz Million and learn about everything cartoony!

Cool Cartoon Club workshop this half term with Liz Million

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 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! free refreshments provided.

April 23rd, May 7th and May 14th. Please contact Sue Shaw for further information. 

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

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. No need to book, just come along.

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

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

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 11 June. 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

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Stop Motion Animation Masterclass > 7-13s, Summer holidays

So you want to be an animator? Join author of Animation Studio, Helen Piercy for a stop motion animation masterclass inspired by our AniMotion exhibition. You'll get to create your own film which you can show to your friends.  

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

7-13s

Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 July. 10.30am-4pm. Please bring a packed lunch. 

The Point

£5 per person. Book is essential as space is limited. Please bring a packed lunch.

Cool Cartoon Club > May half-term, 6+

Love drawing cartoons and creating new characters? Ever tried to write a funny story for those characters? Come and work with author and illustrator Liz Million and you'll have great fun chuckling, drawing and learning about everything cartoony.

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

Children aged 6+

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May. 10am-12noon and 1-3pm each day.

The Point. Booking is essential.

£2.50 per child per session. Space limitied so booking is essential.

Movie Magic! > 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.

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.

Giant drawing animation workshop > 7+, Summer holidays

Join artist Ellie Meredith to create giant charcoal drawings and see your doodles come to life through animation. Work on your own or with friends - the subject of your animation is up to you. Wear old clothes!

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

Ages 7+

Tuesday 21 July. Sessions: 10-11am, 11.15am-12.15pm, 1-2pm and 2.15-3.15pm

The Point

£2 per child per session. Booking is essential. Please wear old clothes.

Get technical! > 11+, 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 11+

Tuesday 4 August. 1pm-3pm

The Point

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

Digital Makers > 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.

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