Doncaster Heritage Festival
Discover Doncaster’s heritage at this year’s Doncaster Heritage Festival, 28th April – 13th May 2018.
The 2018 Doncaster Heritage Festival will be launched at the Doncaster Local History Fair on Saturday 28th April at Doncaster Museum, Chequer Road, DN1 2AE.
A highlight of the festival will be a talk given by Philippa Langley from the Looking for Richard Project, detailing the unique and ground-breaking historical investigation that captured the public imagination and located the lost grave of Richard III.
The festival has an exciting programme made up of a series of enthralling talks, workshops, walks and events that explore the history of the borough. Events will be at a variety of different venues all across Doncaster from morning to evening, so why not discover something new?
The festival is organised by Doncaster Heritage Services and is supported by heritage groups across Doncaster for the enjoyment of all.
For more information about the Festival please contact: Doncaster Local Studies call 01302 734307 or email email@example.com.
Here are some highlights of the events taking place this year. For a full list of events please see the attached flyer below:
Sat 12 May A Country House at War: Hooton Pagnell Hall 1914-1918 The Tithe Barn, Hooton Pagnell Hall, Hooton Pagnell, Doncaster, DN5 7BW 2.00pm start Discover how Hooton Pagnell transformed into a hospital for wounded soldiers during the First World War. Learn about the lives of the soldiers, nurses and the Warde-Aldam family from 1914-1918. Cost: £8. Tickets can be purchased from the Local Studies Library. Please call 01302 734307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 12 May ‘The Sand House Rocks!’ (A Celebration in Music & Words) with the Sand House Charity & Doncaster Youth Jazz Association St James’ Church, St Sepulchre Gate West, Doncaster 3pm start A multimedia event featuring the Doncaster Youth Stageband and celebrating the 200- year combined heritage of the Sand House and Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. History and music combine to evoke the spirit of the community concerts held at the Victorian marvel during its heyday. Cost: £8 (Adults) £6 (16yrs & under) -Available online at http://www.dyja.info/events & from Doncaster Jazz Centre, Beckett Rd, DN2 4AA & Central Library Local Studies
Sun 13 May ‘That’s Entertainment’: A Hyde Park guided walk Hyde Park Cemetery gates, DN4 5AA 3.00pm start This free guided walk, researched, written and led by the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery, visits the graves and tells the stories of a range of individuals who were involved in entertaining the public, directly or indirectly. Including a youthful opera singer, organists of the church and street varieties and a famous music hall star, among others, there are fascinating stories ready to be told. Cost: Free (donations welcome) Just turn up