Rooted Launch Event #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN #DNweekeND

flower bed

This weekend saw Doncaster’s second DNweekeND arts festival, and what a weekend it was!

Or so we’re told. Unfortunately we were part of it so we missed a lot of really cool stuff. That said we did get to *do* a lot of really cool stuff ourselves. Like build planters out of reclaimed materials such as wood, old cooking oil tins, baskets, tins…

planters

making planters 2

making planters

…tea pots…

tea pot

tea pot 2

…and even a pair of old boots…

boot planter

This was all part of the launch of the Rooted project. An arts and agriculture event set in the grounds of Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery and the adjoining Art Park. In conjunction with Doncaster Urban Growers (DUG) and the Doncopolitan we will be developing the project over the coming months. We will be building a series of sculptural planters for the site and hosting a number of workshops and performance events in the run up to our grand finale in the winter. The launch event included performances too…

rooted circle

uke performance 3

…from a very talented ukulele songstress…

uke performance 1

…Sammy Williams…

uke performance 2

…to spoken word from Doncopolitan‘s Rachel Horne

rachel 1

rachel 2

…to a poetry recital from the wonderful Joie Carruthers…

joie 1

…to an amazing performance from rising star, Bam Morgan…

bam 1

Unfortunately the rain clouds started to close in, but we were lucky enough (or forward thinking enough…) to have PixieWork’s 16ft Yurt to hand…

performance

…so we popped inside for one of the best (and most intimate) little gigs I’ve enjoyed in ages…

bam yurt 2

bam 4

bam yurt

bam 2

And this was just the beginning. Rooted is a grass-roots project with each event set to be bigger and better until the grande finale. If you’d like to be at the next event then watch this space.

If you’d like to get involved then leave a comment or email us via doncopolitan[at]gmail[dot]com

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