My View, Elaine Hirst: Time to ‘feel the noize’ for hospice charity

Crowds flock to watch Automobile, a performance in a car.  Picture: Marie Caley
Crowds flock to watch Automobile, a performance in a car. Picture: Marie Caley
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We’ve had a fantastically creative year.

So far in Doncaster that has included events like the DNWeekeND, Handmade Parade, Balby by the Sea, Ted Hughes Festival and the Day of the Dead celebrations.

And happily we can say that there is still more to come.

One thing for certain is that members of our Doncaster communities really do throw themselves into these events and work together to show how creative, crafty, and collaborative they can be.

Right Up Our Street has worked with thousands of people in 2015.

We have been doing all we can to get them involved in the creative arts .

And we are looking forward to the events that are set to take place before the end of the year.

This weekend just gone, the fun continued again as we got the Bentley Winter Warm Up running at Bentley Myplace.

This was a celebration of Bentley creativity that has been realised through the Right Up Our Street project over the past three years.

It included an exhibition of photographs, as well as a return of two of the favourite projects that we have run in 2015 – Bentley Max Tiny Plays about Bentley, and Spilt Milk Dance, who were performing a piece about social dances and asking for people 
to join in.

There was also the Library Chair, the Odd Job Men animations, and music from the talented James Taplin.

We have more community arts events lined up for this month.

In December we’ve got Cum On Feel the Noize on Friday December 4 at the Thornesians Rugby Ground from 7pm.

Here , Thorne Charity Events and Right Up Our Street present Cum on Feel the Noize, which is a a ‘pay what you feel’ event with poetry and live music.

This adults-only event will raise money for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

It will be a light-hearted event with lots of laughs.

Then, the culmination of the Day of the Dead project in Mexborough will take place on December 13, happening at the Concertina Club in the town.

This will be an evening of music, poetry and memories. People are invited to come along and meet the artists behind the project.

Then December 14 will see the One Tribe project where there will be people from a variety of cultural backgrounds at Lord Hurst’s tearoom presenting performance and discussion using food and drink from their native counties.

As you can see there is still lots to get involved with in the borough before the end of the year and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at these fantastic events.