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WELCOME TO THE

IMAGINATION
EMPORIUM

TOGETHER WE IMAGINE • FOREVER WE CREATE 

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The most magical place in Doncaster… and maybe the universe.

Here at the Emporium we have a very special job keeping the secrets and history that make Doncaster the brilliant place it is, alive! 

 

The Imagination Emporium - Together we Imagine • Forever we Create 

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A special message from Dr. Doodlepip, I am the Commander in Chief of the Imagination Emporium.  

Here we create history, keep memories alive… without us, and our magical dust, Doncaster would be a memory fading into the past.  We are the beating heart of Doncaster, our dust and our work make it the wonderful place it is today!

 

Together we Imagine, Forever we Create. 

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The Dust

The Imagination Emporium is powered by DUST!

 

At the heart of the Emporium is the dust storage room, packed ceiling to doors with jars of our magical dust.  The dust is created in our dust making kitchens, using Aaron: use the secret recipe to make dust 

 

Created over 32,000 years ago, the dust formula is our most precious secret.  Safely locked away in our top secret safe with the key around the neck of our Golden Parrot (But don’t tell any one that!).

 

Each jar a different colour, each with a different magic helps keep Doncaster’s past alive.  Just sprinkle it on an object, and everyone in Doncaster will remember.  

 

If anyone should ever steal the dust it would be a disaster for both the Imagination Emporium and the whole of Doncaster….  

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Our Collections

 

Rich memories are at the heart of our Imagination Emporium… The cabinet of precious heirlooms and the bookcase of the past are where many of these memories are preserved.  

 

With the help of Cast Youth Theatre we have been able to present some of these memories here.  

Shiver as you learn the story behind the portrait of the grey lady, delight in the tale of the rainbow frog, wonder at the story of Danu and laugh at the tale of the book of the flying frying pan and the magical Doncaster wardrobe. 

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The Grey Lady

Floodlights Youth Theatre group. 

Directed by Sara Jackson
and Chris Singleton

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DANU

Twinkle Lights Youth Theatre group. 

Directed by Jow Bedford

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The Magic
Wardrobe

Little Lights Youth Theatre group. 

Directed by Sara Jackson and
Chris Singleton

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Story Books

Little Lights Youth Theatre group. 

Directed by Sara Jackson and
Chris Singleton

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The Rainbow
and the frog

Sparkles Youth
Theatre group

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The Wishing Tree

Bright Lights Youth Theatre group.
Directed by Jow Bedford

 

Latest News

Imagination Emporium partners with Cast Youth Theatre 

We’re thrilled here at the Imagination Emporium to be sharing news of our latest partnership – a fantastic union between Cast Youth Theatre and the Emporium.  

 

We will be working with Cast Youth Theatre to share and create Doncaster’s stories and tales through imaginative digital content that will be hosted on this microsite.  This will give a chance for Doncaster’s stories to come to life, and for the public to peek behind the scenes of the Emporium as never before.  This truly is a new chapter in the life of the Imagination Emporium

Theft at the Emporium

We are devastated to bring you the news, we hoped that we would never have to say.  Late, last night the secret and sacred Imagination Emporium was broken into, and the magical dust that keeps Doncaster’s history alive has also been stolen, along with the recipe to make more.  

 

Dr Doodlepip is unavailable to comment, but more information can be found by watching local news networks, such as the film below.

Who did it?!

As speculation around the theft of the dust, and the secret recipe heightens, a team of crack reporters have been working on theories about who stole the dust.  Listen to their theories here and see if you can guess who stole the dust!

Help solve the crime!

The Police and the Imagination Emporium have been compiling evidence from eye witness accounts, CCTV footage and great crime theorists.  

 

We believe by solving the clues here we will be able to crack the crime, finish the chaos, and restore the dust recipe. 

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Help solve the crime!

The Police and the Imagination Emporium have been compiling evidence from eye witness accounts, CCTV footage and great crime theorists.  

 

We believe by solving the clues here we will be able to crack the crime, finish the chaos, and restore the dust recipe. 

The answer to who stole the dust is here!!   To work out the clues, grab a pencil and paper and write the first letter of each word to spell out the name of the character who committed the crime!

1. What type of animal is a T-Rex? Dinosaur

2. What is normally the colour of a clown’s nose? Red

3. The best town in the world?  Doncaster

4. The number before two?  One

5. What has eight legs and lives in the sea? Octopus

6. What is the name of the river in Doncaster? Don

7. What animal roars the loudest? Lion

8. What animal has trunk?  Elephant

9. What bears do you find in Yorkshire Wildlife Park? Polar Bears

10.  Where do eskimo’s live? Igloo

11.  Who say “Aaarrgh” and sails on the Jolly Roger?  Pirate