Category Archives: Dance

DISCOVER DANCE at The Project Space – 10th to 22nd November 2014

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Discover Dance, Newport’s annual dance festival, is back for 2014 with an array of performances, dances and events across our city.  Not only will there be opportunities to see top professionals perform many different dance styles in Newport, but there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved and learn some new moves, or show off the ones you already know!

As part of this, The Project Space brings you FREE Yoga based sessions by Marega Clark for people with and without experience:

Monday 10th November – 10am – 11am
Tuesday 11th November – 10am – 11am
Wednesday 12th November – 11.15am – 12.15am
Friday 14th November – 10am – 11am
…just bring a mat, a towel or something to lie on to take part!

Marega will also be leading dance and movement drawing sessions through as part of Discover Dance festival, More details of events and performances to be announced this week – watch this space for details!

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MATERIALS NEEDED – Can You Help?

Materials Needed - can you help?

The Project Space is a not-for-profit platform for the visual and creative arts. Based on Commercial Street in Newport, we bring creative and visual art directly to the public. We support groups putting on events in our community, sign post other creative spaces across the city, as well as deliver our own programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities in the heart of the city.

To do this, we need your help; our biggest cost in delivering these events and workshops are materials, most of which we are able to resource, reuse and recycle through out the year. Some items though, we need a little more help to find, either as donations or supplied to us at a reduced rate.

Currently we need:

Plastic bottles

Golf clubs (kids and adult sized)

Old carpet or rugs (in reasonable condition)

Pipes (plumbing or guttering in type, off cuts / surplus only)

Sofas and / or armchairs (in reasonable condition)

If you can help, please get in touch with us at theprojectspacenpt@gmail.com – we’ll happily collect materials at a time convenient to you. Or, if you’re passing, pop in, drop them off and say hello.

All contributions, big or small, go a long way 🙂

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CAPOEIRA NEWPORT – Mondays and Thursdays at The Project Space

Capoeira outside Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Photo credit: © Noel Dacey, 2014.

Capoeira outside Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Photo credit: © Noel Dacey, 2014.

Well, we’re into September, and my oh my how quickly this Summer has flown! After a two week break, we’re proud to welcome back Wolverine and Capoeira Newport to The Project Space, this time with two session each week!

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines kicks, acrobatics, and music. Unless played professionally, Capoeira is widely practised as a non-contact sport. Rather than knocking down an opponent, the emphasis is on physical skill developing balance, strength and flexibility. Played to songs and instruments, music is integral to capoeira, setting the tempo and style of game played by all.

Capoeira is particularly great for dancers and is suitable for all ages and skill levels. For those new to Capoeira, or simply curious, pop in to one of the sessions and have a go yourself! Comfy clothing and sensible footwear advised.

MONDAYS (Children’s session Age 7 – 12) – 6pm – 7pm £4 per person

THURSDAYS (Adult Session Age 13+) 7pm – 8pm £4 per person

For more information – please contact Wolverine via www.facebook.com/capoeira.newport

Classes are with Wolverine from group Nucleo de Capoeiragem

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SUMMER JAM with Urban Circle Productions

SUMMER JAM by URBAN CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS - Everyday this week!

SUMMER JAM by URBAN CIRCLE PRODUCTIONS – Everyday this week!

WOOHOO! It’s officially the summer holidays, and as part of  a summer long series of fun, Urban Circle this week are taking up residency at The Project Space offering a whole host of creative workshops for young people to enjoy!

With daily 2 hour workshops between 2am and 4pm Monday to Friday this week, with a showcase of all their work on Saturday 26th 4-6pm. With dance, music and fashion craft, this is one event not to be missed:

Dance – Try the UK’s fastest growing dance form and put together your own Street Dance routine 😀

Music – The musically orientated will dabble in the word lyric writing and being an MC. This workshops will result in a fun track being recorded and performed on Saturday.

Fashion Craft – Craft based fashion session will look at recycling clothes and refreshing them with creative customisation techniques. This workshop will result in a fashion photoshoot taking place on the Saturday. 

These workshops are free to the public and for ages 13-25. Pop in or email info@urbancircle.co.uk for more information.

Please note – all minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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CAPEOIRA NEWPORT – 7pm-8pm every Thursday!

Students taking part in last months free workshop with Wolverine at The Project Space

Students taking part in last months free workshop with Wolverine at The Project Space

 This Thursday 17th July see’s the return of Wolverine and Capoiera Newport at The Project Space. A Brazilian martial art combining music, singing and dance, this event marks the start to weekly sessions downstairs at The Project Space, Newport.

PLEASE NOTE: These taught sessions are £4 per person to take part.

Wolverine is part of the group Nucleo de Capoeiragem. He is a student of Contra-Mestre Claudio Campos, and has been training with him since he began teaching in Wales in 2003. More Information on our group can be found here:

http://www.cardiffcapoeira.com/

http://www.bristolcapoeira.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/554917187921805/

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The Big Splash 2014 – Newport’s Family Festival!

The Big Splash - Newport

The Big Splash – Newport

It’s official – Newport’s Big Splash festival will return on Friday 30th May until Sunday 1st June 2014 for a long weekend of family entertainment across the city. With music, circus acts, street theatre, live dance, comedy and a Sunset Spectacular, there’ll be more going on than you can shake a stick at!

In support of this, The Project Space will be playing host to a number of free drop in workshops through out May leading up to the main festival weekend…

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3rd, 10th, 17th – Stephanie Roberts, Big Splash Big Smash Mosaic Whale Workshops

Do you remember the Newport Leisure Centre’s Squirty whale?  Well we’ve found him – he’s in need of a make-over and we need your help!  Run by Newport mosaic artist Stephanie Roberts, we will transform this loveable whale and give him a new life.  As well, we’ll be running a competition to come up with a new name for Newport’s Whale – the winner of the best name will launch him at the Big Splash on Saturday 31st May.

For ages 7 years + if accompanied by an adult, or 11 years + if unaccompanied.

For more information about Stephanie Roberts, lease visit her website: http://www.stephanierobertsart.com

24th – Samba Workshops

Between 10am – 4pm, join us in The Project Space and make balloon costumes and musical instruments to get you in the party spirit ready for The Big Splash parade on the festival weekend. With a professional drumming tutor leading the sessions, come along and be part of Newport’s very own Samba drumming band.

For all ages – no need to book.

As well (for some week night fun too!) there will be Samba workshops held on Wednesday evenings at The Princess Tearooms on Cambrian Road to get you in the part mood through out the week!

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31st – Big Splash Parade!

Open from 10am, there’ll still be time to pop in and make your costumes ready for the parade from The Project Space to The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, starting at 1pm!

For more information regarding Newport’s Big Splash Festival 2014, please visitwww.newport.gov.uk/theriverfront, or find them online on Twitter: @newportfestival #bigsplash2014 Facebook: big splash newport or Instagram: @riverfrontarts

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