Category Archives: Music

May half term at The Project Space – Big Splash, Maindee Festival and more!

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FREE – Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th May – Opening times vary

Well it’s officially that time of year again where we crack out the sun lotion and get ready for Big Splash festival in Newport. This year’s festival takes place the same weekend as Maindee Festival meaning there’ll be even more arty goings on in the city than last year! This half term we have a whole manner of arty activities to keep the whole family amused at The Project Space – your creative community centre in the heart of the Newport.

Workshops start on Tuesday 26th May, and run until Thursday 28th May between 11.00am – 2.00pm. Come along and help make a giant house for the “Right Up Your Street” carnival procession for Maindee festival.

The Procession takes place on Saturday 31st May and is part of the Big Splash weekend celebrations!

In addition, there will also be a Samba Drumming Workshop on Tuesday 26th May with Upbeat Music between 2.00pm – 3.30pm.

For more information about these workshops and who to take part in the parade, please contact sally-anne.evans@newportlive.co.uk

To find out more information on all events during Big Splash and Maindee Festival, please visit www.maindee.org or www.newportlive.co.uk/theriverfront, or download the programme: http://media.wix.com/ugd/7be6dd_1361ef9d08a2453d80090bbc2c0bf569.pd

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Port Songs by Operasonic – EASTER ACTIVITIES

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We love Newport – it’s a city worth singing about!
Tell us your Newport stories, and spin them into songs, working with the operasonic team – composer Stacey Blythe and director Rhian Hutchings. operasonic is holding workshops at Project Space in Newport for young people aged 10 to 14 years old on:

11am – 1pm Thursday 9th April
11am – 1pm Friday 10th April

If you would like to find out how to sign up email rhianhutchings@outlook.com
Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/operasonic

Book on Eventbrite:

Thursday 9th April https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/port-songs-easter-workshop-1-tickets-16169973827
Friday 10th April https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/port-songs-easter-workshop-2-tickets-16170016956

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BENEATH THE SURFACE: NIA takeover at The Project Space

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FREE – Thursday 19th – Saturday 28th March – 10am – 5pm

Beneath The Surface is a project by Newport International Airspace (NIA) who has commissioned professional artists to explore and express their own interpretation of an unsung hero living within the city of Newport. Whether it be a person, service or landmark, the artists’ unique journeys have taken them to the streets to find a character they connect with.

Through their eyes, it’s been about discovering someone or something they feel gives the city its daily pulse and vibrancy. By looking beneath the surface and behind the scenes, unexpected relationships have formed and a whole new perspective has been found.

The exhibition and performances taking place promise to be a dynamic experience. You can find out what happens to one artist as he is thrown down the challenge by an award-winning toilet attendant, or witness the conversations unravel spontaneously through traveling around on a Newport bus with no end destination in mind.

NIA will be taking over the Project Space in Newport from Thursday 19th to Saturday 28th March for a multi media event spanning two weeks. Through an ambitious exhibition with performances and workshops across the duration, it will show how artists connect to the communities they live in.

The event kicks off with a screening of Massimo Salvato’s film, Jonny. The film is a documentary about Newport artist, Jonathan Sherwood. Through his eyes and the constant suspension between creation and demolition, we follow the diaspora that a group of artists is stuck in since the transformation of the town centre into a big shopping mall.

There is an invite-only private viewing of the film, Jonny on Wednesday 18th March, but tickets will be available to book along with the exhibition opening to the public from Thursday 19th March.

Featuring artists: Art Rat, Jo Haycock, Marion Cheung, Marega Palser, Massimo Salvato, Mr and Mrs Clark, Stephanie Roberts, Steven George Jones, Tin Shed Theatre Productions and Victoria J E Jones.

Beneath The Surface is funded by Newport Community Arts Development, The Project Space and The Arts Council For Wales.

www.niabroadcast.com

www.facebook.com/newportinternationalairpace

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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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