Firstly, thank you for your support of The Project Space in Newport over 2014 and into 2015. It has been an amazing time for all the team involved with starting up and developing this project in Newport. It has been both our pride and our honour to work with and support so many amazing and passionate people who want to see and experience even more arty goings on in our city. But the time has now come to gather feedback to feed back to our funders about what you felt the successes were of the project.
Initiated by Sally-Anne Evans, the Community Arts development officer at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, The Project Space has been funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh National Government and The National Lottery to run for 1 year as a short term project. What has become clear over the last year is that space like The Project Space is both sorely needed, regularly used and highly valued in the city – and as such, we need your help.
On Tuesday 14th July, between 5:30pm and 6:30pm – we’d love it if you could pop in and give us your comments and feedback. Let us know:
How were you involved with The Project Space? Did you put on an event at the space? Did you visit one of our events?
What did having a space like this allow you to do?
What did you think we did well?
What would you like to see more of?
How well does the space connect with our community in Newport?
Did having the space increase your access or awareness to other arty goings on in the city?
Did having the space create opportunities for professional artists and creatives to create work and engage with community groups in Newport?
How do you think we could improve?
If you can’t make it on the night, feel free to email you comments to project leader Sally-Anne Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you there! The Project Space team x
Still The Enemy Within (2014) Directed by Owen Gower
FREE film screening & discussion. All Welcome!
Guest Speaker – Dr. Steve Davies, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences
7pm, Thursday 25th June 2015
The Project Space, Newport
“A documentary as gripping as any thriller” Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian
3rd March 2015 was the 30th anniversary of the end of the Miner’s Strike, one of the most significant events in Britain’s recent political history. Owen Gower’s essential film is a heartfelt tribute to communities hammered by political forces. Weaving interviews with rare archive footage, this powerful and deeply moving film is a timely and vital reminder of what was a devastating attack on the British working class, of which our current political landscape is the legacy.
Dr. Steve Davies teaches and researches at Cardiff University and is a former full time trade union official. His research includes projects examining unions in Wales, how unions respond to change. He will speak about the broader lessons that we can learn today from the Miners’ Strike and why 30 years on, it remains relevant.
Still The Enemy Within is the second film of Politikino, a free monthly pop-up political cinema at The Project Space. Curated by artist-in-residence Sara Rees. The trilogy of films aims to offer opportunities to reflect on the socio-political context of Newport; its Chartist history in relation to the city’s current conditions and how wider national and global events and processes effect Newport.
For more information about the event, and to keep up to date with the latest news and updates in the series, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408898932771336/
FREE – 22nd June – 27th June 2015 – 10am to 4pm daily
DROP-IN Life Drawing Sessions – WEDS / THURS / FRI (tbc)
This month we welcome our resident life drawing class – CARDIFF LIFE MODELS to The Project Space with their exhibition LIFE ART ON TOUR. With partner hosts Carnegie House in Bridgend and Jacob’s Market Gallery in Cardiff, the exhibition will feature work by students who have attended the weekly life drawing sessions run by the group across South Wales, showcasing a wide variety of media and stylistic approaches to figurative work. Pieces of artwork will be on sale during the event – please contact event organiser Andy Lamb for details.
In addition, CARDIFF LIFE MODELS will be hosting a number of drop in life drawing sessions during the week for visitors to have a go at themselves. These sessions are open to all and suitable for all abilities – materials provided.
PLEASE NOTE: Nudity and the human form are key elements of this exhibition. Some adults bringing children and /or young people to this exhibition may deem parental guidance advisory.
Tickets are now available for the Designer Vagina workshops later this month on Eventbrite. Follow the link below to book on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/designer-vagina-workshops-tickets-17351752559 – these events are free however places are limited to 20 people per session.
Please let us know if you have any problems using this platform – it’s our first time! Don’t forget, you can always get in touch with event organiser Julia for more information at 07598 384851 or email@example.com
For more information, please check out the events Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/709094402533936/
FREE – Opens: Friday 5th June 6pm – 8pm / Exhibitions continues: Saturday 6th June 10am – 4pm
This week at The Project Space, we welcome Coleg Gwent Art & Design students showcasing their end of year show across both floors of the unit. Opening night is Friday 5th June 6pm – 8pm, and is open again on Saturday 6th June, 10am – 4pm.
Free entry, all welcome. Bring all your friends!
For more information about Coleg Gwent and the Art & Design Course, please visit: http://www.coleggwent.ac.uk/newport
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
POLITIKINO is a monthly screening of radical and political films curated by artist Sara Rees as part of her residency at The Project Space, Newport.
Free film screening, followed by discussion with Grace Krause, researcher at Cardiff University.
This months film – FILM: ‘Inside Job’ (2010) Directed By Charles Ferguson
The global financial meltdown that took place in Fall 2008 caused millions of job and home losses and plunged the United States into a deep economic recession. Matt Damon narrates a documentary that provides a detailed examination of the elements that led to the collapse and identifies keys financial and political players. Director Charles Ferguson conducts a wide range of interviews and traces the story from the United States to China to Iceland to several other global financial hot spots.
For more information about the event, and to keep up to date with the latest news and updates in the series, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576048062645026/