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


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


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


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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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:




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Half term Make & Take Holiday Workshops

Half term holiday workshops at The Project Space - 26th-30th May 2014

Half term holiday workshops at The Project Space – 26th-30th May 2014

Roll up roll up! It’s the week before Newport’s Big Splash festival kicks off in our city, and to help get us all in the festival mood, The Project Space are running daily make and take workshops through out the half term holidays leading up to the main event.

Workshops start this Saturday and bank holiday Monday with drop in sessions for the whole family to make recycled junk instruments and balloon costumes between 10am – 4pm, with beach themed colouring in also available on the day!

On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, we’re joined by Tony Balloonman ( http://www.balloon-man.webs.com) who’ll be giving us some expert tips on making balloon costumes to wear on the big day.

On Friday, we’ll also be making our own hula hoops and practising our moves, getting in the party spirit for Saturday.

For the parade itself, meet at The Project Space at 12:30 ready to Samba our way down to Newport’s Red Wave guided by our lovely event stewards – more info on the picture below. For more info on events and timings of Newport’s Big Splash weekend, please follow the link: http://issuu.com/theriverfront/docs/big_splash_a5_eng_final

Parade Information for parents

Big Splash Parade Information

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EVENING SCREENING – Robin Mitchell (In association with UPMARKET GALLERIES)


03/05/2014 – Screening of Robin Mitchell’s documentary in Cambodia. 6pm – 8pm.

In association with Upmarket Galleries, and the opening of their exhibition Painting By Music (curated by Dave Wakely) The Project Space will be screening Robin Mitchell’s documentary film on Cambodia.

With the main exhibition taking place upstairs inside Newport’s Provisions Market, Painting by Music will focus on art that is related to and celebrates all things musical.  Featuring video, performance, installation and musical themed entertainment through out the day, this exhibitions promises to be one not to be missed.

For all ages – No need to book – Free entry.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/643448159037355/?ref=22

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Tiegan Neary – NME Magazine’s Photography Award Winner of the Year 2013

© Tiegan Neary - When we were wolves – club ifor bach (Cardiff) 2013

© Tiegan Neary – When We Were Wolves – Club Ifor Bach (Cardiff) 2013

The Project Space is very proud to present a selection of photographs from the portfolio of NME Magazine’s Photography Award winner of 2013, Tiegan Neary. Exhibited in support of Newport’s Record Store Day event, Neary’s work captures the variety and vivacity of the South Wales music scene in all it’s glory.

Based in South Wales, Neary photographs across the United Kingdom, and has had her work published in magazines and newspapers around the world including The Guardian, Fuze (German music magazine), NME, Plugged In, Liverpool Echo, South Wales Argus and The Metro. She is also the South Wales photographer for punktastic.com, providing photographs for gig reviews on their website. Photographing bands performing in small local venues to huge arenas, Neary estimates she has photographed 400 bands since she took up photography seriously 4 years ago.

Neary entered NME Magazine’s Photography Awards competition in 2013, where she had two photographs shortlisted in the Under 18’s category of the competition. With her photograph of When We Were Wolves the eventual winner of her category, her work was then entered into the Grand Prix (overall award selected from the winners of the competitions five categories), which she also went on to win.

This exhibition is currently open to the public:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 – 16.00 (and otherwise by appointment)

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