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Meet The Residents #3: Justin Cliffe & Peter Farago – “Hidden Cities”

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 21.36.12Between Monday 11th May and Friday 15th May, Justin Cliffe and Peter Farago will be collecting memories of Newport, as part of their residency project, Hidden Cities at The Project Space.

Hidden Cities is a community inspired digital installation project, where real peoples’ voices enter a seemingly white space. Stepping into a bold white light your shadow reveals a once hidden city that now exists in a silhouette of you. A beautiful, digital Newport begins to come to life.

Based on a series of interviews, the artists will collect memories, stories and recordings of people’s memories in Newport. Whether they’re fond or heart-rending, they will then re-trace people’s steps and route their stories to a location of significance. Capturing that place on film, they will then create short pieces of video – animation to correspond with the stories they’re told.

One of the artists, Justin Cliffe, said of Newport, “Having worked and lived in the city for over five years, Peter and I have become quite attached to it. In love with it’s discombobulated urban landscape, enamoured by it’s roguish personality, and inspired by it’s people, we want to document the city’s stories”.

The artists want to talk to people and hear as many stories as possible. Whether you’d like to talk to them at one of their scheduled drop-ins, tweet, mail or post pictures, accessing the public’s stories is a fundamental part of this process. Drop in sessions run from Monday 11th May to Friday 15th May 2015.

Can’t make these sessions? To get involved with this project, you can get in touch with Justin and Peter by:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hiddencity.newport

Email: mejustincliffe@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=@jusedcliffe

Or you can post your stories and memories to:

Hidden Cities, c/o Community Arts Development, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG

The final outcomes will be exhibited at The Project Space between Monday 25th May to Tuesday 2nd June. For more information, please contact the artists via their Facebook page (above).


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SCREENING: World Community Arts Day – Film Showcase at The Riverfront

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£1 ENTRY – Thursday 26th February: 6:30pm start
The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre
World Community Arts Day is a global celebration and this is the 8th year that the Community Arts team have taken part. Organised by the lovely Sally-Anne Evans and Santa Aumeistere, this year the event focuses on celebrating film and film makers in and around Newports’ communities.As part of this, the event taking place at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre will be screening 10 films made by people in Newport:

1) “The Sleepover” made by Underwood Youth Club
Actors: Katie Brady, Jay-Dee Wanklyn-Powell,Tonia George, Kim Cox, Harriett George, Katelyn Harvey – Film Makers: Jake Wanklyn, Joshua Belcher, India Ganner

2) ‘Where’s Walle’ made by Tom Arnold, Fairwater High School.

3) “Meals in Minutes”made by Jake Wanklyn, Joshua Belcher, India Ganner. Underwood Youth Club

4) ”Open (Except Sundays)” made by Zak Campbell, Santa Aumeistere. Newport Film School

5) ”Encrypted” made by Jake Mitchell, Patrick Coughlan-Allen, Zach F Evans, Jacob Fretwell. Newport Film School

6) ”Study Of The Iron Horse” made by Steve Jones

7) ”Made in Chile” made by Stephanie Roberts

8) ”Newport Welcome Pack”, collaboration between, Shared Futures, The Young Asylum Seekers Support service, Welsh Refugee Council and GAVO.

9) ”Communities 1st”, Pentalk labs And Communities first and Mohamad Fez Miah

10) ”Happy Newport”, The Big Splash festival in Newport

What’s more is that you have a chance to vote for your most engaging film on the night – be sure to check out some of our home grown talent in Newport! Please contact sally-anne.evans@newport.gov.uk for more information, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068844709798983
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BENEATH THE SURFACE: NIA takeover at The Project Space through out March

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FREE – Event listings coming soon!
The latest in a series of free events, we welcome Newport International Airspace as they take over The Project Space for most of the month of March, putting on a whole host of events. From exhibitions, meet-the-artists, screenings and even more workshops, this collective is an artistic force to look out for!

Watch this space as we announce more details soon, or visit their website: http://niabroadcast.com

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Of Mice And Men – Performance by Tin Shed Theatre

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FREE – SATURDAY 28th FEBRUARY
Doors 7:30pm – Performance 8:00pm (Booking essential)

Of Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and Lenny Small, two very different men bound together by providence. Set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression, our hapless protagonists hatch a plan to leave their life of poverty behind and start anew. It seems so simple, and perhaps that’s what is so beautiful about it, but little do they know, fate still has a hand to play.

Booking essential – for tickets and press enquiries, please contact:  tinshedtheatre@gmx.com

Please follow this link for Tin Shed Theatre’s press release. M&M press release

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NEWPORT SURVEY 2014: An exhibition by Documentary Photography Students at the University of South Wales, Newport

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Opening – Thursday 22nd January, UPSTAIRS from 5pm.

This week we welcome the photographers Fergus Thomas, Luke Webster, Paul Fox, Danielle Jane Allen, Tom Farmer and Lua Ribeira, presenting work made in and around Newport on the theme of ‘Communities’. The exhibition continues until Friday 31st January – check out the groups Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/544574492312334/
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The search is on! Gwent Young Artist 2014 – This Saturday

Overall winner of the Gwent Young Artist of the Year 2013 competition was Blackwood Comprehensive pupil Casey-Leigh Prosser, 15 - Photo: South Wales Argus

Overall winner of the Gwent Young Artist of the Year 2013 competition was Blackwood Comprehensive pupil Casey-Leigh Prosser, 15 – Photo: South Wales Argus

This Autumn, we here at The Project Space are proud to support the South Wales Argus as once again, they go on the look out for the best young artist in Gwent.

This annual competition, now in it’s fourth year, as well as giving young artists the chance to showcase their talents, provides youngsters with the chance to win some generous cash prizes. All you have to do to take part is submit an original piece of art, be it a drawing, painting, sculpture or whatever to the address on the entry form.

The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 12th December 2014.

The judging panel made up of representatives from the University of South Wales, South Wales Argus and Western Power, will meet during the following weeks to select a shortlist of winners whose work will go on display here at The Project Space between Thursday 8th January until Saturday 31st January 2015.

In addition, we’re teaming up with the Art Foundation tutors at University of South Wales to run two workshops o:

Saturday 18th October (FREE – 10am – 2pm) and

Saturday 1st November (FREE – 10am – 2pm) to help contestants perfect their art techniques.

The Age categories for the competition are: 8 years old and under9 to 12 years13 to 18 years

There will be a winner and runner-up in each age category and then an overall winner, who will be named the South Wales Argus young Gwent Artist of the Year.

Winners of the age groups will each receive £75; runners-up £25 and £175 for their school’s art department. The overall winner will win a trophy plus £400. Their school will receive £275 for the art department. They will also receive an art masterclass at the University of South Wales.

For more information, check out the South Wales Argus website: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk

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ARTIST LOUNGE: Public Performance & Tours – Thursday 25th September – 6pm-8pm

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Dear Creatives. Your #ArtistLounge returns! Now the third of our monthly get togethers, The Project Space is inviting the general public as well as creatives in our community to get together and talk about their creative journeys.

Confirmed speakers include:
International artists Michikazu Matsune (Japan) & David Subal (Austria) from STORE talk about their experiences as an International touring performing arts collective.

Gareth Clark – From the renowned Clarkes Public performance duet.

More speakers will be announced this week… Please check out our Facebook event for updates and information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501056916801912/

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NEWPORT FOOD FESTIVAL – Talks & Tasters – Saturday 4th October


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The 2014 Newport Food Festival will take place on Saturday October 4th with hundreds of classes, demos, talks and exhibitors there’s something for everyone!

At The Project Space, The Talks & Tasters sessions are a mix of free and paid for activities which allows you to get to know a bit more about certain foodie topics. As places are limited on ALL sessions advance booking is advised.

The full timetable of Talks & Tasters can be found below, but more information is available at: http://www.newportfoodfestival.co.uk/blog/?page_id=2648

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To find about Newport Food Festival, please visit: http://www.newportfoodfestival.co.uk

For more information or to book tickets for any of these sessions, please contact The Riverfront Box Office online or call 01633 656757.

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NATIONAL POETRY DAY with Patrick Jones & Guests – Thursday 2nd October – 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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For this year’s National Poetry Day, Gwent Arts in Health, Literature Wales and NCC Community Arts Development present “REMEMBER” at The Project Space.

Join Patrick Jones and guests for an hour of poetry and writing on the theme of ‘Remember’ to celebrate National Poetry Day. Free to all and refreshments will be available. This is one of a series events to celebrate creative writing as part of ‘Healing Words and Pictures’.

For more information about Gwent Arts in Health and the ‘Healing Words & Pictures’ project, please visit: www.garth.org.uk

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