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[ MOLECULE ] ‘How The Dead Live’ : Participate this week in a work in progress by Stephen Donnelly

As part of the Tin Shed Molecule artist develop programme which aims to develop and nurture performance art from the region.

Resident artist Stephen Donnelly is doing a set of drop in session at The Project Space in Newport this Thursday (24th), Friday (25th) and Saturday (26th) for his work in progress performance How The Dead Live. If you’re interested in meeting up with Steve and having a chat about life, death, memories and loved ones please email him: stepdonn@gmail.com

Stephen writes “I want to use Molecule to develop a new participatory theatre piece which broadens the discussion from just my own experiences to include others and offer opportunities for myself, other participants in the devising process and the audience to share and evoke memories of their lost ones.”

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To all the artists, creatives, art-lovers and enthusiasts of Newport!

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147 Commercial Street, Newport NP20 1LN

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 sally-anne.evans@newportlive.co.uk

Looking forward to seeing you there! The Project Space team x

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END OF YEAR SHOW – Coleg Gwent Newport Art & Design Students at The Project Space

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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

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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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Gelynion – Enemies Newport – Poetry in collaboration

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FREE – TUESDAY 19TH MAY – 7pm – 10pm

Pairs of poets and performers from Wales, England, India and Chile present original collaborations. With Joe Dunthorne & Eurig Salisbury, Rhys Trimble & SJ Fowler, Nia Davies & Zoe Skoulding, Kate North & Katrin Selina Lloyd, Andres Anwandter & Suze MC de Lee, Cris Paul & Samantha Walton, Rhian Edwards & Ranjit Hoskote, Josh Robinson & Mr&Mrs Clark, Tishani Doshi & Jonathan Edwards. With music from Patrick Rimes.

Gelynion is a groundbreaking exploration of contemporary poetry from Wales through the potential of collaboration. The project tours Wales 19-29th May with over 50 poets collaborating at events in Newport (19-May), Cardiff (20-May), Swansea (22-May), Aberystwyth (25-May), Bangor (26-May), Hay Festival (29-May) & London (5-June).

For more information, please visit: www.weareenemies.com/gelynion or follow @enemiesproject on Twitter.

Gelynion Newport is an Enemies and Poetry Wales project supported by Arts Council Wales Big Lottery, in partnership with the Project Space Newport.

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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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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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Live performance of ‘Awakening’ by James Moore

Screenshot from 'Awakening' by James Moore

Screenshot from ‘Awakening’ by James Moore.

FREE – Tuesday 3rd March – 5:30pm – Viewer discretion advised.

As part of our current exhibition, DRIFT by 2nd year BA (Hons) Photographic Art students from the University of South Wales, we will be hosting a performance by artist James Moore of his piece AWAKENING which features in the show.

The exhibition DRIFT showcases artwork produced as a result of a site-specific brief responding to ‘The RIver’, where they have integrated themselves within the local community, each individually responding and creating a diverse range of personal and explorative art whose themes address local heritage, community, and the power of the river.

This performance is a controlled exercise of immersion in water, as a representation of a fear of drowning. The artist will submerge his head into the bowl of water until he is out of air. He will do this until he cannot continue. The performance projects him into the reality of his fear – to overcome it he must attempt to confront it. Viewer discretion is advised as the performance may include scenes some viewers find upsetting.

The exhibition continues until Thursday 5th March 2015, and is open between 10am and 4pm daily.
For more information about the exhibition DRIFT and to contact the artists, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589111567969857

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drift: A photographic exhibition by students at University of South Wales, Newport

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FREE – Opens: 26th February: 6pm – 8pm
Continues: 27th February – 5th March 10am – 4pm

This week at The Project Space, we welcome 2nd year BA(Hons) Photographic Art students from the University of South Wales to present Drift, a collective exhibition of visual artworks about the River Usk, connecting waterways, and its surrounding land.

For the last twenty weeks, seventeen second year Photographic Art students have been creating works for this site-specific brief, integrating themselves within the local community, each individually responding to different aspects of the 63 mile long tidal river, creating a diverse range of personal and explorative art, with themes addressing local heritage, community, and the power of the river.

Work will be on show by photographers:

Jasmine Bell – Macarena Costan – Emma Daly – Conor Elliot – Amy Harris – Danielle Lacovou – Phillip Kenworthy

Natasha Lowe-Sellers- Rachel Lucas – Emmaleen Miller – Mihai Moldavanu – James Moore – Meg Nicholls – Brodie Phillips

Sophie Porter – Rebekah Prentice – Lacey Wheeler

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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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