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

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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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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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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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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 International Airspace – more workshops coming up!

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Newport International Airspace are a group of professional artists who work collaboratively with others to showcase the talent, space and diversity within and around Newport. The next in a series of workshops, talks and events in the city, (you may well have seen photos from photographer Jo Haycocks’ workshop from last weekend – fully booked before we could promote it!) we’re proud to be supporting their latest workshops in the next coming weeks at The Project Space.

FREE to attend – booking essential, age restrictions may apply. Please contact via http://niabroadcast.com BEFORE attending.

MAKING PERFORMANCE – Saturday 14th February 2015

Gareth Clark is one half of Mr and Mrs Clark, the Newport based performance duo and is running an introductory workshop based on his performance practice. This workshop is ideal for adults and will involve some movement so loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.

MOVEMENT & MARK MARKING – Saturday 21st February 2015

Led by Marega Palser, also of Newport International Airspace, join us for a session of movement and drawing. The session will involve some movement so loose, comfortable clothing again is recommended.

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MOLECULE: Tin Shed Theatre Company and Dino Rovaretti

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Tuesday 10th February – 7.30pm – £3 tickets (includes a free glass of wine / beer)

The brainchild of Newport’s Tin Shed Theatre CompanyMolecule is a new project development scheme that offers space, resource, opinion, and financial support to artists seeking a platform for work in it’s early, physical stages of development.

The very first Molecule sharing will see Newport born Dino Rovaretti develop a new autobiographical piece of work, entitled: Made Of Paper. Dino Rovaretti is a Newport born Performing Artist who recently graduated from Falmouth University and is currently based in Bristol.
Molecule is open to Welsh and International participants, and aims to assist the creation and development of new work that falls under the category of ‘Theatre’ ‘Performance’ or ‘Live Art’.
Supported by National Theatre Wales:TEAM and The Project Space, Tin Shed Theatre Company aim to run Molecule twice a year. For more information on Molecule, and information on how to pick up tickets, please visit: http://tinshedtheatre.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/molecule-sharing.html
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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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National Theatre Wales TEAM – Workshop & Skill Swap

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SATURDAY 17th JANUARY – 10:15am – 4:30pm
Do you have an idea / script / dream, which you’re not sure how to get off the ground? Are you looking to get involved in new projects and find new collaborators? Are you a theatre-maker who’d like to meet other theatre-makers and play for a day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions – Workout is definitely for you!
Already taken place in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor, this session is the latest in a series of day long events that gives creative people a chance to get ideas off the ground and meet fellow theatre-makers.

As well as a chance to work on participants’ projects, the day includes a Skill Swap session.  This gives you a chance to find the help you need when you need it, in return for helping others out on their projects. A wide range of skills are encouraged from acting, directing, cake baking to photography, unicycle riding or singing . . .the list goes on! The balloons and sweets come free.

All are welcome at these events – please email team@nationaltheatrewales.org to let them know you’re coming!

Next session: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – 21st February 2015.
For more information about TEAM, please visit: http://nationaltheatrewales.org or search for National Theatre Wales TEAM on Facebook.
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