Casting has been announced for Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands, which will be visiting Wales Millennium Centre next spring as part of an 18-week UK tour.
The colourful salmon sculpture formerly homed in Newport Centre’s swimming pool has played a central role in a year-long arts and community engagement project titled ‘Protect our Waters’ led by mosaic and visual artist Stephanie Roberts and Newport’s Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre.
Newport Stanza poetry group is to launch of its first anthology, Wire, Elemental Emergency. The collection is written by poets who meet monthly in Newport to share and workshop their poetry.
Ballet Cymru and National Youth Dance Wales return to The Riverfront Theatre, Newport with a Triple Bill show showcasing and celebrating young dancers in a sparkling evening of the finest dance.
The experience of every refugee artist is different, every challenge is faced individually as well as collectively. Through a programme of inspiring exhibitions, workshops and talks, Hay Castle will host ‘Artistiaid Ffoadur Cymru Refugee Artists’ which will celebrate Welsh stories of hospitality, humanity, and hope through the lens of great art made by refugee artists who have found welcome in Wales from the 1940s to the present day. It will also explore the role that local communities play for those artists seeking refuge.
The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre once again hosts several events for Art on the Hill from 26 – 28 November. Each year in November, this weekend long festival celebrates Newport’s creative community and their work.
2020 Wales winner of the Epic Awards offered by Voluntary Arts to inspiring community projects Art on the Hill is back and ready to take over Newport, South Wales for the fifth year running, as the city emerges from the COVID pandemic. Venues across Newport will be taking part in the festival, showcasing visual arts, photography, live music, spoken word, and film. There will also be opportunities to take part in workshops both in person and online.
Thomas Howells recently put questions to Nathan Palmer, a former player for Newport RFC, about his career in fashion design.
Abergavenny Train Station is among several new and surprising locations across the UK hosting Art Night 2021, a free month-long contemporary art festival. The presentation launches local organisation Peak Cymru’s new cultural space, Platfform 2, on the southbound side of the railway track.
This spring Newport’s Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre has developed the Arts Hub, an online listing platform to help people find further information about arts and creative activities across Newport.