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Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 June at 9am

NCH Tenant Membership

200 tenants will benefit from free fitness memberships and community champion opportunities thanks to city partnership.


There are now even more free opportunities to cycle with others in Newport and we’d like to invite local people who are keen to get out and about on their bike to join in.

Newport Social Cycling have teamed up with Newport Live and Welsh Cycling to organise the RIVERFRONT FAMILY BIKE RIDE at 1pm every Saturday from 2 June throughout the summer.

Rides will be run by fully trained Ride Leaders and are suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.These rides are designed for people wanting to get back on their bikes after some time out of the saddle, improve their fitness or just to get out and about with their families on a Saturday afternoon. The route is a 3.8 mile traffic free loop running from the Newport Live Riverfront Centre, Ride Leaders will start the rides at 1pm with riders able to complete the loop as many times as they like during the afternoon.

Sign up to the ride here...and view the terms and conditions.

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HSBC UK Ride Social is a fun, friendly, growing community of people organising their own informal bike rides. You can join a ride, or share your own ride for others to join. It’s totally free to join and ride. Use Ride Social to find people near you to ride with, to find groups of all levels, riding on- and off-road.

One hundred women artists are being commissioned to work with communities across the UK to create one hundred centenary banners for PROCESSIONS. Arts and community organisations will work with artists up and down the country in an extensive public programme of creative workshops. The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre in Newport will also be hosting some of these free workshops. The Family Crafts drop in workshops will be on 29 May and 4 June 2018 between 10am and 2.30pm.

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The women who came together on the streets a hundred years ago made themselves visible with handmade flags, banners, pins and rosettes. The workshops will focus on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage campaign, and the banners made will represent and celebrate the diverse voices of women and girls from different backgrounds.

Wales National Velodrome is introducing some women's only cycling sessions dedicated to helping female riders develop in an environment they feel comfortable.

The weekly sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 11am- 12pm for six weeks starting on Wednesday 6 June 2018.  These sessions are suitable for beginners and you can come to one session or all six.

Each session costs £9.80 and all kit is provided.

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While Mum is having fun, your little one can also enjoy a Balance Bikes class for free! One child under 5 will be offered a free space in a Balance Bike class run by a qualified coach, at the same time as your track cycling session.

Dates: Wed 6 June, Wed 13 June, Wed 27 June, Wed 4 July, Wed 11 July, Wed 18 July, 11am-12pm

You can book your place by calling 01633 656757 or dropping into the Velodrome reception. 

After a successful Championships in 2017, the Wales National Velodrome will once again host the HSBC UK | National Youth and Junior Track Championships from Monday 23 July – Friday 27 July 2018.

The championships are a key event in the track cycling calendar and showcase the very best young talent emerging through the ranks across the country. Many of the riders who will compete have already taken part in national and international competitions, and harbour ambitions of representing Great Britain at Olympic, Paralympic and world level.

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Newport Live have concluded a rigorous recruitment and selection process which included Newport Live Board Members and a Director from the Arts Council of Wales and we are pleased to announce the role of Head of Theatre, Arts and Culture has been appointed. Alan Dear will officially be taking up the role from the 18 June 2018.

Alan will join Newport Live from his current position of Director at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee, where he led, in 2011, the refurbishment and reopening of the theatre. For the Gardyne Theatre, he recently produced Jackie the Musical that went on a national tour, and worked in partnership with Selladoor Theatre on the development of touring family shows.

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US Girls Rock will be at the Newport Centre on Saturday 12 May!

A celebratory event for girls only!

There will be over 20 different sports and activities on offers, hair and beauty workshops, spray tans (Ages 16+) and arts & crafts. 

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Pre-register your FREE place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note this is a female only event and the Newport Centre will only be accepting admission from girls and women. 

Lucozade Ribena Suntory and Active Communities Network launch B Active to increase physical activity of young people in Newport.

On Friday 4th May, Newport Live, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) and the Active Communities Network (ACN) launched the B Active programme for Newport and wider across Gwent communities – an initiative to increase physical activity as well as improve the lifestyles and prospects of young people aged 16-24, throughout the region.

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The B Active programme will target young people who do not engage in regular sport and are living in areas of little funding, with a youth-led activity programme running three to five days a week, 50 weeks of the year. Young people will be supported in leading informal sessions focusing on key health related issues such as diet, fitness and mental wellbeing. The sessions aim to bring likeminded people together and drive grass-roots participation in sport and exercise, helping to achieve the programmes’ long-term ambition of engaging and inspiring young people through sport.

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The Riverfront are working once again working with Theatr Iolo as a partner venue in the third year of their artist development programme Platfform.

There are three residencies in the mix this year as part of the programme; building on existing relationships and creating new partnerships that will nurture and support artists in their exploration of creating new work for and with children and young people. The emphasis this year is on making work with and for families.

We’re thrilled that Gavin Porter a filmmaker and theatre maker will be resident with us at The Riverfront, Newport. Gavin worked for National Theatre Wales leading on the Big Democracy Project and he has also worked in various freelance roles, including as an engagement artist and theatre director.