workshops & classes at the riverfront

We are currently reviewing our workshop and class programme and will be introducing a variety of new sessions during the autumn. Please keep an eye out on social media for announcements.

In the meantime, here is what we are currently running:

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Hubble Music & Movement

Tuesday's 10am & 1pm (Session length 1hr)
(Term time only)

Age: 6 weeks - 5 years

This workshop is a fun-filled adventure brought to you by Lucy at Hubble which will explore different themed topics through music, movement and sensory play. Different props are used keeping with the theme to enhance the experience. 

This is a fun and upbeat mixed age/ability pre school workshop suitable for babies from around 6 weeks to children aged 5. Small children may need some help from grown ups to take part in certain activities.

Children will benefit form speech development, motor skills, musicality, confidence, expression and much more!

It’s a lovely welcoming group for both adults and children to make some new friends. We often meet afterwards for a cuppa. 

If you need any further information about this workshop, please contact Lucy at Hubble 07738901938. 


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HATCH Youth Theatre

(Term time only)

Age: 5-12yrs, 5 - 6.30pm

Age: 12-16yrs, 7 - 8.30pm

Hatch is a weekly youth theatre group run by Tin Shed Theatre Co, in Partnership with The Riverfront. During the sessions the children and young people will have the opportunity to investigate and explore skills in all elements of creation.

The sessions are focused on collaborative creation and aim to offer each participant the opportunity to curate their own experience. With visiting professional practitioners in a number of creative skill sets, Tin Shed aims to offer a fully rounded youth theatre that seeks to be led and curated by those taking part.

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Theatre meets Game Design

Wednesday October 6, 13, 20,  7 - 8.30pm

Age: 12 - 16

Are you interested in gaming? Are you curious about what theatre can be? Or do you simply want to try out something new?

This workshop is all about mixing gaming with live performance, and how this can make storytelling even more exciting. Expect a lot of game play, outrageous ideas and tons of fun.

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Drama Club

Wednesday 27 October 9.30am-3.30pm

Age: 6 - 12

Join us for a fun drama club, packed with theatre games and activities.

The workshops will include skills in game play, performance, improvising and storytelling.

Drama Club is a great way to give children and young people a place to express themselves, build confidence, make new friends and have loads of fun!

Please bring a pack lunch and water bottle.

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Street Fairy Workshop

Wednesday 27 October 2 - 5pm

Age: 14+


The Street Fairy workshops are designed to bring about conversation regarding safety in our city, participants will work with Artist Stephanie Roberts usilising stained glass, mosaic and found objects to create The street Fairy Character. 

For more information and to book contact Danielle

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Newport Reimagined

Saturday 30 October 10am

Age: 6 - 14

Join creative maverick Justin Teddy Cliffe on a creative romp around Newport, using random objects and recycled items to create the famous and infamous landmark of Newport. Once your master piece is made you will be weaving wonderous tales and making playful stories. 

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An Introduction to Printmaking

Tuesday's 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November

Age: 13+

This 5 week course is intended as an introduction to the world of Print. Designed for beginners or those already experienced in printmaking, the course will explore key aspects of the craft including working with the press, rollers, inks and tools. This is an opportunity to try processes and techniques that have a rich history and unique potential for creative exploration.

Week 1    
Mono-type - This is the most direct form of printmaking, using the inks to produce one off prints that incorporate leaves and feathers.

Week 2    
Dry-point etching - Dry point is a simple etching process and has been used by many renowned artists down the ages from Rembrandt to Picasso.

Week 3    
Chine colle - Chine colle is the art of collaging delicate papers to add colour and pattern to a print.
Week 4    
Collograph – This simple form of printmaking uses a combination of card and         
other materials to produce prints suffused with texture

Week 5    
Lino-cut - One of the simplest forms of printmaking this age old technique can be one of the hardest to master. This class will explore ways to print without the use of a press

This course will be run by Bill Chambers who taught printmaking on the Cardiff Art and Design Foundation Course and is currently a key member of Cardiff Print Workshop where he teaches a range of courses and workshops in printmaking.

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