Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, Newport Live venues are now closed and will not be open to the public until it is safe as we follow Government guidance. More details can be found here.

News

Following the most recent update from the Welsh Government we are thrilled to announce we will be able to welcome you back to our centres from Monday 10th August. We’re looking forward to getting active together soon!

Coming back will mean you will have to do things a little differently to help protect you, our other customers and our staff, but rest assured, our team will be on hand to support your wellbeing and to inspire you to be happier and healthier, together.

 

What you can Expect

When you visit us, you’re going to notice changes we have made to ensure we live up to our commitment to keep everyone safe. We are following guidance set out by UK Active to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. 

These include:

  • All sessions will need to be booked in advance
  • A reduction in the number of users in the building
  • Relocation of gyms and equipment
  • Changes to our timetables and relocation of our classes
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes as well as cleaning and sanitisation products provided
  • Social distance and directional signage to follow as you move around our buildings

Our full guidelines can be found here
We encourage you to familiarise yourself with them before we reopen.

 

What Services are Returning

The following centres will be reopening from Monday 10th August.

 

Monday - Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Regional Pool & Tennis Centre

6am – 10pm

7am – 7pm

8am – 8pm

Geraint Thomas Velodrome

6am – 8pm

8am – 6pm

8am – 6pm

Newport Centre

6am – 10pm

8am – 6pm

8am – 6pm

Active Living Centre

4.30pm – 8pm

8am – 6pm

8am – 6pm

Connect Centre

8am – 6pm

8am – 6pm

closed

 

Booking

Before you join us, you will require a Newport Live card and need to book your session in advance. To Book online or via our app, you will need to set up your online account.
Find out more here

Set up your account here: https://newportlive.leisurecloud.net/Connect/mrmLogin.aspx

 

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts Bookings are available via a booking only for a maximum of 4 people for 50 minutes.
Off-peak courts will be available from 6:45am and peak courts available from 4:45pm.

Indoor Tennis Courts
Bookings will start at 45 minutes past the hour (e.g. 6.45am - 7.35am).

Outdoor Tennis Courts
Bookings will start on the hour (e.g. 6am – 6.50am)

Members can book courts 8 days in advance and Pay & Play users 4 days in advance.

Book online or via the Newport Live app

30-minute tennis court bookings and private lessons will not be available until further notice. Details on tennis lessons can be found in our membership section below.

More details here

 

Gyms

Gyms are re-opening at Active Living Centre, the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales, Newport Centre and the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre.

Some gyms have been relocated into new spaces to ensure all equipment has been places 2m apart.

Sessions at the gym will be available every hour and must be booked in advance. You will need to arrive, work out and leave the facility within your 1hour session.

Members can book the gym 8 days in advance and Pay & Play users 4 days in advance.

Book online or via the Newport Live app

More details here

 

New Gym at the Regional Pool and Tennis Centre

We have introduced a new gym at the Regional Pool and Tennis Centre including Biocircuit – a brand new 30-minute workout tailored to you. The equipment adapts to your body and guides you as you progress.

Find out more here

Biocircuit will be bookable from 17 August.

 

Group Exercise Classes

Group exercise classes will be available at Active Living Centre, Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales, Newport Centre and the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre.

Some classes have been relocated into new spaces (including track centre) to ensure all customers can keep 2m apart. The floor will be marked with boxes for each customer to ensure your safety.

Classes must be booked in advance.

Members can book classes 8 days in advance and Pay & Play users 4 days in advance.

Book online or via the Newport Live app

Unfortunately, due to changes to capacity in our pools and our timetables we are currently unable to offer Aqua classes. However, we hope to be able to introduce these soon.

More details here

 

Swimming

The City of Newport Swimming Club will return on Monday 10th August.

Public swimming will be available at Active Living Centre and the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre.

The main pools at both venues will be lane swimming only. You will need to book a lane relevant to your swimming speed as there will be no overtaking. Backstroke is not permitted. Sessions will be a maximum of 60 minutes of pool time to allow our staff to clean.

The Teaching Pool will not be available.

Customers will be required to arrive swim ready as lockers and changing cubicles will be unavailable. Customers will be dedicated a 2 metre box on poolside to undress and store equipment. Limited changing facilities will be available following your swim.

Members can book swim sessions 8 days in advance and Pay & Play users 4 days in advance.

Book online or via the Newport Live app

More details here

 

Cycling

Track Cycling and Children’s Cycling are due to return at a later date and details will be confirmed soon.

 

Court, Hall & Room Hire

Some courts, halls and rooms will be available to hire. More details here

 

Memberships and Direct Debits

Active Members

From Monday 10th August 2020 to Sunday 16th August 2020 Active Members will be able to use our facilities free of charge.

From Monday 17th August activities will be chargeable however this will be collected via Direct Debit.

Newport Live will now collect Direct Debits on the first of each month (or closest working day after should the 1st fall on a weekend or bank holiday) and the Direct Debit collected on 1st September 2020 will be at a slightly higher price to include 6 weeks usage from 17th August 2020 to 30th September 2020.

More details including details on your 1st September payment can be found here

You will also receive an email to confirm your membership and details of your first payment.

 

Fixed Term Members

From Monday 10th August 2020 to Sunday 16th August 2020 Active Members will be able to use our facilities free of charge.

Customers with fixed terms membership at the point of our forced closure will have their membership extended by 148 days to cover the period during which we were closed.

 

Integrated Swim Programme Memberships

From Monday 10th August 2020 to Sunday 16th August 2020 Integrated Swim Programme Members will be able to use our facilities free of charge.

From Monday 17th August activities will be chargeable however this will be collected via Direct Debit.

Newport Live will now collect Direct Debits on the first of each month (or closest working day after should the 1st fall on a weekend or bank holiday) and the Direct Debit collected on 1st September 2020 will be at a slightly higher price to include 6 weeks usage from 17th August 2020 to 30th September 2020.

More details including details on your 1st September payment can be found here

You will also receive an email to confirm your membership and details of your first payment.

 

Tennis and Swimming Lesson Memberships

Tennis and Swimming lessons are due to return from 24th August. Details are being finalised and we will be in touch to confirm timetables and what will be happening to Direct Debits and memberships.

 

Not Ready to Return

If you’re not ready to return just yet and you have not been contacted by a member of our team, please get in touch before 15 August on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will be able to advise on your membership.

 

Get Yourself Ready

Before you return, get yourself ready to exercise together with us again;

Ensure you have a Newport Live card
Information on how to set up your account and get your card can be found here

Book your session online, via the Newport Live app or call 01633 656757
Help with online booking and our app can be found here

Read our new Guidelines and Health Commitment Statement

Familiarise yourself with the new location of your activity as this may have changed
You can find this on your activity confirmation email

If you need help setting up your account or booking your activity or you have any other questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Staying Active at Home

If you’re not ready to join us yet, we have a number of ways we will continue to support you at home.

Les Mills On Demand
Try Les Mills On Demand for free for 30 days. If you want to continue beyond that, you can become a paying subscriber at a special rate of £7.94 per month that we’ve negotiated with Les Mills for Newport Live customers.

Find our more here

 

Healthy and Active app

We have introduced the Newport Live Healthy and Active app, the perfect partner to help you workout and improve your wellbeing at home, outdoors or with us at our centres. You can also access our instructors delivering some of our most popular classes and exercises for you to try at home as well as additional exercises provided by Technogym.

Find out more here

 

FAQs

You can find our frequently asked questions here

 

Thank you

Thank you for your support and patience during our closure. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

 

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Newport Live and Newport City Council are working closely together to prepare the city’s sports and leisure buildings for safe reopening.

During the lockdown period additional cleaning, amending timetables and implementing social distancing measures has been completed in line with Welsh Government guidance and to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

With the council’s asset management partners Newport Norse, maintenance and other investigation works have been taking place.

Many of the facilities in Newport Centre, the Newport International Sports Village (NISV) and Active Living Centre (ALC) will be available for use from 10 August 2020.

This includes Newport Live’s three pools at NISV and ALC as well as expanded gyms, sports halls and group exercise areas in Newport Centre.

However, the initial inspection work identified that further urgent investigations and maintenance work are required at Newport Centre so the swimming pool will remain closed for about six months while surveys are carried out.

Where possible, Newport Centre’s swimming programme will be incorporated into the swimming pools at the Newport International Sports Village and the Active Living Centre.

Newport City Council leader Councillor Jane Mudd said: “I’m pleased that the council has been able to work with Newport Live so sports and leisure facilities operated by the trust can reopen and this will be welcomed by their many users. I know people will be disappointed that the pool in Newport Centre cannot reopen but people’s safety has to be our priority while detailed investigations are undertaken.”

Steve Ward, Newport Live’s chief executive, said: “We are naturally disappointed not to be able to reopen Newport Centre’s swimming pool later this month. However, it is imperative that further surveys are carried out and the pool closure is, therefore, unavoidable. We will do our utmost to accommodate as much of our Newport Centre swimming programme in our other pools as we can. We are looking forward to welcoming our customers back to our centres, and our other pools, from the 10 August.”

For more information on Newport Live’s facilities and timetables visit www.newportlive.co.uk or phone 01633 656757.

Following the most recent update from the Welsh Government earlier today, we are thrilled to announce we will be able to welcome you back to our centres from Monday 10th August. We’re looking forward to getting active together soon! 

We ask you to be patient with us at this time as we put the final preparations in place so that we are ready for your return. 

Next week we will share more details on the facilities and sessions that will be available, what will be happening to memberships and direct debits as well as more detailed information about changes to our facilities. We'll also let you know what we'll be doing to support you if you're not quite ready to return to us yet.

Coming back will mean you will have to do things a little differently to help protect you, our other customers and our staff, but rest assured, our team will be on hand to support your wellbeing and to inspire you to be happier and healthier, together.

What you can expect 

When you visit us, you’re going to notice changes we have made to ensure we live up to our commitment to keep everyone safe. These include:

  • All sessions will need to be booked in advance
  • A reduction in the number of users in the building
  • Relocation of gyms and equipment
  • Changes to our timetables and relocation of our classes
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes as well as cleaning and sanitisation products provided
  • Social distance and directional signage to follow as you move around our buildings

We will share our guidelines with you in advance of your visit and we encourage you to familiarise yourself with them before we reopen.

Get yourself ready 

Newport Live Card 

To book and use our facilities for any activity, you will require a Newport Live card.

Without it, you will not be able to access your session and for safety purposes, this allows us to monitor how many people are using our venues. 

 

I do not have a Newport Live card 

If you do not have a card, you can set up your account online here 

On your first visit please collect your Newport Live card from reception. You will also be required to have your photograph taken. 

 

I have lost my Newport Live card  

If you have previously had a card which has been misplaced, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include your name, postcode, date of birth and customer number if you have it. Please also let us know which of our sites you will be visiting so we can ensure your card is ready at reception for you to collect when you arrive for your first visit. You may also be required to have your photograph taken if this is not already on our system. 

 

Your Details

Please ensure that the details we hold about you are up to date. These are required should we need to contact you about your session or if we need to support the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service. 
https://newportlive.leisurecloud.net/Connect/mrmLogin.aspx

 

Online Booking 

All classes and activities will need to be booked in advance which can be made easier by booking online via our app and website. To ensure your online account is set up visit https://newportlive.leisurecloud.net/Connect/mrmLogin.aspx

We will share an email update of how to reset your pin number in the coming days.

 

Download our App 

If you have an online account or have previously received a Newport Live card, booking is easy via our Newport Live app available for both apple and android. 

Download the Newport Live app here

Click here to see our videos with more details on how to set up your Newport Live app.

Thank you 

We will update you with more details on our reopening as soon as we can. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to all of our customers and partners who have been very supportive at this time. As a charitable trust, the continued support and loyalty of our customers is key and we look forward to being able to welcome you back very soon. 

Following the most recent update from the Welsh Government earlier today, Newport Live is delighted to be welcoming back customers to its facilities from Monday 10th August.

The organisation is putting into place final preparations for re-opening and will share more details next week on facilities and sessions which will be available to customers, but this is due to include indoor facilities including gyms, sportshalls, the Velodrome track, swimming pools and group exercise classes together with the return of more outdoor areas and activities.

During its closure period Newport Live has been preparing its facilities for the return of members of the public including additional cleaning, improving the customer booking process, creating an exciting new websiteamending timetables and implementing social distancing to ensure the safety of customers and colleagues.

Newport Live have also made improvements to their facilities including upgrading the athletics track and throws area, installing solar panels on the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Walesrefreshing outdoor courts and expanding our gyms into other areas within the buildings

Upon returning, customers will be required to follow additional Covid-19 guidance and will see other changes to help keep everyone safeincluding a reduction in the number of users in buildings, relocation of gyms and equipment as well as additional signage and sanitisation. 

To ensure everyone’s safety and to support Public Health Wales’ Test, Trace, Protect service, all customers accessing services and facilities will be required to have a Newport Live cardMore details on setting up your account and obtaining a card can be found here

Steve Ward, Chief Executive at Newport Live said “It brings me great pleasure to be able to welcome our customers back to Newport Live. Whilst we have been able to support the community in other ways through providing training facilities for Wales’ elite athletes and hosting Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s coronavirus recovery programme, I am delighted to re-open our doors to members of the public once again and to see some familiar faces. Exercise is so vital to our customer’s health and wellbeing, especially during this unparalleled situationand it is great to be able to support the people of Newport and beyond and to inspire a healthy and active city.”

More detailed information about the reopening including an update on memberships and direct debits, as well as changes to facilities will be provided next week. The reopening excludes The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, also managed by Newport Live, which announced earlier this month that all scheduled performances until 31st December 2020 will not be going aheadhowever it is hoped the theatre will open in the Autumn with an alternative programme of activity. 

You can find out more here

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Newport Live’s indoor venues remain closed to the public until further notice. Whilst gyms, leisure centres and pools were permitted to open in England from 25th July, this does not apply to Wales and we are waiting on an update from the Welsh Government on when we are permitted to re-open. We would like to thank all our customers for the messages of support and your understanding during this unprecedented time.

Please find below an update on our services.

 

Services Currently Running

Following the most recent update from the Welsh Government, limited outdoor sessions are now available. These include;

Our outdoor tennis courts are now bookable for play
More details here

A range of outdoor classes including yoga, pilates and Zumba are now available
More details here

All other classes and services including all of our indoor facilities remain closed to the public.

 

Your Contact Details

So that we can contact you about your membership, booking, tickets and reopening, please ensure your contact details are up to date. You can do this using the links below;

Theatre tickets or bookings at The Riverfront: https://tickets.newportlive.co.uk/CrmLogin.aspx
Sport or activity bookings: https://newportlive.leisurecloud.net/Connect/mrmLogin.aspx

 

Memberships including Integrated Swim and Tennis Programme

If you have a membership with Newport Live, these were automatically frozen from the day we closed, this applies to monthly, fixed term and annual members. Although outdoor classes and courts are now available, these are Pay and Play only and memberships remain frozen due to our limited offer.

We will not be collecting any direct debits during our period of enforced closure and we will update you ahead of any changes. When we are in a position to reopen our facilities and unfreeze our memberships, if you are shielding or do not feel ready to return to exercise, there will be an option to freeze your membership until you are ready to return.

Swimming Lessons

All swimming lessons following our closure remain frozen and existing credits will remain in place until we are able to resume lessons. For those of you with a direct debit for swimming lessons, you do not need to take any action. We will not be collecting any direct debits during our period of enforced closure. Once we are in a position to reopen we will make you aware of our start up processes together with when we are able to welcome you back and to restart your swimming lessons with us.

 

Bookings and Pre-booked Events

One of our team will be in touch with any customers who have pre-booked activities or sessions across all our venues. We ask customers to be patient with us during this time as we have very large volumes to deal with, a reduced workforce and limited access to our systems.

 

Performances at The Riverfront

For shows up to August, we have contacted the majority of our bookers via email and phone to give you updates on your ticketing options, but for some customers the details we hold on file for you are either incorrect or outdated. If you have yet to hear from us please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rescheduled shows

The below shows have been rescheduled. If you have tickets booked for any of these events, we will automatically transfer tickets across to the new date and your tickets will remain valid and your seat numbers will be the same. Just make a note of the new date (you can write this on your tickets if you already have them). If you cannot make this date please let us know and we will issue you a full refund. At present the theatre remains closed meaning we are unable to post tickets for any of our future shows.

A Night of Queen with the Bohemians – 15 April 2021

Day at Night: The Doris Day Songbook - Rescheduled for Tuesday 2 February 2021

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much - Rescheduled for Thursday 22 April 2021

Johnny Cash Roadshow - 30th April 2021

Ladyboys of Bangkok - rescheduled to 13th March 2021

Lost in Music - Saturday 27th February 2021

Owen Money’s Jukebox Heroes 3 - Rescheduled for Friday 26 March 2021

Seven Drunken Nights – 6th March 2021

The Bon Jovie Experience - 30th January 2021

The Bowie Experience – 26th February 2021

The Carpenters Story – 24 April 2021

The Johnny Cash Roadshow – 30 April 2021

The Upbeat Beatles - 29th January 2021

Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story - 3rd May 2021

Woman Like Me: Little Mix Show - 17 April 2021


Shows from September to December 2020

All other performances due to take place at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre until 31st December 2020 will not be going ahead. This includes the theatre’s extremely popular annual pantomime which this winter was due to be Robin Hood and any performances previously rescheduled to these dates.

Whilst the theatre is looking to move as many scheduled performances as possible to new dates, as these are not currently confirmed, all customers will be offered a full refund. Customers are asked not to contact the theatre and anyone who has tickets to a performance will be contacted via email or phone with details about how to obtain their refund, credit or to donate to the theatre if they wish.

 

Gift Vouchers

If you have purchased gift vouchers which you have yet to redeem, we will add an extension to the date on these so they can be used when we reopen.

If your voucher had been used to book an activity which was due to take place during our enforced closure period, once we reopen, we will be in contact to re-arrange your activity.

If your voucher had been used to book a performance at the theatre which has subsequently been cancelled the value of voucher will be held on your account to use for future bookings.

 

Support Us

As Newport Live is a non-profit distribution organisation and charity, if you are able to and would like to support us during this difficult time, you can find out how at www.newportlive.co.uk/support-us

 

Contact Us

If you do need to contact us during our closure, our phone lines are not currently active, so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via social media @NewportLiveUK.

We ask for your patience and understanding at this time. We have been overwhelmed by all of your positive feedback and we are extremely grateful.

Due to the unprecedented situation with coronavirus, all performances due to take place at The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre until 31st December 2020 will not be going ahead. This includes the theatre’s extremely popular annual pantomime which this winter was due to be Robin Hood.

Whilst the theatre is looking to move as many scheduled performances as possible to new dates, as these are not currently confirmed, all customers will be offered a full refund. Customers are asked not to contact the theatre and anyone who has tickets to a performance will be contacted via email or phone with details about how to obtain their refund, credit or to donate to the theatre if they wish.

Alan Dear, Head of Theatre, Arts and Culture at Newport Live, who are responsible for running the theatre, said “It is with great regret and sadness that we have had to make this decision however the safety of our customers, staff and performers is of the highest priority. Under current guidance including on mass gatherings and social distancing it will not be possible to present the Autumn season as planned.

“We will be contacting customers who have tickets booked and request that customers are patient with us at this time as The Riverfront is still closed and we have a large number of refunds to work our way through.

“Thank you to all of our customers and partners who have been very supportive. As part of a charitable trust, the continued support and loyalty of our customers is key to helping us to provide services for our community in the future and if customers are able and would like to donate the value of their tickets to support our local arts projects in the future we would be most grateful.

“Whilst our main theatre programme will not be going ahead, we are hopeful that The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre will reopen this Autumn as we look to introduce alternative ways to entertain people, including during the festive period, as well as to help them get creative and support their physical and mental wellbeing.”

Whilst these scheduled performances will not be going ahead, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre will be working on other creative projects. Following a successful application to the Arts Council of Wales’ Stabilisation fund for Organisations, the organisation will be launching a programme of online classes, workshops and educational materials developing from the theatre’s current programme including dance, music, drama and arts-based fitness classes. This will include working with partners as well as commissioning local artists who will be supported with access to The Riverfront’s facilities to help take their current programme online and develop new work.  

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From 9.30am on Monday 20th July, Newport Live have launched a range of outdoor fitness classes. Following feedback from customers and staff a reduced timetable has been introduced including Zumba, kettlebells, yoga and pilates.

Classes must be booked in advance via the Newport Live website or the Newport Live app and cost £4.50 per person. For the time being, customer memberships will remain frozen due to the limited offer available. Sessions will take place on the tennis courts at the Regional Pool and Tennis Centre on Newport International Sports Village and customers will be required to follow additional Covid-19 guidance to ensure the safety of instructors and customers.

The announcement comes following the most recent update from the Welsh Government that outdoor fitness classes for up to 30 people are now permitted to go ahead outdoors. It also follows the opening of Newport Live’s outdoor tennis courts for play last week.

Steve Ward, Chief Executive at Newport Live said “As exercise is so vital to our mental and physical wellbeing, especially during these unprecedented time, we are so pleased that we are able to bring back some of our more popular classes outdoors and welcome back some of our customers and instructors. We have taken precautions and introduced new guidelines to ensure that our outdoor areas and equipment provide a safe environment for our customers to exercise and support their health and wellbeing.”

The outdoor classes have been introduced following the closure of Newport Live buildings over 100 days ago. Whilst their facilities have been used to provide training for Welsh elite athletes and host Wales' first post COVID-19 rehabilitation programme, they have been closed to the public since March.

For customers who do not wish to take part in outdoor classes, Newport Live have also been sharing activities and exercises on their website to support their customers with getting active whilst they are at home. They are also offering customers a 30-day free trial of online fitness classes provided by Les Mills.

You can find out more and book a class on their website here: https://www.newportlive.co.uk/13-activities/sports/969-outdoor-classes

Following a successful application to the Arts Council of Wales’ Stabilisation fund for Organisations, The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre has received funding to help support the theatre during its closure.

These vital funds will be used to support the theatre during its closure, create projects with other artists and the Newport community and to prepare the theatre for reopening when it is permitted.

The Riverfront will be launching a programme of online classes, workshops and educational materials developing from the theatre’s current programme including dance, music, drama and arts-based fitness classes. This will include working with partners as well as commissioning local artists who will be supported with access to The Riverfront’s facilities to help take their current programme online and develop new work.  

Part of the funding will also be used to upgrade and digitise the theatre’s ticketing systems to improve safety and minimise contact between customers and staff as well as to develop an arts hub on the Newport Live website. This will promote the wider arts activity which is going on in the community and act as a resource for the people of Newport to find information and activity to help them get creative, improve their mental and physical health and support a happier lifestyle.

Alan Dear, Head of Theatre, Arts and Culture at Newport Live who are responsible for running The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre said “We are extremely grateful to the Arts Council of Wales and National Lottery players for enabling us to receive this funding support. This will allow us to create some exciting arts projects for and with our community whilst we are closed as well as helping us to reopen safely when we are able to do so.”

This funding was made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales’s National Lottery Fund and thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.

If you are a local artist and interested in finding out more or being involved in a project, please contact Alan Dear at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

happier healthier together4From 8am on Thursday 9th July, Newport Live will be re-opening its outdoor tennis courts at the Regional Pool and Tennis Centre based at Newport International Sports Village. The announcement comes following the update from the UK Government at the end of June that some outdoor sports could be resumed.

The outdoor tennis courts are available for up to 4 people from a maximum of 2 households and are bookable for play between 8am and 8pm at a cost of £5 for 50 minutes.

Courts are bookable by customers via the Newport Live website or the Newport Live app. When using the courts, players are required to follow additional Covid-19 guidelines, which they will be sent, to help keep themselves and other people as safe as possible.

The reopening of Newport Live’s outdoor courts is the first time members of the public will be able to use their facilities since their closure due to the coronavirus crisis on Friday 20th March. Whilst their other facilities remain closed, the organisation are working hard behind the scenes to prepare their other services for reopening including cleaning and preparing their centres, updating the booking process, amending timetables and implementing safe distancing; all to ensure the safety of customers and colleagues once they are permitted to reopen.

Steve Ward, Chief Executive at Newport Live said “After over 100 days of closure for our services and facilities it is great to be able to welcome back some of our customers to our outdoor courts. We are closely following government and sector advice and are busy getting the rest of our facilities ready to welcome back our members and users. In the meantime we are very proud to have been able to support vital projects like the Covid-19 rehabilitation programme being delivered by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board at the Velodrome and the return of some of Wales’ elite Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games potential athletes to training.”

Newport Live buildings have also been used to support the wider community including providing training facilities for Welsh elite athletes at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre and hosting Wales' first post COVID-19 rehabilitation programme at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales. Newport Live have also welcomed back their Alternative Education Programme at Newport Stadium following the reopening of schools from Monday 29th June.

Newport Live have also been sharing activities and exercises on their website to support their customers with getting active whilst they are at home, along with other content to help people keep Happy and Healthy at Home.

You can find out more and book a court on their website here: https://www.newportlive.co.uk/sport-leisure/tennis/outdoor-courts

 

Theatr na nÓg and Aneurin Leisure present a screening of their co-production

 NYE & JENNIE

filmed at The Metrople in Abertillery in October 2017.

Nye and Jennie

Premiering on Sunday 5 July at 7.30pm, the anniversary of the creation of the NHS.

Followed by a live Q&A on Zoom with the writer Meredydd Barker, director Geinor Styles and actors Gareth John Bale and Louise Collins.

 

Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote.

Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MP’s; he the Bollinger Bolshevik; she his Lady Macbeth, the dark angel at his shoulder. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. But as it did so their love deepened and matured.

This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century. 

This is the story of NYE & JENNIE

 

Shortlisted for Best Playwright in the English Language for Nye & Jennie - Wales Theatre Awards.

 

Book to watch the show for free at https://nyeandjennie.eventbrite.co.uk

Book your place at the live Q&A here. The Q&A will begin immediately after the screening. https://nyeandjennieqanda.eventbrite.co.uk

The events are free but you can donate to support The Riverfront that took the tour of Nye & Jennie in October 2018.

 

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