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AOTH BOOKLET 2018 – Events Listings

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PLEASE NOTE: The following information was correct at time of publication. Please check our Facebook page for any updates or changes to the programme.

Wed 21st Nov

19:00 – 22:00 : Phoenix Film Club, Cwtsh Library & Arts Centre (1)
An evening of film hosted by Phoenix Film Club, resident film club at the Cwtsh beginning with ‘FINAL PORTRAIT’ (dir. Stanley Tucci, UK/US, 2017) 1h 30m

Thurs 22nd Nov

18:00 – 20:00 : GROUP SHOW, The Escape Rooms (4)
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, The Escape Rooms hosts a visual arts showcase from artists including Emily Baker-Bartlett, Liz Baker-Bartlett, Rhian Davies, Rebecca Lewis, CONSUMERSMITH, and Dean Lewis.

20:00 – 22:00 : CARPET – Spoken Word, Le Public Space (6)
CARPET is a brand new Spoken Word night that puts music, poetry, comedy and general word-smithery in a blender to create a fun, gig-like, raucous night of spoken word. Join us for spoken word, poetry, scriptings, bits, bobs and or short monologues.

Fri 23rd Nov

07:30 – 19:30 : Carl Butcher, Hounds the Barbershop (5)
Bordeaux, Berlin, Newport – These three cities are closely linked together in my mind, because of the large part they have played in my life. They provide the inspiration for a series of expressive prints and paintings which were a direct visual response to these locations. Open Friday and Saturday.

09:00 – 17:00 : Hans Feibusch Murals, Newport Civic Centre (9)
Inside the Newport Civic Centre are a collection of 12 murals by the German artist Hans Feibusch, commissioned in the 1960s and completed in 1964 depicting the history of the city. The main entrance is at the top of the hill and the mural area is accessible by stairs and a lift. Blue badge holder parking available on site.
http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage / T – @NewportMuseum / FB – /NewportMuseum

10:00 – 16:00 : GROUP SHOW, Rogue Fox Coffee House (11)
Open Friday and Saturday, Rogue Fox Coffee House hosts a visual arts showcase from artists including Rhian Davie, Jon Pountney, Lucy Sheridan and others.

13:00 – 14:00 : Artist Talk: Linda Kieft at Newport Museum & Art Gallery (10)
Join artist Linda Kieft for an informal talk about her work ‘Warrior’ exploring the way experiences of war impact emotionally on the warrior and those they love. ‘Warrior’ is on display at Newport Museum and Art Gallery from 27 October 2018 until 2 February 2019.
http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage / T – @NewportMuseum / FB – /NewportMuseum

13:30 – 16:00 : Leigh Davis – Kinetic Windmill, Rogue Fox Coffee House (11)
Join creator Leigh Davis operate his kinetic windmill, made from cardboard and created using motors, buttons, switches programmed from his laptop. Learn how you could make your own at home! All ages welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.

15:00 : Guided tour by GARTH at St Woolos Hospital (13)
A short tour of old and new artwork in St Woolos Hospital including recent work by students from the University of Wales Creative & Therapeutic Arts BA (Hons) course. Supported by Gwent Arts in Health. Meet at the main entrance on Stow Hill to take part.
http://www.garth.org.uk/ / T : /GwentArtsHealth / FB : /GwentArtsInHealth

19:15 – 22:00 : Cwtsh Creative Writers, Cwtsh Community & Arts Centre (1)
Come along and hear stories, poems and funny verses written by the group over the last year. £3 entry – Bar available on the night.
01633 664498 / http://www.cwtsh.org/ T – @handpostCLA / FB – /cwtsh.org

19:00 – 22:00 : MOBY DICK LIVE (Tin Shed Theatre Co.) The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
After a sold out run floating audiences over the Usk, Tin Shed Theatre Co.​ bring you a one off exclusive screening of the event, followed by a Making Of Documentary, and Q&A session with the people who made it.

Sat 24th Nov

09:30 – 11:30 : Newport Writers Group, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
If you have an interest in writing, meet and share stories or listen to the groups in a variety of genres. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

09:30 – 11:30 : Boundary – a performative action by TEMMAH, St Marks Church (12)
A performative action that explores the flux of borderlines. Involving ideas of restriction, cultural identity and divide, TEMMAH will be walking the #AOTH2018 area wearing apparatus that leaves a chalk line behind.

10:00 – 16:00 : GROUP SHOW, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
Open Saturday and Sunday, join local artists Pauline Price and Meg Chapman painting live and displaying their artwork.

10:00 – 12:00 : Siop a Siarad (Grŵp sgwrsio yn Gymraeg – addas i ddysgwyr a siaradwyr rhugl): Celf i’w Weld / Welsh Conversation Group (suitable for Welsh learners and fluent speakers): Art on Show Cwtsh (1)
Gwahoddiad i chi ymuno a grŵp trafod Cymraeg i sgwrsio am y gwaith celf sydd yn cael ei arddangos ynghyd a phynciau eraill trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. An invitation to join the regular Welsh conversation group to discuss the art on show and other cultural topics in Welsh.
07784 477035 / mentercasnewydd.cymru /@MICasnewydd

10:00 – 12:00 : Andrea Carney, St Woolos Hospital (13)
Andrea Carney will be demonstrating interactive artwork made as part of the Intergenerational Project with Sycamore Ward and local primary schools.. Andrea’s own work will also be on display which discusses Memory and dementia within the context of Remembrance.
http://www.garth.org.uk/ / T: @GwentArtsHealth / FB: /GwentArtsInHealth

10:00 – 14:00 : Newport Ship inspired workshops, Newport Museum & Art Gallery (10)
Fancy making your very own ship? Come along and join a family craft sessions! Starts times 10am, 11am and 12:00 – 15 spaces each sessions on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Children must be accompanied by adults throughout.
http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage / T – @NewportMuseum / FB – /NewportMuseum

10:00 – 14:00 : Katie Batchelor, Rogue Fox Coffee House (11)
Violinist Katie Batchelor will be busking outside Rogue Fox throughout the day – pop in, say hi, drink coffee.
T – @roguefoxcoffee / FB – /roguefoxcoffee

10:00 – 16:00 : Make & take activities, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
Free arts & crafts make-and-take workshops in the foyer. Fun for the young and young at heart. All ages welcome and materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
01633 656757 / www.newportlive.co.uk/AOTH / T – @riverfrontarts / FB – /TheRiverfront

10:00 – 17:00 : CALLBOX, Victoria Crescent Playground (17)
Artist Marega Palser’s local telephone box is a multi-purpose space-most notably, it is where deals are made and drugs collected. Using a Gorilla art approach, CALLBOX offers a visual distraction and alternative to its everyday use over the AOTH weekend. Materials Provided. All ages welcome.

11:00 – 15:30 : Music at Hounds the Barbershop (5)
Free live piano performances, on the hour through-out Saturday at Bridge Street’s newest independent. Also on show, artwork by artist Carl Butcher.
01633 244701 / https://www.houndsthebarbershop.co.uk  / FB /HoundsTheBarbershop

11:00 – 18:00 : Art House #1, 26 Bryngwyn Road (19) *PG*
The first in a series of mixed media events that focus upon the more outer edges of Newport’s developing art scene. Featuring work by: Poddington Moore, Stephen Hammet, TEMMAH, Patrick Sullivan, Johnathan Sherwood, Barrie J. Morgan, Myrig Watkins, Ffion Trefor, Melanie Wall, Steven George Jones, Andrew Narowsky, Ariel Serotonin Jones, Sarah Featherstone, Eamon Sweeney, Philip Morgan, Jay Steward and John McCarthy.

11:30 – 16:30 – Echoes of Swimming, The Gap Centre, 42 Stow Hill (16)
The Newport Corporation Baths were originally opened in 1890 by the Mayor of Newport and for nearly a century it offered swimming, bathing and dancing and gym in the winter months. In 1984 the Baths was closed and the building became offices. But echoes of swimming can still be heard. Operasonic creative director Rhian Hutchings and composer Kirsten Evans bring the Baths back to life for Art on the Hill.
www.operasonic.co.uk / T – @operasonic / FB – /opersonic / #echoes

12:30 – 2:30: Newport Youth Service NP20, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
Newport Youth Service NP20. Come along and try your hand at free djing, rap and graffiti sessions. Open access sessions for ages 11 – 25.
01633 656757 / www.newportlive.co.uk/AOTH / T – @riverfrontarts / FB – /TheRiverfront

13:00 – 16:00 : CONSUMERSMITH & FUGLY ARTS SOCIETY’, El Seicos (3)
Street art collaboration outside el seicos – live painting with DJ set.

13:30 – 15:00 : Live Music, Diverse Vinyl (2)
Free live music on Saturday afternoon by the wonderful Ilana Held and another performer to be confirmed! Pop in, say hi, buy vinyl.

14:00 – 15:30 : ‘Newport Suite’ – Sounds & Images from Newport, St Marks Church (12)
John Briggs is an American photographer from Minnesota who’s lived in Newport since the 1970’s. He is the author of 3 books including a photo documentary on Newport entitled ‘Newportrait’ published by Seren. Images from that collection, and more, will feature in this show. An ambient soundscape will be provided by Newport’s own Red Zip, who will be joined by Kate Woodward and Rory Coughlan-Allen.

15:00 – 18:00 : ‘The Museum Of Night’ curated by Dai Howell, 19 Oakfield Road (22)
The Museum of Night is not a museum of the night but a museum of Night. Of things, feelings, moments, future and past times which conveys the essence of Night. The mysteries, the possibilities, the dreams of the nocturnal hours. The sleepless wonderings and aspirations that mix the impossible with the possible. The Museum of Night seeks to create wonders utilising a pop up, unexpected style of presentation.

19:00 – 22:30 : Express Yourself, Le Public Space (6)
An evening of performance, art, music and mark making set in a Cabaret style. Express Yourself is a platform for ideas and new work. For this edition art materials will be supplied and getting messy will be encouraged.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov

09:00 – 15:00 : GROUP SHOW, Maffles (7)
Open Saturday and Sunday, Painting, watercolour and drawings by Ella Wilding (ellajedwards@live.co.uk) and textiles from weaver Ellen Roberts of Shephard’s Moon (ellen@shepherdsmoon.co.uk).

09:30 – 16:00 : Newport Photo Marathon Exhibition, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
(From 10am on Sunday) See all the entries to this year’s Newport Photomarathon exhibited on the 1st Floor Mezzanine. Almost 100 photography fans aged 6-78 came out during Octobers half term to shoot 12 topics within 24 hours. This exhibition is a sharing of the winning images as well as contact sheets of every single photo taken!
www.newportphotomarathon.com / T / IG – newportphoto_ /
FB – /theNewportPhotomarathon

11:00 – 15:00: Exhibition of Old and New Artworks, 29 Clyffard Crescent (24)
Barbara Hawkins shares her collection of old and new artwork from across the years including paintings, limited edition prints and other items. Barbara’s collection also features the work of her daughter – artist and illustrator – Bonnie Helen Hawkins. Some work will be for sale.

11:00 – 16:00: Kate Mercer (External exhibition), 18 Stow Park Circle (23)
An outdoor installation of the artists diptych photomontages titled “The dream has changed” and “The past is a different country” (2018) (External exhibition)

11:00 – 17:00 : Sarah Goodey – Hearth (External Artworks), 50 Llanthewy Road (20)
Hearth: An exploration of contemporary domestic archaeology through photography and found objects. (External exhibition)
07976 375781 / sarahgoodey@yahoo.co.uk

12:00 – 16:00 : Group exhibition – 57 Llanthewy Road (21)
A fusion of Photography and Vintage Clothing & Accessories, this open house features the work of John Crerar, Ron McCormick, and Sebastian Bruno. Holly’s Vintage Shop will be open and a photography booksale.

12:00 – 17:00 : Group Exhibition – St Marks Church (12)
Open Saturday and Sunday, St Marks hosts a visual arts and musical showcase from artists including John Briggs, Anthony Carter, Patricia Clifford, Conor Elliott, Gerard Whyman, Rhys Jones and Valeria Medici.

Sun 25th Nov

10:00 – 15:00 : ARTSY / CRAFTY CAR BOOT SALE, The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre (15)
Come along to display and/or sell your work in our first ever Artsy Crafty Car Booty. Looking for artists, craftspeople, performers, musicians… anyone wanting to sell work, run a workshop or share their passion.
01633 656757 / www.newportlive.co.uk/AOTH / T – @riverfrontarts / FB – /TheRiverfront

14:00 – 16:00 : Exhibition launch – ‘The Familial’ by Gemma Bartlett, Cwtsh Community & Arts Centre (1)
‘The Familial’ explores notions of memory and the overlooked. Gemma’s work developed from a mother’s perspective, capturing little moments and reflecting on the simplicity of colour, form and light within her images. She has also worked with her own mother’s family photographs, cropping and rescanning them to understand past moments and the act of looking.

16:30 – 18:30 : Carrots by Ron McCormick, The Cellar Door (14)
The most beautiful of root vegetables the Carrot may be likened to Venus though at times it may best be compared with that other icon of feminine beauty, the Willendorf woman. Ron McCormick’s carrot photographs will make you smile and even blush in front of their naked beauty.

17:00 – 18:00 : The Abstract Man Al Fresco, 6 Albert Terrace (18)
The Abstract Man will be performing at the bottom of his garden at 6 Albert Terrace, NP20 4BS. He will sing songs of Russian painters, jackals, dogs, man-moths and prison ships. It will be fun… Wrap up warm! Suitable for all ages. Sculptures by Mark Abraham available to see by appointment.

17:00 – 00:00 : So, Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In? & other awesome films, Le Publicspace (6)
Bringing you a selection of hand-picked documentaries, Le Pub is screening Join us. Entry is free!

19:00 – 21:00 : Irish Blues guitarist Will Killeen in session, The Cellar Door (14)
King of the slide guitar, Irish blues guitarist Will Killeen will be playing a live acoustic set in Newport’s only independant micro-pub. Arrive early for good seats! Family friendly and dogs welcome.