About Maindee Festival Association 

The Maindee Festival Association formed in 1997 to promote and celebrate the diversity of the people who live and work in the Maindee area of Newport, South Wales.

We organise the annual Maindee Festival, held in July, and use arts and environmental activities to bring together people of different ethnicity and cultural background, age, abilities, geographical location and faith communities.

We want to encourage people from all cultures and communities to get involved in the Association. Our aim is to build bridges between different communities to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Newport and to support the economic, social and envronmental regeneration of Maindee.

Our meetings are held in English. We welcome members who do not speak English and will do our best to provide interpretation for you if you need this.

If you would like any more information, or would be interested in getting more involved in our work, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Maindee Festival Association
c/o Community House, Eton Rd, Newport NP19 0BL

E:mail: festival@maindee.org

 

Interested in Volunteering - visit our volunteers page

Volunteers of Maindee Festival
 

Since we formed in 1997 we have:

Organised and raised funds for 21 annual Maindee Festivals
Secured a premises license for Maindee Festival to be held in the grounds of Maindee Primary School each year from 2009 onwards

Supported the provision of over 1000 arts, dance and music workshops
Provided advice and support to other community events in Newport
Hosted local "Night Out Scheme" performances by Red Ladder TheatreTheatr Powys Grassroots Theatre and Hijinx Theatre

Established a programme of street drumming classes in Maindee that led on to the formation of Batatân

Worked with local partners (SEWREC / IDEAS) to bring Grassroots Theatre from Zimbabwe to Wales

Helped develop plans for a community fountain in Maindee
Registered as a Charity in 2010
Lobbied for more outdoor recreation space in Victoria Ward/Maindee – the most densely populated area of Newport

Run four "tree days" in Woodand Park and developed a park restoration project
Organised Newport's 2012 Ridgeway Beacon to celebrate the Queen's Jubillee
Developed a front garden improvement project in Maindee
Worked with partners to secure £364,000 funding for "Finding Maindee",a major local arts-led regeneration project

Joined with local partners and residents to form "Maindee Unlimited" - a new urban regernation charity for Maindee

Maindee Festival, Community House, Eton Rd, Newport, South Wales
 festival@maindee.org

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