New Paths

Maindee New Paths has supported lots of creative projects within Maindee since 2015. Having supported 26 projects, and allocated £30,000, we have now closed the fund to new applications.

We also run the New Paths Open Arts Gatherings every month. See our Maindee Library Facebook page for more details. There is more information about the gatherings and the ongoing projects on the blog

Refreshing Maindee: Apply Now!

Last chance to apply for our Refreshing Maindee fund.

Advertisement to apply for a creative fund from Maindee Unlimited

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Nonsensus – A Journey Into Being Sung

Over the past two months we have been developing the infrastructure and systems of Maindee Library. In the background work has continued with the artistic community of Newport to create pieces of work that interpret how people have been Finding Maindee. 

In this blog article Rhian Hutchings explains how the findings from Steven Jones' Nonsensus work are being produced into a unique piece that can be sung. Rhian and Steven are pictured above with a copy of the Nonsensus

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Stuart Farnsworth - Maindee Nonsensus Q&A

On Tuesday 27th February over 30 people squeezed into the Holbrook Studio on Chepstow Road to meet Stuart Farnsworth as he explained the story behind the 188 pages of raw data found in the 2017 Maindee Nonsensus.


According to his clipboard Stuart met 12.85% of the householders [and homeless] living within Maindee. Some of the responses to his 3 questions were short, but some people shared personal experiences about their lives and one lady recited poetry. At one property Stuart’s singing technique was tested. All of these words, including the ‘yeahs’, ‘ha has’ and ‘innits’ are faithfully recorded in the book.

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This blog is account of the Q&A session. Although Stuart recorded the whole conversation - and could potentially type if out two-fingered as he did for the book - we have had to interpret and group together some of the conversations. If you want to get a copy of the book there will be some copies for sale at £10 in the Maindee Library and the pdf can be downloaded here.

 

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