"Finding Maindee" ran from 2015 until 2018. It was the first major project run by Maindee Unlimited and inspired much of the work of the Charity that followed.  It was principally funded by the Arts Council of Wales as part of their Ideas: People: Places programme with additional funding from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation  and the Garfield Weston Foundation.





Finding Maindee News

An Outsider’s Perspective on Maindee

This is the first article written by young library volunteer Dani Slingerland. She writes in July 2016 having lived in Newport for less than a year and volunteered for only a few weeks.

Newport Senegambian Association New Paths Project

 Here we find out how the group organised drumming and music sessions at the library during June and how they produced over 30 costumes and took part in the Maindee Festival on Saturday 9th July 2016.

A knitting group visits the Maindee Stories project

We had visitors today from Magor Baptist Church – a group of knitters and crafters (Knit & Natter) that meet up every week. Photos by Jo Sutton

Maindee represented at Arts Council learning event in Swansea

On Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of July a group representing Maindee went to Swansea to be hosted by ACW and Volcano Theatre.

Ties and Dyes

As much as I would love to do fabric dyeing at Community House it's not as straightforward as that because so many different groups use the kitchen!

Maindee Village Partnership: Potential for Creativity?

Chris Jones & Chris Wade have masses of experience working with high streets across the UK. They have been brought in to help develop proposals for the shopping area on Chepstow Road.

Making a Home in Maindee

Jo Haycock, documentary photographer will be finding out how people make their homes in Maindee.

Maindee Stories: Image Transfer Workshop

Photos from our first workshop today. It was good to get started and learn the processes together.

I Am Maindee (2016 - 2017)

I Am Maindee is an installation of 15 LED signs displayed in the windows of traders in the Maindee area of Newport.

Some inspiration for 'Maindee Stories' - Grayson Perry's 'The Vanity of Small Differences'

‘Maindee Stories – The Fabric Of Our Lives': Speaking to one local group of women, from diverse backgrounds with a love of textile arts and crafts.

Homes in Maindee

As part of Finding Maindee we have been working with photographer, Jo Haycock to explore the relationships that people in Maindee have with their homes.

Reflections on Blaenau Gwent Arts Gathering - the 'Social Contract.’

This blog article explores some of things that we learned earlier this month from taking a relatively short trip the trip up the Ebbw valley from Newport.

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