"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
During the October half term 2016, we witnessed the spectacle on Chepstow Road that was 'Inviting the neighbours around to paint.'
For the fourth New Paths meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday April 12th we will centre on research and evaluation for arts projects, focusing on the work that we are doing in Maindee.
I am still Stuart Farnsworth. You may remember a foolhardy notion of mine, to knock upon the doors of two thousand Maindee homes with three questions.
One of the original plans for Llyfrgell Maindee Library + was to have a dedicated area of the library ( to be called “The Map Room”) as the nerve centre for this.
This blog by Aled Singleton breaks down that complicated question and looks at some of the themes that emerged.
Finding Maindee has undergone several SWOT analyses in its time. In this blog post, I will be discussing what observations can be made from these analyses, from 2014 to today.
April is Autism Awareness Month. World Autism Awareness Week tak is taking place during the first week of April, and Earth Day is celebrated on the 22 nd of the month. In Maindee Unlimited's calendar, April will be dedicated to evaluation.
Finding Maindee is coming to a close. Financially, the project closed on 28th February 2019, and we have now entered the final phase of reflection and evaluation.
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.
At Maindee Library on Saturday 10th December we will start the work of a community opera written and produced by Newport charity Operasonic .
On Tuesday 7th November 2017 we hosted a memorable and successful seminar which started with presentations on the specifics of public toilets, but broadened out [as we had hoped] towards wider discussions about public space and social justice.