What is Maindee? Where is Maindee? We are interested in how you see Maindee: past; present and future. There is a growing collection of books in the library and an ever-expanding social media record on our social media channels.
Finding Maindee started in 2015 and is funded by the Arts Council of Wales as part of the Ideas: People: Places programme. So far this summer we have seen the Senegambian and Latina Hispanic communities share their culture with us at the Maindee Festival Parade on Saturday, July 9th. You are also invited to work alongside Jo Haycock as we explore homes in Maindee and look at the augmented reality at Sammy's Barbershop - both are our current projects.
If you have any ideas or thoughts please drop into the library, use our social media platforms or contact us online.
Finding Maindee News
Looking back at Inviting the Neighbours Around to Paint
During the October half term 2016, we witnessed the spectacle on Chepstow Road that was 'Inviting the neighbours around to paint.'
Evaluating Art and Culture?
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.
Nonsensus: Transcribing the untranscribable
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.
What happened to the Maindee Map Room?
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.
The Push and Pull of Place
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.
Evaluation: What are we doing?
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: Reflection & 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.
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.
Community Opera Project starts in Maindee Dec 10th
At Maindee Library on Saturday 10th December we will start the work of a community opera written and produced by Newport charity Operasonic .
Responding to Toilet Debate: 3 Questions for Localities
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.