I took this photo lying on my back on a sumptuous red velvet-covered bed in Tredegar House in Newport. To add to the surrealism, I had just slipped out of a reception for international journalists at the NATO summit. Tredegar House is a grand manor house in Newport, run by the National Trust. It was … More Friday Picture: Tredegar House
With all eyes on Newport for the next week, here’s a lovely but unsentimental view of my hometown from some people who really know it.
It’s around this time of year that I like to ascend any nearby iron structures and luckily there is one of the best nearby. I’ve known Newport’s Transporter Bridge my whole life. When I was little it fascinated me and terrified me, particularly when you’re hovering over the middle of a deep and muddy river hanging … More Newport Transporter Bridge
I took this while I was walking home from the launch of Wales Arts Review’s Newport edition a couple of weeks ago. The event was remarkable for its proud, optimistic, warm-hearted yet unsentimental view of the town/city in which we live. As I crossed Newport Bridge I was struck by the sight of our new … More Muddy star Newport
It’s that time of year again, when the little village of Caerleon near Newport holds its Arts Festival. For the second year running, a literary weekend formed part of the festivities and I once again had the good fortune to host the Meet the Authors day. The authors this year were Jasper Fforde, M.R. Hall, … More Meet the Authors: Caerleon Arts Festival 2013
I’ve posted pictures of this Newport landmark before but today it’s looking particularly good. Here are some other views of it:
The exhibition I mentioned here of Jo Haycock’s photography is now on at Newport’s Riverfront and will be there until October 6th. More details here and I heartily recommend that you have a look if you can. I went along to a private view which was held on Friday to launch Jo’s Exhibition and took some photos … More Newport Art College Exhibition II