New Pages

Finally I’ve got around to uploading some new pages with material I’ve been intending to put on this blog for ages. On this page is my documentary on Newport’s Art College. And on this is one of the essays I wrote for the Raconteur magazine, this one on Jay Gatsby and Don Draper. I hope … More New Pages

Newport Graffiti II

Back in June I posted about the Banksy-style stencilled graffiti appearing around Newport over the course of last year and included all the photos I’d managed to snap since March. But there’s a far fuller photographic record by my ITV Wales colleague Lee Smith which is also much more recent.

Newport Graffiti

In the last few months some Banksy-esque graffiti has appeared at locations around Newport. I wrote about it here but more have appeared since then. Every other city has its Banksy imitators, so why not Newport? Does it mean that Newport is becoming middle class? Or is it just vandalism? And why can’t the graffitist … More Newport Graffiti

The Newport Banksy?

Could Banksy have crossed the Bristol channel and moved to Newport? Almost certainly not. Even so this graffito has appeared beneath the flyover on the way into Newport in the last couple of days so maybe he has an admirer here. Will Newport art gallery host a special exhibition. Again, probably not. In the meantime … More The Newport Banksy?