Do you dream of making it big in the music and creative industries, but don't know where to start?

Join Capital XTRA's Music Potential for a FREE 2 day workshop on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October,  9.30am - 4.30pm

There will be workshops on how to get your foot in the door and the opportunity to network with like minded people. There will be a panel of industry talent, including music company executives, music producers, educators or artist developers, who will guide you through taking your first steps into employment by shining the light on the practical steps you need to take to forge a career in the music or creative industry.   

We are very pleased to announce that our Sauna at the Wales National Velodrome has been fully repaired and will re-open to the public on Sunday 15 October 2017. We would like to thank all our Newport Live customers for their continued patience and support whilst the repairs were taking place. 

We hope you enjoy!

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StreetGames Wales, Newport City Council (NCC), Welsh Council Voluntary Association (WCVA), South East Wales Regional Equality Council (SEWREC), Gwent Association of Volunteers (GAVO), Children in Need (CIN) and Welsh Sports Association (WSA) will be hosting the Newport 3rd Sector in Sport Support Evening on Tuesday 14 November, 5.30pm-9pm at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, Newport.

The purpose of the evening is to raise awareness of support services within the City of Newport that can positively support your organisation to thrive, maintain or survive in establishing or continuing delivery of Sport and Physical Activity within the City.  

The Academic Year has started back and the Alternative Education Programme is underway with 15 young people engaging and attending regularly throughout their personalised placements.

Placements have been received from The Bridge Achievement Centre, Bassaleg High School, John Frost High School, St Julian’s High School, Catch 22 and Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw. Close Relationships have continued with the schools throughout the summer term resulting in referrals being received for long term placements. There was 93 hours of education offered in structured sport sessions and one to one support, being delivered weekly by 17 members of staff in 97 sessions delivered throughout September.

Read more about the programme and what was offered in September in the September newsletter...



Strictly stars are touring the UK with Rhythm of the Night

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An Audience With Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse – Rhythm of the Night promises dance fans an extravaganza of high intensity Latin and Ballroom favourites in one thrilling evening designed to dazzle with Strictly Come Dancing dance professionals Ian Waite and 2016 finalist Oti Mabuse. 

Jo Sarsby Management Ltd presents Saba Douglas-Hamilton, a Life with Elephants

Due to phenomenal demand, renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton – known to millions for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries series – is delighted to announce a string of extra dates to her A Life with Elephants tour. A Life with Elephants will take in 18 additional tour dates, and will be at The Riverfront, Newport on Saturday 11 November at 7.30pm.

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Saba will entertain audiences with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family which brings her into close contact with some of the most fascinating and rare wildlife on the planet. Saba was born in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and met her first wild elephant when she was just six weeks old, one of approximately 400 living in the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania that her father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, was studying. 

The Riverfront felt like it had been taken over by the X Factor or a similar talent finding competition on the weekend. Over 90 young people turned up on Sunday 1 October 2017 to show off their dancing, singing and acting skills in order to try and win their spot on the cast of the Aladdin pantomime. As the talent was so high, it took our judging panel a number of rounds, in order to finally cast the two teams of young people.

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Fio are pleased to announce that The Mountaintop will be at The Riverfront, Newport on 18 & 19 October 2017, following rave reviews of the production when it was presented at The Other Room in Cardiff in October 2016. The company will be launching the tour at the Welsh Assembly Senedd in Cardiff on the 2nd of October, in an event, which will also celebrate the beginning of Black History Month.

The Mountaintop is the fictional depiction of Martin Luther King’s last night on Earth. In his motel room in Memphis, King is visited by Camae, a maid on a much greater mission than delivering his coffee. Gripping, relevant and often humorous, Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop won an Olivier Award for Best New Drama.

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With vivid theatrical imagination and powerful emotion, playwright Katori Hall beautifully fictional-izes the final hours of Dr. King’s life in this drama about leadership, legacy and mortality. The play explores themes of poverty, racism and the way to deal with impending death. Katori examines the world then and the world now. Asking the audience: How much has really changed?


“Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” THE GUARDIAN

 “Potent live performer…can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” THE TIMES

‘Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying all the time? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it.

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Yes, you need “PEAK BULLSH*T” - the brand new show from Andy Parsons, which will be at The Riverfront, Newport on Saturday 21 October, 8pm.

Newport has officially been announced as the host city for the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2019.

The event is expected to attract more than 850 transplant recipient athletes and more than 1,500 supporters, including donor families, to the city in the summer of 2019. Organised on behalf of the charity Transplant Sport UK, the aim of the Games is to raise awareness of and increase organ donation. Title sponsor Westfield Health, a leading not-for-profit health insurer, has been involved in the Games for more than a decade.