2020 archive

Notable Newport

Join Independent Arts to learn about notable residents of Newport. Help us choose which ones should be part of our new street art project to transform Cockram's Yard.

Thursday 27th February 2pm–3pm at PPUG, 33 High Street, Newport.


Join our mental health project, PortFolio:
New sessions start February 2020


PortFolio comprises of art workshops and mindfulness sessions specifically aimed at promoting wellbeing for people with mid-life mental health issues.

Our new course runs over 10 weeks in Newport (Thursdays and Fridays), starting February 13th.
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Independent Arts launches consultation on Newport community arts space

Press release 10 December 2019

Over the next three months Isle of Wight arts charity Independent Arts is seeking Islanders’ views on arts provision in Newport. The consultation is supported by a partnership between the Co-op Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

‘Space to Connect’ is being launched on 10th December to look at the provision of affordable arts activities in the Newport area.

Operations Manager Hannah Griffiths says,

“Space to Connect is a chance for people to give their views about the availability of arty activities in Newport and focus on what facilities you would like to see in a community arts venue. The survey also gives you the chance to tell us what kind of activities you would like to try.”

You can complete the survey online below. Paper copies will be available from our gallery (PPUG 33, High Street, Newport) and look out for workshops popping up at various venues in Newport in January and February.

Complete the survey

Visit PPUG

PPUG is currently open 10am–2pm Monday to Friday.

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Space to Connect

Independent Arts receives Space to Connect grant to boost community space.

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