Urban Circle Newport

Urban Circle Newport is an independent youth arts organisation and registered charity based in Newport, South Wales. We engage, support and empower young people and communities. Through interconnected services and quality pre-selected partner organisations, Urban Circle is able to provide targeted and flexible services.

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Change. Isn’t defined by a calendar.

Through the duration of October- UCN alongside our sister organisation G-Expressions, celebrated both Black History and Dwarfism Awareness Month- Throughout the 31 days of ‘Awareness’ we had a programme of educative, expressive and empowering workshops open and catered to the community and professionals. In this month we welcomed over 200 people through our programme of educative workshops, film screenings, seminars and celebration…

Black History Month 2021 with Urban Circle

To mark Black History Month- We at Urban Circle Newport, in partnership with Caribbean Heritage Cymru, Play it Loud Studio, Riverfront and more; hosted a programme of educational and enriching activities to educate and express throughout the duration of October Training and courses: Throughout the month, we hosted a schedule of 7 FREE training courses, for young people, students, educators and professionals.…

UCN Documentary Project- The beginning of our research

After the success of ‘Wales Untold’ Documentary- members of Urban Circle have began the process of creating a secondary documentary that will lead on from the 2015 success; it will focus on Wales as well as expanding both nationally and internationally. You can watch ‘Wales Untold’ via Amazon Prime. FREE HERE. This new documentary will analyse the study of genetics, African race and…

Fight For Facts- A project with Newport Rising

This month UC Welsh Translations Officers worked in partnership with Newport Rising on a new ‘Fight for Facts’ campaign, spreading positive awareness of the challenges of misleading and false information online. The filming took place at TinShed Unit 9 and will be launched later this year.  We’ve been planning the project for a number of weeks, writing scripts and doing research around…

Promoting BAME Education through Film

With the upcoming implementation of BAME history’s into the school curriculum, and the BLM response targeting education as key in bringing about change, we have worked with our partner ACAP to develop an educational resource for learning providers. To support this project, we worked with members of the Youth Management Team and Urban Circle members, who shared their experiences of heritage and…

Welsh Language Within UCN

Introduction to Welsh Communications. Earlier this year we at Urban Circle welcomed a new established Communications team, including our Welsh Translations Officers who will formulate and contribute to the introduction to Welsh Language within the organisation. Over the next 12 months- Urban Circle Newport will be growing our communications- providing social media posts, company documents, press releases and visual graphics in both…

Be the first.

My name’s Dan, I’m Assistant Communications Officer for Urban Circle Newport…. And this is my advice… to be the first….. As a young girl, I always had a love for dance, I would do it anywhere and everywhere that I got the chance. But I never believed it was a path I would be able to pursue, as amongst all those who…