Are you a creative freelancer working in and around South Wales, especially Newport?

We have a music, chat, drink and food-filled networking event for you to enjoy this December.

Friday 1st December 6.30pm at ‘The Place
Music by DJ Nefertiti
Food by Ire Chef
Drinks supplied by Tin Shed Theatre

Here at Urban Circle Newport, we believe collective wisdom and community development go hand in hand. So with the support of Bectu, Cult Cymru, Equity, The Musicians Union, Writers Guild of GB, and Stiwdio USW as well as Creative Cardiff Urban Circle Newport are continuously building a solidarity network in preparation for new productions in 2024 and beyond. We aim to make various creative projects accessible for local people at all skill levels. Facilitating a network that believes in the importance of care in fostering safe work practices for all involved has been a core goal for the Creative Solidarity Network.

At Urban Circle Newport, we would love for more creative individuals to participate and help build a solidarity network. One that wants to learn, be open-minded and radical in the way we produce creative projects together. Safe, kind and representational practice is being encouraged here where we understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing, especially for creative practitioners in precarious labour situations.

We can tell and listen to more authentic stories if we are willing to learn from each other. So we are calling all storytellers, world builders, and creative people. Do you work behind the scenes on screen/stage that want to work in teams and understand the importance of keeping doors open to the next generation of creative people. Are you a…

 Film & TV / Digital Media
 Theatre & Stage / Live Events
 Visual Arts
 Games / Animation
 Education & Training and more…

A networking event is being held on Friday 1st December at 6.30 PM at ‘The Place in Newport for those that welcome a more social and physical way of connecting 🙂 This month’s loose theme is ‘Tribe making’. There will be an open panel discussion with three local practitioners who offer advice, support and solidarity in this area.

This month’s event is sponsored and funded by Creative Cardiff, who would like to facilitate and support such network-building. Remember! There is no stability without solidarity, and no solidarity without stability!