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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Wales Untold Feature Film

Wales Untold: Black History Told through South Wales This is a story of people, industry, and power. A film that explores the African presence, products, and outcomes of Black labor at the heart of Welsh and British history. See how community and labor relations have defined and created a nation. A film project developed by Urban Circle Productions and BlackNine Films, funded…

HALLOWEEN LOCKDOWN 2020

Every year we at Urban Circle Newport hosts a Halloween-themed music event that is of interest to an age range between 11yrs-17yr olds… However, with new lockdown procedures in place and the current climate we are all working in, like with many things, Youth Workers were required to transition onto a digital platform that enabled them to still be able to engage…

Akala: The Power of Education

Talk by Akala + A discussion on race & learning by panelist’s Foluke Adebisi and Abu-Bakr Madden Al-Shabazz. This discussion is geared for educators. BOOK HERE < On Thursday 1st October 2pm-5pm Urban Circle’s youth workers and their Youth Justice Minister Andrew Ogun, have organised the online discussion featuring award winning musician and educator Akala, to do his talk on The Power…

Valentines Day Shutdown 2020

Valentines Day 2020 went down with music and performances from local artists alongside headlining act ‘Young T & Bugsey’ bringing love and music to under 18’s in Newport. Hosted by Youth Management Team with the support of funding from PCC, young people played a part in creating the event from an idea- to an action. By young people- for young people, the…

Halloween Shutdown 2019

From music, arts & a one of a kind designed Scare Room- made for young people, by young people- Halloween Shutdown with support from PCC funding and the objective of giving young people a safe space to go on Halloween Night- attracted over 150 under 18’s bringing the Halloween Scares to the Newport Leisure Centre. There were costumes galore! and a celebration…

A chance to be who you want to be

Urban Circle Summer Festival

Sports and outdoor activities from a 17-year-old in Newport. I’m 17, I enjoy my gym and activities and I prefer to stay very active throughout the day. I am now an experienced level 1 and 2 sports leader which is a qualification that is used nationally. I thankfully got my sports leaders qualification through Urban Circle and gaining this qualification means I…