Projects – Prosiectau

Current Projects:

The making of our second Documentary

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.

This new documentary will analyse the study of genetics, African race and human migrations. Read more: HERE.

Youth Management Team

Our Youth Management Team are BACK! And planning an exciting and enriching programme of events for 2022. Through training, ups killing and enrichment activities- these young people are leading the way to path new ideas and creations for Urban Circle. As a team they cover a variety of skillsets- which they continue to grow and build through weekly meetings and trainings- supporting one another to lead the way for a new UCN generation.

Past Projects:

Black History Month 2021

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.

Throughout the month, we hosted a schedule of 7 FREE training courses, for young people, students, educators and professionals. A range of FREE films and documentaries, with insight to Black History, Culture & Arts were also screened with two exclusive interviews from film legends- Nuakia Aru and Dylan Duffus. Each session concluded with a discussion focus group- reflecting on thoughts and impact. At the end of each week- we then celebrated Black Film with a Community Pop up Cinema- taking place in Friars Walk Unit 9. 3 films ( Countryman,Freedom Writers, Respect) showed for the enjoyment and education of the passing public with educative discussions and reflections.

Finishing the month- with a celebration of talent, culture, stories, arts & achievement. In partnership with Caribbean Heritage Cymru and Riverfront Arts Wales. We celebrated the stories and successes of our community- our young people and our organisations, in which we continue to strive to educate, express & empower. Read more: HERE.

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 with their target audience.

Urban Circle Newport (UCN) and G-Expressions (GX) worked in partnership with Gwent Police with funding by the OPCC fund- to repurpose what would have been allocated budgets for the largest Halloween event in Newport and instead host a virtual Halloween Celebration as a chance for young people to win themselves some big-scale prizes, and to bring some joy into this fire break lockdown.  

The week saw, 5 days of interactive and engaging challenges across social media platforms- where each day £100 worth of gift cards were given away, (plus an additional amount for the first to register!) From creating, dancing, expressing, communicating- these challenges aimed to give young people a positive focus; a chance to have fun safely, and the opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts in a way that would bring huge benefit to many during these tough times

Read more: HERE.

Bob blwyddyn rydyn ni yn Urban Circle Casnewydd yn cynnal digwyddiad cerdd ar thema Calan Gaeaf sydd o ddiddordeb i ystod oedran rhwng pobl ifanc 11 oed a 17 oed … Fodd bynnag, gyda gweithdrefnau cloi newydd ar waith a’r hinsawdd bresennol rydyn ni i gyd yn gweithio ynddi, fel gyda llawer o bethau , Roedd yn ofynnol i Weithwyr Ieuenctid drosglwyddo i blatfform digidol a oedd yn eu galluogi i allu ymgysylltu â’u cynulleidfa darged o hyd.

Gweithiodd Urban Circle Casnewydd (UCN) a G-Expressions (GX) mewn partneriaeth â Heddlu Gwent gyda chyllid gan gronfa OPCC – i ailgyflenwi’r hyn a fyddai wedi cael ei ddyrannu cyllidebau ar gyfer y digwyddiad Calan Gaeaf mwyaf yng Nghasnewydd ac yn lle hynny cynnal Dathliad Calan Gaeaf rhithwir fel a cyfle i bobl ifanc ennill gwobrau ar raddfa fawr i’w hunain, a dod â rhywfaint o lawenydd i’r cyfnod cau tân hwn.

Gwelodd yr wythnos, 5 diwrnod o heriau rhyngweithiol ac atyniadol ar draws llwyfannau cyfryngau cymdeithasol – lle rhoddwyd cardiau rhodd gwerth £ 100 bob dydd, (ynghyd â swm ychwanegol i’r cyntaf ei gofrestru!) O greu, dawnsio, mynegi, cyfathrebu- nod yr heriau hyn oedd rhoi ffocws cadarnhaol i bobl ifanc; cyfle i gael hwyl yn ddiogel, a’r cyfle i gael eu gwobrwyo am eu hymdrechion mewn ffordd a fyddai’n dod â budd enfawr i lawer yn ystod yr amseroedd anodd hyn

Summer Festival 2019

Lady Leshurr at Urban Circle's Summer Festival

A biennial youth culture festival that attracts over 2000 people. A sharing of all the partners committed to youth support and development. A platform for youth arts as well as a position for intergenerational working and sharing.  Read more: HERE.

Gŵyl diwylliant ieuenctid bob dwy flynedd sy’n denu dros 2000 o bobl. Rhanniad o’r holl bartneriaid sydd wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi a datblygu ieuenctid. Llwyfan ar gyfer y celfyddydau ieuenctid yn ogystal â safle ar gyfer gweithio a rhannu rhwng cenedlaethau.