I took this photo lying on my back on a sumptuous red velvet-covered bed in Tredegar House in Newport. To add to the surrealism, I had just slipped out of a reception for international journalists at the NATO summit. Tredegar House is a grand manor house in Newport, run by the National Trust. It was … More Friday Picture: Tredegar House
With all eyes on Newport for the next week, here’s a lovely but unsentimental view of my hometown from some people who really know it.
It’s around this time of year that I like to ascend any nearby iron structures and luckily there is one of the best nearby. I’ve known Newport’s Transporter Bridge my whole life. When I was little it fascinated me and terrified me, particularly when you’re hovering over the middle of a deep and muddy river hanging … More Newport Transporter Bridge
I took this while I was walking home from the launch of Wales Arts Review’s Newport edition a couple of weeks ago. The event was remarkable for its proud, optimistic, warm-hearted yet unsentimental view of the town/city in which we live. As I crossed Newport Bridge I was struck by the sight of our new … More Muddy star Newport
I’ve posted pictures of this Newport landmark before but today it’s looking particularly good. Here are some other views of it:
The exhibition I mentioned here of Jo Haycock’s photography is now on at Newport’s Riverfront and will be there until October 6th. More details here and I heartily recommend that you have a look if you can. I went along to a private view which was held on Friday to launch Jo’s Exhibition and took some photos … More Newport Art College Exhibition II
Now that Newport Art College has been renovated and transformed into posh flats it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t that long ago when it was a wreck. At that time I made a programme for BBC Radio Wales which you can read about and listen to here and Jo Haycock accompanied me with her camera. Now the … More Newport Art College exhibition