Newport, Wales

What is Newport, Wales known for?


title painting

, Media and Design was one of the first Art Schools to be awarded degree status in 1973 and enjoyed a high reputation in painting, Fine Art,


local shooting

Silver medallist Sean McGoldrick. Annapolis, Maryland, USA (Annapolis, Maryland) *Brian Randle – Former basketball player, University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2003-2007. *Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) – Catholic Archbishop (Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales; Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester; Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York) and sainthood candidate, former host of ''The Catholic Hour'' on radio and the television program ''Life is Worth Living''.


arts culture

; ref In November 2013 the Newport Arts, Culture and Heritage Association (NACHA), which promotes "the past, present and future of the arts, culture and heritage of the people of Newport, South Wales" was launched on Facebook.Arts-Culture-and-Heritage-Association-NACHA 1386993061543942 In December 2014 chairman of the Friends of Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Richard Frame, expressed alarm at Newport City


association drinking

by Harvey Hood at Newport Railway Station. British Women's Temperance Association Drinking Fountain (1913) - terracotta fountain, at Newport Cathedral, made by Royal Doulton. Newport has three major museums: Newport Museum in the city centre and at Caerleon the National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths Museum. Newport Central Library is located within Newport


line great

April 2012 accessdate 22 January 2013 Transport thumb George Street Bridge (Newport) George Street Bridge (File:George Street Bridge2.jpg), the first cable-stayed bridge in Britain :''See also :Category:Transport in Newport, Wales The M4 motorway comes within a mile (1.6 km) of the city centre, and Newport can be accessed from six junctions (from 24–28 inclusive). The Great Western main railway line (Great Western Main Line) also passes through


music events

; Newport Centre and the Riverfront Arts Centre are popular concert venues. Other live music venues in the city centre include Six Feet Under, Le Pub, Riverside Tavern, Warehouse 54, and The Potters. Outdoor music events are held in the summer months at Beechwood Park, Belle Vue Park, Newport Stadium and the Pillgwenlly carnival. Newport hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1897, 1988 and 2004. City of Newport Male Choir


gold radio

; the FM licence is held by Cardiff Broadcasting Co. Ltd., broadcasting as Capital FM South Wales (97.4 & 103.2 Capital FM South Wales) from Cardiff Bay and the AM licence is held by Capital Radio plc, broadcasting as Capital Gold (Gold (radio)). ref>


team culture

in Trevethin, Pontypool. A Football (Association football) Academy is based at Llanwern High School. It was established in 1998 as a partnership of Newport County Football Club (Newport County A.F.C.) and Newport City Council. The academy has a development programme of around 50 students undertaking sporting qualifications. The students compete in the South West Counties League as Newport County's youth team. Culture and arts File:Newport-Statue of W.H.Davies.JPG upright thumb


annual sporting

shooting clubs from around South Wales and South West England. Newport has a Skittle Alley League (Skittles (sport)) consisting of over 50 teams who play their league games on a Friday evening. Annual sporting events The city is currently home to a number of annual sporting events, including: *The Wales Open (Celtic Manor Wales Open) European Tour (PGA European Tour) golf tournament *The Elemis Invitational Trophy tennis tournament *The Welsh Open (Welsh Open (snooker)) world ranking (Snooker world rankings) snooker tournament *The World Cup of Pool Local media Newport's local newspaper is the South Wales Argus, which is published in the city and distributed throughout the city and surrounding area. Annapolis, Maryland, USA (Annapolis, Maryland) *Brian Randle – Former basketball player, University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2003-2007. *Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) – Catholic Archbishop (Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales; Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester; Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York) and sainthood candidate, former host of ''The Catholic Hour'' on radio and the television program ''Life is Worth Living''.


playing field

Council proposals to close the museum in 2015. and playing fields :''See also :Category:Parks in Newport, Wales The main municipal parks in Newport are Tredegar Park, Belle Vue Park and Beechwood Park. The main municipal playing fields are at Tredegar Park, Coronation Park, Glebelands, Pillgwenlly sports ground, Kimberley Park, Shaftesbury Park and Caerleon Broadway. Walking, cycling and leisure sports thumb Newport City footbridge (File:UskBridge image1.JPG) Annapolis, Maryland, USA (Annapolis, Maryland) *Brian Randle – Former basketball player, University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2003-2007. *Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) – Catholic Archbishop (Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales; Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester; Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York) and sainthood candidate, former host of ''The Catholic Hour'' on radio and the television program ''Life is Worth Living''.

Newport, Wales

'''Newport''' ( northeast of Cardiff. At the 2011 census it is the third largest city in Wales, with a city population of 145,736, and an urban population (List of urban areas in the United Kingdom) of 306,844. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area with a population of 1,097,000.

Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle (Newport Castle) was built by the Normans. The town outgrew the earlier Roman town (Roman Empire) of Caerleon, immediately upstream, and gained its first charter (Municipal charter) in 1314. It grew significantly in the 19th century, when its port became the focus of coal exports from the eastern valleys of South Wales (South Wales Valleys). Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales' largest coal-exporting port. It was the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839 led by the Chartists (Chartism).

During the 20th century, the docks declined in importance, but Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status (City status in the United Kingdom) in 2002. Newport hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. The city was the venue of the 2014 NATO summit. title NATO summit coming to Newport's Celtic Manor date 31 October 2013 journal South Wales Argus url http: www.southwalesargus.co.uk news 10777862.NATO_summit_coming_to_Newport_s_Celtic_Manor ?ref ms

It is the largest urban area within the historic county boundaries (Historic counties of Wales) of Monmouthshire (Monmouthshire (historic)) and the preserved county of Gwent (Gwent (county)). The City of Newport, which includes some surrounding rural areas as well as the built up area, is governed by Newport City Council.

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