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image for Town Trail item typePublic Art Trail at Newport City

Town Trail, free entry

Newport

Newport

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The Newport Public Arts Trail starts at the Cathedral and takes in large artworks, all with a significant link to the city, at various locations in and around the city centre.

BRITISH WOMAN'S TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Made by Royal Doulton in 1913, the fountain is 3m high, constructed in terracotta with a glazed ceramic finish. The fountain is situated outside Newport Cathedral.

MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL, GILLIGANS ISLAND
A tribute to the men and women of Newport who lost their lives in active service during the Second World War. Newport Borough Council commissioned Sebastien Boyesen in 1989 and the seven metre high memorial was unveiled in April 1991.

CIVIC CENTRE MURALS
Painted by Hans Feibusch, the German painter and sculptor. The series of 12 murals decorates the central hall of Newport Civic Centre and depict the history of Newport. Commissioned by Newport Corporation in 1960 and painted between 1961-4.

THIS LITTLE PIGGY
Celebrating over 700 years of markets in Newport, this life-size bronze of a Gloucester Old Spot pig with baskets of fruit and vegetables stands outside the rear entrance of the Victorian indoor market.

CHARTIST MURAL
Located at one of the entrances to John Frost Square, the mosaic mural depicts the Chartist uprising of 1839. Created by Kenneth Budd and completed in 1978, the mural is 120 ft long, 12 ft high and contains 200,000 separate pieces of tile.

STAND AND STARE
'Stand and Stare' commemorates Newport's 'Supertramp' poet, W.H.Davies, whose poem 'Leisure' contains the famous lines: "What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare"

THE BELL CARRIER
Also known as 'The Vision of St.Gwynllyw', this sculpture was inspired by the legend of Gwynllyw's conversion to Christianity. Created by Sebastian Boyesen and unveiled in 1996.

CHARTIST SCULPTURE
Positioned outside the Westgate Hotel building, the sculpture commemorates the Chartist uprising of 1839, when twenty Chartists lost their lives. Created by Christopher Kelly in 1991.

OLD GREEN MURAL
The Old Green Mural depicts the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company and the key role played by the canal and railway in Newport's rapid growth and prosperity in the mid-nineteenth century.

SIR CHARLES MORGAN 1760 - 1846
Sir Charles Morgan was an MP & wealthy landowner in Newport during the 19th Century. This statue by J.E.Thomas was first placed in the High Street in 1850 but removed 10 years later. In 1992 it was returned to a prominent position in Bridge Street.

PUBLIC ART - STEEL WAVE
This award-winning sculpture, created by Peter Fink in 1991, stands in a prominent position on Newport’s riverfront. Standing 40 feet high, the sculpture represents steel and sea trades which have played such important roles in Newport’s development.

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Free entry

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date event
Sun 10 Sep Tour of Britain - Wales
Sat 7 Oct Newport Food Festival

Contact

Karen Shellam

Address

Newport,
South Wales,
NP20 1PA

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Map reference: ST 310879  Lat: 51.58593 Long: -2.99726

BY CAR: M4 from Bristol. A40 via the Cotswolds, Gloucester and Monmouth.

BY COACH: There are regular long distance services to Newport connecting with the National Welsh and Red and White services. BY RAIL: Newport is served by fast and frequent train services on the Newport to Manchester line and from Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester and the South West of England.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newport station