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HAVE A GANDER AT THE GEESE! NEW PROJECT LOOKS AT NEWPORT’S ANIMAL MARKET HISTORY

Independent Arts is running a series of creative heritage workshops around the history of Newport’s ‘Beast’ market as part of the Renew Newport project, funded by Historic England.

The next session will take place on Saturday 4th December from 14:00-16:00 at the Creative Hub, 48 High Street, Newport.

During the session, there will be an opportunity to make your own goose and learn about the history of the animal market.

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The project will culminate in the ‘Goose Fayre’ where the geese will be brought to market in St James Square on Saturday 11th December and an auctioneer & market-goers will bring the Victorian market to life between 11:00 and noon.

Community Engagement Manager, Hannah Griffiths, says:

“We’ve got a wonderful opportunity to share some of Newport’s wide and varied history as part of the Renew Newport project and spread a little Christmas joy too. We hope to have lots of beautiful geese to bring to market and hope lots of people come along.”

To join in with the goose fayre activities or get information on any of Independent Arts projects call 01983 822437 or email [email protected].

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