New Community Partnership with Newport's Newest Venue

1 month ago Mon 20th May 2024

Eleri Gray and Morgan Steven in the foyer of the Corn Exchange NewportNewport Transport is delighted to engage with Newport’s newest venue, the Corn Exchange to deliver a new community partnership.

Working together to bring community groups to the stage at the venue, Newport Transport will sponsor 5 events throughout 2024 – the first of which is set to happen at the end of May.

Having opened in March, as well as offering an exciting live music space in the city centre, at the core of the Corn Exchange’s work is working with the city’s many diverse community groups and offering a space for schools and communities to showcase their work, Newport’s many cultures, and their talents to help raise aspiration amongst the city’s younger population.

“We are so excited that Newport Transport is supporting us with our community work,” Corn Exchange Community and Diversity Officer, Eleri Gray said of the partnership.

“We have some brilliant and exciting things coming up, starting with a fundraiser for Urban Circle in a couple of weeks, with other brilliant events in the pipeline too.

“Thanks to the support of Newport Transport, these events can be held at The Corn Exchange at no cost to them – I’m excited to see how many people who may not have experienced the Corn Exchange will come through our doors thanks to this support.”

Morgan Stevens, Operations Director at Newport Transport explained: “At Newport Transport, we are committed to serving the diverse communities in our local area, whether sports, arts, education or charities. By supporting community events, we aim to stay at the forefront of people's minds and enable them to choose sustainable travel when attending these events.”

On May 30th, the first Newport Transport Event – Shutdown, Riddim and Vibes U18s Event – will open its doors at the Corn Exchange. Tickets are £7, and thanks to Newport Transport’s support, every penny will go back to Urban Circle to help them expand and continue their brilliant work. 

Find out more about Corn Exchange at cornexchangenewport.com - The Corn Exchange is a Community Benefit Society, funded by shareholders, with some support from the Levelling Up Fund and Newport City Council.

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