The Newport Action Centre – Great Idea!!
Inspired by the recent Week of Action against the NATO Summit in Newport, a group of local activists took control of an abandoned office block on Lower Dock Street, secured the building and now announce their intention to launch a new social centre and creative space for the Newport community.
The Newport Action Centre will host a weekly free vegan café, info-talks, various workshops, skill-shares and an art space, regular events to raise money for local causes, as well as being a home for some of us to run the space from.
We chose to do all this in a building that has a long history of providing a focal point for local communities and will use consensus and solidarity to prolong that role.
The building – which is directly opposite the passport office – had stood empty for around six months, gathering dust like so many other buildings in Newport while the cost of…
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