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barnabas arts house

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ABOUT US

Located in Newport, South Wales, Barnabas Arts House has a fine art gallery, rentable studios, vegetarian kitchen, a Victorian stage, and is home to several creative businesses as well as offering event hire opportunities. The century-old building has been beautifully restored and transformed into a new and exciting creative space without compromising its heritage, integrity, character or charm. Often called Newport's hidden gem, Barnabas is the city's only independent Arts House.

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Our Events

Barnabas Arts House offers a programme of regular events. These include art classes, meditation, book club, film club, creative writing tuition and clay workshops. The fine art gallery is host to frequently changing exhibitions. Should you want to showcase music, comedy, theatre, poetry or film contact us and we can help make it happen.

Upcoming events

Barnabas is always buzzing with activity! As a creative hub that showcases artists from around the world, we strive to highlight the finest talent at our curated art gallery in Newport. Whether you're looking to attend an event or hold one of your own, take a look at our calendar for the coming months and get in touch today! 

  • The Length, Breadth & Depth Of It
    The Length, Breadth & Depth Of It
    Thu, 23 May
    Newport
    23 May 2024, 09:30 – 27 Jul 2024, 15:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Photographs by Chris Goddard
  • SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 15 Jun
    Newport
    15 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    A relaxed, fun and creative art club for children aged 8-14.
  • Tuesday Night Portraiture
    Tuesday Night Portraiture
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 30 Apr
    Newport
    30 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Join resident portraitist Oriane Pierrepoint for a relaxing evening of sketching from a live model! All drawing materials provided with tutoring on hand if you need it!
  • BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    Sat, 27 Apr
    Newport
    27 Apr 2024, 11:00 – 12:30
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    The next Barnabas Book Club meeting is on Sat 27 April!
  • SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    Sat, 13 Apr
    Newport
    13 Apr 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Saturday Drawing Club for 8-14yr olds is on again this Saturday 13 April from 11am-1pm at Barnabas Arts House!
  • ONE MAN AND HIS VIEW
    ONE MAN AND HIS VIEW
    Fri, 12 Apr
    Newport
    12 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 05 May 2024, 05:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    A selection of works by Phillip Muirden!
  • ONE MAN AND HIS VIEW
    ONE MAN AND HIS VIEW
    Thu, 21 Mar
    Newport
    21 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 06 Apr 2024, 15:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    A selection of works by Philip Muirden.
  • ONE MAN AND HIS VIEW | PRIVATE VIEW
    ONE MAN AND HIS VIEW | PRIVATE VIEW
    Sat, 09 Mar
    Newport
    09 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 19:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    A selection of works by Philip Muirden. Private View at Barnabas from 4-7PM on Saturday 9th March.
  • WELLBEING WORKSHOPS
    WELLBEING WORKSHOPS
    Sat, 09 Mar
    Newport
    09 Mar 2024, 11:00 – 12:30
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Are you looking for more fun, laughter and connection with like-minded people? Then Philomena’s drop-in Saturday interactive workshops at The Wellness Studio in Barnabas Arts House are for you!
  • Tuesday Meditation
    Tuesday Meditation
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 27 Feb
    Newport
    27 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Unwind and recharge with an evening of guided meditation, lead by life coach Philomena.
  • Tuesday Night Portraiture
    Tuesday Night Portraiture
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 27 Feb
    Newport
    27 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Hone your drawing skills with a live portrait sitter in this fantastic tutored class with portraitist Oriane Pierrepoint!
  • BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    Sat, 24 Feb
    Newport
    24 Feb 2024, 11:00 – 12:10
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    February's Bookclub book choice is 'The Past is Myself' by Christabel Bielenberg!
  • SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    Sat, 17 Feb
    Newport
    17 Feb 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Newport-based illustrator, Teeleafa, will be hosting a creative morning of imaginative doodling & drawing for 8-14 year olds.
  • BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    Sat, 27 Jan
    Newport
    27 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 12:15
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    This months book: QUARANTINE BY JIM CRACE
  • SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    Sat, 20 Jan
    Newport
    20 Jan 2024, 11:00 – 13:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Join illustrator Teeleafa for Saturday Drawing Club for 8-14 year olds!
  • BARNABAS PRESENTS EXTENDED
    BARNABAS PRESENTS EXTENDED
    Fri, 19 Jan
    Newport
    19 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 03 Mar 2024, 15:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    A new exclusive winter show, exhibiting original artworks from renowned artists Carl Bevan, John Selway, Jamie Routley, Oriane Pierrepoint, Alex Arnell, Consumer Smith and more.
  • Tuesday Meditation with Inspired Mind Coaching
    Tuesday Meditation with Inspired Mind Coaching
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 12 Dec
    Barnabas Arts House
    12 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 20:00
    Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." The Buddha
  • Last Supper Club
    Last Supper Club
    Sat, 02 Dec
    Barnabas Arts House
    02 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
    Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    80s Inspired Menu

What we offer 

  • An independent Fine Art Gallery with ever changing exhibitions

  • A vegetarian cafe 

  • Rentable studio spaces 

  • Hot desking scheme 

  • A Victorian stage 

  • Events hire spaces 

  • Ten creative in-house businesses 

  • A cinema space 

  • A beautiful Victorian building ideal for photoshoots 

  • Classes, groups, events 

  • A Wellness centre 

  • A ceramics studio with kiln 

  • An established Picture Framing service

Always a warm welcome, greatly appreciated."

Marie, Elaine, Jean

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