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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
  • Tuesday Night Portraiture
    Tuesday Night Portraiture
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 18 Jun
    Newport
    18 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Join professional portraitist Oriane Pierrepoint on Tuesday evenings in the downstairs hall of Barnabas arts house for a session of sketching from a lovely live portrait sitter!
  • BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    BARNABAS BOOK CLUB
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Newport
    29 Jun 2024, 11:00 – 12:30
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, 4A New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Monthly, welcoming Book Club held on the Mezzanine Gallery of Barnabas Arts House
  • The Wellness Hub
    The Wellness Hub
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 06 Jul
    Newport
    06 Jul 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Newport, Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport NP20 2BB, UK
    Dedicate an hour to yourself, alongside likeminded people
  • SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    SATURDAY DRAWING CLUB
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 20 Jul
    Newport
    20 Jul 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.

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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