Author: Barnabas

  • Barnabas Arts House News – May 2020 Update

    Barnabas Arts House News – May 2020 Update

    Barnabas Arts House News – May 2020 Update Well hello, Here at Barnabas I thought it was about time to make contact with you all: friends, supporters, art-lovers and newcomers.  Weird doesn’t quite sum up these surreal times adequately, does it? But the only way forward is hope, creativity, kindness community and fun – all […]

  • Regular activities at Barnabas – try something new

    Regular activities at Barnabas – try something new

    Happy New Year to all our friends… old and new. Our weekly & monthly activities at Barnabas Arts House are back up and running. So if you’re ready to come back or start something new we’d love to see you. On Wednesday evenings at Barnabas join us for Meditation Sessions with Philomena from 7-8.30pm.   […]

  • Christmas Announcement

    Christmas Announcement

    LAST DAY FOR COLLECTION OF FRAMED WORKS is Thus 19 December at 4.30pm. We then close for our Christmas break. We reopen on Tuesday 7 January 2020. Wishing all our friends, supporters & customers a Joyous Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020. It’s going to be the best year yet! The Barnabas Team

  • Framing for Christmas

    Framing for Christmas

    Gwent’s longest established Picture Framers, Gwent Picture Framing (at Barnabas Arts House) are extremely busy at the moment. So if you want something special framing in time for Christmas then please bring it in by Sat 14 December by 1pm. We will be open for business as usual until 4pm on Thurs 19 Dec when […]

  • Acoustic Together at the Phyllis Maud

    Acoustic Together at the Phyllis Maud

    Tickets now on sale for: ‘ACOUSTIC TOGETHER’ at The Phyllis Maud Performance Space on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 7.30pm. This is a truly unique opportunity to see this live show featuring DiElle, John Glendale & Chris Wood with support from Phillip Millichip. The performance features sensational vocal harmonies, original tunes, laughs, larks and songs […]

  • The Phyllis Maud – open house!

    The Phyllis Maud – open house!

    The Phyllis Maud is opening its doors once again for you to come and have a nose! If you haven’t had the opportunity to have a look in this unique, quirky space then come and pay us a visit on Wednesday 9 October between 11am and 1pm. You can find The Phyllis Maud at: Courtybella Terrace […]



    Resident Goan Artist Ajay Kothawale will be holding a WORKSHOP at BAH on  Sat 17th August at 9.30 to 4.30pm. This offers a unique opportunity to see and work with the artist. Ajay’s body of work, ‘Emotional Tones’, is currently on display at BAH Gallery and is truly a feast for the senses. The workshop […]

  • Ajay has landed…

    Ajay has landed…

    Fresh from sunny Goa, India, the acclaimed artist Ajay Kothawale is resident at Barnabas Arts House commencing Tues 23 July. A programme of talks and workshops will be released in the coming days. This really will be an opportunity not to be missed. The exhibition, ‘Emotional Tones’, of Ajay’s recent work will be officially opening […]

  • Goan artist to visit & exhibit at Barnabas

    Goan artist to visit & exhibit at Barnabas

    We are excited to announce that Ajay Kothwale, an eminent Goan fine artist and personal friend of Janet Martin will be showing his work here at Barnabas Arts House from the end of July for 4 weeks in the upper gallery. He will be hosting workshops at BAH during his first visit to Wales. Details […]

  • The Phyllis Maud… news.

    The Phyllis Maud… news.

    As you probably know the Phyllis Maud Performance Space is ready for use. The Phyllis Maud now has its very own website which went live today – So let the show begin! Please take a few minutes to have a look at the website and find out a little more about this amazing and […]

  • First Night at the Phyllis Maud

    First Night at the Phyllis Maud

    On Friday 10th May the very first night of fabulous entertainment took place in Newport’s newest and most unusual of performance spaces – THE PHYLLIS MAUD. This brand new venue was once a Victorian gentlemen’s toilet and is now a well-appointed, purpose-built micro-venue. This venue can seat 35 and has full disabled access. The recent […]



    At last the Phyllis Maud Performance Space (previously known as Pill Gents Toilets) is ready to open its doors! After over a year of graft, meetings and financial outpouring, the relief of knowing that we can be proud of this beautiful building being ‘ours’ is amazing. Also the knowledge that the building has been saved, […]