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EXPLORING NEW NEWPORT’S NEW MARKET

Know Your Newport

Following a soft opening, Newport Market officially re-opened on 19 March 2022. Boasting a full occupancy, new businesses, eateries as well as a total overhaul on the building costing between five and six million pounds. […]

BAKING THE NIGHT AWAY

LIVE REVIEWS

First published 21 May 2018: There’s a place hidden in plain sight, an innocuous venue seamlessly disguised as something as beige and bland as a doctor’s waiting room. A place where the uninhabited can sneak […]

TTNG

BY BAND

Prior to this gig I knew nothing of TTNG, a dear friend of The Shonk asked if I’d like to come along and I said yes. I did however forget to put it into the […]

CALVA LOUISE

BY BAND

Whether it’s age, COVID or a combination of the two, something that I have found difficult to muster over recent months is getting excited by gigs. During these long periods of isolation I’ve caught many […]

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WYCH ELM

BY BAND

[Taken from Bristol Psychfest 2018] Wych Elm provided refuge in that I could now reduce my dancing speed by 27% percent as I was caught up in their delicate, if not at times borderline collapsing […]

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