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Countdown to Christmas

Date: 18/11/2017

Join us for a day of celebrations as the city centre hosts the Countdown to Christmas. At Friars Walk you can enjoy a twist to your favourite Christmas tunes with our Festive Capella Trio and family favourite characters will be out and about making new friends. Rounding off the day’s activities are fireworks at 5.30pm.

Join us for a day of celebrations as the city centre hosts the Countdown to Christmas. At Friars Walk you can enjoy a twist to your favourite Christmas tunes with our Festive Capella Trio and family favourite characters will be out and about making new friends. Rounding off the day’s activities are fireworks at 5.30pm.

 

Dragons Team up with Friars Walk for 2017/18

Date: 29/08/2017

Friars Walk shopping centre and leisure complex opened in November 2015 and is situated just across the river from Rodney Parade. Friars Walk retailers will be invited to help Dragons supporters to “make the most of their matchday” on a match-by-match basis.

Friars Walk shopping centre and leisure complex opened in November 2015 and is situated just across the river from Rodney Parade. Friars Walk retailers will be invited to help Dragons supporters to “make the most of their matchday” on a match-by-match basis.

Dragons CEO Stuart Davies said:

"The Friars Walk partnership was an integral part of our matchday experience last season, and we are thrilled to have been able to extend this for the new season.

"We especially enjoy working with Friars Walk as their range of shops, restaurants and entertainment complexes mean our supporters enjoy very different activations at each match. Along with our supporters we look forward to seeing what our various matchday partners come up with throughout the season."

Matchday partners will run supporter give-aways, promotions, competitions and sampling. Partners may also provide prizes for Dragons half-time competitions with supporters able to enter either on social media in the build up to the match, in the Family Zone before the match or by being spotted in the stands by the Dragons matchday camera crew.

Simon Pullen, Managing Director at Friars Walk said:

"We are really pleased and proud to be partnering with the Dragons again this year and see great benefit for both our customers and tenants in being associated with this great brand."

We wish the Dragons great success this year and look forward to attending matches with our retailers and giving them the support they deserve."

For the Dragons opening match against Leinster on Saturday 2nd September Friars Walk themselves will be the Dragons offical matchday partner. For the very latest news on our matchday partnerships throughout the season please follow the @dragonsrugby and @friarswalk on Twitter.

Life's a Beach

Date: 09/08/2017

All the fun of the seaside will be coming to Newport city centre later this month to mark the end of the school summer holidays.

All the fun of the seaside will be coming to Newport city centre later this month to mark the end of the school summer holidays.

 

Newport Now Business Improvement District is organising a pop up urban beach for the August bank holiday weekend.

 

Complete with buckets and spades, deck chairs, fun photo opportunities, traditional seaside sweet stalls, and exclusive ‘I Love Newport’ sticks of rock, the Life’s A Beach event will provide fun for all the family.

 

The beach will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, and will be situated in John Frost Square.

 

Newport Now BID manager Kevin Ward said: “We felt there was a gap in the Newport events calendar at the end of the school summer holidays.

 

“Bringing the seaside into the city centre for a weekend is a fantastic way to mark the end of the holiday season.

 

“Children will love the beach, and there will be some surprise entertainment over the weekend for all the family.”

 

Life’s A Beach is the latest in a series of city centre events organised or funded by Newport Now BID.

 

The event is being funded by the Newport Now BID and delivered by Yellow Bus Events and Orchard Media. The South Wales Argus is Newport Now’s media partner for Life’s A Beach.

 

Newport County AFC Beat The ‘Keeper Mural to be Unveiled in John Frost Square

Date: 01/08/2017

Newport County AFC and Friars Walk have joined together to create a fantastic interactive football-themed mural for John Frost Square which gives fans of the Club an opportunity to be photographed taking shots against the County ‘keeper.

Newport County AFC and Friars Walk have joined together to create a fantastic interactive football-themed mural for John Frost Square which gives fans of the Club an opportunity to be photographed taking shots against the County ‘keeper.

The mural – which sits between Coffee#1 and H&M – will be unveiled at 4pm in John Frost Square on Thursday 3rd August 2017 by three Newport County AFC players.

Friars Walk’s Centre Director Simon Pullen said: “We are really pleased to see the creation of a new mural for summer in partnership with Newport County AFC. The photo hot spots proved really popular with the public last year with lots of activity recorded on social media. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish Newport County all the best for the season ahead and wish all Friars Walk visitors a fun and action packed summer holiday.”

Come along on the 3rd August at 4pm and meet the players, see the mural unveiled for the first time, and get your photo taken so you can enter the Friars Walk competition to become the Club’s Mascot for a Newport County AFC home match next season.  The competition will be launched at the time of mural reveal and can be found on the Friars Walk Facebook Page.