If you’ve visited the centre recently, you may be wondering why a clock has been installed in front of one of our units….

Well, we’re delighted to announce that Tin Shed Theatre Co. are embarking on a brand new project to take us all through the cold winter months! They are launching a trilogy of socially distanced, joy filled happenings and participations with local artists and community collaborators.

HAPPENUS is a concept that looks at how we view, connect and interact with our homes, people and places. It seeks to ask questions, and challenge perceptions through interaction and adaptation of place and space. The visibly invisible.

Commissioned Artists and community participants from Newport will curate a series of interactive installations in 3 separate offerings to be launched digitally over the coming weeks.

The project will see the company take over a shop unit in Friars Walk, and throughout December and January the company will be launching unexpected performances from the space.

Georgina Harris – Co-Director of The Tin Shed Theatre said: “We’re really pleased to be launching our project Happenus. With our local arts venue still unable to open we feel it vitally important that we explore creating random acts of creativity and joy that can spill out into our streets. This project feels exciting, thoughtful and explorational. We’re especially excited to start researching the history of the In The Nick of Time Clock that used to stand in John Frost Square. We are really interested in talking to anyone who can share their stories, memories and thoughts about the clock.”

The company have also been awarded funds through #15 minute Heritage and through impromptu random acts, will be exploring the history and mystery of The Nick of Time Clock, where they hope, in January, to appoint the official, Ministry of Time and transform the space in Friars Walk into its headquarters!

For more information on how to get involved and what’s coming up, visit