University of Wales Newport - Capital plans for city of culture

July 3, 2008

An ambition to make Newport the "cultural capital of Wales" via a new contemporary art gallery, a national documentary photography archive and a new £35 million campus, has been unveiled at a conference organised by the University of Wales Newport and the Institute of Welsh Affairs. Chris O'Malley, a pro vice-chancellor, said: "We want to put Newport on the map and make it a must-see city. We want the university's new riverside city centre campus to be a hub for the creation of a new 'Left Bank' for Newport."

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