We are a group of volunteers and charity representatives working in and for Newport and surrounding areas. We are backed by local charity Our Chartist Heritage, who have been working to educate and inspire the public in the story of Chartism for many years, but recently created Newport Rising Festival, the chartist trail throughout the city and opened the iconic Westgate Hotel to the public for the launch of a graphic novel retelling the Chartist story.
We've been given the fantastic opportunity to continue to operate in and from the Westgate Hotel, repairing, improving and working to re-open the building to the public once more - but we need your help. Unused for approx 15 years, the building has been damaged and essential infrastructure has been stolen or has fallen into disrepair. We'll do as much as we can, but your help and the support of the community will make more possible, enable us to secure the safety and future of the building, promote Newport's heritage and *potentially* bring the building back into use in the future. We believe in Newport and think the impact that re-opening one of Newport's most iconic buildings could have is massive. It's a long road but we're determined to make a start, together. Please join us on our journey.
More information about OUR CHARTIST HERITAGE: Our Chartist Heritage is a local voluntary organisation which advances the education of the public in the history and heritage of the Chartist movement and aims to inspire communities to achieve positive change by acting together. For more info or to get involved please email email@example.com
or visit Newport rising website