Snapshots of Newport 2000

The Project Background

As part of the celebrations to mark the Millennium Year, Newport County Borough Council organised a special event to record a moment in time in a special year. On the 30 June 2000, the middle day of the millennium year, an army of photographers Professional and Amateur took to the streets of Newport to record 24 hours in the life of the town. At the same time a team of professional writers led workshops across the town with groups of young people to inspire them to use poetry to record their feelings and experiences on this day. The offer to contribute to the project was extended to everyone in the town as the invitation was sent out for people to get involved by sending in their photographs and poems recording their experiences of the day. A special day but at the same time just another day for thousands of people who live and work in the town.

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