StoryTrails, part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, features digital experiences that invite residents to experience Newport like they have never seen before through augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and an immersive map of the city. Centred around Newport’s Kingsway Centre on 13 and 14 August and on the streets of the city, Newport is among 15 locations around the UK to host StoryTrails this summer.
The trails were created using film from BBC, British Film Institute and local archives to present a window into the past.
For Windrush family, the Freckletons, music was central to establishing themselves in Newport. While the Freckletons arrived in the Newport neighbourhood of Pill in the 1950s, drawing local crowds to their home church and meeting place. Visitors witness them decamp to a bigger congregational space with tambourines soon joined by guitars, banjos, and drum kits.
The trail takes place on 13 August 2022, 10am-6pm & 14 August, 11am-5pm .