Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the many exciting things to see and do in Newport.

Newport Bus is offering a wide range of trips and tours over the summer months, and with excursions to destinations such as Tenby, Abergavenny and Weymouth there’s something for everybody! For further details call 01633 211202 or visit

Closer to home, there’s lots going on in Newport. For those interested in art, Newport Museum and Art Gallery has a fantastic exhibition called ‘Drawing Newport,’ which features drawings inspired by the city, and historic photographs dating from the mid-1800s to the 1960s. The Museum is also holding a special exhibition marking Newport and the First World War. Admission is free, and further details can be found by calling 01633 656656 or by emailing

The National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon is marking the World War 1 commemorations with its EQUUS- The Horse at War. This free exhibition looks at the role of the horse in Roman warfare, and includes interpretation of the recently discovered Caerleon horse’s head armour. For further details on this exhibition call 02920 573 550 or visit

Similarly, make sure you check out the Riverfront’s exciting programme of events for the summer. Many practical workshops such as the Youth Theatre Summer School and creative classes will be taking. Contact The Riverfront directly on 01633 656679 for further details.

At the International Sports Village, you can take part in Outdoor Track Cycling, Swimming, Tennis lessons and rugby training. There’s something for all ages and interests! For further details on what’s on offer call 01633 656757 or visit

If sport in Newport has captured your attention, then I am sure you will enjoy the Commonwealth Games that are taking place in Glasgow from the 23rd July until the 3rd August. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Team Wales, and share your support on social media by using the hashtag #PwbLwc2014 throughout the Games.

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