Women's history mosaic project

Mosaic workshop_Feb 2019

Newport City Council has successfully applied for funding from the Heritage Fund to honour 100 years of women's history and to raise awareness of the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

The Act enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote, and paved the way for universal suffrage in 1928, when all women over the age of 21 were able to vote on equal terms with men. 

The project aims to create six mosaics on the wall of St Paul's Walk as a visual reminder of women's history and empowerment and to provide a place of interest for local people and visitors to Newport. 

A local artist will work with local primary school pupils and community groups to sketch, design and create the mosaics. 

Digital signage will allow visitors to discover more about the heritage, enabling it to be explored and better understood. 

View a presentation showing how women in Newport inspired the mosaics (pdf)

How you can help

If you have stories or photographs you are willing to share about women from Newport who were influential in the past that may assist the project, please email the St Paul's Walk mosaic project manager

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