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Celebrating the world’s finest Transporter Bridge. Crow Point Festival John Hallam Festival Director, NCIC [email protected] 01633 762155. Celebrating the World’s finest Transporter Bridge. Transporters and people movers Heritage and regeneration Crow Point concept Event overview

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Celebrating the world’s finest Transporter Bridge

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Celebrating the World’s finest Transporter Bridge

  • Transporters and people movers
  • Heritage and regeneration
  • Crow Point concept
  • Event overview
  • Future plans
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Transporters and people movers

Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908

Santa Justa Lift, Lisbon 1902

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Transporters and people movers

  • 19th Century belief in technology
  • Rooted in fantasy eg Jules Verne
  • Cheap solution to river crossings
  • Failed when motor traffic increased
  • Few surviving examples, of which Newport’s is the finest!

Voyage to the Moon 1902

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Heritage and regeneration

  • finding our lost sense of place
  • focus on communities
  • local markets
  • eclectic partnerships
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Crow Point concept

  • Supporting social regeneration in Newport
  • Non-profit making c.i.c, with voluntary Board
  • Maximise use of Transporter Bridge for celebration
  • Ecology and sustainable transport
  • Encourage pride in Newport for future generations
  • Supporting diversity and a common sense of place
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Crow Point site

Location: Coronation Park, NP19 0RB

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Old Town Dock area

S.D.R.

Cogent

Felnex Estate

TransporterBridge

Crow Point site

Location: Coronation Park, NP19 0RB

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Social capital

  • Majority of income from private sector
  • Developmental model for future community projects
  • Develop access and use of National Cycle Network
  • New training opportunities in event management
  • Develop events market for South East Wales e.g. traders, PA Hire, marketing
  • Learning experience for community sector
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Crow Point futures

  • A future for the Transporter Bridge
    • SDR & M4 Relief Road showcase the Bridge in the new southern approach into Newport
    • Events like Crow Point can focus attention on bridge
    • A hub for social enterprise alongside Wastesavers; centre for cycle tourism on Route 4 into Newport.
    • Second “Crow Point” event planned for 2008
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