”Why it took me travelling halfway around the World to find myself” by Kate Lloyd

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I will admit that it is strange to be writing a piece for myself, and not for another business owner, helping them find the words to tell their story!

My name is Kate Lloyd, and some of you may know me from Spotlight Newport, or Poppy Marketing. Who am I? Yes, I am the face of Spotlight Newport, and of Poppy Marketing, but I’m much more than that!

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Women of Newport in 2020

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Hello everyone in the last article in 2020. What a crazy time it was and I bet many of you are not planning much for the next year – can’t blame you! I realised the future can be unpredictable and full of surprises. I was very quiet in the last few months on our social media. Not because I was ignoring you, but because this year hit me really badly, especially in the last few months.

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OUR NEW MERCH AND SHOP! Grab one of our new Women of Newport prints from today – by Kamila Jarczak

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Hello everyone. Today we are launching our SECOND merchandise product with the design of fabulous Miss Rie. Her iconic female cherub is available to buy now as a print with two options for you – A1 and A2 print. Beautiful cherub on the black backdrop – very moody, atmospheric and so Miss Rie’s style.

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”Thoughts for living” by Janet Martin

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I am pleased to be involved with the ‘Women of Newport’ Project and Barnabas Arts House welcomes women of Newport (and men, of course) to its doors. Kamila is a powerhouse of talent, ideas, words and energy and wherever I meet up with her I want to sit her down and get her take a deep breath and give herself five minutes peace. In many ways her enthusiasm and ongoing creativity reminds me of myself 30 years ago. Where has that enthusiasm and creativity gone in me? Nowhere. It is all still railing around in my head at 65!

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”Newport City Ladies are back! This time with two teams, not one!” by Kamila Jarczak

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Since July 2019 I have supported our local women’s football team Newport CIty Ladies FC and it was an amazing time to watch them grow, play, laugh and build up friendships. Some of the girls left, some are still there and some have just joined the team. I really enjoy being involved with them and I am happy to provide fresh photos for them and share their progress on our Women of Newport social media. 

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