QUAY Arts in Newport is set to host a free event with a variety of activities on Saturday — The Great Leap Day.

The event will feature workshops, shows and presentations, including a production from Isle of Wight College performing arts students, workshops with Lift the Lid artists, and an illustrated talk and discussion from Independent Arts on Notable Newport.

Storyteller Sue Bailey will be working with children to sculpt clay models of the Ventnor Giant, with participants encouraged to create stories.

A spokesperson for Quay Arts said: "We are asking young people to join in online through their social media channels using the hashtag #LetsCreateIW, and a social media plan is available for community group leaders.

"This event is completely free with no need to book — just turn up and get involved at Quay Arts and online.

"The aim is to explore what cultural heritage looks like on the Isle of Wight, and to celebrate the four Lift the Lid public art commissions which were created in 2018 and 2019."

The day offers an insight into locally-based children and young people's perspective and vision on the future of the Island.

There will be a Great Leap Forward exhibition in the West Gallery, thanks to artists Ian Whitmore and Chris Jenkins collaborating with six Island schools.

Pupils from Queensgate Foundation Primary, Nine Acres Primary, St Saviour’s Primary, Barton Primary, St Catherine’s School and the Island Free School will all have work on display.