Lift the Lid Project

Lift the Lid takes a Leap…

On Saturday 29 February 2020, Quay Arts hosted a fun day of FREE workshops and performances. We were very grateful for all participants, workshop leaders, volunteers and artists/performers:

  • Lift the Lid artist, Ian Whitmore
  • Lift the Lid artist and storyteller, Sue Bailey
  • Independent Arts
  • The New Carnival Company: workshop leader Sharon Poole
  • Volunteer, Sheila Lucas
  • Isle of Wight College students: Daisy, Izzie and Daisy

Photographs by Alice Armfield

Film by Sassy Productions IoW which gives a feel for the day:

Sassy Productions also made a short film capturing the thoughts of young people about culture and creativity on the Isle of Wight. View that film on this blog post, #LetsCreateIW.

Lift the Lid Project


In preparation for The Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts on Saturday 29 February, we commissioned Sassy Productions IoW to ask children and young people what Island Culture means to them.

We asked what inspired them to be creative on the Island; people, places, things.

Here’s the wonderful film, featuring children and young people from Oakfield Primary school, Monkton Arts and the Isle of Wight College.

The Great Leap Forward, an exhibition of artwork from artists Ian Whitmore and Chris Jenkins, with 6 Island schools (250 children) can be viewed at Quay Arts until 18 April 2020.