Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes

He's not packed away in a dark and dusty corner, but standing proud at the Newport Roman Villa.

If you were lucky enough to make it along to the major Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes exhibition at Quay Arts earlier this year,King Arwald at Quay Arts you'll have seen the very striking artwork by Island artist, Nigel George, created in response to our Hidden Hero, King Arwald.

We absolutely loved this artwork, not simply because of how it looked (which is fabulous), but because of how it was created - using the latest 3D modelling technology, some old newspapers and blue slipper clay.

Well, you'll be pleased to hear that King Arwald was not packed away in a dark and dusty corner, but has found a welcoming new home at the excellent Newport Roman Villa. You can pop along now to see Arwald sitting among his Roman peers.

Archaeology Day
If you wait until Saturday 28th July, you can also take part in the Archaeology Day event at Newport Roman Villa.

This is a free, entry-drop in event running between 11am and 3pm. Take along your archaeological finds along to be identified and meet expert archaeologist, Frank Basford, from the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Frank has a wealth of knowledge and experience and really knows his stuff!

There'll be plenty of fun for families too, with sand pit excavations and even a photo hunt.

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