A NEWPORT-based artist and young people from the city will be putting on a performance exploring the theme of democracy this Saturday.

The performance comes following a month of working with young people across the city in a bid to engage them in this year’s General Election.

Clary Saddler launched her project Uprising at the Project Space in early April and hoped to explore the theme of democracy with young people.

She said she “hopes the project will inspire people within Newport to get more politically active”.

The Project Space calls itself a community platform for the visual and creative arts which initiates, develops and delivers a programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities.

The Uprising project has coincided with Democracy, another project led by artist Sara Rees who tries to engage passers by in conversations about democracy in Newport city centre.

Uprising takes place in a dystopian 2017 that exists after the collapse of our own society in a world governed by gang leaders and crime lords.

Through a series of participatory arts workshops, which started April 7, the sessions took place in this imagined future.

Songs, raps, rhythms, beat-poetry, graffiti art, short films and political theatre have all been used in the workshop.

The theatre-style performance will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 7.30pm at the Project Space in Commercial Street, Newport.