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National Youth Week 2016

“It Starts With Us”

Natio​nal Yo​uth Week (NYW) is Australia biggest celebration of young people. Youth Week in NSW is a week-long celebration held in early April each year that is organised by young people for young people in communities across NSW.
If you’re aged between 12- 25, Youth Week is an opportunity to:
·         share ideas
·         attend live events
·         have your voice heard on issues of concern to you
·         showcase your talents
·         celebrate your contribution to the community
·         take part in competitions
·         have fun!
NYW also provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the contributions young people make to our community. The theme for this year’s Youth Week celebrations is “Its Start With Us” and this was chosen by young people giving an open invitation to get involved, participate, celebrate and make the week what you want it to be.
It is also a time for young people to get out in the community and make the most of the celebrations and activities. This year Coffs Harbour City Council and local businesses are supporting a major event “Yellow Door Arts Festival” proudly presented by Headspace Coffs Harbour. YellowDoorArtsFestFlyer_final.jpeg.jpg
Yellow Door Arts Festival
Yellow Door Arts Festival is a free fun day for young people to participate in and experience arts in all different forms whether it is painting, sculpture, photography, dance music film story-writing or comedy. Enjoy live music performed throughout the day.
Date: Friday 15 April 2016
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Coffs Harbour Showground - Exhibition Hall
Cost: Free
For more information on other events being run during Youth Week just follow the links on the “Youth Week website”
Contact: To find out more please contact Darren Thomson on 6648 4084

Free Film Event - Jetty Theatre

Two free movies are to be shown during Youth Week, sponsored by Groundworks Youth Service, Screenwave and Coffs Harbour City Council.

The first film is the animated feature My Neighbour Totoro starting at 5.00pm. This will be followed by live music and a free BBQ at 6.30pm before the second feature starts at 7.15pm

The second film will be The Spectacular Now that will conclude around 9.30pm.

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2016

Times: 5.00pm - 9.30pm

Location: Jetty Memorial Theatre

Cost: Free

Free BBQ - Youth Homelessness Matters Day

To celebrate Youth Homelessness Matters Day, there will be a free BBQ in Brelsford Skate park. This event is sponsored by Wesley Mission, Family Referral Service and Mission Australia.

All welcome to join in.

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2016

Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm

Location: Brelsford Skate park

Cost: Free

Youth Week Celebration with Live Music

Boambee East Community Centre, PCYC, Oppy Entertainment and Coffs Harbour City Council are sponsoring an entertainment evening at the ​Boambee Youthy. Featuring live music, with food and drink supplied.

Date: Thursday 14 April 2016

Time: 6.30pm - late 

Location: Boambee Youthy

Cost: Free for under 15's, $10.00 for over 15​