Free movies, free bands and free
BBQs are all on offer to young people aged 12-25 during National Youth Week
which runs from April 8-17.
“Youth Week events are organised
by young people for young people, so they can get together, have a good time
and enjoy music, movies, food and being creative. Youth Week is all about
celebrating the huge positives that young people bring to our own community and
the wider world,” said Siân Nivison, Council’s Group Leader Community and
Groundworks Youth Centre,
Screenwave and Council have come together to put on two free movies at the
Jetty Memorial Theatre on Tuesday April 12. The event begins at 5pm with the
animé feature film ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, followed by a free BBQ and music at
6:30pm. ‘The Spectacular Now’, starring Divergent’s Shailene Woodley and Miles
Teller, will screen at 7:15pm.
To mark Youth Homelessness
Matters Day, the Wesley Mission, Family Referral Service and Mission Australia
are hosting a free BBQ at Brelsford Park Skatepark on Wednesday April 13. The
event will run from 11am until 2pm and everyone is welcome to come along.
Boambee East Community Centre, the
PCYC, Council and Oppy Entertainment present a night of bands and food on
Thursday April 14 at ‘Boambee Youthy’.
It will feature music from
Stepson, Satellites, Meridian Theory, Young Wolf and the Liberties and will start
at 6:30pm. Entry is free for the under 15s and $10 for everyone else.
To conclude Youth Week 2016, the ‘Yellow
Door Arts Festival’ organised by Headspace Coffs Harbour will be held at Coffs
Harbour Showground on Friday April 15, 10am-4pm.
Part exhibition, part workshop
program, the Festival is a free day for young people to participate in and
experience the arts in its many different forms. It will include performances
from Fish on Fire and The Brothers.
Young people are encouraged to
exhibit their own work, take part in workshops, or just come along and enjoy
the day. There will be information from local youth support services, as well
as a free BBQ.
Find out more information on all the Youth
Week events here .