7 April 2016 Celebrating Youth

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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 Cultural Services.

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 .