Free Youth Week Activities On MidCoast

MidCoast Council

Youth Week is a great opportunity for young people aged between 12 and 24 to have fun at live events, have their voice heard and showcase their talents in a photography competition.

Youth Week is being celebrated from 11 to 21 April across the MidCoast region. All activities are free but have limited places so register now to reserve your space.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate including the Youth Arts Festival at the Manning Entertainment Centre. The festival has two days of fun starting with Beats on the Bank – Live n Loud on Friday 12 April from 6pm to 9pm. Markets and workshops kick off on Saturday 13 April from 10am to 4pm and a performance from 6pm to 9pm caps off the festival.

Later in the week, try painting workshops in Bulahdelah and Hawks Nest, resume writing and jobs search skills workshops and a sushi-making workshop at MidCoast Libraries.

The week finishes with an outdoor movie night at Gloucester District Park Sport Grounds and a trivia evening at Forster Civic Centre.

“Youth Week is a chance to celebrate the amazing young people of the MidCoast, who make up 12% of our population,” said Alex Mills, MidCoast Council’s Manager Libraries, Community and Cultural Services.

MidCoast Council is also running a Youth Week photography competition around this year’s theme, Express, Empower, Get Loud! with a $100 voucher awarded for first prize.

The winner will be chosen by the public so everyone can get involved by voting for their favourite photo.

A selection of submitted photographs will be on exhibition on the outside walls of the Manning Regional Art Gallery.

Submissions for the photography competition are already open and close on Sunday 21 April.

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