Wangaratta Youth Council and Creative Youth are holding a Youth Festival to display the talents of young people and provide free activities. The Youth Festival will be held during the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, on Sunday 4 November 2012, from 9am to 4pm in the Sound Shell, Merriwa Park, in conjunction with the Jazz Markets.
Most activities at the event are free for young people to participate in. “It is a great opportunity for young people to share their musical talents as well as a chance to socialise with their friends. It’s about having fun and celebrating during the Jazz Festival” said Wangaratta’s Youth Council Mayor, Belle Currie.
The event will feature free activities such as ‘Aqua Orbs’, 4 way bungee run, jumping castle, short bread decorating, live local bands and a ‘pop up’ art workshop.
A ‘pop up’ art workshop requires participants to create a Zine. A Zine is a handmade small book like a magazine.
“Participants will be empowered to express themselves through writing, collaborating and creating their own mini publication using a range of analogue and nearly forgotten resources. Once made, the Zines can be copied and let loose on the local community, as a moment-in-time snapshot of creativity,” explained workshop facilitator Jeremy Staples.
Other activities on the day will include a photo booth, coffee van and a BBQ.
Creative Youth is funded through FReeZA which is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in community life by planning and running drug, alcohol and smoke free cultural events for other young people.
Further information is available by contacting Council’s Community/ Youth Development Officer, Katy Hawkins on (03) 5722 0819 or 0438 362 984 or view Upcoming Youth Events.