Music, movies on menu as Youth Week about fun, entertainment

FREE movies, free bands and free barbecues are all on offer to young people aged 12-25 during National Youth Week 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,” said Sian Nivison, Coffs Harbour City Council’s Group Leader Community and Cultural Services.

“Youth Week is all about celebrating the huge positives that young people bring to our own community and the wider world,” Ms Nivison said.

Groundworks Youth Centre, Screenwave and the c ouncil have come together to put on two free movies at the Jetty Memorial Theatre on April 12. The event begins at 5pm with the anime feature film My Neighbour Totoro, followed by a free barbecue and music at 6.30pm and The Spectacular Now, will screen at 7.15pm.

To mark Youth Homelessness Matters Day, the Wesley Mission, Family Referral Service and Mission Australia are hosting a free barbecue at Brelsford Park Skatepark on April 13 from 11am to 2pm and everyone is welcome.

Boambee East Community Centre, the PCYC, the council and Oppy Entertain- ment present a night of bands and food on 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 under-15s and $10 for all others.

To conclude Youth Week 2016, the Yellow Door Arts Festival organised by Headspace Coffs Harbour will be held at Coffs Harbour Showground on April 15 from 10am to 4pm.

Part exhibition, part workshop program, the festival is a free event for young people to participate in and experience the arts in 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 attend.

There will be information from local youth support services, as well as a free barbecue

For Youth Week details, visit www.coffsharbour.

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