From Shakespeare and African drumming to relaxation and massage, Singleton Youth Venue’s first ever Youth Fest – Teens in 19 aims to help young people uncover their hidden talents and reach their potential.
The three-day event will be held on Friday 26 April, Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April, with a packed program including a keynote address by leading life coach, presenter, businessman, musician and songwriter Matt Purcell, all funded by a $50,000 Youth Opportunities Grant through NSW Family
and Community Services.
All events are free for participants, and even lunch is included.
All the action will get underway on Friday 26 April with a skateboard workshop at Newcastle indoor skatepark Sanbah Grindhouse, with free tickets including transport from the Youth Venue, group lessons with instructors, lunch, a cap and stickers.
The festival then continues at the Singleton Civic Precinct with an arts day on Saturday 27 April featuring workshops by NIDA, Bell Shakespeare, Tantrum Youth Arts, Catapult dance company, hip hop song writing, and more.
Sunday is a health and wellbeing day featuring keynote speaker Matt Purcell, along with nutrition, makeup, skincare, reiki, mindfulness and stress relief workshops.There’ll also be a photo booth, sumo suits, velcro wall and bungee run.
Anthony Egan, Council’s Director Corporate and Community Services, said the festival was open to all young people aged between 10 and 18 years.
Youth Fest – Teens in 19 will launch the Singleton Festival, which runs until 19 May. The full program is
available at www.singletonfestival.com.au
“This is the first time we’ve held a youth expo on this scale, and the idea is to give young people access to organisations they may not be able to otherwise, or to find a talent or a passion they didn’t know they had,” Mr Egan said.
“Young people can also learn skills and techniques to set them up for the future, including cooking, relaxation techniques to help cope with stress or how to care for their skin.
“It’s a fantastic range of activities and best of all, it’s all free. But places for workshops are limited, so I encourage you to register for the events you’d like to go to and we’ll see you there.”
To register for your free tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/singleton-youth-fest-teens-in-19-tickets-58693472757
Media release: courtesy of Singleton Council.
Photo caption: Singleton Council Youth Worker Hayden Moore and Team Leader Youth Programs Loren Arnott. Courtesy of Singleton Council.