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Youth Week 2018

We are excited to present an action packed program of events for Youth Week 2018! 

Youth Week is a fantastic opportunity for our local young people to share ideas, attend live events, showcase their talents, learn new skills and most importantly, have fun! 

We are also proud to offer an inclusive program of events with 26* out of 27 events being accessible. *While YouthFest is not 100% accessible, it will have accessible toilets, parking and the Including YOU tent. 

CLICK HERE to view the full program. 

Featured events

My School Rules

Teams of four students from local high schools are invited to join in this culinary challenge. Students will be put through their paces with a series of interactive cooking challenges. There will be a group of independent judges who will taste-test the student’s creations and  score them on their efforts.

When: 10 April 9am-3pm  

Where: Mount View High School 

Barista Workshop

Participate in a FREE coffee-making workshop with well-known Newcastle-based coffee roasters, Sprocket Coffee. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance (excellent for your resume) and have a whole lot of fun learning the skills of making a great brew! 

When: 13 April 4-7pm

Where: Cessnock Youth Centre

Thrift Shop Kahoot

Who is ready for a trivia night with a difference? Teams of up to seven young people are invited to sign-up for Thirft Shop Kahoot! As the name suggests, teams are encouraged to wear their best (or worst) thrift shop clothing while competing for prizes and trophies in an interactive tech-based trivia night. Rounds will include general knowledge including some special local knowledge rounds. It is sure to be an awesome night. Food and Drinks provided.  

When: 13 April 6-9pm

Where: Cessnock Youth Centre

Youth Fest

YouthFest turns 14 this year! Come along and enjoy live music, food stalls, facepainting, art workshops, the action packed bike, skate and scooter competition andmore! Competitors of all skill levels are welcome to enter the competition and there are awesome prizes to be won! For more information, contact CYCOS on 4991 5372 or Lakin Agnew on 0438 363 009.

When: 14 April 10am-4pm

Where: East Cessnock Skate Park

Take the Stage

Take The Stage offers young people aged 12-25 the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of their peers and a crowd. Performances can be anything from dancing, singing, instrumentals, solo acts, duets, drama, circus or comedy. Entry is free for performers and audience. Acts need to pre-book and provide any backing tracks by 9 April 2018. For More Information phone Youth off the Streets on 4936 1917.

When: 20 April 6-9pm

Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre