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What's On

Youth Week

Youth Week 2016 - 8 to 17 April

Big Breakfast

Tuesday 5 March – 7.45am at St Phillips Christian College

Wednesday 6 March - 8am at Mt View High School 

Thursday 7 April - 8am at Kurri Kurri High School

Friday 8 April - 8am at Cessnock High School

My School Rules

Thursday 7 April 10am - 2pm at Mount View High School

Which school will rule as best cooking team in 2016?  My School Rules will have you challenging your cooking skills and ability to create a delicious meal. Teams will compete in ‘My Kitchen Rules’ styled teams to win the judges taste buds over. For more information call CYCOS on 02 4991 5372.

Take the Stage

Friday 8 April 6 - 9pm at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Take The Stage is a chance to share your talent in front of a crowd. Contestants will be coached by celebrity singer and judge Anna Weatherup. Registrations and backing tracks due 1 April to For more info call 02 4936 1917 #takethestage2016 #youthfest2016

Outdoor Cinema - The Intern

Saturday 9 April 6.30pm for 7pm movie at East Cessnock Oval

Come along and enjoy a fun night out watching a movie under the stars! Free BBQ and drinks will be available at East Cessnock Oval. Don’t forget to BYO deckchair or picnic rug. Contact CYCOS on 02 4991 5372.

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Monday 11 April 11am - 2pm at Kurri  Kurri Youth Centre  

Tuesday 12 April 3 - 5pm at CYCOS

Express your creativity and decorate a cupcake at our free workshop. Exquisite Cakes will be walking you through the secrets of making a beautiful cake. Best part, you can eat your creation at the end of the workshop. Yum!

Clothing Swap

Tuesday 12 April 5 - 6pm at Kurri Kurri Library  

Wednesday 13 April 5 - 6pm at Cessnock Library

Swap your way to a whole new wardrobe this youth week at your local library!  Swap nights are at Kurri Kurri Library on Tuesday  12th April from 5-6 pm, and at Cessnock Library on Wednesday 13th April from 5-6 pm.  For more details on these events, or to book in,  contact Cessnock City Library on 49934399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 49371638.

PCYC SK8 and Fun

Wednesday 13 April 11am - 3pm at Cessnock PCYC

PCYC 's SK8 and Fun will be an awesome day with fun mini comp events like highest air heat, best trick heat and finishing the day of with a free style skate jam. Check out the youth room, it will be open to all and it's all free!

Manga Workshop

Thursday 14 April 10.30 - 11.30am at Kurri Kurri Library  

Thursday 14 April 1.30 - 2.30pm at Cessnock Library

Create your own manga and anime characters and learn some tricks of the trade at this free hour-long drawing workshop run by Matt Lin, published manga artist! Workshops will be on Thursday 14th April, 10.30am - 11.30 am at Kurri Kurri Library, and 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Cessnock Library.  For more details on these events, or to book in, contact Cessnock City Library on 49934399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 49371638.

Skateboard Making Workshop

Thursday 14 April 12 - 4pm at Kurri Kurri Youth Centre

Build your own skateboard from the ground up. All materials supplied for FREE! To book call Lakin on 0438 636 009.

Song Writing Workshop

Friday 15 April 3.30 - 6pm at CYCOS

Drop the Beat Hip hop Workshop with Up & Up. Come as you are, no skills required.  

Greta Day Out

Friday 15 April 11am - 2pm at the Greta Arts and Sports Community Hall

BBQ lunch, music, face painting, rock climbing wall, sumo suits and craft activities!


Saturday 16 April 11am - 5pm at  Cessnock Skate Park

Live bands, bike, skate, scooter, competition, laser tag, African drumming workshop, market stalls, interactive information stalls, craft activities and PRIZES! Contact CYCOS on 02 4991 5372.

Download your skate comp registration form here!