Youth Week: Celebrating our Young People

National Youth Week 2014 continues all this week until Sunday, April 13 and there are a range of events across Brisbane throughout the week that will celebrate and showcase the talent, diversity and passion of young people aged 12-25. There are events scheduled at a variety of locations throughout the city and suburbs, including hip hop workshops, skate jams, art exhibitions and music festivals. Some of the events scheduled throughout Brisbane this week include:

National Youth Homelessness Matters Exhibition

Throughout the week, a collection of photographs and artworks will be exhibited at Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley to recognise National Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2014. The artworks have been created by young people from across Brisbane. The exhibition, which runs until Friday (April 11), will be launched with a lunch and presentation on Wednesday (April 9) from 12:00pm.

Youth Homeless day

Our Voice Our Impact Exhibition

The Our Voice Our Impact art exhibition comprises 30 paintings, digital artworks and textiles created by young artists. The artworks were created as part of a series of state wide workshops for young people from diverse backgrounds. This free exhibition will be running at the Judith Wright Centre in Fortitude Valley until Friday (April 11) as part of National Youth Week celebrations.

Our Voce

SoundPoint Youth Party

On Thursday (April 10), The Soundpoint Youth and Community Centre at Goodna are hosting the SoundPointYouth Week Party featuring X-factor and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Taylor Henderson, along with DJ’s, local musicians and dance demonstrations. This is a free event that kicks off at 10:00am.

Epic Day Out

An all-ages event for young people in the Redlands/Capalaba area, Epic Day Out will take place at the Capalaba Skate Park on Friday (April 11) from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The day will feature live music, dance crews, music workshops, food, skateboarding and BMX, competitions and information stalls.

Street Soundzzz

Presented by 4ZZZ, the Street Soundzzz Festival will showcase Brisbane’s youth music and art scenes on Saturday (April 12). Kicking off at 2:00pm, the music line-up includes The Missing, Junior Arcade and Concrete Lips along with acoustic sets from the likes of Zeke Foster. There will also be food, markets and station tours and creative workshops throughout the day.

For more information about the event, including set times and workshop details, check out the event website.

StreetSoundzzz

Walk in Our Shoes

Walk in Our Shoes kicks off with a walk from Musgrave Park through South Brisbane from 12:00pm on Sunday (April 13). The walk is about social inclusion and engagement, celebrating the diversity and talents of young people and promoting tolerance and acceptance among Brisbane youth, as well as providing information about youth services.

From 1:00pm until 5:00pm, all ages are encouraged to enjoy a festival in the West End Twilight Market venue (113 Boundary St, West End) featuring art, dance and musical performances from local artists and performers such as Little Scout, Eves and Elements Collective.

Walk in Our Shoes

For more information about these and other Youth Week events happening across Brisbane, head to Visible Ink or National Youth Week Queensland on Facebook.

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