Youthweek in Parkes this year will see a full program of events from 16th to 24th April.
The Shire’s 12 to 25-year-old young people can look forward to banner making, illustration and skills for youth workshops, a chill-out zone, a games day, and going backstage at the new Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society’s production of Wicked.
“We have put together a program to involve the young people in our shire and use the Makerspace venue at the new library,” said organiser Roxanne Gallacher, Parkes Library and Cultural Centre’s Creative Learning Programs Coordinator.
The banner-making workshops are a repeat of the very popular workshops at the Arts Revival Festival last year.
“We have organised with the high schools that students can attend the illustration workshops of author Alan Robinson.”
The backstage @ Wicked event will offer students a glimpse into the world behind the scenes of a production that includes lighting and sound.
A team from Games n More in Orange will be at the games day with 30 board games and various other games with the help of the Parkes Games Group, while the Railway Hotel has sponsored pizza for the lunch.
YOUTH WEEK: 16-24 April Bookings must be made prior to attending by calling Roxanne on 6862 9101.
16 Apr – Banner making workshop with Deb Jones @ Peak Hill Leisure Centre from 10am-1pm.
17 Apr – Banner making workshop with Deb Jones @ The Parkes Library Makerspace from 10am-1pm.
17 Apr – Chill out zone with Gracey Jones and DJ Jabba @ The Parkes Library from 9:30am-12pm and outdoor games, bean bags and relaxed atmosphere to chill out with friends.
18 Apr – Banner making workshop with Deb Jones @ Trundle Branch Library from 9:30am-12:30pm.
19 Apr – Skills for Youth Workshop @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 4pm-6pm.
21 Apr – Illustration Workshop with Alan Robinson (local author/illustrator) @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 2pm-3pm; Author talk with Alan Robinson “Writing a Children’s Picture Book” from 6pm-9pm.
22 Apr – Illustration Workshop with Alan Robinson (Local author/illustrator) @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 11:30am-12:30pm.
23 Apr – Backstage @ Wicked – a behind the scenes look at the Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society’s current production, plus a Q&A with the director @ The Parkes Little Theatre from 6pm-8pm.
24 Apr – Games Day (Boardgames, Tabletop Gaming Demonstrations, chill out) @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 9:30-4pm.