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Some of the most talented performers from Blue Mountains high schools will be presented in a Youth Week 2017 showcase at a special concert at Blaxland High School on Thursday 6 April.
The Youth Week celebration will showcase to celebrate the high quality of performance arts by Blaxland, Penrith, Springwood and Winmalee High School students, in partnership with the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, Blue Mountains City Church and Blue Mountains City Council.
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, who will open the Youth Week concert, said, “Young people are active creators of our culture. The performing arts are an excellent way for young people to express excellence, innovation and their personal, political and social views.”
Youth Week in NSW is a week-long celebration held in early April each year that is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the state. It is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.
The Youth Week Concert will showcase a wide range of performance styles including vocal, ukulele, jazz, dance and rock as well as an experimental drama piece.
Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre chairperson, Peter Johnson, said, “The showcase will be a great opportunity to share the wonderful talent that we have in our local public high schools. They are our future.”
This year’s theme is ‘Get involved, be heard, make a difference’ and serves as a call to action for young people to play their part in the nation’s future.
“I applaud our local high schools for this Youth Week initiative”, said the Mayor. “I encourage all young people in the Blue Mountains to get involved, be heard, make a difference in any way they are able”, said the Mayor.
For more information you can contact Ryn Vlachou, BMCC on 4780 5545 or the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on 4739 1164. Tickets are $5 plus booking fee and are available via www.trybooking.com/PAJE
Youth Week 2017 is held from Friday 31 March 2017 to Sunday 9 April 2017. For further information see http://youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-week-in-nsw/
Photo: Winmalee High School rock band ‘Penny Dreadful’ is one of many acts on the Youth Week Concert program showcasing local talent in the performing arts.