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1st April 2016

10 amazing (mostly) FREE things for young people to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this April

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  • Young people are pretty amazing. So amazing in fact that each year Australia dedicates an entire week in April to celebrate and showcase the abilities, talents and expertise of people aged 12-25 who occupy a pretty special space in our community. This week is known as National Youth Week and it kicks off in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this Saturday April 2 at Youth Fest.

    The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council and other youth services in the Goldfields have been hard at work to create an exciting calendar of events for young people this April. From cake decorating, to street art, to live music courtesy of one of WA’s finest bands, San Cisco (pictured above), there is sure to be something for everyone.

  • 2016 Youth Fest feat. San Cisco

    The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council’s major annual event, Youth Fest, is shaping up to be one to remember with WA’s own San Cisco headlining the event on April 2. With hits like “Awkward”, “Run”, “Too Much Time Together”, “Fred Astaire”, and their cover of Daft Punk’s global hit “Get Lucky”, which quickly gained a whopping 8 million views on YouTube, young people across the Goldfields are in for a treat.

    San Cisco, who formed in the wake of high school graduation, have undertaken multiple world tours, received six ARIA nominations, featured in the Top 10 of Triple J’s Hottest 100, as well as playing Lollapalooza, Pukkelpop and a sold out North American tour.

    Supporting San Cisco is Perth-based four piece Lights of Berlin who are known for their catchy pop, yet heavily rock influenced sound.

    A plethora of very talented local young people will also be taking to the stage throughout the evening. Local folk-punk singer Zach Inglis will be joined by singer songwriters Tianh Dillon and Joshua David, DJ’s Vanilla and Finlay, dancer Trevauun Galululfu aka Tre and rapper Rushil D’cruz aka Sushi, who will kick start the Youth Fest line up.

    In addition to non-stop entertainment on the main stage there will be are a stack of activities to keep festival goers entertained throughout the night including a silent disco, bubble soccer, delicious food stalls, a photo booth and more.

    Youth Fest is happening this Saturday from 5pm to 10pm at Centennial Park. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate or through the Goldfields Arts Centre online at www.goldfieldsartscentre.com.au or by calling the Box Office on 9021 0999.

    Ticketed event for young people aged 12-25
    Tickets $5, Saturday from 5pm to 10pm, Centennial Park

  • The Spot

    The Spot, a pop-up place for young people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be open throughout April, with lots of exciting activities happening at the space.

    The idea for The Spot came from the group of 38 young people who attended the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s LEAD Youth Leadership program in October 2015. At the end of the program the young leaders were able to put their many skills into action, working together to determine what they would like to see in their community for young people in 2016.

    The Spot is a safe place where young people can relax with friends, access information about services available in their community and develop life skills. There is also free WiFi, a ping-pong table and enough free icy poles to keep a group of hungry students happy on a hot Kalgoorlie arvo.

    The Spot is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    A pop-up place for young people aged 12-25
    Shop 8-10 Market Arcade, Hannan St Kalgoorlie

  • Cake Decorating Workshop

    Did someone say delicious? Learn how to make scrumptious designs and yummy decorations that will take your baking skills to the next level!

    During this 2 hour workshop, local cake creator April Foote will be dishing out hot tips on how to craft delicate fondant flowers and tasty treats. As this workshop is delivered in partnership with the Goldfields Institute of Technology, participants will receive a Certificate to acknowledge the skills that they have learnt.

    Grab your friends and register today! This can be done online here or by contacting the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    A free workshop for young people aged 12-25
    Monday April 11, 2pm – 4pm, The Spot

  • Street Art at The Spot

    Street artist Nathan Hoyle is coming to Kalgoorlie-Boulder and he is keen to show young artists the tricks of the trade! Grab your mates and make your way to The Spot this school holidays to learn how to create graphic text, work with spray paint and bring your designs to life on your own personalised trucker hat.

    Nathan will be facilitating two street art workshops for young people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this April School Holidays.

    Register for this workshop online here or contact the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    A free workshop for young people aged 12-25
    Wednesday April 13, 10am – 1pm, The Spot
    Thursday April 14, 10am – 1pm, William Grunt Memorial Library

  • Digital Photography with Billy Stokes

    Want to learn how to get the most out of your digital camera? Local photographer Billy Stokes is here to help you capture those perfect moments and sharpen your photography skills.

    Bring along your digital camera or smart phone. This workshop will give you help you to gain a basic knowledge of your camera’s capabilities and pick up some hands-on experience capturing a range of images under different conditions. Perfect for beginners, happy snappers and all those who are keen to develop their photography skills.

    About Billy Stokes

    Billy started his photography business when he was just 16 years old. Since then he has been studying, practicing, and teaching photography, producing beautiful images which are featured on his website, The Fair Photographer. Check out some of Billy’s incredible work here.

    About the workshop

    There are two digital photography workshops taking place this school holidays. When registering, please select your preferred date.

    As this workshop is delivered in partnership with the Goldfields Institute of Technology, participants will receive a Certificate to acknowledge the skills that they have learned.

    Lunch will be provided. Register for this workshop online here or contact the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    A free workshop for young people aged 12-25
    Thursday April 13 or Thursday April 21, 10am – 1pm, The Spot

  • Tie Dye DIY with Artgold

    Attention all young artists and fashionistas! Learn how to tie, dip, dye, paint and transform a daggy T-Shirt into a work of art!

    This workshop will be delivered by Art Gold, a not-for-profit group which actively supports & promotes the Goldfields arts sector. Come with your friends and leave with the skills to transform any plain item of clothing into a psychedelic design.

    Afternoon tea will be provided. Register for this workshop online here or contact the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    A free workshop for young people aged 12-25
    Thursday April 13, 2pm – 4pm, The Spot

  • Provide First Aid

    Learn the skills which may help you to save a life!

    This is a two certified course delivered by St John Ambulance WA. If competent, participants will receive a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Certificate.

    Participants must be 14 years or older. Lunch will be provided for participants on both days.

    Register for this workshop online here or contact the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    Free 2 day certified course for young people aged 14-25
    18 & 19 April, 8:30am – 4:30pm both days, The Spot

  • Barista Workshop with Headspace Kalgoorlie and Skillhire

    Ever wanted to learn how to make delicious coffees? headspace Kalgoorlie and Skillhire are taking over The Spot this April School Holidays, giving young people the opportunity make various types of coffees and gain the skills necessary to land a gig in hospitality.

    This workshop will be delivered by Skillhire and headspace Kalgoorlie. headspace is part of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace helps young people who are going through a tough time.
    By participating in this workshop, young people will have the opportunity to complete some units towards a Certificate II in Hospitality.

    Afternoon tea will be provided. Register for this workshop online here or contact the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    A free workshop for young people aged 12-25
    Wednesday April 20, 2pm – 4pm, The Spot

  • Mosaic Madness with Artgold

    Create a one-of-a kind masterpiece! Design, shape and create a beautiful mosaic piece to take home with you.

    This workshop will be delivered by Art Gold, a not-for-profit group which actively supports & promotes the Goldfields arts sector. Afternoon tea will be provided.

    To register for this workshop, please contact the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9679.

    A free workshop for young people aged 12-25
    Thursday April 21, 2pm – 4pm, The Spot

  • Goldfields Kids Fest

    What’s that? With so much happening for young people this April your younger siblings, cousins and friends are feeling left out?

    Don’t fret – we’ve got them covered! Goldfields Kids Fest is happening on the 9-10 of April from 10am – 4pm at the Oasis Playing Fields. This year’s theme is An Ocean in the Desert, with heaps on under the sea fun guaranteed for children aged 12 and under.

    If you would like to learn more about Kids Fest, you can grab a copy of the festival guide in this Saturday’s Kalgoorlie Miner or Friday’s Esperance Express. An electronic copy is also available here.

    A two day free event for children aged 0-12 years
    April 9-10, 10am – 4pm, Oasis Playing Fields

AUTHOR PROFILE

Lucy Mills is the Youth Coordinator at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Having grown up in Kal, Lucy loves helping the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council bring exciting initiatives to life for young people in the Goldfields.

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