Council to pop the popcorn for Youth Week celebrations

Published: 29 Mar 2022

Nothing says Youth Week like buckets of popcorn, an outdoor movie and some live and loud local music.

Youth aged 12 to 25 years in the region are invited to kick back at three free events funded by council during Youth Week at:

* Melba House, Marian on Wednesday, April 6

* Sarina Field of Dreams on Thursday, April 7

* Bluewater Quay, Mackay on Friday, April 8.

The movie on show at each event will be Space Jam: A New Legacy and local performers Tiffany Grace (Sarina) and JONTE (Marian and Mackay) will be performing before the opening credits.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council’s youth development team had put a tremendous amount of work into the events and promised they would be great fun.

“Over three consecutive evenings, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, we will set up the big movie screen outdoors, have some local up-and-coming artists performing live music and there will also be an outdoor art gallery,” Mayor Williamson said.

“The art gallery will feature photographs from young people that live in the Pioneer Valley and Sarina,” he said.

“Food will be available for purchase and, of course, there will be free popcorn for everyone!”

Mayor Williamson also said that the youth development team would be presenting the highlights from the YOL1000 project so far.

“YOL stands for Youth Out Loud, and it’s a project where the team are working to have conversations with 1000 young people from across our region to better understand the needs of our region’s youth,” he said. “They have already recorded more than 800 conversations.”

Queensland Youth Week is the annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 years and the positive contributions they make to Queensland. This year Queensland Youth Week will be held from April 1–11, 2022.