Youth take over city for week of celebrations

21 Apr 2023

Young people are gearing up to take over Wheeler Place and Museum Park this Saturday with pop-up skate ramps, live music, market stalls, art exhibits and workshops to kick off Youth Week 2023 celebrations.

City of Newcastle (CN) is hosting and supporting an exciting program of youth-led events, designed and delivered by young people, that highlight the contribution young people make to the community, as part of the state-wide event which runs until 30 April.

Together with the NSW Department of Community and Justice, CN has provided funding towards three events that will take place during Youth Week to promote cultural diversity, social inclusion, arts and culture, mental health and wellbeing.

CN will open the doors to the City Administration Centre for an Open Day, by invitation only, providing local high school students with the opportunity to learn more about civic engagement and Council services and facilities. Whilst opportunities for creative and cultural expression, as well as social connection and wellbeing will be the focus of the Civic Takeover and Young N' Cultured events.

Visit What’s On Newcastle for more information on Newcastle Youth Week events.

Newcastle Youth Week events and activities:

Civic Takeover
Wheeler Place and Museum Park
Saturday 22 April 2pm - 6pm
All ages, free event, no bookings required

Pop down to Wheeler Place and Museum Park this Saturday for an afternoon of live music from emerging local performers, market stalls, a youth art exhibition, an artist-led sculptural workshop and pop-up skate ramps. Civic Takeover is presented in partnership with Newcastle Art Gallery, Skate Connection, Newy Youth Markets and Tantrum Youth Arts.

Young N' Cultured
University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus
Friday 28 April, 4pm – 6pm
All ages

Come celebrate diversity and join the sharing of vibrant cultures and knowledge with an evening enriched by the sounds, colours, and spirit of cultural songs, dance and storytelling. Presented in partnership with University of Newcastle, Young N' Cultured showcases both traditional and contemporary talents embodied across Newcastle's multicultural communities.