National Youth Week


National Youth Week is an annual celebration of youth aged 12-25 and provides a variety of opportunities for young people. Each year we run a range of events throughout the week based on the national theme.

This year, 2014, the theme was ‘Our Voice, Our Impact’ and we had a jampacked week full celebrating youth with events driven by youth!

We kicked off the week by being involved in running Shorefest, an all-ages hardcore music festival, on the 5th of April. The day was a huge success with approximately 2,500 young people attending the day. You can check out the Shorefest blog post here!

Then on the 11th of April, near the end of NYW, we held our very own inaugural youth mini-market ‘MYfest’ on the Village Green from 4-6.30pm featuring local acoustic performers, food, activities, and a sculpture designed to challenge your coffee cup habits! You can check out all the highlights of the week here!  After these celebrations, Vocal Rewind put on a live music gig at the Youth Centre from 6.30-10pm featuring headliners and local bands.

In 2015, we are planning bigger and better! The full program for our National Youth Week program will be announced in early 2015, we can’t wait to share it with you. We will post up the program here when it is finalised and on our Facebook pages – like it to stay in the loop.

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    Bands Wanted!

    24 January, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    In the lead up to Shoreshocked 2017, Mosman and Northern Beaches Councils will be running 2 Battle of the Bands Comps - of which the winners will get to perform at the 2017 Shoreshocked Music Festival during National Youth Week in April.

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    Celebrate National Youth Week with some "Backyard Vibes"

    9 March, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Vocal Rewind is back and moving to the backyard to celebrate this year’s National Youth Week. Backyard Vibes is an outdoor acoustic night held at the Mosman Village Green next to the Youth Centre on Friday 1st of April, from 5pm-8pm. Come make some memories with our photo booth, while jamming to the bands from Mosman High, Wenona, Redlands and Queenwood who are eager to share their latest sets with the local youth. Don't forget to drop by to have some fun and eat our FREE food!

      Email youth@mosmanyouth.nsw.gov.au with a link to your video or song,  if you would like an opportunity to perform at this event.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Friday 1 April

    5pm - 8pm

    Mosman Village Green

    12 - 25 years

    FREE food / entrance

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    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    Shorefest 2014 by Lachlan Young

    10 July, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Earlier this year 2 talented young people won a competition to cover Shorefest, one of the events we work on for National Youth Week,  for the awesome street mag Blunt. Read Lachlan Young's review of Shorefest to learn more about the killer line-up, the mosh-pit action and of course, the crowd-reaction to witnessing Scott Bird's last ever performance with Hand of Mercy.

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    Mosman Daily features View Finders Sculpture

    30 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Click on the image below to read the article in Mosman Daily on the View Finders' fish sculpture made out of takeaway coffee cups! Well done again to the View Finders for your creative work!

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    Mosman Daily Features MYfest and Vocal Rewind

    30 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Click on the image below to read the article that features our National Youth Week events in the Mosman Daily! Special thanks again goes out to all our youth volunteers who really drove these events!

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    My Experience with MYfest

    27 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    BY JU-XIEN

    Hey, my name is Ju-Xien and I've been coming to the Youth Centre for a while now. I joined the Youth Centre Committee in Term 1, 2014, and thought I'd write a blog piece about it!

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    Check out our National Youth Week Highlights Video

    26 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Check this video out for all the highlights from National Youth Week! You can also hear from the different youth volunteers who were involved in running these events which may get you super interested in getting involved next year! Special thanks to Jessica McDonald Photography and Film for taking photos at MYfest, you can check out more of her work here. 

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