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Festival of youth

Last updated: 10/05/2016 8:25 PM
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Hundreds of young people flocked to Perth's cultural precinct for an all-day feast of music, markets, workshops and activities as part of National Youth Week celebrations.

National Youth Week in WA is led by the annual KickstART Festival which runs from 9-24 April. The festival included a market day in Northbridge on 16 April with yoga in the urban orchard, a film portraiture project on a bike plus more than 60 stall holders showcasing artists, designers, community groups and youth service providers.

More than 100 events took place during the week, celebrated this year from 9 – 17 April.  Many of the events were made possible by the $80,000 National Youth Week grants program, funded in equal parts by the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) and the Commonwealth Government.

The week's activities and events were developed and managed by young people through the National Youth Week planning committee with the theme 'spark'.

For the first time, a free app enabled Perth metropolitan festival-goers to get the most out of the week's festivities and find nearby events. 

National Youth Week in WA is presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with DLGC. 

For more information about the KickstART Festival from April 9-24, visit Propel Youth Arts.

Image courtesy of Propel Youth Arts WA and Rebecca Mansell Photography.