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Youth week ignites

Last updated: 20/04/2016 11:56 PM
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‚ÄčAustralia's largest celebration of young people kicks off this week as National Youth Week celebrations get underway.

More than 100 events are expected to take place throughout Western Australia from 9-17 April with the launch event to be hosted at Cable Beach in Broome on Saturday.

National Youth Week activities and events have been developed and managed by young people through the National Youth Week planning committee with the theme 'spark'.

National Youth Week in WA is presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities. DLGC provides grants of up to $1,000 for organisations to put on activities for people aged 12-25 during the week. 

In the Perth metropolitan area, National Youth Week is led by the flagship KickstART Festival which runs from 9-24 April. The festival includes a market day in Northbridge on 16 April and live performances and activities, market stalls and food stalls.

Creative workshops, forums, exhibitions and other activities take place throughout the festival at various locations.

For the first time, a free app will enable Perth metropolitan festival-goers to get the most out of the week's festivities and find nearby events.  The National Youth Week WA 2016 app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play.