News  » Tickets Available! Students perform in the Blue Mountains

Last updated 7:22 AM on 27 March 2017

Some of the most talented performers from Blue Mountains high schools will be presented in

a Youth Week 2017 showcase at a special concert at Blaxland High School on Thursday 6

April.

The Youth Week celebration will showcase to celebrate the high quality of performance arts

by Blaxland, Penrith, Springwood and Winmalee High School students, in partnership with

the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, Blue Mountains City Church and Blue

Mountains City Council.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, who will open the Youth Week concert, said, "Young people are

active creators of our culture. The performing arts are an excellent way for young people to

express excellence, innovation and their personal, political and social views."

Youth Week in NSW is a week-long celebration held in early April each year that is

organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the state. It is an

opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their

lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.

The Youth Week Concert will showcase a wide range of performance styles including vocal,

ukulele, jazz, dance and rock as well as an experimental drama piece.

Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre chairperson, Peter Johnson, said, "The showcase

will be a great opportunity to share the wonderful talent that we have in our local public high

schools. They are our future."

This year's theme is ‘Get involved, be heard, make a difference' and serves as a call to

action for young people to play their part in the nation's future.

"I applaud our local high schools for this Youth Week initiative", said the Mayor. "I encourage

all young people in the Blue Mountains to get involved, be heard, make a difference in any

way they are able", said the Mayor.

For more information you can contact Ryn Vlachou, BMCC on 4780 5545 or the Lower

Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on 4739 1164. Tickets are $5 plus booking fee and are

available via www.trybooking.com/PAJE

Youth Week 2017 is held from Friday 31 March 2017 to Sunday 9 April 2017. For further

information see http://youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-week-in-nsw/