Lizette Twisleton is excited about Youth Week events planned for 2010.
Lizette Twisleton is excited about Youth Week events planned for 2010.

Youth wanted for Youth Week

Lismore City Council’s youth development officer is looking for young people to help co-ordinate Youth Week events in April – and for budding musicians and singers to start penning songs for a new Youth Week songwriting competition.

Lizette Twisleton said they have planned a full day of activities at the Goonellabah Youth Plaza on April 10, which includes a skate comp, pro skater demos, bands, a free BBQ, youth service expo and possibly other activities such as circus workshops.

A new focus this year is the Young Songwriters Competition, with finalists to perform at Lismore City Hall on April 16. It is open to anyone aged 15-25 and there will be three genres – rock/pop/metal, hip hop, and R&B/folk/country.

“At a local Youth Week planning meeting last year one of the workers was talking about his daughter who sings and plays guitar and wondered why we didn’t have a songwriting competition,” Lizette said. “We thought it was a great idea and so this our first one. We want to encourage and support the talent that’s out there.”

To get involved in organising or to make suggestions for the upcoming events contact Lizette at lizette.twisleton@lismore.nsw.gov.au or to get an entry form for the songwriting comp email lismoreyoungsongwriters@gmail.com.


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