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Bellambi’s big day out

NATIONAL Youth Week is underway and to celebrate the north will have its own Big Day Out this Tuesday at Bellambi.

Youth Week events in Wollongong range from a six-hour music performance in the Crown Street Mall, to an art competition, skate day and wrap up party. Casey Donovan, 2004 Australian Idol winner, will also perform at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre’s Big Day Out on Tuesday April 17.

The Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre’s Big Day Out will be held from 11am to 4pm and will feature performances from local bands, acts and various activities. Donovan will also make a guest appearance.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradberry said all the events are linked to this year’s theme for National Youth Week – Imagine, Create, Inspire.

“I’d really encourage young people to get out and about and see what is on offer for them over the next 10 days,” he said.

“Whether it’s live music, skateboarding or putting paint to paper, there’s something on that will inspire them during these school holidays.”

Young people attending the various events are also encouraged to fill out It’s My Future: Youth Survey.

The survey and Youth Week activities program of events can be found on Wollongong City Council’s website.

The survey is a chance to for young people to tell council what they want Wollongong to be like in the future.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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