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13th April 2019


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The Djeran Youth Week Festival puts youth arts and culture on show, The 2019 Djeran Youth Week Festival will be held at the Margaret River Youth Precinct on Saturday 13th April between 10am and 4pm.

The event is a joint partnership between the Undalup Association Inc and Shire of Augusta Margaret River to provide cultural and youth art focused activities to the region as part of National Youth Week and showcase the youth week theme of “Nurture the Now”.

Undalup Association Inc have developed a range of cultural activities to help educate and entertain the audience on the history and rich traditions of our local Wadandi (Saltwater People) Aboriginal community.

Led by Isaac Webb who will perform a Welcome to Country and will be joined by Binjareb Middar cultural dances as well as showcase a performance by young Aboriginal hip hop artist Shannon Hart Cole who uses his lyrics to express his own feelings of place and belonging.  Shannon has also worked with the National Disability Insurance Scheme to develop a childrens’ activity book entitled Shannon’s Story that he will be signing at the event.

If I can make a change in someone’s life through my music or the book I am happy, even the smallest person can change the course of the future said Shannon Hart Cole.

Bush tucker tastings will take place alongside a display of traditional ochres, bush tool and materials, weavings and skins whilst young people have the opportunity to create their own boomerangs, native animal and clapping stick art works.

The Margaret River Youth Affairs Council will be conducting tie dye workshops and have been involved in developing and running the event on the day which will also include:

  • Spray art workshop with local artist Karl Heussenstamm

  • Skateboard workshops with Margaret River Skate school

  • Social health and well-being stalls

  • Live music and DJ’s throughout the day

  • Soggybones food and café

I hope this event incorporates cultural awareness, health and wellbeing support and the opportunity for young people to showcase some of the great things they have achieved said Shire of Augusta Margaret River Youth Community Development Trainee Kate Mann.

The Djeran Youth Week Festival will take place at the Margaret River Youth Precinct on Saturday 13th April and is a partnership with the Undalup Association Inc and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and is sponsored, Local Drug Action Groups Inc and Department of Communities and the Augusta Margaret River Shire.

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