A number of free events are planned for the week, which runs from Friday 16 April to Saturday 24 April, including a movie marathon, a wellbeing workshop and a music and slam poetry showcase.
Tweed Youth Week will be launched at 1pm on Friday 16 April by Tweed Youth Council Chair Montana Markland, followed by a council-sponsored movie marathon at The Regent Cinema on Brisbane Street.
Three movies, Night at the Museum (Secret of the Tomb), Soul Surfer and Hunt for the Wilderpeople will keep young people entertained, starting at 1.15pm. The event is free for 12-18 year olds.
Every young person will receive free popcorn and the theatre cafe will be open to purchase food and drinks. Doors open at 12.45pm and the marathon ends at 7.55pm.
COVID-safe measures will be in place and booking is essential by visiting: https://tweedyouthmovies.eventbrite.com.au/
Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry encouraged the Tweed’s young people to take part in one or more of the events on offer.
“This year’s theme, Together More Than Ever, highlights the need for young people to be there for each other and come together during difficult times,” she said.
On Monday 19 April, headspace in Tweed Heads, the national youth mental health foundation, will be hosting a free activity called Creating Comfort.
This is open to any young person aged 12-16 years old who wants to create their own sensory toys to help relax and stay focused. Materials are provided for free.