Tamworth Regional Youth Council are calling all young people across the region to hip, hop, jive, sway, twerk or twirl their way to Fitzroy Plaza for the next big event – a Twilight Silent Disco.
This grooving affair will be held on Tuesday, 16 April from 3pm – 6pm at the Fitzroy Plaza and is set to be the headline event in a series of activities aligning with the national celebration of Youth Week (10 – 18 April 2019).
The Twilight Silent Disco is an initiative of the Youth Council that they feel is reflective of the Youth Week theme, “Coming together to Connect, Share, Speak out and Celebrate.”
“Our aim is to bring our young community together for the purpose of having a good time and to promote an environment where we can all feel safe, supported and empowered”, said Youth Council Representative Josh Turner.
“What better way to do this than to dance around care-free with a bunch of your best mates.”
But a dance session isn’t the only thing on the agenda for the evening. The silent DJ will be accompanied by a “Speak Out” photobooth, art tent, dessert bar, BBQ, karaoke, cupcake decorating and street games.
In addition to the entertainment, youth-oriented service providers such as Tamworth Family Support Service, Joblink Plus, Youth InSearch, Ability Links, Path Finders and the Tamworth Family Referral Service will also be in attendance to provide advice, guidance or assistance to anyone who needs it.
Team Leader of Youth Services at Tamworth Regional Council Kate Allwell said: “The Youth Council are so proactive when it comes to looking at ways to deliver high quality, fun and beneficial opportunities for their peers. The Silent Disco is another example of their determination to make a positive impact within Tamworth’s young community.”
In the planning stage, the Youth Council wanted to ensure that all young members of the wider region were able to participate in the event, identifying the need to run bus services to enable attendance for those living in isolated areas.
Buses will be running from Barraba, Manilla, Nundle, Woolomin and the Youth Centre to provide safe and guaranteed access to the event.
“We understand that a large proportion of the young population in the region don’t live close by and we didn’t wait their location to stop them from being able to come. We hope to see the buses roll in full of people who are ready to have a good time for a good cause. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” added Josh Turner.
The bus timetable for those wishing to attend the Twilight Silent Disco is as follows:
Location (bus pick up/drop off point) Departing to Tamworth at: Returning from Tamworth at:
Barraba Swimming Pool 1.30pm 7.30pm
Manilla Swimming Pool 2.10pm 6.45pm
Nundle Council Office and Library 1.45pm 7.00pm
Woolomin Store 2.10pm 6.35pm
The Youthie 2.40pm 6.15pm