Dhinawan Baker, of Brunswick Heads, getting some air time in the open event at the Goonellabah skate park on Saturday.
Dhinawan Baker, of Brunswick Heads, getting some air time in the open event at the Goonellabah skate park on Saturday. Doug Eaton

Youth Week kicks off

BIONIC back-side aerials were just some of the skateboarding tricks pulled at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre skate park on Saturday as part of a Youth Week competition.

The Lismore City Council in conjunction with the NSW Commission for Children and Young People also held a youth expo, face-painting and lantern-making workshops, and circus and music performances as part of the State-wide program which runs from April 10 to 18.

On Friday night the finals of a youth songwriting competition will be held at Lismore City Hall.

The competition is open to young people aged between 15 and 25 years.

About eight or nine finalists are expected to perform their songs before the judges announce the winner.

There were about 30 entries in three categories – hip hop, rhythm ’n’ blues; folk and country, and pop, metal and rock.

A free bus will leave Nimbin from opposite Nimbin Pizza at 5pm.

The bus will pick up passengers on the way at The Channon, Dunoon and Modanville. The return journey will leave city hall at 10.30pm and is expected to arrive back in Nimbin at 11.30pm.

The songwriting finals start at 7.30pm and entry is free.

For more information visit www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au



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