Erika & CoCo Flash are bringing their Rainbow Storytime and Living Library sessions to Nelson! Rainbow Storytime is a chance to hear books about acceptance, diversity, inclusion and being kind, play some fun games and meet some fabulous drag queens with plenty of colours and glitter! Open to children of all ages. Living Library is designed around learning about how the duo became Erika & Coco, how they identify and is a chance to ask any questions you have about the LGBTQIA+ community.
Youth Week is coming and your teens are not going to want to miss this one!
Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders and people working with them to celebrate the talents, passion, and success of local young people. With the help of Nelson’s youth and some epic sponsors, we have banded together to bring some really exciting stuff to Nelson’s Youth Week. Check out our website www.whanakeyouth.org.nz/events, or our Facebook page @whanakeyouth for more information.
Youth Week will kick off with the almighty Rockquest regional heats on 8 May, 5 pm-9 pm at the Annesbrook Event Centre. This gig was first held in Nelson, in 1989, and quickly became a youth ‘rite of passage’. For many, this will be their first jaw-droppingly, ear-ringingly awesome rock concert experience.
Youth Expo will be held on 10 May, 5 pm-7 pm at Greenmeadows Community Centre. This is an event for youths and parents, that will showcase Nelson’s abundant, brilliant resources and out of school activities.
Nelson Public Libraries will be hosting a range of events, including a Team e-Sport Gaming Party on 11 May at Whanake HQ. This includes a really unexpected, creative way of team gaming – honestly, you haven’t seen gaming like this before!
The Blue Light Team will be at Whanake HQ on 13 May, 3 pm-5 pm, hosting a Skating Party with a gnarly set up by AirRoll Ramps. Bring your board, your scooter, or your BMX for an afternoon of shredding.
StageQuest Live Show will be in Nelson on 14 May. This is Aotearoa’s largest performing arts competition, founded by the same team that started Rockquest. This will be followed by an (unreleased) rock concert on the same day, hosted by Nelson Police.
Nelson Arts Council and Refinery ArtSpace are exhibiting a collection of works by local young artists called the ‘Youth Art Expo’. The final hurrah for Youth Week will don a guided tour and sponsored kai of the expo at Refinery ArtSpace on 16 May.
There is so much more on offer this Youth Week! It really is a week packed full of activities for everyone, and could otherwise be named for the number of sponsored sausage sizzles.
To read more about what’s happening this Youth Week, visit www.whanakeyouth.org.nz/events or head to our Facebook page @whanakeyouth
Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: May 8, 2021
Start time: 12:00 PM
End Date: May 16, 2021
End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact Name: Rachel Moffitt
Contact Phone: 0274608728
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