This year we’re introducing a youth space, full of activities and workshops specifically for teens and young adults. Have a go at bushcrafts, drumming, circus skills or slam poetry and find your hidden talents.
Andy Currey from Sun and Stars Bushcraft will be hosting the space and will be available all afternoon to share his bushcraft skills with those wanting to learn how to make your own rope or carve your own tools. He will have all the gear and has loads of experience working with teens on bush survival courses.
At midday the youth program will kick off with a bang (literally!), with Talkin’ the Drum running an African Drumming Workshop. Elliott will be bringing 30 Djembes so don’t let not owning a drum stop you from joining in on this session. This guy is a master drummer and a great teacher. You will be keeping and creating the beat in no time.
For a bit of fun and play in the afternoon, we have Circus Connection running a circus skills workshop. Got some skills already? Come and have a play and get some tips from a professional, seasoned performer. Keen to learn something new? Suzi knows her stuff and can help you master seemingly difficult tricks. All toys will be supplied.
We have also teamed up with Ruckus Brisbane to bring you a 2 hour Slam Poetry Workshop and U/21’s Open Mic Slam. What’s a slam you ask? It’s an open mic competition where you get three minutes on the mic. You can do a poem, rap, story, song lyrics, as long as it’s original, it’s all gravy. So you can either rock up at 5pm just to sign up for open mic or you can come at 2pm for workshop, where you will learn how to write slam poems and be a bad-ass on stage.
No registration is needed for any of the workshops or the Open Mic Slam. Just rock up. However, places are limited to space and time, so turn up early to secure your spot. Check out more info on the Ruckus Facebook event page here.
Teens Area Program
Hosted by Sun and Stars Bushcraft (Andy Currey)
12.00 African drumming. Talkin’the drum (Elliott Orr)
2.00 Slam Poetry workshop (2hr). Ruckus Slam
4.00 Circus Skills & play. Circus Connect
5.00 – 6.30 Under 21’s Slam Poetry Open Mic
hosted by Ruckus Slam in the Open Mic Tent
Check out our full program.