Youth Week 2022

Thursday 17 March 2022

Inner West Council, in collaboration with local young people and youth services, is celebrating Youth Week 23 March - 22 April with a wide variety of activities throughout the Inner West.

Some activities require registrations and almost all activities are free. For all details about Inner West Council’s Youth Week, go to

Reconnect: An intergenerational discussion on local climate action, Wednesday 23 March, 6pm - 8.30pm

Seniors and Youth come together with community members who are taking action on a local and national level. Hear about learnings from the frontline.

Natural Eco Dyeing workshop, Saturday 2 April, 11am - 1pm

A beginner-friendly workshop on sustainable eco-dyeing, using natural materials to dye fabric and the dos and don’ts of ethical foraging. Participants will take home Forage, Flowers & Fold Eco-dye kits to continue their sustainable dyeing journey. For ages 12 - 24.

Intergenerational Drumming, Sunday 3 April, 2pm - 3pm

Exploring the rhythms and music of West Africa with percussionist, dancer, performer and musician Yacou Mbaye.

Upcycling and restyling workshop, Tuesday 5 April, 6pm - 8pm

Free mending and upcycling workshop, with fashion experts demonstrating how to fix common problems such as clothes that are too big or too small, drooping hems, holes and stains, how to add pockets and other details to liven up an outfit.

Queer Prom, Friday 8 April, 7pm - 11pm (arrival from 6.30)

Young LGBTQI+ people and allies from across the Inner West are invited to dance the night away in a fun and safe environment to celebrate and connect with fellow members of the rainbow community.

Movie Splash Night, Saturday 9 April, 6.30pm - 9pm (movie commences 7pm)

Family favourite ‘Back to the Future’ will play on the big screen at Ashfield Aquatic Centre. For ages 12-15 years.

Almost Life Drawing, Sunday 10 April, 11am - 1pm

The model will wear a leotard in this class teaching life drawing observation and techniques, with Carmel Byrne, Young Creatives judge and director of Scratch Art Space.

FUTUREPROOF Youth Music Festival, Sunday 10 April, 12pm - 9pm

Band-packed event featuring some of the Inner West's most exciting young musicians, in the relaxed family-friendly atmosphere of the Pratten Park Community, Sports and Bowling Club.

Adventure Quest, Monday 11 April, 10.30am - 2pm

Adventure Quest scavenger hunt and amazing race, using smartphone technology on a fun outdoor escapade. For ages 8-14

FREE Skate Workshop, Tuesday 12 April, 9am - 1.30pm

Hosted by Totem at Dulwich Hill Skatepark – an opportunity to try out and practice a wide and unique variety of experiences to build self-esteem in a fun, safe, and supported environment.

Create Your Own Podcast Part One, Tuesday 12 April, 2pm - 4pm and Part Two, Tuesday 19 April, 2pm - 4pm

First session will explore Marrickville Library’s collection of print, digital and audio resources. The second hands-on workshop at Radio Skid Row in Marrickville, is where participants will bring their ideas to life. For ages 16 – 24.

Youthchella Youth Art & Music Festival, Wednesday 13 April, 2pm - 4pm

Live interactive performance hosted by local acts Papa Fire, VULI, and Zeadala, including an opportunity for other artists to perform, art exhibition, community info stalls, activities, and free food and drinks.

Writing with your own voice, Wednesday 13 April, 11am - 12.30pm

Inner Wets Council Young Creatives Writing winner Harry Lawler Burn will lead this workshop exploring how to cultivate a voice in your work that is true to oneself.

Creative Expressions and Self Care for young women, Thursday 14 April, 10am -3pm

A workshop inviting girls to engage in a creative approach to embrace who they are unapologetically. Combining creative storytelling, self-care, arts and craft to help develop a stronger sense of self-identity and connection within and with others.

Reworking Plants as renewable textiles, Wednesday 20 April, 11am - 12.30pm

Inner West Council Young Creatives winner and freelance designer Hillary Shephard leads a ‘how-to’ workshop in completely compostable, edible materials perfect for editorial fashion design, and learn about the environmental and social necessity of textile innovation.

Introduction to palette knife painting, Thursday 21 April, 11am - 12.30pm

Inner West Council Young Creatives winner Hillary Shephard shows how to master colour, texture and technique to build and develop an incredibly unique style of painting appropriate for portrait or landscape pieces. For ages 14-24.

Writing Short & Sweet, Friday 22 April, 11am - 1pm

Inner West Council Young Creatives Writing winner Lily Cameron on very short fiction writing. Through exercises and workshopping, attendees will come away with the tools to write succinct, punchy, and creative stories - only one page needed.

Marrickville South Collective BBQ, Thursday 28 April, 3.30pm - 5pm

Music themed event with dance artists, chilling and socialising. Featuring dance classes by Poppin Jack & Kween G.

For more information or to contact Council’s youth team, email

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