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Free activities for young people

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016

YOUNG people are invited to attend a free summer festival in Jubilee Square this Saturday (23 July).

The youth festival, on Jubilee Square from 2-6pm, will kick off a summer of activity for young people aged 13-19.

As part of the festival, a bike track will be set up, with bike tutorials available. There will also be a football cage, laser quest and a DJ workshop, plus live performances from local artists, and an interactive exhibit on the history of gaming.  

Information will also be available about drug, alcohol and sexual health services in the city.

The event is being organised by Steetvibe youth organisation, in conjunction with Leicester City Council’s youth services.

Across the city, ‘youth pods’ will also pop up over the summer, offering young people the chance to find out more about the sorts of services that are available to them.

There will be a youth pod on Bishopdale Park, in Beaumont Leys, on Wednesday 3 August, and another at Rally Park, in Woodgate, on 10 August.

Youth pods will also be set up at Spinney Hill Park on 24 August and at Braunstone Grove youth centre on Friday 26 August. They will all run from 2-6pm.

The city’s Young People’s Council (YPC) will have representatives at all of the events.

YPC member Sagar Haria said: “We’ll be at these events to share with other young people what we do on the Young People’s Council. We get the chance to debate the things that matter to young people, and help to influence local decision-making.

“These events will give young people the chance to have some fun and try out some new activities – but they are also a great chance for us to find out more about the sorts of issues that really matter to the young people we represent.”

For more details, contact the youth service on 0116 454 1660 or email youth.services@leicester.gov.uk

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