Youth Beatz Fringe Returns for 4th Year Running

The Youth Beatz Fringe returns for its 4th year, from 5 to 11 August 2017, with lots of new additions to the programme.

With a varied programme at venues throughout Nithsdale and Mid and Upper Nithsdale, it’s sure to have something for all young people and their communities.

It starts on Saturday 5 August, 12 noon to 4pm, with the brand new for 2017 YOUTH BEATZ ON TOUR. This will be an action packed day full of activities combining popular activities from previous fringe events and taking them on tour. There will be Laser Quest, Bubble Football, Archery, Mountain Biking, Soccarena, Inflatables, Fair Rides, Youth Information stalls and lots more. There will also be entertainment provided from local talent.

YOUTH BEATZ ON TOUR, will also be at the following Locations from 12noon to 4pm:
• Sanquhar Fun Pool, Saturday 5fAugust
• Jocks Loaning, Lincluden, Sunday 6 August, ith Let’s get Sporty
• Maryfield Park, Creswell, Monday 7 August
• Heathhall Community Centre Park, Tuesday 8 August

Also new for 2017, is MOONLIGHT MOVIES, an outdoor cinema experience. Bring along a blanket or chair and make yourself comfortable. Young People will be able to choose which movie is screened at each event by an online poll. Check the Youth Beatz Fringe Facebook page. Screenings start at 9pm at:
• Glentrool Park, Lochside Sunday 6 August
• Georgetown Park, Monday 7 August
• Locharbriggs Park, Tuesday 8 August
• Macara park Moniaive, Wednesday 9 August

On Saturday 5 August The Peter Pan Moat Brae Youth Forum presents:
Finding Neverland
from 5pm to 8pm
The Studio, Theatre Royal Dumfries

PULSE Under 18 Dance is moving from its usual residency and goes to Upper Nithsdale for an Ibiza Beach Party in The Miners Hall in Kirkconnell, from 7pm to 10pm, on Saturday 5 August.

It will be back at the Venue in Dumfries on Thursday 10 August, 7pm -10pm. Entry is £3 for each events

On Wednesday 9 August, the Oasis Youth Centre, Dumfries is the venue for a free theatre workshop with Creative Electric Theatre Company from Edinburgh. Booking is essential for this workshop due to limited spaces.

At 7pm there will be a performance of the Interactive Desperation Bingo by
Creative Electric, tickets are £3 available on the door

Ninja Warrior Assault Course comes to Dock Park for the first time on Thursday 10 August, from 12 noon to4pm. This event is in aid of Cash for Kids and is open to individuals and teams of 4 to enter. Teams must have one young person under the age of 25. Come along and test your strength, balance, upper body power and determination by attempting the course against the clock.

For more information contact Jill Hima, t: 01387 260 243 or e: [email protected]

Entry forms are available from the Oasis Youth centre, or can be downloaded from www.youthbeatz.co.uk/fringe
To register for tickets for Youth Beatz go to www.youthbeatz.co.uk

The Youth Beatz Fringe has been planned and developed with support by a dedicated group of young people who have been participating in a capacity building and skills development training, which has developed their organising, planning and communication skills whilst working towards accredited certificates in SQA Employability Award and the Saltire Volunteer Award.

Brogan, one of the Fringe Steering Group, said: “I’ve really enjoyed being part of the planning and can’t wait to be at these events and getting young people in their communities involved in the fun.”
Councillor Jeff Leaver, chair of the CYPLL committee, and Ros Surtees, vice-chair, said “The Youth Beatz Fringe is now in its fourth year and has a fantastic range of opportunities and activities for young people all over Nithsdale to get involved in. It has been planned by an enthusiastic and passionate group of young volunteers who have put in a great deal of time and effort to see an action packed programme delivered within their communities.“

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