This year, Weave launched 2019 Youth Week in the City with Fernside Youth Festival.

The focus of the day was to bring young people and families together to celebrate the strength, diversity and culture of our community.

Many young people participated in a skate and scooter competition run by Totem Skateboarding and local families and community members came down to enjoy the day of festivities.

Alongside the skate and scooter competition, a variety of local services and organisations including NASCA, NCIE, Reach Out and the Women’s Justice Network came down to run activities for the festival goers. The Addison Road Street-food markets (a social enterprise for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants) also provided a variety of delicious free food and young people performed songs, dance and spoken word throughout the day.

The festival was run by young people, for young people with Weave’s Youth Advocates contributing to every aspect of the event.