– Difference is Strength –
CITY OF MELBOURNE – YOUNG PEOPLE LEAD THE WAY: A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING AND CONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS IDENTITIES, CULTURES, RELIGIONS, SEXUALITIES AND GENDERS
VoiceFest 2K16 is a free festival FOR and BY young people, to celebrate difference and expression through music, art, performance and food. VoiceFest brings together young people from diverse intersections of identity, ethnicity, religiosity, sexuality, gender and culture.
Created through the drum youth services’ Youth Peer Leader program, VoiceFest is designed to strengthen connections of young people in and across the different communities in the City of Melbourne.
Positive, youth events are important at a time where divisive political and social events can further isolate, disconnect and encourage discrimination and fear of one another. VoiceFest shines a light and a focus on the strength of our differences and also on what we share. Having safe spaces to connect, share and give young people a voice, promotes belonging, safety, hope and potential which is so more positive for both young people and the broader community. Building on Voicefest’s successful, first event in April 2016 – our next event is on:
Saturday December 3rd at Trades Hall, Lygon Street, Carlton from 12 -6pm.
Free – All-ages community event, fully supervised and drug and alcohol free.
Performances – Artful Dodgers Studios, Soreti B Kadir, Nyuon, Last Minute, Marz Cooper, Black Souled Shoes, Amanda J Bier, Dig Deep, Outer Urban Projects, Sisters on the Mic and more.
Prizes and whole lot of fun activities – Zine Making (Sticky Institute), badge-making (Ygender), table tennis, inclusive games and rainbow yoga (Proud2Play).
Food by Saba’s Ethiopian @$5 – fund raiser to Minus18 and RISE.
VoiceFest is made possible through funding from the Victorian Government’s FReeZA initiative, City of Melbourne, Young Workers Centre and supported and delivered by drummond street services (www.ds.org.au). Come down and be part of the celebration.