Spotlight will be on home grown, emerging artists

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The Festival of Young Creatives will shine the spotlight on the next generation of emerging artists in theatre, art, dance and music.

The Camden Shorts event will be held between 6pm and 11pm on Thursday, April 27, in the Camden Civic Centre.

A sensational line up of performers aged between 12 and 25 years are set to put on a night to remember.

The Camden Shorts event forms part of 2023 Youth Week program, which also includes:

The Art of Pasta Making, organised by Macarthur Centre of Sustainable Living (MCSL), on Thursday 20 April, 10am-1pm;

OCTEC Limited’s Basketball Comp on Thursday 20 April, 3-5pm;

Youth Arts Competition and Exhibition, organised by Headspace Campbelltown, on Thursday 20 April, 2-6pm;

Camden Youth Multicultural Festival, organised by Camden Youth Reference Group, on Friday 21 April, 1-4pm;

Camden Council’s Spotlite youth music event, on Friday 21 April, 7-10pm;

Design and Paint Your Own Skateboard Deck, organised by Camden Libraries, on Saturday 22 April, 1-3pm;

No Tag Lag, organised by Camden Council, on Monday 24 April, 3.30-5.30pm;

#whyichoose Campaign, organised by Youth Solutions, on Wednesday 26 April, 3.30-5.30pm;

Design Your Own School, organised by Big Yellow Umbrella, on Wednesday 26 April, 4-5.30pm;

Youth Week BBQ, organised by Camden Council and Wise Employment, on Wednesday 26 April, 3-3.45pm;

Camden Careers Expo, organised by Camden Council, Tuesday 27 April, 11am-7pm;

Julia Reserve Skate Competition, organised by Camden Council and The Totem Collective, on Saturday 29 April, 10.30am-5pm;  

Pull 4 Purpose, organised by Youth off the Streets, on Friday 28 April, 9am-3.30pm.

Tickets to Camden Shorts are free, however, booking is essential. For more information, and to secure your spot at this event, visit

For more information about the events and activities scheduled throughout Youth Week, visit


Members of the Wattle Grove Lions Club will be taking part in the Chipping Norton Parks run, a 5km walk/run around the Chipping Norton Lakes on Saturday, April 29. 

They will be raising funds for the Lions Diabetes Research Foundation and are asking for support from the public via a $5 donation.  

They are seeking $5 donation, which will also give participants entry into the club’s Mother’s Day raffle, to be drawn on the day. The first 50 receive a gift.

Wattle Grove Lions Club is a not for profit service club in the local area, based at Club Liverpool, George Street, Liverpool. 

For more information visit the club’s Facebook page or their website.


From April 14 and for three Friday nights in a row, the Alan Baker Art Gallery will be offering live music and artisan displays from 6pm to 8pm.

It is part of its latest series of events, Art After Dark @ the Gallery.

Opening hours of the Gallery will be extended, inviting you to visit on Friday nights (April 14, 21 and 28).

Visitors will also be able to view the current exhibition, Baker’s Bouquets, which is scheduled to end in May. 

Bookings for each Friday night open the Saturday prior, at 12pm and they are essential. For more information, and to book your spot, visit

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