The Youth Wrap (September 2014)

Bayside City Council is still seeking young committee members to help plan and promote its annual Beachside Festival. The council is looking for young event management enthusiasts to help organise and run the 2015 Beachside Festival, scheduled to be held on Feburary 14. The organising committee will meet on Mondays from 5pm to 6pm at the Peterson Youth Centre in Highett and will be monthly to begin with, but more frequently closer to the big day. Bayside Youth Cervices are looking for young people aged between 12 and 25 years of age to assist in the organising of the event. Participating in the organisation is free for all, with snacks provided at the meetings.

Think you could help make this Beachside Festival one to remember? Register your interest at the Youth Centres and Programs section at, or for more information, contact Adam at Bayside Youth Services on 9599 4622, or email

After an incredibly successful Open Mic night in June, Boombox Events will host two more Open Mic Nights this year. Register your interest now to perform your magic, comedy, or music. The initially scheduled dates for the Open Mic nights have changed, and they will now be held on September 19 and November 28, between 7pm to 10pm at the Brighton Town Hall. Feel free to come along and enjoy the talent of the Bayside Community at these free, fully supervised, all ages events that are strictly drug, alcohol, and smoke free.

Keep an eye out on the Youth Services wepbage and the for more updates. For more information and to register, contact Emily at Bayside City Council’s Youth Services on 9599 4622.

The City of Casey will host its annual Schools on Stage musical extravaganza this September. Schools on Stage showcases the talent of local schools, with more than 200 young performers taking to the stage with the backing of a live orchestra. Each school is given the opportunity to perform two songs, usually putting together the much-loved show tunes, with some modern hits thrown in the mix too. The event will be held on September 11 between 7:30pm and 10pm at 500 Soldiers Road, Clyde North. Entry is $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $40 for a family of two adults and two children.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Schools on Stage webpage on the City of Casey website, or contact the City of Casey on 9705 5200.

Last month, Bayside City Coucil announced Beneath the Lies as the winner for its annual Battle of the Bands. The battle was held on August 15, and the post-hardcore band were stoked to win, posting on their Facebook page shortly after the win, “Thank you guys so much for the amazing opportunity. We look forward to representing Bayside at the regional finals”. Emily Buttriss, a youth worker at Bayside Youth Services, said “everyone had a great night at the Brighton Town Hall,” and the bands weren’t the only entertainment for the night, with MC Yung Phily also keeping the crowd very entertained. Naomi, a member of Boombox Events and the Event Manager on the night, said “it showcases true talent, for all to see.”

For more information about future events in the Bayside region, contact Emily at Bayside City Councils Youth Services on 9599 4622.

The City of Kingston’s Intergenerational Committee, “Talking About Our Generations”, is seeking young people (aged 12 – 25 years) to participate in a series of fun and informal workshops. Diana Nguyen, a local Dandenong comedian who starred in the TV Show, Phi and Me, is running the workshops to “create a lively script for a theatrical performance incorporating music and humour”. The aim of the workshops is to create a performance that celebrates the similarities between us all through captivating and humorous stories. The final performance will held at Parkdale Secondary College on October 2 from 2pm to 4pm.

For more information, contact Laura at Kingston Youth Services on 1300 369 436.