Eight of Wirral's best young bands are gearing up to perform for hundreds of young people at Youthfest 2012.
This year's strictly 13-19s event runs from 2-8pm on Saturday June 30th in Birkenhead Park, and is organised by Wirral Council's Universal Youth Support Service (formerly the Youth & Play Service). Youthfest 2012 is being held in the ‘performance space’ in Birkenhead Park, off Ashville Road.
Tickets for Youthfest 2012 are just £5 and are available from the Floral Pavilion box office...
Young or recently qualified drivers in Wirral are being reminded that there is a cash incentive available to encourage them to take an advanced driving course to help improve their skills.
Wirral Council’s Young Driver Scheme offers motorists aged between 17 and 25 a massive £70 off a Pass Plus or Skill For Life course.
Any driver wishing to take advantage of the offer must first attend a workshop, delivered by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service together with Wirral’s road safety specialists,...
This year's Youthfest takes place on 30th June at Birkenhead Park and features 8 of Wirral's most exciting young bands. Tickets cost just £5 and are available from Wirral Council's Youth Hubs and online via the Tickets Wirral website.
In the run up to the festival, we spoke to some of the bands to hear a little about the music they make, their plans for the future, and what they are looking forward to most about Youthfest 2012.
Danny Bradshaw, 15, singer with Static Vibe remembers...
Wirral Council is once again staging a range of free sports activities for local teenagers during the forthcoming June school holidays.
The sessions, consisting of football, tennis, multi-sports or fitness classes (spinning) will take place at a number of venues across the borough between 6th and 9th June.
Made possible through funding from the Early Intervention Grant, the sessions are open to both boys and girls aged between 13 and 19 and advance booking is recommended to secure a place as...
Everyone needs support at some time and young people are no different.
Life can be hard at times, and it's not always easy to know what to do or where to turn. Sometimes people can get the help they might need from a friend, a family member or an adult they trust, such as a teacher or a youth worker. But sometimes that's not enough.
If you feel like you're struggling with your thoughts and feelings, you're not alone, and you don't have to go through it on your own. Response can help.
'Legal Highs’ are substances which produce the same, or similar effects, to drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, but are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act. They are considered illegal to sell, supply or advertise for 'human consumption' under current medicines legislation. To get round this sellers will refer to them as research chemicals, plant food, bath crystals or pond cleaner.
Why is there concern about ‘legal highs’?
For many ‘legal highs’ there has been very little or no useful...
Wirral Council will celebrate diversity by raising the rainbow flag for IDAHO day on May 17th.
Every year the 17th of May is celebrated as International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. The rainbow flag is an internationally recognised symbol of LGB (Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual) pride and has been raised to mark IDAHO day at key Wirral Council buildings since 2010.
Ian Coleman, Deputy Chief Executive of Wirral Council, explained:
'Everyone in Wirral has the right to live and work in an...
Wirral's best young bands are gearing up to perform for hundreds of their peers at Youthfest 2012.
Birkenhead Park provides the setting for this year's event, which sees eight of Wirral's best 13-19 year old bands facing off for the chance to scoop an exciting prize.
This year's Youthfest comes with a twist: the quality of applicants was judged to be so high that 8, rather than 6 acts will battle it out on June 30.
The prize includes:
A day spent at Fallen Industries, recording and rehearsal...
Competition entries have now been judged for 2012's 'Young Photographer of the Year' competition. The theme this year was "Changing Wirral" and budding photographers were asked to send in a photo they had taken, which could be anything from the changing landscape to a new building or project being set up in the local area.
Zach Coburn won the 11-16 years category when he captured a sunset down at Marine Point in New Brighton.
Gracie Formston was the under 11 category winner, with her picture...
Hollyoaks and T4 stars call on Wirral young people to enter anti-tobacco short film competition.
Young people from Wirral are being given the opportunity to enter an anti-tobacco North West film and social media competition.
TV Celebrity Will Best, host of T4, launched the competition last week at MediaCityUK, along with Hollyoaks actress and fellow non-smoker Jessica Forrest.
The Cut Films North West 2012 competition – run by The Deborah Hutton Campaign and Smoke & Mirrors youth anti-...