Youth Week In Fortitude Valley: Learn, Dance, Create!

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Enjoy this year’s Brisbane Youth Week from 6-15 April across the city. In Fortitude Valley, you are in for a lot of activities.

Visible Ink will be hosting a number of free workshops for the youth. This is a Brisbane City Council program targeted at young people aged 12-25.


Bloom Live Music Festival

A free live music festival for everyone happening from 6-15 April, the Music Industry College will entertain you with good music at various locations around the suburb.

For the full schedule and locations, click here. 


French Knitting Communal Weave

When: 9-15 April / 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to french knit and create colourful pieces on your own.

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No bookings required, just walk-in!


Maker Space: Arts Hub

When: 9 – 12 April / 12:00 p.m.

Try your hand at drawing, sticker design, badge making, and painting. There will also be activities that will let you make your leather key rims and t-shirt tote bags.


Paint Your Own Pot and Succulent Cutting Party

When: 9 April / 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This workshop is hosted by Chloe and the Paper Pots where you can decorate your own pre-made paper mâché indoor pot and take it home with you. You also get to choose the plant of your choice.

You can also join the succulent cutting party.


Daggy Dancing

When: 9 April/ 11 April / 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Get down and boogie! This class will involve a lot of stretching, guided freestyle dancing and aerobics. Think of it as a fun exercise!


Yoga To Your Favourite Tracks From the 2000’s

When: 10 April / 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ideal for beginners, do yoga to your favourite 2000’s soundtrack.


Back to the 80’s Yoga

When: 11 April / 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This class will be all about the 80’s soundtrack whilst you do yoga poses.


Love Food Hate Waste

When: 11 April / 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Visible Ink

This class will focus on ways to reduce food waste and cut prices on your grocery bills. It will also teach young people to shop and eat more efficiently.

Learn how to make a vertical garden using recycled pallets. Finish the afternoon with a compost free workshop.

Afternoon tea will be provided.


Hackathon

When: 12 April / 9:00 a.m.
Where: Visible Ink

This program will teach the youth the basics of social enterprise and start-up businesses. They will learn about the concepts of business modelling and many more. They also get a chance to pitch their own ideas!

Email visibleinkvalley@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call 3403 0136 for bookings.


Visible Ink Takeover The Pod

When: 12 April / 13 April / 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Brunswick Street Mall

Catch Brisbane’s emerging musicians:

  • Jamie-Lee Griffiths
  • Hallie Tait
  • Nathan MT
  • Acoustic
  • Lucy Dron
  • Jalapeño Business

On 13 April, catch these talented musicians:

  • Zebra
  • Pivotex
  • Marco Ghikas
  • Evano
  • Hope D
  • Bailey Rivera
  • Lucy Dron

Silent Disco

When: 12 April / 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Brunswick Street Mall

Experience music and dance the unique way – to your own beat!


Spooky Yoga

When: 13 April / 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Visible Ink

Perfect for Friday the 13th, get your spook on and do some stretches!


KISVIS Horror Edition

When: 13 April / 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Visible Ink

Collaborate with other artists, this is the perfect place to meet like-minded people. Get involved in writing workshops, music jams, and free food!


Brunch With Glo

When: 14 April / 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Visible Ink

Support the GLO young women and listen to their ideas on how to solve social issues within their local communities.

Global Sisters is a national not for profit that focuses on empowering young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds to become entrepreneurs.


Suitcase Rummage

When: 14 April / 12:00 p.m.
Where: Brunswick Street Mall

Bring a suitcase or two and fill it with your own goods and treats. Bring it over to the Brunswick Street Mall and sell them. Or you can come to shop!


A Good Ol’ Clothes Swap

When: 15 April / 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Visible Ink

Clean out your closet and swap with others. You can also learn how to mend your old clothes or make your own t-shirt tote bag using your old items. Bring a maximum of ten items to swap.

Bookings are required. Email visibleinkvalley@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call 3403 0136.