RawFfest, the arts festival for young people aged 14-25, is coming to Venue Cymru in Llandudno, North Wales, from 17-20 August. There will be a packed programme of events and activities for young people throughout the weekend.
RawFfest is unique as it’s the only national UK festival that is organised by young people, for young people. They can take part and learn lots of new skills and meet other young people who have the same interests as them.
This year the young people involved with planning RawFfest have come up with a packed programme of over a 100 events and activities throughout the weekend, and there’s something to suit everyone.
If you’re new to RawFfest, TheSprout (Cardiff’s online magazine and info site for 11-25 year olds) went along to last year’s festival in Newport, check out what the young people of Cardiff thought of it.
Events, activities and workshops
Here is a just a taster of what’s planned:
- National Youth Theatre Wales experience in a nutshell
- Blogging, self publishing and punk poetry
- Music performances from rock, acoustic, folk etc.
- Song writing
- Q&A with music experts panel
- Live DJ’ing with Radio Platfform
- Film techniques and producing a short film
- 4D theatre
- Beatboxing and rapping
- Dance and drama workshops
- Visual arts – printmaking, illustration, beach art etc.
- Silent disco
- Poetry workshops
To find out more about the 100+ events and activities planned visit their website.
Tickets and free tickets
Day tickets are £10 for Thursday and Sunday, £20 for Friday and Saturday. Weekend tickets are £50. Meals are included in the price. These can be booked through Venue Cymru. But organisers are keen for everyone to have a chance to attend and have decided to offer reduced price and free tickets to those who would struggle to pay full price. Reasons can include coming from a low-income household, having a disability, living in a Communities First area etc. Carers and young people can apply for free/reduced price tickets by completing a simple online form.
“This is the first time the festival has come to North Wales. Last year was a great success with everyone having fun, getting together and making the most of great activities,” says said Ruth Garnault, Director of RawFfest GŵylGrai Youth Arts Festival.
“This year the programme has grown with new and exciting opportunities for all.”
The festival is open to all young people across Wales and the UK. Organisers can advise on cheap accommodation locally.
Photo credit: Arron Nurden
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