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Bewdley prepares for its first Youth Festival
7:10am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
MUSIC, magic and cookery courses will be on offer at the first Bewdley Youth Festival to be held on Satuday, September 29.
The special one-day event is part of Bewdley Festival ’s 25th year celebrations and aims to entertain and provide new opportunities for the town’s youngsters.
A finale concert will take place at St Anne’s Church in the evening featuring Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra as well as young classical pianist Jinah Shim who was named young musician of the year by Chandos Symphony Orchestra in Malvern last year.
Music will also be played throughout the day in and around Bewdley Museum.
From 11am, the Bewdley Concert Band Youth Academy will play in front of the museum and bands from local schools will perform in the saw yard.
Workshops will be held in the education room at the museum where children can learn how to make felt and how to decorate cupcakes.
Budding chefs can attend a master class on kitchen knife skills, fish preparation and food presentation will some classes having age restrictions and the need for parental presence.
Bewdley Youth Café will host an exhibition of photographs as well as entries for the Futuristic Bewdley competition, to be judged by local artist Kate Wrigglesworth.
From 11am to 12.20pm a free magic show and circus skills workshop will take place in the Shambles.
At 4pm, visitors can hear the experiences of an Olympic torch bearer, an Olympic volunteer and two Olympic swimmers in the Youth cafe.
A spokesman said: “We are very excited about this day. If it is well supported we hope to continue and even extend the idea next year.”
Visit bewdleyfestival.org.uk for more information.