Youth festival is a big hit

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Youngsters from south east Northumberland have taken part in a special youth festival.

Silx Teen Bar organised the festival at Blyth market square, where a variety of organisations were able to showcase their projects and provide the young people and residents of Blyth with an opportunity to participate in free sport, art and recreational activities, as well as music and dance displays.

Silx Teen Bar holing thier annual Youth Festival in Blyth town centre with Ronnie Campbell officially opening it, pictured with Jackie Long, and included demonstrations from Factory Dance Academy. GM019581

Silx Teen Bar holing thier annual Youth Festival in Blyth town centre with Ronnie Campbell officially opening it, pictured with Jackie Long, and included demonstrations from Factory Dance Academy. GM019581

MP for Blyth Valley, Ronnie Campbell, opened the event which attracted more than 1,000 young people and residents.

“Silx Teen Bar is a fantastic place for the young people of Blyth with countless activities for different age groups,” he said.

“It is a place where you can learn new skills, try out new activities, or just pop along for a chat, everybody is welcome.

“They work in partnership with South East Area Youth Service, and many other local, and north east organisations to provide projects, youth clubs, and youth related activities for young people aged eight to 25 in the area.
“I believe it is more than just a youth club and I would like to congratulate them on their success to date. I hope that next year their festival will be bigger and better.”

Jackie Long, senior youth worker at Silx Teen Bar, who organised the event, said: “Silx Teen Bar was delighted to be able to offer the young people and their families a fantastic free day out, with an opportunity to participate in a range of activities.

“The feedback received has been fantastic and we definitely think that the market square should be used more often to provide similar events for the community of Blyth.

“We would also like to thank all the organisations who participated to make such a great day for the young people in Blyth.”