Wagga Wagga’s Fresh take combines seniors and youth celebrations throughout April

Published: 05 Feb 2018 8:47am

Released 5 February 2018

It’s on for young and old this April, with a new month-long program of talks, workshops and events designed to bring the community together.

Fresh: Ideas. Insights. Perspectives. combines the traditional Seniors Festival (4-15 April) and Youth Week (13-22 April) celebrations to create an intergenerational schedule of activities for millennials through to baby boomers and beyond.

The broad range of events throughout April includes bird watching, skateboarding and parkour workshops, a Mumbai street food feast, zine-making, spoon carving and more.

“Wagga Wagga is a diverse community and the concept behind Fresh is to bring people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures together,” Wagga Wagga City Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said.

“Some events traditionally would have fallen under the Seniors Festival or Youth Week, but Fresh means everyone is able to take part, whether you’re young, old or in-between.

“There really is something for everyone. Co-author of The Australian Bird Guide Peter Menkhorst will be holding bird watching workshops, while Vivien Hollingsworth from Flos Botanical Studio will be doing floral bouquet making.

“Branch Nebula will be holding their skateboarding and parkour Snake Sessions, and the eco stylist Alex Van Os will be bringing her Op Shop to Runway concept to Wagga Wagga.”

Local businesses, artists, creators and entrepreneurs will also be holding a variety of workshops and events, along with tours, day trips, performances and more.

“Fresh is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn something new or experience something different,” Ms Summerhayes said.

“Having such a diverse range of activities and events increases the liveability of our city.

“We are committed to attracting and developing events to boost tourism and build on the 1.3M visitors that Wagga Wagga attracts each year.” For the full Fresh program, visit  www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/fresh.