4Uth Breakout 2012 youth festival this weekend

Organisers of this year’s youth festival in Gedling borough hope to attract in the region of 300 visitors this coming weekend.

The 4Uth Breakout 2012 event is being organised by Nottinghamshire County Council and will take place on Saturday at the Church Lane Recreation Ground youth centre in Arnold from 2 to 9pm.

It is a free summer festival packed with entertainment and activities for young people and aims to showcase not only their talents but also what is on offer to other young people in the area.

One of the organisers, Roy Tomlinson, who works for Nottinghamshire County Council youth service said: “We are delighted to be organising this event following a successful first youth festival last year.

“This year’s event is open to all young people from Arnold and the surrounding areas. Young people can just turn up on the day and join in one of the many activities on offer. It should be a great event.”

Activities on the day include: body zorbing, a Rodeo Bull and an inflatable Gladiator Duel, a Viking re-enactment event and the county council’s climbing wall.

The event is organised in partnership with St Mary’s Church, and the church hall will also be hosting a lot of activities in the church hall including DJ workshops, live bands, Graffiti Art, and a barbeque which starts at 5pm.

Coun Lynn Sykes, chairman of the Early Years and Young People’s Sub-Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The event at Gedling borough is a chance to promote the youth service and to celebrate young people in this area.

“Nottinghamshire County Council is proud to continue to invest in youth – which is why we place great importance on promoting the achievements of young people and promoting activities relevant to them. We look forward to building on the success of last year’s event.”

For more information about the event, visit www.nottszone.org.uk