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From drag queen makeup to wood carving, sports, family fun and rap, young people in Salford will be celebrating Youth Day in style. 

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The international day on August 12 celebrates the contribution young people make to their community and is a chance for young people to organise events for each other and local residents. It will be celebrated in Salford mainly from Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10 with some events taking place later in the month and into September. 

This year’s most unusual event has been organised by the Eccles LGBT group who have invited in a local drag queen to talk about drag history and culture in Greater Manchester, demonstrate skills in make-up and clothing and give a performance. 

Other groups will showcase their voluntary work in their community, projects on hate crime, pollution and environmental concerns and organise family fun days with sports, games and barbeques. 

Councillor Lisa Stone, lead member for children’s and young people’s services, said:


“We have some fabulous young people in Salford who really give back to the city and Youth Day is a great chance to celebrate that and say thanks for all they do. 

“The whole event is led by young people who plan and deliver a range of events and then organise a celebration party to round it all off.” 

The public events, which anyone can drop into are: 

Thursday, August 9 
Family fun day with arts, crafts, street games and celebration of the Beacon Youth Group’s work on hate crime and environmental issues. The Beacon Centre. 6 London Street, Salford, 

Sports day fun, climbing wall and refreshments, Westwood and Alder Park Youth Group, Westwood Park Community Centre, Grasmere Crescent, Winton 12 noon to 6pm 

Friday August 10 
Inflatable football arena and tournament, music and crafts by the Audacious Church youth group, Chimney Pot Park, Langworthy Road, 12 noon to 4pm 

Family fun day with music, face painting, bouncy castle, Ranger Rob, tombola stall, ice cream van and more by Boost 4 Youth, Ordsall Park, Trafford Rd, Ordsall, 1pm to 4pm 

Street dance performance, open mike singing and rapping and football and wrestling taster sessions by Albert’s Youth Club, The Broughton Trust, Albert Park, Grecian Street, Broughton, Salford, 12 noon to 8pm 

BBQ and celebration of the work of the Cadishead Project Youth Group, Cadishead Community Hall, Liverpool Road, Cadishead, 6pm to 9pm 

All Fired Up Fun Day and community event, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), Eccles Fire Station, Gladstone Road, Eccles, 10.30am to 3.30pm 

Sports day fun and celebrations, Rio Ferdinand Foundation, Walkden Shopping Centre, Bolton Road, Walkden,  6pm to 8pm 

Summer wellbeing event with lots of activities around emotional and physical well-being, self-care and mental health and fun and games, Salford Foyer, 1 Lower Seedley Rd, Salford,  12 noon to 3pm. 

Young people from Fight For Change Council will also be presenting a slot on Unity Radio to promote children’s rights. Tune in between 10 am and 4pm. 

Saturday August 11 
Celebration of young people, their dreams, their aspirations and their future by the Mancunian Way group, Sutton Community Centre, Doveridge Gardens, Seedley, 12 noon to 3pm. 

Tuesday August 14 
History of the Deans (old and new) and fun, family activities by the Deans Youth Group, The Deans Youth Centre, Moorside School, Deans Road, Swinton, 2pm to 4pm 

Upcycling and woodwork carving workshop. Eccles Youth Centre, Gladstone Road, Eccles, 2pm to 4 pm 

Monday August 20 
Celebrating Salford Jewish Volunteer Week, youth community volunteering and showcasing the amazing work that these volunteers do by the Binoh group, The Hershel Weiss Family and Children’s Centre, 35 Northumberland Street, Salford, 12 noon to 4pm. 

Tuesday September 4 
Celebration of the Brookhouse BAYSE Project, with food, drinks and music, Salford City Academy, Northfleet Road, Eccles, 6pm to 8pm. 

Private events – invitation only 
Private events include the drag queen workshop, young carers staging activities for residents of Holly Court Care Home, Broughton, Salford, Salford Young Men’s Group barbecue and Bridgewater Youth Club’s healthy eating, sports and fitness event in Little Hulton. 


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