News from HC:
'A festival for young people in Nairn taking place this Saturday (13th March).will give those taking part the chance to try a wide range of activities including walking in giant hamster balls at Nairn Swimming Pool, street football, ultra violet body painting and an evening Blue Light Rave.
The Festival is a culmination of project “Fusion” which has been run by The Highland Council’s Education Culture and Sport service. The events target the secondary age group and are an opportunity for young people to engage in a range of activities and events on Friday and Saturday evenings.
So far Nairn has hosted four Fusion events which have included a Youth Cinema Night showing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, DJ nights where young people are allowed to mix their own tracks and make a CD, Acoustic Nights and a Drumming extravaganza.
All events are free and are aimed at providing positive activities for young people to engage and socialise in. The final event “Fusion Remix” is a culmination of all that has happened to date. The day will start at the swimming pool with Waterwalkerz from 12 noon to 4pm which involves actually walking on water inside a giant hamster ball! This event is bond to be extremely popular and will operate on a ticket only basis. Please contact Nairn Swimming Pool on 01667 453 061 for more information.
Afterwards the young people can relax watching the movie 17 again with Zac Efron at the Youth Cinema in the Community Centre. The film is a certificate 12A which means that young people under the age of 12 can watch the film under the supervision of an adult. Doors will open at 5pm with the film starting at 5.30pm. Organisers expect this to be very well attended and seating will operate on a first come basis.
The youth café will host a live acoustic session from early evening till close whereby a couple of local artists will play live music in the café which young people can chill out to whilst playing pool or using the other facilities on offer.
For the sporty people there will be Street Football in the car park behind the old community centre. Or if art is your thing, one of the more unusual events is a UV workshop run by A Bee Art (www.abeeart.com). A room will be blackened out and there will be a large banner which young people can paint throughout the evening. This along with having their own bodies painted with UV body paint (as seen in pop culture such as the Black Eyed Peas video “I’ve gotta feeling”) will be highly effective in the Blue Light Rave. This takes place in the Main Hall of the Community Centre from 7pm to 11pm.
For anyone who enjoys a bit of action on the Wii as part of the “Cyber Room” there will be a giant screen hooked up so people can bowl and use the Wii fit until their hearts content. There will be additional game consoles in the Cyber Room with Singstar and other popular interactive games.
Finally, to ensure everyone has enough energy to take part in everything that’s happening there will be free food in the form of an indoor BBQ.
For more information about the event please contact Youth Development Officer Christie Fullerton on (01463) 703646'