South East Arts has announced the next stage of Project 8, with workshops in Bermagui and at Bournda National Park taking place in the school holidays.
Exploring lyrics, rhymes, music and video technology, dance and movement, young people aged 12 to 20 will work with local professional creative practitioners to develop positive messages about staying safe and having a good time.
At Bournda, on Thursday, October 10, filmmaker Carl Broman and spoken word artist Meaghan Holt aka Sassi Nuyum will continue their work with the group who took part last holidays in Eden.
New participants are always welcome.
The group will work on creating a video to go with the strong messages they created about looking after your mates and partying responsibly.
On Friday, October 11 at the Bermagui Surf Club professional dancers Warren Foster Jnr, Gabriela Green and Cayce Hill invite young people to take part in another workshop exploring dance and music, as well as video technology with Scott Baker.
Movement will add a new element to Project 8, delivering the message with powerful beats and breaks.
No dance experience is required. All sessions are free and lunch is provided.
"All the Project 8 creative mentors have a lot of experience working with young people and have developed really fun workshops that really bring out amazing creativity and ideas," South East Arts executive directory Andrew Gray said.
The song written during previous Project 8 sessions, throughout the year in Bega, is currently being recorded with young musicians and Ricky Bloomfield at Merimbula School of Music.
Take Care Be Aware sends a strong, but thoughtful message about looking after your mates and yourself when you are out in a group.
"This project is about supporting young people to create inspirational alcohol and drug harm minimisation message for their peers," Project 8 coordinator Gabrielle Powell said.
"Project 8 focuses on increasing resilience and positivity.
"Once all these project workshops are complete the participants will have developed a suite of videos ready for releasing on social media."
For bookings and further information on both workshops contact Ms Powell on 0427 806 033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.