An exclusive pop-up trend Youth Café in the heart of Cowes during the internationally famous Cowes Week will be on offer this year for the first time. It will be open daily from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August 2015 from 10am to 3pm.
Coinciding with the UN International Day of Youth, young people will have an dedicated space to hang out, buy drinks and snacks, and take part in a range of free activities reflecting the excitement and buzz of Cowes during the regatta week.
With wristband-only access, available free on registration throughout the week, the pop-up café, which is being hosted in the St Thomas of Canterbury Hall between Terminus Road and Sun Hill, will offer a safe place for young people between the ages of 11 and 19 to enjoy the atmosphere of Cowes Week. Activities include a Mocktail and Canapé party, fashion customisation and a colourful, firework-inspired finale!
Wednesday 12th August marks the UN International Youth Day, the theme of which this year is Youth Civic Engagement. Reflecting the Footprint Trust ethos of environmental sustainability, young people will have the opportunity to plan future projects on the Island aimed at leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. Whether it is preserving a natural treasure that already exists, or creating something new that future generations can enjoy, anything goes!
Trend Project Coordinator Rachel Brown said: “trend@CowesWeek will offer young people in Cowes with a safe place to spend their time, while at the same time, enjoying the atmosphere and exhilaration of an international sailing Regatta.”
You can find out more about the trend cafe in Newport
at https://footprint-trust.co.uk/trend.html and follow them on twitter.com/trendIW or phone 01983 716766. To find out about all the Youth Offer projects at https://www.facebook.com/iwyouthoffer
The Footprint Trust has been awarded funding by the Isle of Wight Council’s Youth Offer, over a three-year period, to run the trend project in Newport’ High Street, with outreach in Cowes. The Trust was set up in 2002 to reduce the ‘ecological footprint’ of the Isle of Wight, and achieves this by running practical projects, that help people and the local environment. The charity was recently was given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary service due to its service to the Isle of Wight community.
Trend is a project of The Footprint Trust charity.
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