A fair bit of success at youth event

Everything that is good about young people in the Calder Valley was on display in Calder Holmes Park on Saturday.

The fourth Fair for Youth festival took place in the Hebden Bridge park on Saturday and organisers dubbed it a great success.

Skills on wheels at Fair For Youth

Skills on wheels at Fair For Youth

Organiser Sammy Holland wrote on Facebook: “Can I say an enormous great big THANK YOU to every single person who helped make this year’s Fair for Youth an amazing experience for all.

“From the young person who was litter picking at 7.30am right through to the person who locked the park gate at 8.30pm, and the many, many large and small jobs that were needed to make the day what it was. Far too many people to name but you know who you are.”

The event also received praise from local councillors. Calder ward councillor Nader Fekri tweeted: “Well done everyone who took part in Fair for Youth. It was brilliant.”

On the field was a band tent, which had live music from seven local acts, a DJ tent, which showcased some of the area’s best local talent on the decks, a graffiti wall and a photo booth.

There was a M.A.D.D. (music, art, dance and drums) activities marquee full of creative activities, workshops and ‘hands on’ fun, including tie dyeing, jewellery making, hair braiding, clothes making and upcycling.

Young people found out about the services available to them via various information stalls.

The venue’s skateboard park was also full of skateboarders and BMXers throughout the day.