Monday, 26 July 2021

Mayor praises youngsters involved in youth festival

ASPIRING young artists and writers attended a prize-giving ceremony to round off the 21st Henley Youth Festival.

More than 2,000 children took part in a range of activities during the two-week festival, including four nights of performances at the Kenton Theatre, workshops, sports sessions and a film screening.

Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak presented certificates and prizes to the winners of the art, photography and writing competitions at Henley Youth Centre on Sunday.

He said: “Henley Youth Festival was absolutely and utterly fantastic. I think we should really thank all the people who got involved and all the young people here who entered, so well done to you all.”

The competitions were open to children aged four to 18 and had a theme of “Heroes”.

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