We hope to achieve a positive image in our community of young people and eliminate the negative stereotypes associated with people that wear hoodies, teenagers in particular. We want to provide a fun event for everyone, bringing the whole community together.
We decided last year that we wanted to do something good in our community. We feel that there isn’t much to do in our town, so the idea of the hoodie festival came about. As we aim to achieve our goals of eliminating stereotypes and bringing the community together by putting on this event.
The festival is on the 3rd of November from 10:30 till 5. There will be a range of young local talent throughout the day ranging from folk to pop to rock to promote further the positive image of young people. We also have music from a brass band to target a different audience. There will be a variety of stalls from cakes to face painting, snakes to craft and jewellery.
Fixers have been supportive and have suggested some new ideas to us. They have helped give our festival the professional edge that we want to achieve.
We hope to eventually take the festival outside and to keep growing it year by year. We want the festival to be open to everyone in our community and for our town to support us as a group.
We had a whole team of people helping support and organise our project, including:
Oliver Locke (16)
Hannah Cook (18)
William Patrick (21)
Ashleigh Lovett (16)
Teen Talk Harwich:
Hayley Lovett from Teen Talk Harwich supported our project by helping us organise and run the event. The group empower young people to work through their problems at their own pace, giving support to young people in our area, and their support enhanced the festival