A free cultural festival for young people is held in West Park on Bank Holiday Monday

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West Park will be full of music for young people on Monday

The Same Difference Festival is aimed at young people aged 11-18 and will include local bands, open mics, dancing, drumming workshops and creative drop-in sessions.

Same Difference is the first youth festival of the Wolverhampton Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) in partnership with YES’s Culture and Diversity Youth Group.

Wolverhampton CEP, part of the Department for Educational Local Cultural Education Partnership, was established in 2015 to help children and young people shape the culture of the city.

Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for the City’s Economy, Councilor Stephen Simkins, said: “Children and young adults are the future of the city as they help us develop a culturally diverse city.

“The Local and Wolverhampton CEP a fantastic platform for children and young people aged 0-25 to share their resources, knowledge and skills in the projects, events and activities they want to take part in.”

The CEP creates opportunities for under 25s across the city. Membership is made up of organizations that work with children and young people, including cultural organisations, educational institutions, artist educators and teachers.

Same Difference is at West Park, Mondays from 1-5 p.m.

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