ANDOVER'S youth festival will be back in the town centre for its ninth year in 2023.

A-Fest will be held on Sunday, May 21, in the Andover Town Centre but this year the festival will have a new format.

Co-organiser Dmitrijs Meiksans said: “This year, we are being more ambitious and rather than inform young people of opportunities in the town, we are going to provide the chance for young people to actively get involved.  This may include trying a new art or craft, sport, or something else."

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Five zones will offer chances to get hands-on including arts and crafts, health and wellbeing, performance, identity and self, and get involved.

Katherine Bird, A-Fest Andover CIC director, and co-organiser of the festival said, “This is an ambitious new format, that will give attendees a chance to try something out, and maybe find a new interest or hobby, we are really excited to offer this for the town.”

For more information about the youth festival and to be in the know about the latest details and plans, follow A-Fest’s Facebook page.