Teens close generation gap

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 April, 1998, 12:00am

Young and old joined together to bridge the generation gap during a day of music and fun at the Warehouse in Aberdeen.

More than 2,000 elderly people and 100 youngsters gathered at the youth centre for the Unlimited Creativity Carnival.

Organised by the Warehouse Teenage Club, SKH Lady MacLehose Centre and Dr Lam Chik Suen Multi-Service Centre for the Elderly, the carnival aimed to raise awareness and recognise participants' talents, abilities and potential regardless of age.

One of the highlights was a 'jam session' featuring local pop group Beyond. Young rock musicians were joined on stage by two more senior virtuosos - one playing the harmonica and the other a traditional Chinese erhu.

At a face-painting workshop, senior citizens surprised the teenagers by being more than happy to have colourful butterflies and stars painted on their faces and hands.

The more energetic were taught how to play basketball, table-tennis and were also tested on their basketball shooting.

Youths were also taught how to make paper origami and traditional Chinese snacks.




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