CHRISTCHURCH ZEAL: Open a new Youth Focused Music Venue for Quake City!
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Zebedees was a charitable trust completely run by Steve and Jennie White and their awesome team of hard working volunteers. For over ten years, Zebedees created a safe place for youth to meet and share their passion for music and presented them with opportunities to help them succeed later on in life. It has often been regarded as “one of the best youth venues in the world” by visiting international musicians and was the only live youth entertainment venue in Christchurch. Sadly on February 22 2014, Christchurch lost it’s only all ages music venue.
Personally for me Zebedees was my escape from school & home every Friday & Saturday night for the eleven years I went. I grew as a musician, made new friends and most of all, grew an as individual. Zebedees as a community, helped me through a lot.
In an attempt to keep the Christchurch Youth Music Scene alive, A young group of entrepreneurs including myself, came up with a plan but through a lack of funding were unable to get off the ground. Re:VIVE, an initiative with big goals looked to fill the gap that was Zebedees but expand upon the core concept.
Re:VIVE's ultimate goal was to offer the following services to Christchurch and the wider Canterbury youth:
After school programmes
Design & Arts Tutoring
Rehearsal/Practice space & so much more…
(all services Zeal currently offers)
Re:VIVE started well and hosted many Live events during 2014-2015. Including international acts and events with over 500 attendees. However little knowledge of how to run a charitable trust Re:VIVE were not able to move forward.
This is where Zeal comes in...
Zeal aims to positively influence every New Zealand young person through creativity.
In fact their mission statement/goals they aim to "provide every young New Zealander with the opportunity to discover, express and develop their unique creativity."
They're doing an amazing job but the reality is the quake-recovering city of Christchurch is simply missing out.
Please Zeal, answer the call! We desperatley need a new venue in Christchurch and there are plenty of people down here ready to assist!
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