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Zeal Wellington crew takes youth work to the streets

After their building was closed due to concern over earthquake risk, the Zeal Wellington crew have taken a new approach to youth work by operating through a pop-up model.

Crafts afternoon at Thistle Hall.

While in the past their afternoon hang out sessions were held in the Ghuznee Street premises, the crew now meets up at Thistle Hall on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
On Fridays, the crew meets up at Waitangi Park to play basketball, skate, have a BBQ and enjoy some sunshine.
“Our hangouts have been going really well,” says Emmah, Zeal Wellington’s Youth Development Coordinator. “As well as accommodating us, Thistle Hall is a live music venue and art gallery, so we are able to connect our youth directly back to the local arts community.” 
Young musicians play at open mic night.

Zeal Wellington’s first pop-up event of the year was an open mic night at the Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery. While they continue to look for a new venue, for the moment the team is happy to continue to provide great youth events by whatever means possible.

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