Invercargill's young to have their very own concert

NICCI MCDOUGALL
Last updated 05:00 29/04/2014
Shannon Grigg, Eva Calcasola, Finn Burfoot and Emily Capil

ENTHUSIASTIC ORGANISERS: Front-Line Training Consultancy students (from left) Shannon Grigg, Eva Calcasola, Finn Burfoot and Emily Capil are part of a group organising a concert to coincide with Youth Week.

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Southland students are organising a concert because they say Invercargill does not have enough youth events.

The group of nine students at Front-Line Training Consultancy were working together to organise the Gen-Z Takeover concert, which will be held at Players Entertainment next month. It will coincide with Youth Week and is part of a unit the students are working on.

Youth Week runs from May 17 to 25.

Four of the students involved - Shannon Grigg, Eva Calcasola, Finn Burfoot and Emily Capil - said there were not enough activities or events for the young people of Southland and most of the gigs were either too expensive or 18+.

The concert was a way of creating an event for Invercargill's youth with all funds raised being donated to Pact Youth South, a holistic service for children and youth recovering from mental illness.

While there was a youth drive behind the event, it would cater for all ages. It will be alcohol-free and include live music, pool competition, DJs, food, drinks and spot prizes.

The concert will be held on May 23 starting at 5.30pm. nicci.mcdougall@stl.co.nz

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