A VIBRANT high-energy band spent a week visiting five schools and speaking to thousands of children last month – and their week was rounded off with a jaw-dropping concert.
St Laurence Church in Reading’s town centre was rocking on Friday, November 16, as hundreds of secondary school children piled into the church to enjoy the gig which was given by Manchester-based band LZ7.
Between 650-700 children turned up for the concert, which was organised and supported by churches from across Reading.
Chris West, one of the organisers and youth work director at St Laurence’s, was delighted with how the evening went.
He said: The hall was jammed end the beats were rocking. The Vicar was scared the floor might collapse.”
It wasn’t just LZ7 who took to the stage – beat-boxer MC Hobbit and local Reading-based musicians Lemar and Duval Wallace-Clarke also performed.
“Having seen thousands of people over a week, [for LZ7] to bring hundreds to a concert was incredible,” Chris said.
The event, which had a Christian message, saw more than 200 young people sign response cards, and as a result a new Youth Alpha course has been set up to help them to ask questions about life, the universe and everything.
The course started on Friday, November 23 and will run until February 15, and is meeting in Starbucks on the corner of the Buttermarket and King’s Road in central Reading.
For details about the Youth Alpha course email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on LZ7, log on www.lz7.co.uk.
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Edited Friday, December 7 – more than 200 young people came forward, not 20.