Girls Rock! Pōneke 2020 goes online!
Girls Rock! Pōneke have made the decision to move our July 2020 programme online.
Due to the uncertain nature of Covid-19 we are unable to plan for a physical programme. What we can do is plan an online programme that will keep the Girls Rock! spirit alive until we can meet in person.
While we are sad we will not be able to have a physical programme this July, we are really looking forward to being able to create together online. We have an exciting schedule planned that we can’t wait to share with you. This will still involve songwriting, forming bands, learning instruments, workshops – and few extra special things that we have up our sleeves!
We believe that this online programme will also grow Girls Rock! Aotearoa as an organisation and help us create resources that will make aspects of our programme accessible to more people.
Part of what Girls Rock! is all about is building community and a creating sense of belonging as well as rocking out! and we want to continue to build this. The Girls Rock! team is full of people who are passionate about finding solutions and creating positive spaces in this world and we think that by forging ahead with an alternative programme we are committing to these values. We want to hold up the kaupapa of Girls Rock! no matter what the world looks like.
Last year’s programme was out of this world fun, with participants travelling from as far afield as Kaikoura and Whanganui to attend. There is a buzz of excitement around the forward-thinking programme which aims to provide a space for creativity and inclusivity in which music can flourish.
Run by a wondrous team of New Zealand’s finest woman, trans and non-binary identifying musicians, the July school holidays will see Girls Rock! Pōneke take place online for the first time. Join us from the 6th-11th of July for instrument lessons, super fun workshops, songwriting and lots of band practice.
Whatever you play, and however you play it – we’d love for you to join us for a week making music and rocking out! All skill levels, music tastes and interests are warmly welcome at Girls Rock! Pōneke.