Cancelled events

Thank you to everyone who has messaged us with lovely words of support following our break in and damage caused to our wonderful venue. Thank you also to those who have donated on our Crowdfunder and been in touch offer their help. We really appreciate it.

We are waiting to receive an update from our Landlord and Contractor as to when we can reopen so have sadly had to postpone and reschedule our events in April. Thank you to the artists and performers who have all been very understanding.

We will post these to our website as soon as possible.

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Events Cancelled This week

Last week we had some great news to share, we were awarded a grant from Arts Council England for our Americana Festival and creative work, and funding to fix the lifts for more accessibility. With a great programme ahead of gigs, poetry and community work as well for the year and a fantastic weekend ahead with poetry, gigs, Crunch On Fire and so much more.

Please hold all of this loveliness in your minds when you read the following and remember that is what Phoenix and Fiery Bird are about and that is what all our team work for and that we always come back. This is a hard one though.

Yesterday (27 March), we came in to find that the building had been broken into, all of the copper piping and cabling and the tank in the roof had been ripped out and stolen...

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An update (and good news!) on our Business Rates issue

It has been a difficult few months for us all with the worry of the business rates bills coming in just as we thought we had something good to start planning for three years and hopefully beyond if we are able to get that ever elusive permanent space.

Whilst we dealt with this we tried to do what we could and honour the commitments made. We thought we would share that we have heard from the Central Government Valuation Office Agency for business rates and received good news!

Based on the case and evidence we submitted, they have agreed to remove the unused floors of our building from business rates and reclassify our area as a community centre backdated to July 2023. This reduces our rates bill from £432k pa to £28k pa...

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Creative Community Network Evenings

Every Thursday from 6.30pm the Phoenix Public Living Room is open for creative get together for everyone! £3/5 suggested donation (includes entry to Fiery Bird open mic in venue if required)On 25 January and last Thursday of every month that moves into the Write Out Loud poetry night 7-9pm poets sign up to read with the lovely Write Out Loud host Sharron Green £5 Fiery Bird Open Mic is on in the venue space (entry included in networking entry)Or if you’d like to stay and chat or write in one of our studio spaces they are also available. Licensed bar. Tea/Coffee. Free Parking

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We are open!

ECOWorld London offered us this great building and made it safe for the community, our volunteers turned it from an office into a vibrant community space & live music venue in three weeks! Have a look at the process & our great opening event! With gigs and events well under way come and find out more about our unique, welcoming, space in the heart of Woking Town Centre!

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Opening Weekend

Join us on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October for the Opening Weekend in our brand new home in Woking.

We’ve a great line up of live music, spoken word, poetry, open mic sessions, workshops, talks, stalls and more. Entry is free (donations very welcome) and families welcome during the day. Come down, look around, meet the team and find out more about what we do. The possibilities are endless!

Saturday 14th October

12.15pm Global Grooves Foundation African Drumming Demonstrations
1pm Open Mic
  Sign up on the day if you want to be invovled!
2.30pm Public Sound Check
  Go behind the scenes and listen to the bands sound check before free gigs start at 4.15pm
4.15pm Carola Baer and Dave Salisbury
5pm Linda Moylan
6pm The Velveteen Orkestra
7pm Dustbowl Sinners
8pm Phoen...
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Green light for Phoenix Cultural Centre’s new temporary venue at 32 Goldsworth Rd

New press release

Planning permission has been granted for Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC’s new temporary home at 32 Goldsworth Road in Woking. Set to open its doors in Autumn 2023, 32 Goldsworth Road will be the centre’s home, with the Cultural Centre recently signing the lease for up to 3 years ahead of EcoWorld redeveloping the site.

The 2,000 sqm space, let on a peppercorn rent, is being refurbished by EcoWorld to make the space accessible and fit for purpose. The space will be an exciting new venue for the Woking community, housing the Fiery Bird Live Music venue which will host live entertainment for up to 250 people...

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Phoenix Cultural Centre Secures New Temporary Home at 32 Goldsworth Road

*Press Release* 😍

Phoenix Cultural Centre Secures New Temporary Home at 32 Goldsworth Road

Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC is pleased to announce that it will be moving into a new temporary space at 32 Goldsworth Road in Woking. The space is set to open its doors in Summer 2023, with plans that it will be the centre’s home for at least the next 2 years ahead of EcoWorld redeveloping the site.The 2,000 sqm space, which will be let on a peppercorn rent, will be refurbished by EcoWorld to make the space accessible and fit for purpose. The space will be an exciting new venue for the Woking community, housing the Fiery Bird Live Music venue which will host live entertainment for up to 250 people.

Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC will also hire workspaces for social enterprise startups, and...

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September Showcase

Our monthly Sunday afternoon Fiery Bird Showcase continues at The Junction Coffee Shop, Woking

on Sunday 4th September 1pm – 4pm,

with live music from JK Jerome, Jess Tuthill and Marc Woosnam.

Woking’s JK Jerome Singer/songwriter with a love of lyrics and acoustic melodies. Once in a band called Sloes.

Jess Tuthill bringing her Ukulele travels to Woking. Mostly original songs and ditties but really whatever takes her fancy!

Marc Woosnam’s musical roots stem from the Seattle grunge scene and branch out to blues, rock, and folk to give him a unique sound in modern music.

👇 For more information and to have a listen click below 👇

JK JeromeJess TuthillMarc Woosnam 

In association with Arts Council England and Graham Steel Music Company

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No Open Mic 18th July

We won’t be opening for Open Mic night this Monday 18th July but we will be back on the 25th. Sorry for any disappointment but with the extreme heat warning ☀️ we thought it would be safer and more comfortable for everyone. We will look forward to welcoming you back on the 25th.

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