For the last few weeks we have been trundling our equipment across town and heading down to the Junction Coffee Shop for our Open Mic nights and it has been so wonderful to have old and new faces all together again at last.
We’ve had some wonderful performers come down every Monday at 7.30 until 10pm to listen or join us. Acoustic set up – back line will be provided if required. All abilities welcome in our traditional Phoenix/Fiery Bird atmosphere Entry fee is by donation – whatever you can spare. Whatever your style or level come join us to watch, listen or indeed to join in the fun. Tea & coffee will be available. Microphones will be sanitised after each performance. To find the Junction Coffee Shop turn left out of the station (town side) and you’ll find it on the right! 18 High...
We are very excited to hear that we have been awarded Government funding thanks to the DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee) Culture Recovery Fund this means we can continue to write campaigns and fund bids and get ready to make an amazing space for our Woking community to enjoy next year.
#HereForCulture #LetsCreate 🤩
Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.
Now, in these challenging times, it’s everybody’s turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the Culture Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can continue to weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.
Due to the funding decision being delayed, our amazing venue won’t be ready to open in time for our upcoming shows! With the fantastic support of the bands, the agents, Woking Borough Council and other partners we have been able to move some shows to different venues and other shows have had to be rescheduled to 2022. Martha Hill to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Unfortunately there was nowhere in Woking to host the Chubby & The Gang gig but The Face Bar in Reading has been able to help us there.
Important update: the Skints gig due to take place on 28th October has unfortunately been cancelled. Please look out for an email from SeeTickets regarding a refund if you have purchased tickets. We are absolutely gutted that this gig could not take place, but circu...
NEW VENUE, PROPOSED DESIGNS, CONCEPT VISUALS & COMMUNITY VOTING
For ten years we have been working to get a commitment to a permanent space for Woking’s community to own, operate and for everyone to have a chance to flourish – this is it – we just have one more step to take and we need YOUR help!
Woking Borough Council have confirmed that we will be allocated the previously named BED Bar/Albion site right opposite Woking Station for the new PERMANENT Phoenix Cultural Centre 120 capacity Arts Cafe & Acoustic Venue on the upper level and 300 capacity Fiery Bird Live Music Venue on the lower level. There are some proposed plans and concept visuals below to give an idea of the space
However we do have substantial work to do to make it accessible to all of the community, including whee...
We are delighted to be able to confirm that we have been awarded funding by Arts Council England and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, HM Treasury as part of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
The money that we will receive will be used to help support us get through until the Spring and help us bring live music back to Fiery Bird and secure our future into our new permanent venue.
We would like to say a massive thanks to Music Venue Trust for all the support that they have given us and other venues throughout this process and these strange times, and to our volunteers who constantly work so hard.
Get your hands on this summer’s must have fashion statement …
Support our venue and the Save Our Venues campaign with the official Save Our Venues T-shirt for sale via our Crowdfunder page at only £20 (including postage and packaging). For every T-shirt sold, the Fiery Bird will receive the whole £20 because Music Venue Trust will cover the full costs of fulfilling the order.
That’s right, Music Venue Trust will take care of everything else; the Fiery Bird keep all the money donated, you receive the T-Shirt, which will be delivered within 21 days of donating. Make sure you click on the Save Our Venue’s T-shirt reward to ensure you get a t-shirt in return for your donation.
Music Venue Trust, the charity which protects, secures and improves the UK’s grass roots music venues has launched #saveourvenues to draw together fundraising activity aimed at preventing the permanent closure of these vital venues due to COVID-19.
There are 556 venues at risk of closure, so this campaign aims to bring together artists who want to help, with the venues they love, and provide an easy way for music fans to financially support the resultant live streams.
The idea behind #saveourvenues is to secure grass roots music venues one by one.
The website provides simple tools for artists who would like to get involved. A map of venues shows which UK venues are keen to be partnered – they each have a fundraising page already in place to make it easy for music fans to donate...
As many of you know, following the announcement on Monday to avoid all public spaces we took the decision to close the Fiery Bird until we received further advice. As more information has been received we are writing to advise that bookings and gigs are cancelled certainly until the end of April. We took this decision primarily for the safety of our customers and volunteers many of whom or their families have underlying health conditions as does our Co-Founder, Joe.
The contracts we deliver for others at events as a way of finding musicians paid work and are other sources of income that contribute to the project and support our community work have all been cancelled for this year. This leaves us and our future, in a very vulnerable position.
We are lining up a great weekend for you, to introduce the venue, enjoy great music and celebrate with us.
We have partnered with ‘BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend Fringe‘
Friday 25th – OPENING GIG 8-11pm £5 entry
Sat 26th 2-8pm – FREE Open Day, music, bar (you have to pay for that), get involved.
We are confirming our line up and more details will follow.
This has been long awaited, it’s for the benefit of all in the community. Woking has a great history of music and the arts, and together we will make more great history.