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...
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Arts Council Funding

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.
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Save Our Venues T-shirt

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.

Buy #SaveOurVenues t-shirt here


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#saveourvenues campaign from the Music Venues Trust

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...

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Dear All

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.

Obviously this is a very sad situation ...

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