The Phoenix Cultural Centre

A member of the Surrey and Woking communities

About The Phoenix Cultural Centre

A community project bringing live music and other cultural events to Woking. The Phoenix Cultural Centre is a social enterprise, working towards creating a welcoming and inclusive space where people from all backgrounds can enjoy and participate in music events and which supports other community groups working in Woking.

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Upcoming events

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
7:30pm
Steve Pilgrim + Cow + The Velveteen Orkestra
The Phoenix Cultural Centre
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
7:30pm
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

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The Whatif Generation + The Mantic Muddlers + Shaun Hudson

An awesome pre-Christmas line-up for the festive season - Santa hats mandatory!

Featuring:

The Whatif Generation

The Mantic Muddlers

Shaun Hudson

Thursday, 20 December 2018 at 7.30pm, £5.
When
20 Dec 2018 at 7:30pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Steve Pilgrim + Cow + The Velveteen Orkestra

Fiery Bird presents another fantastic evening of music featuring:

Steve Pilgrim

Probably best known as drummer for Paul Weller (among others) Steve Pilgrim has been writing and recording since 2007. Steve released his fourth album 'Morning Skies' in the spring of 2017. Acoustic driven and song focused, the albums feature a supporting cast of talented musicians, on double bass, piano, trumpet and vocals. The recordings are simultaneously sad and celebratory, intimate and honest. There is time, these days, to listen to music that lets you pause and breathe out; and hope that while music like that is still being written and performed with such truth, the world will keep turning.

Cow

Cow was formed in late 2006. They have toured extensively with Paul Weller and worked with artists such as Noel Gallagher, Steve Craddock and Steve Ellis. Their fourth album Steeple for The People is out now, having received universal critical acclaim.

The Velveteen Orkestra (acoustic)

Many of the Fiery Bird/Phoenix regulars are well acquainted with the work of Dan Shears and The Velveteen Orkestra. Over the last few years, these supremely talented musicians have supported the cause of this venue faithfully and soulfully to such an extent that we have adopted these south London vagabonds as our own! We are delighted to welcome them to this fantastic line-up.

£10 advance, £12 on the door.
When
15 Dec 2018 at 7:30pm

Final chance to have a say: Borough Council consultation on Woking Town Centre

As you know, we have the current Fiery Bird building until March 2020 and have been looking for a permanent place for some years. In 2014, our petition was accepted by full council but at that time the town was undergoing development and there was no permanent space. I know you are all aware of our work and our intention, as well as the possibilities that open if a permanent space is allocated so would ask that to help us make some impact you take part in the council's consultation. This is your chance to put your views across and share it with friends, families and connections so everyone gets the chance to take part, not just for our project but so they can be part of the whole process.

The FINAL chance to consult has been issued by Woking Borouch Council and it gives people a chance to have a say on what they wish to see there. Here is the link from the council facebook page through to the documents or you can go directly to the council's consultation page.

The consultation period ends at 5pm on Monday 17 December 2018.

You can submit comments online, by email or by post.

Our current area is listed under UA15 and is proposed for leisure and community. For our purposes, it would be great if you could suggest that Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC/Fiery Bird be given a permanent footprint to provide a live music, cultural and community venue sited in the town centre for positive social, community, economic and educational impact on the borough. It was accepted in 2014 and we have done much positive work in all of those areas for a number of years to justify this now being made certain.

Diwali Lantern Parade After Party

Last night, we hosted the after party for the Diwali Lantern Parade, a brilliant annual event in Woking town centre.

Diwali is the Festival of Lights, celebrated by Jains, Sikhs and Hindus, marking the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

We couldn't resist sharing a couple of pictures from the night - the venue was packed with people, enjoying the amazing dancing.

Jackfest 2019

Posted on behalf of Rudeboy Productions
Rudeboy Productions is hosting Jackfest 2019 at the Fiery Bird, raising money for children's hospice charity, Shooting Star Chase.

Acts confirmed so far include: Dakka Skanks (acoustic), The Sha La La’s, Birdsworth, Rollin Machine and Argonaut.

Ticket are £10 in advance from Ticketweb (plus £1 booking fee) or £12 on door.
When
26 Jan 2019 at 6:00pm
until 26 Jan 2019 at 12:00am
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Guitar workshops - last two spaces available

Always wanted to play guitar?

Our Beginners' Guitar and Guitar Improvers' courses are underway!

We have a couple of spaces still available for anyone who would like to join for the remaining four weeks. Get in quick!

You can also now buy vouchers for future courses - an ideal Christmas gift...

Beginners' Guitar Course (£5 per session)

Our basic acoustic guitar course provides a great introduction to the guitar and guitar-playing techniques, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It runs on Mondays, from 6-6.45pm. We start from the very beginning with how to hold and tune your guitar. We go through basic chords and playing techniques and by the end of the course you should be able to play a few songs and have enough knowledge to go on to the next stage in your guitar-playing career.

Ideally you should bring your own guitar along, but we have a few guitars at the venue if you need to use one.

Guitar Improvers' Course (£5 per session)

You know the basics - you can tune your guitar and play a few songs using simple chords, but you’re in need of those additional ideas and techniques that will take you through to the next stage in your guitar-playing career. If that sounds like you, why not sign up for our Guitar Improvers’ Course? It runs on Mondays, from 7-7.45pm.

We’ll provide material for you to take away and practise at home after each week’s lesson.

Book your place now by emailing: phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk
When
12 Nov 2018 at 6:00pm
until 12 Nov 2018 at 8:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Wake Up Woking

Posted on behalf of The Style Councillors
The Style Councillors & The Special Guests mod band appear in support of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice, for Wake Up Woking 9!

Saturday 1 December, 7pm till late.

Tickets are £10 (buy online from the Wake Up Woking website) and there will be a cash bar on the night.
When
01 Dec 2018 at 7:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Guitar workshops

Always wanted to play guitar?

We are running two six-week courses, both starting on Monday 29th October: a Beginners' Guitar Course and a Guitar Improvers' Course.

Beginners' Guitar Course (£5 per session)

Our basic acoustic guitar course provides a great introduction to the guitar and guitar-playing techniques, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It will run on Mondays for 6 weeks, for 45 minutes each week, starting at 6pm. We start from the very beginning with how to hold and tune your guitar. We go through basic chords and playing techniques and by the end of the course you should be able to play a few songs and have enough knowledge to go on to the next stage in your guitar-playing career.

Ideally you should bring your own guitar along, but we have a few guitars at the venue if you need to use one.

Guitar Improvers' Course (£5 per session)

You know the basics - you can tune your guitar and play a few songs using simple chords, but you’re in need of those additional ideas and techniques that will take you through to the next stage in your guitar-playing career. If that sounds like you, why not sign up for our Guitar Improvers’ Course? It will run on Mondays for 6 weeks, for 45 minutes each week, starting at 7pm.

We’ll provide material for you to take away and practise at home after each week’s lesson.

Book your place now (numbers are limited) by emailing: phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk
When
29 Oct 2018 at 6:00pm
until 29 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Audio-Tonic live at the Fiery Bird

Local original reggae, dub and groove band make their debut appearance at the Fiery Bird on Saturday 3 November.
When
03 Nov 2018 at 9:00pm
until 03 Nov 2018 at 12:00am
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Bad Manners with Max Splodge

Posted on behalf of AGMP
AGMP presents Bad Manners! Plus support from Max Splodge (Splodgenessabounds).

Bad Manners formed in 1976 whilst still at school. Signing to Magnet Records in 1980, the band scraped into the Top 40 with their debut single “Ne-ne-na-na-na-na-nu-nu”, a cover of the 1948 song by Dickie Doo and the Dont’s.

The follow up single “Special Brew” went straight into the UK Top 10 at the height of the 2-Tone movement and was the first of many anthemic songs for which the band are known. In 1980 alone, the band released two more chart-topping singles “Lip Up Fatty” and “Lorraine” along with their debut album “Ska ‘n’ B” and it’s follow-up “Loonee Tunes”.

Bad Manners became a constant feature in the singles chart over the next few years with tracks such as “Can Can”, “Just a feeling”, “Walking in the Sunshine”, “Buona Sera”, “My Girl Lollipop” and more.

Tickets cost £22 and are available from the SeeTickets website.
When
12 Dec 2018 at 7:00pm
until 12 Dec 2018 at 11:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ