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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
6:00pm
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
7:30pm
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
7:30pm
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
7:30pm
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
7:30pm

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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

Birdsworth & Coco La Funk (+ special guests)

Birdsworth and Coco La Funk descend upon The Fiery Bird on Thursday 25th October bringing an eclectic mix of indie soul, riffs and beats, laden with funk!

£5 entry, over 18s (ID required). Doors open 7pm.
When
25 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm
until 25 Oct 2018 at 11:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Open mic and jam

The Phoenix open mic is back by popular demand!

The first session is on Monday 24th September, in the Fiery Bird Venue, of course, 7.30-10.30pm.

Friendly atmosphere, with a chance for everyone to join in for a few songs!

Limited amplification available. Suggested minimum donation £2.
When
24 Sep 2018 at 7:30pm
until 24 Sep 2018 at 10:30pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Fiery Blues Festival

Surrey Blues Society in partnership with Fiery Bird are holding an inaugural Blues Festival at Fiery Bird Venue featuring some of the great soloists and bands on the circuit today. The event is raising money for the upkeep of the town’s only live music venue run by the community for the community. Its aim is to bring great music back in to the town whilst helping new musicians to be heard and appreciated, supporting the community with affordable music lessons, workshops and creative activity for all ages; helping those isolated, lacking confidence or money to have a place to go where they can enjoy themselves and feel welcome.

Tickets available through the TicketWeb website.

Over two stages with plenty of opportunity to jam throughout the day as well as listen to the fantastic bands and soloists on the day - line up as follows with some links to their work, listen and enjoy what you can expect.

Katie Bradley.

http://katiebradley.co.uk

Upstagers

Saiichi Sugiyama

https://www.saiichisugiyamaband.com/home/

Will Purdue Band

http://will-purdue.squarespace.com

David Skinner

http://www.davidskinnerlive.com

Blues Cafe

Hot Wires

https://en-gb.facebook.com/TheHotWiresBand/

J Lee & The Hoodoo Skulls

https://www.jleeandthehoodooskulls.co.uk/

Fillerup

Bluestone Bills

Nika & Parrot Jam

& a Mega Jam :-)

All of this for just £10! 14+ with adult.

Cash bar
When
29 Sep 2018 at 3:00pm
until 29 Sep 2018 at 11:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Dates for your diary!

Monday 15th October - Open mic and jam

Monday 22nd October - Open mic and jam

Thursday 25th October - Birdsworth & Coco La Funk (+ special guests)

Sunday 28th October - Blackstar presents The Rezillos, Department S, Phoenix Chroi

Monday 29th October - Beginners' and Improvers' guitar courses start

Monday 29th October - Open mic and jam

Tuesday 30th October - Fiery Bird Acoustic Sessions

Saturday 3rd November - Audio-Tonic presents Audio-Tonic live at the Fiery Bird

Monday 5th November - Open mic and jam

Monday 12th November - Open mic and jam

Monday 19th November - Open mic and jam

Monday 26th November - Open mic and jam

Saturday 1st December - Wake Up Woking

Monday 3rd December - Open mic and jam

Monday 10th December - Open mic and jam

Wednesday 12th December - AGMP presents Bad Manners

Monday 17th December - Open mic and jam

Saturday 26th January - Rudeboy Productions presents Jackfest 2019

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2019 - March of the Mods

Summer 2019 - look out for more news on Surrey's first Pride event!

Bringing the music to you!

Have you seen and heard our StreetLive buskers out and about? The Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC in partnership with Woking Council & Woking Shopping are providing live entertainment in the town centre, bringing the finest emerging and established musicians to you, playing new music and old favourites - free!

We'll also be providing accompaniment to the Woking Food and Drink Festival, taking place in the town centre 31 August to 2 September.

The Rezillos with Department S and Phoenix Chroi

Posted on behalf of Blackstar Promotions
Blackstar Promotions will be bringing The Rezillos and Department S to The Fiery Bird in Woking, with support from local band Phoenix Chroi.

This may be your last chance to hear The Rezillos perform their classic album 'Can't Stand The Rezillos' in full as part of the 40th anniversary tour.

Tickets cost £18 and are available from the WeGotTickets website.
When
28 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm
until 28 Oct 2018 at 11:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ

Fiery Bird Acoustic Sessions

Claudia Stark and the Fiery Bird team will be running acoustic sessions once a month, starting on Tuesday 28th August with this great line-up:

Zach Johnson
Claudia Stark
Tom Fenton of Dance Like Kings
Jim Cozens Music
China Bears

Plus more acts to be confirmed.

It's a free event, featuring a bar, seating and most probably lots of fairly lights! We really hope to see you there for some beautiful acoustic vibes. Plus it's a chance to check out the venue if you haven't yet had the opportunity.
When
28 Aug 2018 at 8:00pm
until 28 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Where
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HJ