New board member: Andy Edmeads

New board member: Andy Edmeads

Andy Edmeads was our first-ever volunteer, helping us when the Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC was growing from us putting on gigs for charity to supporting original music in Woking. Andy has been a Woking resident all his life, having grown up in Old Woking and now living in Brookwood.

He started his professional life as an actor aged 13 and worked in theatre, voice and film, later training at the University of Exeter. He made his professional acting debut in Peter Pan at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking in 1998 with Russ Abbott and Kellie Bright and has also worked with Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi and Benedict Cumberbatch on ITV’s Fortysomething. Andy has lent his voice to numerous radio and TV commercials and can be heard on the EA Games release Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Since 2016, he has been Venue Manager of Camberley Theatre in Surrey Heath where he programmes their extensive events schedule, produces the annual pantomime and organises off-site events such as Frimley Lodge Live and the Surrey Heath Show. Later this year, the theatre will launch Squish - a free, two-day family theatre festival.

He presents Radio Woking Breakfast show on Friday mornings and in his spare time enjoys vinyl shopping, spending time with family and friends and stand up comedy.

Andy is passionate about the arts and the power it has to improve lives and is a regular attendee at gigs and festivals.

He is very much looking forward to supporting the Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC & Fiery Bird venue and seeing them go from strength to strength in his hometown.

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