Our Vision

To provide a place ‘For you to rise’
An inclusive space to support the work of community groups, offer and host arts related confidence building activities, workshops, community events, signposting and much more.
Now situated at our newly acquired Fiery Bird Live Music Venue, where people will be able to enjoy original innovative live music of many genres, we have the space to grow our vision for Woking’s music, arts and culture.

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Woking is developing as a shopping venue, we are supporting its unique cultural heritage and ensuring its wonderful music history continues and nurtures new talent, of which is in abundance.

There many unique qualities that Woking offers for tourism.

Many Jam fans come to see the town the band comes from, and in a recent visit to the town Paul Weller noted that there was no live music venue here, which attracted both public and press attention to the gap in provision. This is a provision we have worked very hard to now fill.

The organisers of the ‘not for profit’ Phoenix Cultural Centre are local residents and Community workers as well as musicians and writers, who have been working in the Woking Community for 17 years.

Proposed Activities

Live Music: Band nights (different genres/themes). Jazz. Piano Bar. Traditional Music Sessions.  Open Mic and Spoken Word nights.

Rehearsal Space.

Writers workshops/retreats.

Bookclubs & Reading groups (of many abilities and cultures)

Arts projects,

Space for Community Champions to meet and give signposting services.

People’s Kitchen

Music/Dance/Art Workshop activities

Meeting spaces for voluntary/community/businesses

A bar/cafe

Some parts of the building to be allocated for small social enterprise start ups/music tuition.

Examples of Other Projects

Passing Clouds Hackney  http://www.passingclouds.org/

Tottenham Chances http://www.chancesclub.co.uk/

The Junction Cambridge http://www.junction.co.uk/

Support and advice for the project is being given by Passing Clouds and Tottenham Chances.

Stakeholders & Beneficiaries

Adult Residents of Woking

Visitors to The Town

Community and Voluntary Groups

Learning & Service Providers

Woking Borough Council

Police

Stakeholders & Beneficiaries

We work to ensure that we are meeting the community’s needs.
Increasing the number of people from all sections of the community taking part in cultural activities and target programmes for under-represented groups.

Working with the Safer Woking Partnership to reduce crime, improve safety, and tackle anti-social behaviour.

One thought on “Our Vision”

  1. Hi All
    Were you aware that local band Jezebel No More were playing tonight in Camberley?
    Would love to see you all there

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