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Thank you to everyone who came along to the first "Janes Jam" and making it a success. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did?
Next one will be 12th July.
Suggestions for songs you'd like to join in on the next one. Please message us on here or email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk
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We will be on BBC Surrey 8.20am talking about the new jam sessions starting tomorrow night at the little venue.....
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This Wednesday at 27 Goldsworth Road. ... See MoreSee Less

Jane's Jam

June 28, 2017, 7:30pm - June 28, 2017, 4:00pm

Bring your voice and/or your acoustic instrument and join in!!! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, starting 28th June. Invite your mates and make new ones!!

These two did a full days work and then came to build a stage for the little venue to become a really nice acoustic venue now we know we have it until March 2018 - the longest we have ever been given surety of place.
Thanks to Danny and Alistair who have just finished now at 1am - these are the people that keep this project going - making a great venue for everyone to enjoy no matter what it takes 🙂
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As well as the fantastic musicians who are in town for Streetlive we have a variety of entertainers - magicians, jugglers, statues - on 15 July this lady will be making balloon shapes so if you see her and your children want to have a balloon don't be shy.... Streetlive is a partnership between The Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC & Woking Borough Council to bring music and entertainment to people in Woking Town Centre on dates through the Summer - Woking Market are also an important partner because they work with us to make the entertainers comfortable - keep an eye out for the dates because so far people have had a great time taking a break from their shopping to sit and enjoy the music and entertainment from people that normally perform at Covent Garden, Edinburgh festival and all over the country alongside our own home grown talent! ... See MoreSee Less

Don't forget. Next Wednesday the start of Jane's Jams. 27 Goldsworth Road. Bring your voice or acoustic instrument and help us get the first one going in style ... See MoreSee Less

VOLUNTEERS MEETING

Sat 15 July 1pm - 2.30pm 27 Goldsworth Rd - The Phoenix Centre

For existing team members and those wishing to come along to find out more about the project and the next stages.

There will be a short presentation and a chance to ask questions and talk to a member of the team

There's a lot to fit in so the meeting will start promptly at 1pm
All skills and time commitments welcome
Refreshments provided
Please RSVP by email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk
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Party to celebrate 40 years of The Members and alternative music in surrey with special guests Ruts DC punk art and Local Bands

Tues 20 June Songwriter's meet up group at the small acoustic venue run by Songwriter's meet up group - a space for people's to collaborate on songwriting and composing, meet other writers - £5 towards hire of venue and speakers/workshops 7.30pm ... See MoreSee Less

The fantastic Sarah Longes - Mirador Design* has once again captured the spirit of Phoenix Rising - a day out in the park put on by the people and musicians of Woking for their community to enjoy for free - nothing fancy just people doing what people do so well - being great to each other, Woking bands and some visiting bands who have always supported the Woking music scene and love playing here
Everyone gave their time for nothing - was a great day out - see you same time next year!

*our remit is to promote community through music and creativity but also advocate for fair treatment for all artists - these photos belong to Sarah Longes Mirador Design so please don't remove her watermark/reproduce/change them without her permission - she's a very friendly lady so do contact her page if you have queries
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Phoenix Cultural Centre held their annual, free community festival in Woking Park on Saturday 28th May. Such a wonderful atmosphere again despite the heavy rain showers! The organisers, volunteers, musicians, technicians and the wonderful crowd all came together to make it a memorable day. One of the greatest aspects of the festival is how fantastic it is for children and all the family!

URGENT can anyone help?! See belowThis is a great cause I'll pass her number on please message - we'll try and get you sorted but we are just about to go on stage ourselves now so will deal with ASAP

Hi Elaine, I manage age concern woking and we have been let down at the last minute by the singer who was going to perform at our party for the elderly tomorrow 11th June for 1.5 hours. Your friend tells me you have connections - do you know anyone who could help us, we are happy to pay? Thanks Mary
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Streetlive today! ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a note from a local organiser:

Hi,

I'm currently organising a charity event on the 6th August at the Spike Community centre called Fund Fayre. It will be a summer fete type event with food, drink, stalls and entertainment, with all profits being donated to Cancer Research and Alzheimer's Society.

We met at the Phoenix rising festival today and believe in your cultural centre an excellent idea for the community. We would be keen to work with you and offer the opportunity for your bands to play at our events. Would you be interested in playing at Fund Fayre?

We will have two areas set up for music, and acoustic garden and a main stage playing onto Lancaster Park and we're expecting around 450/500 people throughout the afternoon.

Please let me know if this is of interest to you?

Kindest Regards,

Kathryn
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Starting 28th June. Acoustic Jam & Get Together. Bring an acoustic instrument, bring your voice, bring chords if you wish or we could just make it up as we go along. This night is intended for everyone to join in. No solo spots. But everyone can improve their singing or playing by taking part I'm going to bring instruments I'm not used playing so I can improve. If you wish to too then this is for you. Want to know more? Well come along and find out. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you lose something at Phoenix Rising on Sunday?
I have 3 items of lost property:
1. Some keys
2. Some sunglasses (child, possibly female)
3. Chain bracelet with girl's name tag attached.

They are all distinctive in their own way, so just drop me a more detailed description at peter@phoenixculturalcentre.org.uk and I'll re-unite you with your stuff.
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MASSIVE thanks to everyone who came out to Phoenix Rising yesterday - our brilliant volunteers who set it all up (project managed by the wonderful Peter) the stage crew, the fantastic bands, stall holders and most of all to the people who came along, danced, sang and enjoyed themselves. It was the best one ever even if sadly rain stopped play early but safety is the main thing always. See you this time next year - this just gets better and better- the more the merrier!! ... See MoreSee Less

Had a fantastic StreetLive today the musicians and street entertainers love playing and the ones from out of town say how lovely Woking people are (we already know this of course!)
Now back at the little venue dismantling it to take all down to Woking Park tomorrow for Phoenix Rising !!!! Come down and celebrate with us what lovely people you all are!! FREE!!!
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THURSDAY 1 JUNE 7PM
There's a new music meet up happening in Woking run by Luna - at The Phoenix Centre 27 Goldsworth Rd GU21 6JD
This Thursday 7pm - here's what she says about it and do come down and enjoy it suggested donation £2 to cover costs (electricity insurances etc) but you can bring your own refreshments (or 50p for tea coffee from the centre) so still a very reasonable night out

"Hi everyone,

Suggest this first meeting is to predominantly network and talk about structure of the group moving forward and what members would like to get out of them. Proposed agenda would be:

* Short introduction about ourselves
* What we'd like to get out of the meet-ups
* Discuss best dates to meet up (bi-monthly, monthly etc)

For the first meeting, there isn't a need to bring any instruments that you play, but moving forward, hopeful we can get lots of collaborations and songwriting happening, as well as providing a supportive environment for anything you're working on to be listened to by the group (if you want to share!)

Come along with your best ideas and tools to write them down, whether that's pen and paper or laptop/tablet etc..

Looking forward to you joining the group and seeing you there...

Hope you can make it!

Luna :
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Woking enjoying StreetLive today - fantastic music and magic tricks and laughs thanks to Nick Highton (The Aultones) Anna Neale & Moses the Magician, everyone together having fun and lots more tomorrow at Phoenix Rising !!!
Great that people love our musicians so much they run out of CD's to sell !!
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