We have been very lucky to get some fantastic new volunteers on board who are joining and growing the team to make this venue a success in every area for everyone. From cleaning, to building work, design, social media, marketing, grant writing, fundraising, marshalling, front of house, spreading the word, and all of the tasks that we need to make this pilot two year project a roaring success for Woking - if you have the skills we want you to feel part of it Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone with some plumbing/D-I-Y/electrical skills who would like to help us tackle the venue this Thursday evening, please make yourself known The more the merrier!!!! Send a text to 07934854352 and we will get back to you All kinds of volunteers needed And appreciated ... See MoreSee Less
Any volunteers available tonight to help us clean the ground floor and foyer of the new fiery Bird venue between 7&9:30 please let us know via here or text me on 07934854352 Thanks ... See MoreSee Less
When we started this project it was from the organisers being musicians and writers themselves wanting to get a platform for bands, writers, poets here and community members who wanted a night life here that meant it didn’t cost an arm and a leg to go up to Gigs and nights out in London to find something Woking didn’t offer and the money go back to ‘put the joy back in’ - Woking Advertiser had just interviewed Paul Weller who said about the lack of venues here, so we decided to set one up ourselves that could be used for new Music and for people of Woking wherever from to run it that wasn’t affiliated to religious or party political groups so remaining completely neutral. Woking Ad set up a Let’s Make Woking Jam campaign to get behind it and we’ve been lucky to have that backing, same from We Love Woking, Radio Woking, Woking Writers, some really supportive councillors and council officers, UK live music and education bodies and a myriad of fantastic community members who live and work and own businesses here So it goes on One more step but each time they get bigger We don’t fight, we build Always room for more people 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent good wishes both on this page and messages on the signing of our lease for the Quake venue - we are sorry not to have responded to every one individually but we are so thankful for your support
Lots of people are asking how they can help
In the immediate future we are meeting 6.30pm -10pm Tues, Weds, Thurs this week to give it a clean up. There’s a lot to be done. If anyone can help that will be great, if anyone knows of people with specific skills - electrics, plumbing, building cleaning carpets etc we can get this done before installing new equipment and opening.
The situation is that we have the lease on this building for two years, so we have to treat it as a pilot project to convince of the need for a permanent live music, cultural and community venue in the centre of woking run by and for everyone here. The short lease cuts out some of the national grant opportunities we had lined up but with the support of the community using it, suggesting and attending events we can make it work
We are a registered community interest company that puts any profit back into supporting the community in this venture so there is somewhere for everyone for many generations ahead. Please either message this page or email@example.com FTAO Joe ... See MoreSee Less
know this isn’t a sales place but just putting this out there We have this lovely dresser that has to be collected from the Phoenix centre in Goldsworth Rd in exchange for a donation ring 07763833807 ... See MoreSee Less
“Sadly it is almost time to say goodbye to Fi, so we are searching for a new conductor.
We meet on a Monday morning from 9.30 in term time. We have a regular group of mums who come every week, plus some others who come on a drop in basis. On average we have 7-10 people each week, and the room will hold a maximum of 15.
It would be a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to learn about conducting or practise their skills in a real environment, or an experienced conductor who wants a more relaxing Monday morning. Fi is happy to go through what kind of level the choir is at and how it operates in more detail with any applicants.
If you would be interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If it isn't for you, please share our post to help in our search.
Yesterday we were so lucky to host Louise Jordan and her No More Petticoats workshop and performance - it was a mesmerising, moving, uplifting event - absolutely amazing. We are so lucky that she has agreed to come back later in the year and do another show for us, this highly sought after artist is so booked up - to get her once is great but a repeat performance - you honestly don’t want to miss her when she comes back it was an incredible show with stories of amazing inspirational women who made history and the songs she wrote about their lives - moving, uplifting, heartbreaking and inspirational And the first artist we have ever had who had her own brand of beer as part of the merch! ... See MoreSee Less
Massive thank you to Will Budd and company for successfully moving the Piano and bulk items safely to their storage space for the next venue in waiting we can highly recommend them ... See MoreSee Less