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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
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Furniture sale on Thursday 15th March. 10am - 1pm
27 Goldsworth Road
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If anyone knows of someone that has space for our 3 spinning circular sofas from Thursday 15th March until 31st March please PM us urgently
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We have been asked to share this for Mamacapella a local choir, if you can help or know someone who can please get in touch with them on the email below

“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
If it isn't for you, please share our post to help in our search.

Thank you!”
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Thanks to everyone who came to the leaving party last night we had a great time and great to share it and memories with such lovely people, some fantastic music happened too 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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!
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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

Thank you to the lovely women who took part in the Finding Your Voice Vocal Workshop - you were lovely company and sang beautifully 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

We need to be out next week and can’t take some of the furniture with us so it’s for sale to raise money for the next stage; the big circular chairs (3) the large Italian walnut dresser, the full length mirror, the glass cabinet, two pine dining tables, assorted chairs and other bits must be collected ... See MoreSee Less

Last open mic at the Phoenix Centre and a pic for international women’s day. After 5 years of open mics feature nights, that is it - thank you to everyone who played, sang, read, watched. Just a couple more events until Sunday and then we close. We will be clearing out next week any help appreciated especially if there is a van available. Some of the furniture is for sale if anyone is interested - Many thanks to all the people who helped us it has been a blast ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday Night (8th March) is our last Open Mic at 27 Goldsworth Road and we've already had quite a few people book a slot, so if you want to make sure you get a guaranteed spot, feel free to email us at : or send a private message here. Don't forget the last half hour ends with an "All in" Jam. Doors open at 8pm ... See MoreSee Less

Last few places for Women’s Vocal Workshop this Saturday.
This is aimed at beginners and people who may or may not wish to sing but wish to have more confidence to use their voice.

2-4pm Phoenix Cultural Centre Goldsworth Rd £5

These workshops are designed to be affordable for those who otherwise would not be able to spend the money on themselves accessing music or other creative arts. It is a safe, confidential space and designed to be very supportive and welcoming. All abilities welcome. 18+

If you would like to register for a place please email

If you would like to find out more and want to chat to someone first you can call 07763833807
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We’ve had a good bit of news- we’ve managed to get a bit of funding towards this which means that we can subsidise the ticket cost
So it’s now 2 for the price of 1
If you order via the link and there are two of you going just enter for 1 ticket and email us your name on
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No Petticoats Here Workshop & Performance

March 11, 2018, 1:45pm - March 11, 2018, 1:00pm

We have a day dedicated to the stories of First World War women through song delivered by award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan.She tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called ‘surplus million’ single women. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. Starting with a 90 minute workshop at 2pm where Louise will talk about the stories that inspired her writing and teach some of the songs for performance After a short break she will give a performance at 4pm. Both can be booked separately at £10 each or £15 to be part of both workshop and performance. Spaces on the workshop are limited and due to high demand in other places we recommend pre booking/payment so as not to miss out. Please email for details of how to secure a place. For more information on Louise's work Twitter: @nopetticoats and @ljordanmusic Videos: and Press and feedback for No Petticoats Here, so far “This is a gutsy and meticulously researched project… an arresting album and an important historical document.” Songlines, January 2017. Read the whole review here. “Compellingly sung, with expert, often classically-inflected arrangements.” fRoots, December 2016. Read the whole review here. “Jordan has approached her subject with the diligence of a scholar and the heart of an artist …It is in responses like this set of songs that our collective cultural memories are kept alive…” R2 Magazine, November –December 2016. Read the whole review here. “Inspired by the stories of the many remarkable women who served in the Great War, Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far. Sounding at times like the late, great Sandy Denny, Jordan is also a remarkably inventive piano player, a skills that comes to the fore on the stridently haunting Perhaps and beautifully structured Ripple And Flow. “With courage to kick out convention, you were laughing in a lion’s den”, she sings on Endless Days: the bold spirit of these heroines captured in a single line.” The Sunday Express, October 2016 “If there’s one album you really should own, then this is it.” FolkWords, September 2016 “a terrific and highly accomplished piece of work” fruk, September 2016 “an album that matters” FATEA Magazine, October 2016 “Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far” The Sunday Express, October 2016 “If my history teacher taught me stories like that, I would definitely listen!” Josie 14yrs, October 2016 “As a father of with two adult sons, it’s life changing to listen to.” Rob, September 2016 “Heart-rending, empowering, inspirational, uplifting.” Audience feedback, Palace Green Library, Durham August 2016 “Made me want to stand up and fight.” Audience feedback, Durham August 2016 "You bring these women alive and honour them. Amazing." Audience feedback, Salisbury Arts Centre September 2015 What the press has previously said about Louise Jordan: ‘A stirring, lilting grace’ The Telegraph ‘Absolutely, totally and completely brilliant’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 ‘Haunting and unforgettable’ The Sunday Express ‘The fragility of perfection’ FolkWords ‘A masterclass in songwriting’ R2 ‘Louise’s vocals are out of this world’ Maverick ‘Absolutely glorious’ FATEA Full reviews are available to download at

The penultimate open mic night starts at 8pm tomorrow. Some slots still available and don't forget everyone joins in the end of night Jam. See you there. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday is Open Mic Night

February 8, 2018, 8:00pm - March 8, 2018, 5:00pm

The Phoenix Centres Open Mic Nights. There’s only 5 left!!! (Ends 8th March) Bring your own booze or buy our tea, coffee and soft drinks. £3 on the door to cover costs. More details via email

If you're not bothered by a little bit of snow, then pop along to the Sewing and Knitting Workshop held at the centre tonight. £5 on the door, starts at 8pm. Learn a new life-skill or improve ... See MoreSee Less

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“Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare. 😳