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We’d love to thank Will Budd and Vanessa Lake who ran a music night featuring Lisa VonH, with supports from Rebecca Jayne-Management and Arun Kanag and they donated £277.08 to the Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC from the proceeds - massive thanks to them for such a kind gesture and a great night of music too! ... See MoreSee Less

Our next Sunday Acoustic 18 Feb three fantastic acts! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday Acoustic Feat Pepper & Shepherd, Lisa VonH, Anna Neale

February 18, 2018, 1:30pm - February 18, 2018, 11:00am

A fantastic trio of feature acts will be bringing one of our last music days to the Phoenix Cultural Centre in Goldsworth Rd All so popular both in our venue and at Phoenix Rising that we had to have them back. As always the best in emerging original live music being brought to Woking - Pepper & Shepherd - this London duo have delighted us here in Woking since we tracked them down in Camden and dragged them here and a fine time they have given us since, their new album As The Willow Stands Near the Water is sublime www.facebook.com/pepperandshepherd/ Joining them will be Woking favourites Lisa VonH playing her beautiful, heartfelt enigmatic songs and Anna Neale celebrating the release of her new single from her latest album Evolution featuring many collaborations with world artists. Both of these musicians are Woking residents and we are very proud of them having been involved with the live music project since it’s move to its Goldsworth Rd base in 2013, playing gigs there, in the streets for the community, at charity events to support other charities we help and many more things besides As always we don’t have headliners or support acts just equally compelling music from musicians with diverse styles You are promised a fantastic day of music in a welcoming, friendly intimate Iive music venue £6otd byob

We are very excited to host this excellent workshop and performance by Louise Jordan on Sunday 11 March - spaces sell out really quickly on her workshops and performances across the UK and we are so lucky that she agreed to come to Woking to fit one in here for the Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC and our community
So near to International Women's Day on 8 March, 100 years since the suffrage movement saw a first step toward equality
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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 phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk for details of how to secure a place. For more information on Louise's work www.louisejordan.co.uk www.nopetticoatshere.co.uk Twitter: @nopetticoats and @ljordanmusic www.facebook.com/louisejordansings Videos: youtu.be/1zxbZplzcbg and youtu.be/vLofZ1sojng 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 www.louisejordan.co.uk/about-press/

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 phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk for details of how to secure a place.

For more information on Louise's work

www.louisejordan.co.uk
www.nopetticoatshere.co.uk
Twitter: @nopetticoats and @ljordanmusic
www.facebook.com/louisejordansings
Videos: youtu.be/1zxbZplzcbg and youtu.be/vLofZ1sojng
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 www.louisejordan.co.uk/about-press/
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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 phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk for details of how to secure a place. For more information on Louise's work www.louisejordan.co.uk www.nopetticoatshere.co.uk Twitter: @nopetticoats and @ljordanmusic www.facebook.com/louisejordansings Videos: youtu.be/1zxbZplzcbg and youtu.be/vLofZ1sojng 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 www.louisejordan.co.uk/about-press/

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Finding Your Voice Vocal Workshop

February 10, 2018, 2:00pm - February 10, 2018, 10:00am

Continuing our series of affordable workshops and events brought by experienced musicians to help those who otherwise would be unable to access music and learning we are doing an open vocal beginners workshop led by an experienced vocalist who will introduce tips and insights to find your own voice, strengthen and keep it healthy, and get over some of the limits that we experience that stop us from truly being able to express our authentic voice. This workshop is not only aimed at people who want to sing but anyone who feels that they would benefit from having an opportunity in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment to be able to be confident to speak, or sing and express themselves in the way they wish to. This is 18+ £5 To book please email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk

Another affordable beginners workshop this time for all of you who want to get your voices heard! Bookings are only taken via phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

Finding Your Voice Vocal Workshop

February 10, 2018, 2:00pm - February 10, 2018, 10:00am

Continuing our series of affordable workshops and events brought by experienced musicians to help those who otherwise would be unable to access music and learning we are doing an open vocal beginners workshop led by an experienced vocalist who will introduce tips and insights to find your own voice, strengthen and keep it healthy, and get over some of the limits that we experience that stop us from truly being able to express our authentic voice. This workshop is not only aimed at people who want to sing but anyone who feels that they would benefit from having an opportunity in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment to be able to be confident to speak, or sing and express themselves in the way they wish to. This is 18+ £5 To book please email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk

Continuing our series of affordable workshops and events brought by experienced musicians to help those who otherwise would be unable to access music and learning we are doing an open vocal beginners workshop led by an experienced vocalist who will introduce tips and insights to find your own voice, strengthen and keep it healthy, and get over some of the limits that we experience that stop us from truly being able to express our authentic voice. This workshop is not only aimed at people who want to sing but anyone who feels that they would benefit from having an opportunity in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment to be able to be confident to speak, or sing and express themselves in the way they wish to. This is 18+
£5
To book please email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk
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Finding Your Voice Vocal Workshop

February 10, 2018, 2:00pm - February 10, 2018, 10:00am

Continuing our series of affordable workshops and events brought by experienced musicians to help those who otherwise would be unable to access music and learning we are doing an open vocal beginners workshop led by an experienced vocalist who will introduce tips and insights to find your own voice, strengthen and keep it healthy, and get over some of the limits that we experience that stop us from truly being able to express our authentic voice. This workshop is not only aimed at people who want to sing but anyone who feels that they would benefit from having an opportunity in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment to be able to be confident to speak, or sing and express themselves in the way they wish to. This is 18+ £5 To book please email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk

End of the night jam session everyone having a go and doing great 🙂 many of these people have come from the beginners guitar lessons and by taking that short course and then coming along to the open mic to join in the jam session where experienced musicians help and encourage they increase in confidence and, when and if they are ready/want to, book an individual slot for future nights. Even if it isn’t about performing, learning a new skill or just turning up to be part of a cheap, welcoming social time is great for wellbeing ... See MoreSee Less

Big thank you to everyone who came to This Thursdays Open Mic. Didn’t we all have a great time?
Can’t wait for next week!!
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Phoenix Cultural Centre shared their event. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday is Open Mic Night

January 4, 2018, 8:00pm - March 29, 2018, 5:00pm

They're Back!!! The Phoenix Centres Open Mic Nights. Starting 4th January. Bring your own booze or buy our tea, coffee and soft drinks. £3 on the door to cover costs. More details via email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks to Argonaut who played a brilliant set on Sunday a band not from round here but with members from Woking’s rich Music heritage who came back to play for us and support our project - Nathan also jumped in to help out Phoenix Chroi who had to do a last minute set due to an artist no show and Lorna covered the door so we could play - top People top band - they even played their song about Woking 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks so much to all our lovely family and friends who came along to see our acoustic show at the Phoenix Cultural Centre. Wonderful venue and wonderful work being done in Woking by Elaine and team!

This Thursday! 18 Jan open mic 8pm all levels welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday is Open Mic Night

January 4, 2018, 8:00pm - March 29, 2018, 5:00pm

They're Back!!! The Phoenix Centres Open Mic Nights. Starting 4th January. Bring your own booze or buy our tea, coffee and soft drinks. £3 on the door to cover costs. More details via email phoenixculturalcentre@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks to Argonaut and The Paperwaits featured artists today and to Phoenix Chroi for stepping into the breach and doing a set in place of Beau Sejour and for Nathan from Argonaut for helping them out on guitar.

Fantastic day of live music, lovely audience - next Sunday acoustic session is on 18 February featuring Pepper & Shepherd, Lisa VonH & TBC put the date in your diary!
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Argonaut fantastic stuff ... See MoreSee Less

A further step for the protection of music venues and culture as he said it is not all about developing it is making places where people want to live ... See MoreSee Less

John Spellar presents the Agent of Change bill in the UK House of Commons, January 10th 2018.

Our next Acoustic Sunday this Sunday 14 January!!! Fantastic line up of three great bands ... See MoreSee Less

Acoustic Sunday Feat: Argonaut, Beau Sejour, The Paperwaits

January 14, 2018, 1:30pm - January 14, 2018, 11:00am

Continuing our Sunday Acoustic Sessions bringing you the best in unsigned music in a lo-fi ambience and our unique intimate welcoming musician/community run non profit venue in Woking. Featuring Argonaut - a band whose catalogue spans from songs about Woking to their new release Argonaut Forever getting 5 star reviews in national press and radio play on Steve Lamacq’s show Beau Sejour the project of Andy Gibbard (beausejourofficial.co.uk/about) brings succinct lyrics, an observation on life today experimenting with different medium to get his message out there. The Paperwaits who unfortunately were rained off with illness in December are rescheduled to appear this month. This Guildford based young band bring a typical English flavour a la The Kinks and Quo’s Pictures of Matchstick Men mixed with 60’s Californian Garage Psych to the scene. So at £6 otd BYOB come and join us for an afternoon of excellent new original live music in our lovely venue.

We are part of this movement please support ... See MoreSee Less

Agent of Change goes to Parliament

Meeting tonight at The Phoenix Cultural Centre Goldsworth Rd ... See MoreSee Less

January Green Drinks Woking

January 10, 2018, 8:00pm - January 10, 2018, 4:00pm

Woking Green Drinks is an informal platform to network and promote your green projects, business and have a chat around sustainability and green issues in the Woking area. Bring your flyers and ideas. We have already brought to life groups like Incredible Edible Woking and are currently thinking about crafting and zero waste. Bring your own drinks and snacks. The meeting takes place at the Fiery Bird, an independent community centre in Goldsworth Road.