The Phoenix Cultural Centre Woking Crowdfunding CampaignWritten by Elaine McGinty
We're launching a crowdfunding campaign - choose your reward!
For a few years now, there's been lots going on in the small venue. We had acoustic nights of excellent original music, family days, employment training, confidence building, beginners' open mics, writers' workshops, launches and so much more with every age group and background. We've also organised music outdoors, including StreetLive and the annual Phoenix Rising event in Woking park.
Now we are going to be moving into a large venue that can do all this AND bring in great national artists, give full band support slots and be a place for everyone to build. Together we can do so much!
This project is owned by the town and its residents. There are 100,000 people living here - imagine what we can make happen for our children and grandchildren. We can build something that they can own and be proud of, where they can express themselves, relax and not be anything other than their wild, wonderful amazing selves!
The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise funds we can use to get the venue up and running - including improving accessibility and lighting for daytime use. Please contribute if you can and share it with everyone you know! Please help us to get off to a flying start. We have this building for three years and we want to start something amazing that can last for generations…
That link again: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-fiery-bird/
Album launch gig - all proceeds to the Phoenix project
Woking band Phoenix Chroi are celebrating the start of an important milestone year for them with the release of their second album 'Humanity Lands' at its launch on 25 February in Guildford. All proceeds from the night will go to The Phoenix Culture Centre CIC.
The post punk/new wave band have been busy over recent years not only with their own music but developing other musicians, writing projects and, of course, The Phoenix Cultural Centre project.
Humanity Lands is a collection of ten powerful songs covering stories from the lives of people living under regenerating landscapes (Pigeons) the wants vs needs Generation (Ashes) and the title track Humanity Lands, an exhortation to look to the examples of generations past to be brave and rebuild a future for all.
The album launch will take place at the City Club, St Joseph's Road in Guildford on Saturday 25 February with support from festival favourites Morgellons, young ska punk ambassadors Skaciety and DJs Rudeboy Productions. MC on the night will be Undercover Festival founder Mick Moriarty, keeping them all in order. The band want the night to be a party to celebrate with supporters and friends.
Entry is £5 with all proceeds going to The Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC.
Our aim is to run a lively, colourful and welcoming live music venue in Woking, creating a joyful space where people from Woking's diverse communities can experience different types of music and cultural activities. Want to get involved? Get in touch!
The Phoenix Cultural Centre
27 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6JT, GB