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Funded on Spacehive 19 June 2015

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Phoenix Cultural Centre By Phoenix Cultural Centre

Phoenix Cultural Centre wants to create an Arts and Performance Project in Woking

Woking Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 19 Jun 2015!

A free Our Big Gig event at Woking Park on Sunday 19th July 2015, bringing families and the local community together to enjoy live music performances.
Phoenix Cultural Centre has been growing as a cultural hub for Woking over the last 6 years, providing music in the community, a venue for original music, as well as a performance and development centre for new local musicians. Once again this year, we have teamed up with Our Big Gig to host a dedicated event in Woking Park, centred around the Bandstand as a main stage with acoustic performers and buskers at other locations on site.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver an Our Big Gig event in Woking Park
  • Organise food and beverage suppliers
  • Programme 8 hours of performances featuring local and original musicians and Dj’s from a first gig to professional level
  • Provide space for local art and craft groups and community and wellbeing groups to give out information
  • Broadcast on Radio Woking
  • Have space and instruments for people to participate in making music and ‘give it a go’ sessions
  • Provide a tent holding a free songwriting workshop

Why it's a great idea:

Since 2013 nearly 400,000 people have attended over 500 Our Big Gig events which have seen a wide variety of musical activities take place in a range of community spaces. Phoenix Cultural Centre has been part of this national initiative since running the Bandstand Marathon in 2012 the national event to close the Paralympic games which preceded Our Big Gig.

Phoenix Cultural Centre is a Community Interest group run entirely by local volunteers including experienced musicians as well as people from business and the Public Sector, who share a passion for original music performance and bringing wellbeing to the community through music activities.

Phoenix Cultural Centre aims to provide a centre for Woking which stages live music and arts events and has space for Community groups to use. A ‘safe space’ where people can experience different types of music and cultural activities alongside space for those who need rooms for workshops, events and support/advice activities.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have significant past experience of hosting similar events, including last year’s Our Big Gig
  • We have the support of local businesses
  • We have unique knowledge of local musicians and performers
  • We are extensively networked to other community groups with common aims to improve wellbeing in Woking
  • We can promote our event and project through our well-developed social media network
  • We have a committed organising team including professional project managers
  • We have a large pool of volunteers to draw on
  • We have a strong relationship with Woking Advertiser, Radio Woking, The Guide To Woking and WeLoveWoking

This campaign is to raise additional funds to be used exclusively to support Phoenix Cultural Centre in staging this event.


Location Woking

About the space

Custom Area


Woking Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £542

Tent Hire - £100 (18%)
Public Address System hire - £100 (18%)
Performer refreshments and incidentals - £100 (18%)
Steward refreshments - £50 (9%)
Publicity, posters & flyers - £50 (9%)
Steward hi-viz tabards - £50 (9%)
Bin bags and gloves for litter pickers - £25 (5%)
Other misc expenses - £25 (5%)
Other - £42 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Tent Hire
Public Address System hire
Performer refreshments and incidentals
Steward refreshments
Publicity, posters & flyers
Steward hi-viz tabards
Bin bags and gloves for litter pickers
Other misc expenses
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £542

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