Support your local Art Centre

July 23, 2013

In these times of austerity there is little money available for the arts.  Despite this many towns in the UK have their own centres which are a haven for struggling artists to showcase their work.  One such place is The Phoenix Cultural Centre in Woking which opened its doors in early June.

The town has always provided places for art to flourish.  There is a notable Martian statue near the main square, musicians such as The Jam hail from here and the writer H G Wells set the beginning of his novel “The War Of The Worlds” on nearby Horsell Common.

Yesterday I spent a wonderful evening at the Phoenix centre listening to live music.  I even recited a couple of poems and sold one of my audio books.  It is encouraging to find that there are still opportunities for artists to take advantage of the local facilities available.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press.

Phoenix Arts Centre
http://phoenixculturalcentre.org.uk

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Off to Madrid for a few days on Sunday

February 27, 2013

Watch out for blog, tweets and photos.  Called into Woking post office lunchtime for Euros.  One euro is now nearly worth one British pound – time to holiday in UK.  Called into the Herbert Wells while in Woking for a pint of Piddle (a Dorset ale) and a burger.

Woking Martian

Back jogging to Hockey Club regularly again – should nullify the effects of the beer and burger I consumed.