The Modfather reflects on life, lockdown and a new album

WOKING’S most famous musical son, Paul Weller, is set to release his 15th solo album, On Sunset, later this month and he’s feeling content – despite the COVID-19 lockdown interrupting promotion for... Read more »

Woking’s lost ballroom of Atalanta

THE Atalanta ballroom in Woking’s Commercial Road will be remembered by many who were in and around the local area in the 1950s and 60s. Artists who would soon become famous played... Read more »

Bringing generations together through music, stories and art

A PROJECT that brings together children and elderly people in care homes and hospitals through the arts has been continuing its work during the coronavirus lockdown. Intergenerational Music Making (IMM) was set... Read more »

Organisers ‘Desperately sad’ as Chobham Festival is cancelled

CHOBHAM Festival, an annual series of cultural events, is the latest public entertainment victim of the coronavirus crisis. The committee which organises the concerts and other performances held in the village each... Read more »

Disney dancing fundraiser to help the hospice

A DANCE-ALONG to Disney musical songs is helping to raise funds for Woking Hospice with a live event on Saturday. “I’m running a fundraiser for the hospice as I am currently on... Read more »

In praise of life in Pyrford

A JAUNTY song in praise of Pyrford is helping to raise money for Woking Hospice. The Pyrford Song by Ian Wishart has raised £1,800, split between the charity based in Goldsworth Park... Read more »

Fiery Bird hopes for a brighter future

THE Fiery Bird live music venue is preparing for life after lockdown by readying a possible move to a long-term home and taking part in a national campaign to save the homes... Read more »

Music legend talks about re-releasing hit for NHS

POP music legend Allan Clarke has been interviewed on Radio Woking to promote the re-release of his Hollies hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother to raise money for NHS charities. Clarke... Read more »

Singalong lifts village spirits

THE residents of Byfleet are taking part in a mass singalong from their gardens and streets to bring some cheer to the local community. Byfleet Sings was set up by former professional... Read more »

Local actor streams performances live from Gordon’s School

AN ACTOR and musician who is a house parent at Gordon’s School is entertaining local families with open air musical performances. Ben Heathcote, who has appeared on the West End in The... Read more »