As part of an ongoing series that aims to help you develop your creative business, each year Colonnade House hosts several Professional Development Weeks that encompass a variety of events designed to share and build skills. This January, Colonnade House is hosting a range of informative and engaging events, including digital tech sessions, that aim to provoke conversation and advance creative careers.

All events are free of charge.


Meet the RISE team

This event has been rescheduled to 1 February, 12.30 – 14.00 

Get fully funded, research-led advice and innovation support for your business ideas. The RISE programme is aimed at Sussex-based small and medium enterprises and gives access to the wealth of knowledge and expertise on your doorstep from two local research and innovation-led universities: University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

Meet Mark and Zoe from RISE at this introductory session and get 1-to-1 advice about your ideas, eligibility and how to sign up. 

In-person event by prior booking only – numbers limited 

Book here.

Independent Worthing

This event has been rescheduled to 2 February 2022, 18.00 – 19.30

What does Independent Worthing do for local independent businesses? Founders Sophie Morgan-Gilder and Graeme Roche have plenty of ideas and you can meet them and find out more about their ambitions for local businesses to flourish and to serve the community. Their Facebook group already has more than 5000 members, so this active network is definitely one to watch. Join Sophie and Graeme at this informal event to share ideas and a glass of wine.
In-person event by prior booking only – numbers limited.

Book here.



WorthingDigital Talks:  Digital Sustainability, Free, Booking essential

Thursday 13 January 2022 // 19.00 – 20.00  

A talk and discussion on digital sustainability and the role of digital in net zero.

How do we create a modern sustainable digital infrastructure? Join us in January 2022 for a lively discussion about the role of digital in net zero.

We’ll be joined by speakers from Adur & Worthing Council and Rebecca Kimber of – a sustainable, ethically responsible and environmentally friendly web hosting company based in Brighton.

Book here.



Ever fancied trying out a laser cutter or 3D printer? This week book yourself onto one of our sessions and test out our machines. Following on from the Space to Make project, we have set up some more opportunities to do 3D printing and laser cutting;


Glowforge laser cutting

Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 January, 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 daily, Booking essential

Book a two-hour session on our amazing Glowforge laser cutter! We can take you through the basics, or bring your own project ready to go.

Find out how to cut and engrave designs into a range of materials using our Glowforge laser cutter. You may already have a project ready to go, or you may want a tour of the basics to get an idea of what is possible, but in either case book a two-hour session and we will assist you to use the machine and show you what it can do.

If you don’t know about the Glowforge, please take a look at their website and community pages to see some of the amazing things that have been made and find out more about the capabilities and limitations of these machines here.

We will provide some basic materials for people who are new to Glowforge to use as test pieces but if you have a specific project you will need to provide your own materials. If so, please ensure that they are compatible with a Glowforge Basic machine.

Book here.

3D Printing

Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 January, 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 daily, Booking essential

Book a 3D Printing session – whether it’s your first time ever, or you have a project ready to print, we will guide you through.

Get started with 3D printing with help from staff at Colonnade House. Last year our Creality Ender machine was used to print multi-part models, cookie cutters and miniature buildings amongst other things as part of the Space to Make project. You can import a design of your own, or build a model from scratch in the 3D Creality software.

Find out more about the machine and what it can do here.

Book here.

Persistent Peril: Animated Gallery

Viewable all week in Gallery 1

Watch as the artwork on the gallery walls come to life when viewed through a mobile phone, via the free Artivive app. The artwork will continue to come to life again and again (and again).

Persistent Peril are a local animation studio, based in Worthing’s Colonnade House. They create bold 2D character animation for music videos, tv commercials and educational content. Their clients include Harper Collins, Dulux, Shakespeare’s Globe and Cats Protection.