As part of an ongoing series that aims to connect growing business and individuals in Worthing, each year Colonnade House hosts several professional development weeks that encompass a variety of events designed to share and build skills. This May Colonnade House is collaborating with local businesses to host a range of informative and engaging talks that aim to advance creative careers.



Worthing Digital Talks: Using Data as a Creative Material with Mike Brondbjerg

Tuesday 7 May // 19.00 – 21.00

Free admission

Your data, with it’s stories and characteristics, contains the features, textures, peaks & troughs of your endeavours and is bound uniquely to you. Using this data as the seed in your creative process, allows you to produce data art, design & visualisation, that has the uniqueness & serendipity of your endeavours embedded within it.

Mike will look at how data, in one form or another, connects all of his projects and how he’s used it in very different ways.

Mike Brondbjerg is a partner at Kultur Design, a creative studio specialising in projects ranging from analytical information design & data visualisations through to data illustration and generative design.

Mike is currently working on data visualisation projects within the Intelligence Unit of London’s City Hall for the GLA / Mayor of London.








Artists Networking Breakfast

Tuesday 7 May // 9.00

Free admission

The popular monthly networking breakfast in May includes Jess Winkworth, Economic Development Officer from West Sussex County Council, who will be sharing insights, future plans and how you can get involved with the Experience West Sussex tourism initiative.

Experience West Sussex is a partnership initiative between the councils of West Sussex, and aims to establish the area as a short-break destination to local and international visitors through marketing, PR, advertising and investment plans.



Worthing & Beyond: A New Network for Creatives

Wednesday 8 May // 18.00 – 20.00

Free admission (Sold out)

Calling all Worthing creatives!

Tom Lavis, Creative Director at Huxley,  co-ran a frozen yogurt brand in Brighton called Lick, and puts a lot of its success down to the relationship the business has with Brighton and the local creatives.

With his new project ‘Worthing & Beyond‘ – Tom is aiming to build a comprehensive online network of Worthing creatives with the aim of encouraging other businesses to reach out to them and forge similar, mutually beneficial relationships.

His talk on 8 May is all about his journey to this point, and how he sees Worthing & Beyond growing over the next 12 months. He will be asking for ideas and feedback, and hoping the guests enjoy an informal evening with free beer and food.



The Miniclick Photo Talks: Worthing

Thursday 9 May // 18.00 – 21.00

Free admission

Since 2010 The Miniclick Photography Talks have been putting on free and open talks, workshops, feedback sessions and exhibitions on photography featuring some of the biggest names from around the World.

In May in Worthing, they are presenting five short talks from a range of talented photographers, followed by an open guided peer review session that all are welcome to join. The review sessions are a continuation of a support programme Miniclick have been running over the last year, and offer participants the chance to receive feedback on ongoing work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Attendance to the talks is free and open to all.

The review is also free and open to people of all levels and experience, but please email in advance if you’d like to be involved.



Worthing Community Chest: Pop-Up Recycling Collection

Friday 10 May // 12.00 – 14.00

Saturday 11 May // 10.00 – 15.00

We are hosting a pop up recycling collection at Colonnade House! Come and give Worthing Community Chest your unwanted stuff and they will put all the money raised back into their grants pot.

Items wanted include clothing & shoes, laptops and phones, jewellery, banknotes and coins, printer cartridges and stamps.

Worthing Community Chest has four annual funding rounds that help Worthing’s wonderful local groups and charities to continue to work hard to benefit our community.