Space to Make


Space to Make is a project to test the concept of a makerspace for Worthing.

Space to Make will run from 18 – 30 January 2020 and will give people a chance to try out digital tech, to find out what people are making and doing with it, to share ideas and promote collaboration.

Colonnade House is expanding in the next two years into a creative digital hub with ultrafast broadband connection and more space for people who work in the creative industries. Since opening in 2016, Worthing’s creative community has made great use of their creative hub – whether as a place to work, a place to exhibit, a place to network with others or a place to develop skills and knowledge.

We are excited about the opportunity to do more in a new building, and in particular to explore the potential benefits that a makerspace could bring to this community.

Space to Make is a programme of events and activity by and for people in Worthing – from the perspectives of the public, professionals and the community. Through this we are testing the idea of a makerspace: what do people want to make? what kinds of equipment should it have? how can it be made accessible? what kinds of benefits could it bring?

To test this out, we are working with community organisations and creative industry professionals and partnering with Tech Resort who will be facilitating some of the activities, skilling us up, and providing their technical expertise and equipment.

By the end of this project, we will have evidence of demand for a makerspace, and will have opened up dialogue with organisations and individuals across Worthing about what it could look like – and how we can make it happen!

Watch this space for information!

Free weekend sessions for children and adults to explore digital tech together:

Saturday 18th January – 3D Printing

In this session, learn to use software to create your own 3D models and then see our printers in action. You can make anything you like…within reason…and our trusty elves* will help you with the design and to optimise it for 3D printing.

Suitable for age 8+

Limited places: each child must be accompanied by an adult. Book Here

*the elves are from our project partners Tech Resort

Sunday 19 January – Build a scribbling machine.

Get hands-on with a motor and some bits and pieces to build an autonomous art-making machine. At the end of the session you can take your machine home to wow your family!

Suitable for age 8+

There will be two sessions: 10:30 -12.50 and 14:00 -16.20 and we will have places for 3 parent/child pairs every 20 mins (each scribbler takes about 40 mins to make). No advance booking – just come along and wait for your turn (if it’s raining we can take your name and there are some nice cafes nearby where you can wait).

Space to Make is supported by the Crafts Council, West Sussex County Council, Adur & Worthing Councils and Adur & Worthing Trust.