2020 starts here

We begin 2020 with talks and workshops to inspire you, a public consultation about the future development of Colonnade House to get you thinking, a new round of funding for creative projects, a chance to gain insight into digital technology and the return of Films on the Gallery Wall.

Colonnade House is a hub for what’s happening in Worthing and we look forward to growing bigger and even better in the 2020s – join in with our programme and be part of it too.


Creative Commissions 2020

Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions 2020
Applications open from 1 January

Adur & Worthing Trust announce a new round of Creative Commissions with two briefing events and a showcase of the 2019 projects that were supported.
You could apply for up to £500, or one of three 3D printers for a creative project in 2020. Check out the full details and criteria for making applications.

Marketing Workshop

Marketing, Social Media, Press – with Anne-Marie Shepherd
13 January // 10:00 – 12:00 // Tickets available

Getting your name and product out into the world can be creative and fun, and Anne-Marie Shepherd will guide you through all the tools you need to make a success of your creative business in this informative workshop. And just in case you are missing the festive feasting, there will be cake!


DRIVA arts DRIVA: Introduction
13 January // 13:30 – 14:30 // Free – booking essential

If you have not yet connected with the DRIVA project, this is your opportunity to get up to speed with this project that connects creatives, business and data with access to ‘big data’ at Gatwick Airport. Announcing the first round of Superfused Awards, this introductory session will give an overview of everything you need to know.

DRIVA arts DRIVA: Data Driven Innovation
13 January // 16:00 – 18:00 // Free – booking essential

The first of two sessions looking in more depth at the people and projects that are providing the inspiration for DRIVA projects, Mike Herd, Director of the Sussex Innovation Centre from 1997 – 2019, will be sharing the stories of data-driven businesses that have grown from the germ of an idea into something much bigger.

SOL Design Collective

The Price is Right!
14 January // 09:30 – 12:00 // Tickets available

This is the workshop for you if you are unsure about how to price your artwork. Jan Burgess from Sol Design will take you through all the questions around how to value your work and help you to arrive at a place where you feel the price is right.

Public Consultation

Public Consultation
14 January // 14:00 – 20:00 // Free entry

Detailed plans to develop and expand Worthing’s successful creative hub into a launchpad for digital firms of the future are set to be unveiled. Have your say at the public consultation in our Main Gallery, or via an online feedback form that will be available shortly.

Clare Plumley

Experiencing Data: Sensory Data Mapping
15 January // 14:00 – 16:00 // Free – booking essential

Artist Clare Plumley collects smiles and other sensory data. How is it possible to look at our emotional communication as data, and what does it tell us about ourselves and others? Find out how Clare uses sensory data as part of her art practice, and try some practical fieldwork as part of the session.

Social Media for Creatives 2020

Social Media for Creatives
15 January // 18:00 – 20:00 // Tickets available

If the idea of setting up an Instagram account, or Facebook page fills you with fear, join local artist Nicky Bell who will dispel your dread and get you started with social media. Your ticket for this friendly evening includes a glass of wine and time for networking.

Space to Make
18 – 30 January // Various times // Free entry

What are people in Worthing making and doing with digital tech? Find out during the Space to Make project at Colonnade House. Book a space on a free family workshop, or take the opportunity to come to a ‘Work in Progress’ session with local creatives and community groups.

Films on the Gallery Wall
1-9 February // Various times // Booking essential

Our film festival returns with a hand-picked selection of features and shorts both local and international. Grab your tickets ahead of the rush for classic suspense, rare archive footage, animated shorts and prize-winning features.