Autumn sweeps in with a blast of colour and celebration – we have exhibitions by West Sussex Art Society and Creative Waves, and kick off October with an ambitious 24-Hour novel writing project – read on to find out more! By the end of the month we hope our gallery will be back to its usual self again when our windows are finally repaired. Our temporary hoardings are looking great though, with a snazzy makeover from Sam Murdoch. 

A Wave of Creative Energy – Celebrating 10 Years of Creative Waves
Exhibition // 5 – 10 October // 10.00 – 17.00 daily // Plus free workshops

Nessy and Nadia are a wave of creative energy in themselves as you’ll see from this look back over ten years of creative projects across Worthing which include the fabulous decorative glass panels on the pier, murals and outdoor artwork in gardens and parks. You can get involved in creating their latest mosaic piece for the Bug Cycle garden (booking essential) or drop in at any time to join the collaborative art activities which are  one of this year’s Creative Commissions. Save some energy to enjoy the exhibition of artwork that Nessy and Nadia make themselves – sculptures from found materials and abstract mixed media paintings. 


West Sussex Art Society: Studio Sale
Exhibition // 12 – 17 October // 10.00 – 17.00

Roll up! Roll up! For one week only grab a bargain at the West Sussex Art Society Studio Sale. There are works for all tastes and all pockets, and you will be supporting locally based artists. Why not treat yourself and brighten up a hallway or a corner of your living room, or you might even spot something that will make the perfect present (because Christmas is not too far away!). Click below to find out more about the artists taking part.


Sussex 24 Hour Novel
2 – 3 October // 10.00 – 17.00 

They all said it was impossible – apart from the Bard of Worthing who’s going ahead and doing it! Joe Bunn will bring together a group of writers to plan, write and publish a novel in just 24 Hours. You can come and watch the words fly as they plot their way to their goal, and take part in free workshops. The project is supported by the Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions.


Space to Make Sessions: October 2021
19 – 23 October // 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 // Free – Booking essential

Space to Make is our ongoing exploration of digital tech to test the idea of establishing a maker space in Worthing in the future. Book a free session to try out our laser cutter or 3D printer, whether you have a particular project in mind, or just want to find out more about what they can do. We also hope to be hosting some half-term coding fun for young people – check Brighton Science Festival for the latest info!

Get Online Week
18 – 24 October // Free events

CityFibreWorthingDigital and partners are running free online and in-person events during Get Online Week – a digital inclusion campaign organised by the Good Things Foundation which aims to support people with digital skills, knowledge and learning. For details of each event and to book your FREE place, from games design to using platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram there’s something for all interests and levels of experience – with more being added daily!

Rise: Research and Innovation Programme

The Rise programme is aimed at supporting innovation in small and medium sized businesses in Sussex. If you have an idea that would benefit from further research and development with tailored support from academic staff in any subject area at Brighton or Sussex universities, sign up and begin with a free in-depth business diagnostic to help you develop your innovation approach. The programme is FREE and there is no match funding required to take part.

List your events for free.

The new Time for Worthing website is now live and is the ‘go to’ website for anyone looking to invest, live or visit Worthing. You can list your events for free, and get involved in visitor marketing campaigns. This month why not add #autumninWorthing to your social posts and get them reshared to visitors and residents.

Recover and Rise

This new programme for businesses will help you learn to utilise digital tools to grow your online presence,  attract and retain new customers and work more productively. The workshops will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will run through to January 2022.