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What’s on this weekend? What are you up to?

IMAGE: ‘Worthing Pier’ by Emma Bennett. Worthing Artists Open Houses Venue 50, 6-8 Marine Parade. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, check out our listings guide for what’s going on. Here’s some stuff we’ve picked out. Fri 21 Jun - Sun 23...

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Worthing Lions Festival 2019

Hear Worthing roar when the fabulous Lions Summer Festival rolls into town from Saturday 20 July to Saturday 10 August this year. Find out more info in the July issue 4-8.

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The drinks are on us!

Fancy a tipple? We spoke to Worthing’s mixologists and bartenders to find out what makes those in the know say hello.

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What’s on this weekend? What are you up to?

If you are looking for things to do this weekend, check out our listings guide for what’s going on. Here’s some stuff we’ve picked out.Fri 14 JunZOG 4.30pm. Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things...

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What’s on this weekend? What are you up to?

If you are looking for things to do this weekend, check out our listings guide for what’s going on. Here’s some stuff we’ve picked out.Ongoing – Sun 9 Junm(Other) 10am. Colonnade House. 11 artist-mothers come together to reflect upon their experiences of...

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What’s on this weekend? What are you up to?

If you are looking for things to do this weekend, check out our listings guide for what’s going on. Here’s some stuff we’ve picked out. Fri 31 May - Sun 2 Jun East Beach Artists Collective Colonnade House. Original work from some local artists. FREE....

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Worthing Artists Open Houses 2019

Artists all over Worthing are putting their art on show for three summer weekends, and you are invited to come along and enjoy it all. In venues throughout the borough, the work of over 200 artists will be on display – some of it for sale.

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Top spots for beachfront eats

Beach House. It was a tough call choosing between all the eateries these guys run because they really know how to nail alfresco eating, but Beach House just inched it thanks to their upgraded sun deck and seafront location.

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Community Matters – Worthing Rowing Club

Rowing is one of those sports at which Britons are supposed to excel, because it involves sitting down and using expensive pieces of equipment like a boat or a bike or a horse.But as a community activity, it probably struggles unfairly against its own...

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Creative careers with Worthing High School

Here & Now teamed up with Patt Fallon of Bald Designs to deliver a design brief to Worthing High Year 9 students as part of a creative careers project.  HANNAH MITCHELL produced the winning design, making a 3D image, which was selected to feature as...

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50 Sides of Worthing with Henna Chowdhury

HERE & NOW CHATTED TO HENNA CHOWDHURY, a British-Asian mother of three girls who has lived in Worthing for over 30 years, works as a receptionist at a GP surgery in the town centre and has just been elected as the Labour councillor for Gaisford Ward....

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Let’s go to Broadwater!

Head up the A27 out of town and you’ll hit Broadwater, home of the oldest cricket club in Worthing and a rather snazzy triangular green. Here’s our pick of what to do…

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High Roller: Worthing Observation Wheel (WOW)

Worthing is on the up – and this time, we’re talking literally. This summer, the landmark Worthing Observation Wheel (or WOW) arrives on the prom at a record-breaking 46 metres tall, making it the largest observation wheel on the south coast.

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Steamhammer: Part 1 (1968 – 1970)

Of the hundreds of bands Worthing has given the world, a few have gone on to international success. This century the likes of Royal Blood and The Ordinary Boys carved a name for themselves (the Time Machine will reach them eventually), but they were far from the first.

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Meet Wheelchair Racer, Nathan Freeman

Meet wheelchair racer Nathan, challenging the limitations of disability After surgery resulted in being classed as a ‘wheelchair user’, Nathan Freeman was determined to find a sport that filled him with excitement and passion. Nathan, who has cerebral palsy, was...

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Plastic Fantastic

Even in the long and uneven history of awards ceremonies, I doubt that many people have won an award for something they haven’t done yet. But that’s precisely what happened earlier this year to the organisers of Plastic Free Worthing when the people of this town voted...

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50 Sides With Phil Duckett

We caught up with Phil Duckett, co-owner of Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion, after the pier was crowned Pier of the Year 2019, the second time the Grade II-listed Art Deco structure has been awarded the title. Congratulations on the win! Thanks! The exciting thing...

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Part 1: Have a Field Day

WHETHER YOUR IDEA OF A FESTIVAL is a night under the stars, joining in an impromptu ceilidh, running around with the kids chasing bubbles or barrel-loads of beer, we’ve got something to suit all tastes and budgets in our Here & Now 2019 festival guide. Worthing...

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Fever Pitch: Interview with Kenny Tutt

You must have heard that Worthing’s very own Kenny Tutt won MasterChef last year, and this month his much-anticipated restaurant Pitch opens. Here & Now caught up with Kenny to see how he’s holding up!

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Bar 42: 2011 – Present

Converted from a Victorian terraced house to Waldorf’s Café in the 1960s, 42 Marine Parade initially served ice cream with a dash of rock’n’roll spirit. By the mid-80s it had become the Boat and Anchor pub, with netting and plastic lobsters on the ceiling and a...

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3 Choirs – An Evening of Gospel & Soul

Saturday 22 June 7.30pm, St Paul’s 3 Choirs – An Evening of Gospel & Soul returns to Worthing in June for the third year running, this year with renowned choral director and vocal coach Mark De-Lisser as guest director. Famed for arranging Stand by Me for the...

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Artist Profile: Interview with Marie Vickers

Here & Now spoke to Worthing-based artist Marie Vickers, whose work featured in the recent West Sussex Art Society’s exhibition at Colonnade House, about her development as an artist and her inspiration.

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Easter Fun for Big Kids (and Small) – Easter Holidays 2019

Searching for fun things to do with your kids this February Half-Term? Look no further! From becoming the next Bake Off star to bouncing on giant bouncy castles, we have the ultimate list of events for your kids to enjoy in and around Worthing. Even Fortnite plate painting is included!

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Sunny Worthing Awards Winners 2019

You voted. They won! Last month, we at Here & Now ensconced ourselves front and centre at Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion and had a fabulous time at the latest Sunny Worthing Awards. Compered this year by Bob Smytherman, the awards recognise business and...

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50 Sides of Worthing with Brenock O’Connor

For the watch As we gear up for the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Here & Now chatted to Worthing-born and bred Brenock O’Connor, who as farm boy-turned-steward Olly stabbed fan favourite Jon Snow through the heart (and in the back) right at the end of...

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Here & Now Live! Colonnade House, 19 – 24 March 2019

Here & Now Live!  We’re live, we’re loud and we’re listening! Here & Now is taking up residence at Colonnade House 19 – 24 March. Come and tell us about the #stuffthatmatters to you in Worthing. Check out the events below and get involved! Drop in to meet the...

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So You’ve Never Been To… SUSSEXDIGITAL

Started by Mark Ford, WorthingDigital is just one part of SussexDigital, a county-wide collection of groups that run digitally-focused events. Most are held in Worthing, Horsham and Hastings but we are always looking to add to this list.

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What She Said: Women of Worthing Speak

WOMEN OF WORTHING, be proud of where you come from! At Here & Now to mark International Women’s Day we’ve looked at some of the inspiring women who’ve lived, studied and worked in our town and surrounding areas. Each of these women has argued, fought, strived or...

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Shirley Western: Part 2 (1973 – Present)

Last month the Time Machine followed singer Shirley Western from her childhood through to her performing in swinging 60s London with Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, hanging out with The Beatles, Shirley Bassey and the Queen Mother, and appearing regularly on BBC Radio.

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Things To Do With Kids – February Half Term

Searching for fun things to do with your kids this February Half-Term? Look no further! From becoming the next Bake Off star to bouncing on giant bouncy castles, we have the ultimate list of events for your kids to enjoy in and around Worthing. Even Fortnite plate painting is included!

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Fantastic Stories and Where to Find Them

Storytelling seems to be something we crave when the nights draw in and the weather chills. Not too long ago, people clustered around the fire to tell tales on a wintry night, and a good storyteller was valuable to the family and the community.

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The Art of Noise

More and more creative people are choosing Worthing as their home town. People like choreographer Jennifer Irons and audio visual artist Zach Walker, who together form makeAMPLIFY.

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Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

In the late 1970s and first half of the ‘80s, the Shirley Western Showband was a well-loved fixture of Worthing’s entertainment scene. Every Thursday night at the Pavilion and Saturday night at the Assembly Hall they’d bring a dose of glamour and big band panache to the town.

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Lights! Camera! WORTHING!

Ever since William Laurie Dickson arrived in Worthing in 1898 with a horse-drawn camera and a plan to capture English seaside scenes in motion, our town has been in love with films and film-making.

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So you’ve never been to a… MICROPUB

Why go? For the range of quality local beer and ales on tap. For the company of passionate, knowledgeable owners, who are proud of their independence and fiercely community-minded.

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Sunny Worthing Awards 2019

Congratulations to everyone that has been nominated for an award this year! If you’d like to get your hands on a ticket or two, here is what you need to know.

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Better Business Show 2019

Come and learn from the experts, be inspired by the speakers, snap up the show offers and leave with a wealth of information and those all-important connections to build your business at The Better Business Show, Worthing 2019.

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A Stroll Around the Sculptures in Shoreham & Adur

Fascinating Adur. Regretting that extra helping of Christmas pud? Whether it’s a hike up Cissbury Ring or a stroll along the prom, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bracing ways to burn off the post-Christmas blues.

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The Tide is Turning for Plastic Pollution

We are a town by the sea, making water and plastic pollution key issues for us as a community, so it’s no surprise to see movements towards zero waste and plastic free living growing in Worthing.

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Volunteer in 2019

There’s an episode of Friends in which Phoebe spends an entire day trying to find an act of kindness that doesn’t deliver some sort of benefit to the person doing the deed.

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Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

This month’s Time Machine offers a photo gallery interlude courtesy of one of Worthing’s most devoted gig-goers. Since his retirement in 2013, Rod Cohen and his camera have been a regular feature on the town’s small but devoted micro-gig circuit.

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Making Spirits Bright

In case it’s escaped your attention, Christmas is coming and the Goose is getting…well, packed with revellers. Maybe you’re meh about mince pies, cheesed off by carol singing, narked at the nativities and sick of St Nick.

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Team Triumph

Sports Round Up As we approach the end of 2018, it is certainly worth looking back on what has been a significant year in Worthing sport. Let’s start where we left off: Worthing-based Murray Hambro has spent the past month in Sydney at the Invictus Games, an...

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31 December 2017 – New Year’s Eve in Worthing

Just because you own a musical time machine, it doesn’t mean you have to keep going back decades, to the last century and all that. Sometimes it’s a blast to just pop back a year, maybe take a peek at what Worthing was up to on the 31 December 2017.

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The Alternative Christmas Gift

If you’re racking your brains trying to think of a gift with a difference… Here’s our round up of fun alternatives to novelty socks, cheap perfume and wall-to-wall stationery sets.

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The Art of the Master copy 

David Henty is an artist with a world wide reputation, built on his amazing ability to reproduce the work of other artists. He was always able to draw, copying from books, and then ‘livening up’ canvasses from his father’s antique business by adding detail precisely in the style of the original.

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The Mission: Gigs For Kids

Here & Now meets Shoreham Allstars’ Dave O’Connell. It’s 10 years since bass player, guitarist, songwriter and tutor Dave O’Connell started Shoreham Allstars.

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Skeptics in the Pub 5th Birthday!

To celebrate their fifth birthday, Worthing’s ‘SKEPTICS IN THE PUB’ are holding a ‘WE ARE FIVE’ party, 24 Oct. Half of ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ giving a talk! We caught up with John from the Skeptics to give us the lowdown on the group. H&N: What’s this Skeptics...

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The Time CRASS played Worthing

CRASS Play Field Place Worthing, Saturday 6 June 1981 If The Sex Pistols kick-started the British punk movement and The Clash flashlit the possibility of social commentary, Crass actually lived punk as a political idea. They were punk’s conscience. Active between 1977...

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50 Sides of Worthing with Ant Dickinson

Ant Dickinson and his business partner Barrie Reading are taking over Coast Cafe. Here & Now’s editor first met Ant in Feast many years ago, and recalls his cajoling customers into supporting the latest community events before asking, “do you want granary, brown or white on that…”

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Worthing’s First Theatre Trail

I am so thrilled to be involved in Worthing’s first Theatre Trail. Worthing is emerging as a hub for creative talent and to have a platform to showcase the work of local actors makes this a really exciting time for us as a town.

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The Life and Times of Pete Fij

This month the Time Machine takes a swerve and explores the life of a musician who’s been resident in Worthing for 16 years. His story doesn’t all concern Worthing but he’s one of ours so we’re going to celebrate him – Pete Fij.

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2 Years, Worthing!

Here & Now Magazine are celebrating their 2 year anniversary sharing all the good stuff that goes on in and around Worthing! How did this happen? You lovely people out there in our community have stayed busy, filling our pages with opportunities and events that make our town such a great place to live.

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Summer Predictions – Joe Bunn’s Bardic Trials

Summer hasn’t even properly kicked off yet, and I’m already feeling the frisson of what feels like a truly magical Summer. There are a few reasons for this. ENGLAND GOT FURTHER IN THE WORLD CUP than they have in years, creating an atmosphere of hope in this country,...

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Got 5 Minutes?

Check out these two fabulous opportunities for local businesses. If you are eligible, they are not to be missed.

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Art on the Pier

There’s always something cultural going on in Worthing. Right on our doorsteps, much of it free and and all of it inspiring and interesting.

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Me and My Girl Review

If you like an enthusiastic and happy cast, tap dancing, singing and comedy all thrown into one with a touch of nostalgia then this is the show to see.

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It’s Coming Home

No not that. I recently came home from a few days away. Back to sunshine, friends, and no holiday blues, just a real appreciation of how lucky we are to live in this part of the world.

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Symphony Memories

The Worthing Symphony Orchestra and its predecessor, the Worthing Municipal Orchestra, have been part of the fabric of the town for almost a century. Whether you’re interested in classical music or not, they’re one of the area’s most admired musical institutions, and certainly one of its oldest.

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Music Review by Keith Kelly

THE FIRST OF A NEW MONTHLY SERIES of Friday night “nearly unplugged” original music events went with a multigenerational theme: the Pavilion Cafe Bar (known to old Worthingites as the Denton Lounge) played host to Northbrook MET teenage sensations Chequered Red, who...

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Gig Memories

The Time Machine has previously travelled back to Worthing gigs of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, a golden era for the town’s music scene, kicked off by promoter Freddy Bannister and his wife Wendy.

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A Summer Of Sport

If you are a sports enthusiast like me, then you’ll understand that it’s that special time of year when you know a huge summer of sport is within touching distance.

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Splash In The Pad – Joe Bunn’s Bardic Trials

I’ve seen complaints recently, in the form of photos of crying children on Social media, about the lack of a paddling pool in Worthing, about the fact the Splash Pad hasn’t been turned on yet, that the cafes near the Pavilion aren’t open.

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Make Me Famous Baby: Space to Create

Only 15 years ago bands rehearsing for their gigs at local venues of the time such as the Fountain, Inn on the Prom, Maggies Bar or Divines might rehearse in the basement at the Conservative Club Union Place, at the back of the Vintner’s Parrot, or any number of pub, church or school rooms.

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Kenny Tutt: 50 Sides Of Worthing

Kenny clearly has exciting vistas opening up before him. Here & Now caught up with him to find out more about the ex Durrington High and Northbrook pupil and what’s next for the Bank Manager from Worthing.

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Shake Your Tailfeather

In Worthing 2018 a weekend evening can be a blast. If you’re willing to explore, there’s always something going on, something lively, curious and original, almost certainly something you can dance to. It wasn’t always thus. Rewind the clock only a decade and Worthing was very different…

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Review of ‘Turn of the Screw’

Review of ‘Turn of the Screw’ Connaught Theatre, Worthing | 18 April 2018. In a switchback production of Henry James’ novella as play, the audience were twisted and turned by the action as it presented the characters in a present and then back 30 years, and then in a present.

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Dadifesto

Preparation For A Right Royal Night Out OUT, (Without The Kids). So, a Ginger fella with more money than sense and a lass off some American Netflix show about smart-mouth lawyers are getting wed and the whole country has gone cock-a-hoop.

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The Worthing Wurlitzer 1991 to Present

Spring 2018, Sunday afternoon, Worthing Assembly Hall. About 200 are gathered. To applause, a magnificent Wurlitzer organ rises from the stage, the gaudy sound of ‘I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’ rings out.

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Review of ‘From Scratch’

Last night’s ‘From Scratch’ show in Bar 42 was a great musical experience. With vibes from lo-fi to soul to rap and RnB, there was a wide selection of music to dance and sing along to.

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Dadifesto

Stop Getting Over Egg-cited
I know they say time goes faster when you get old, but now it is taking the Mick.
IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS HAS BARELY TUCKED AWAY its tinsel in the garage, then Easter is upon us once again. Well, I know it’s four months, but it doesn’t seem like that like that does it?.

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In-Ter-Dance at Sterns 1990-1993 – Part 2

1991-92 was a golden period for manic, homemade electronic dance music. Rave culture was peaking. Tunes – “choons” – were created cheaply and independently in home studios across the country using analogue synths, samples and chopped up breakbeats.

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Worthing Portrait Artist Of The Year 2018

A brush with success! A remarkable number crowded St Paul’s on 23 March for the Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year competition, delighting the organisers and possibly unnerving the 15 local artists taking part.

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In-Ter-Dance at Sterns 1990-1993 – Part 1

If you drive west on the A259 from Worthing, past Goring into Ferring, there’s a mansion house there, built in 1820. What few people realise is that, for a couple of years, at the dawn of the 1990s, it was one of the most iconic clubs in Britain: Sterns, a true rave mecca.

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Playing Out

Nationally, there is a growing movement of people who want to restore the chance to play outside to a new generation of children…

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The Worthing Gig Scene 1966 – 1972

It’s strange to think of the bands who played Worthing in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. In fact, it seems almost unbelievable now, the names that performed at the Pavilion and at the Assembly Hall. How’s this, just for starters: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner and a tonne more!

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Extending a warm welcome to our March issue…

ello. We’ve all got a slogan that resonates, kept as a screen saver, on your wall at work or maybe as a tattoo, and I have my favourite!
In this issue, we celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting just a few of the Worthing women who are #making stuff happen.

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Advertise with us

Reach 1000s and 1000s of people via the health and wellbeing business section (and other sections too!) of our monthly print publication... Contact the lovely Frances on Frances@hereandnowmag.co.uk for further information.

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Roy Stannard and Worthing’s Radio Heritage 1985-2018

Roy Stannard and Worthing’s Radio Heritage 1985-2018 The Time Machine has a tendency to veer towards the counterculture (and it always will!). However, music touches lives in many more ways than punk, psychedelia, rave and all that good stuff, and often on a much...

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South Coast Jazz Festival

The South Coast Jazz Festival begins tomorrow, Saturday 20th January at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-By-Sea. From 20th - 27th January, expect a whistle stop tour around the world of jazz. 8 days of concerts, workshop, special events, films and talks. The...

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Scratch Pad at Colonnade House, Worthing

New year - new project! Scratch Pad is currently being set up at Colonnade House in Worthing and if you’re not already excited - you will be! Scratchpad is a project set up to support live music and new music in Worthing throughout January and February 2018. It’s for...

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Better Business Show 2018

This event is 'a must' in the 2018 business calendar for all businesses in Worthing & Adur, both large and small. Register today for this packed day! B2B Exhibition – with over 60 stands; meet, network and introduce your business Support – FREE Business Support for...

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Sunny Worthing Awards

We're thrilled to be sponsoring the 'Sunniest Independent Restaurant' Award in the 2017 Sunny Worthing Awards. Please nominate by emailing sunnyworthingawards@gmail.com. Please give a reason! Voting finishes at the end of December. Last years winner was The Crab Shack...

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