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Be the change

As a coastal town, we come face to face with marine pollution on a daily basis. We asked the people of Worthing what they were doing to reduce their own carbon footprint.

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Marvel with me – Joe Bunn’s Bardic Trials

“Let's put Worthing back on the map.” THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY, ISN'T IT? Those people who think they're doing something splendid for the town. Back on the map. Like it fell off Google because the people of Worthing played too much bowls. Here's a thought for...

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Drummer Jed Armstrong 1960s – 1980s

Back in the mid- 1960s, if you’d popped into The Dragoon pub for a pint (Market Street, demolished at the start of the 70s to make way for the Guildbourne Centre), you might have tapped a toe to the band there. JED ARMSTRONG, ON DRUMS, was at the beginning...

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50 Sides of Worthing with Jean Raleigh

Here & Now spoke to Jean Raleigh, who runs Worthing’s first zero waste shop Larder on Montague Street and is part of the team behind Plastic Free Worthing. Why Worthing?We often hear about the plastic pollution in the oceans, but many don’t realise...

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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 23 Aug SMOKESTACK 8pm. Wax Cactus. For those who love the blues, it doesn’t get much more authentic than this. Latin...

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

IMAGE: Milnerpics Photography 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 9 - Sun 11 AugWorthing Summer Cinema various times. Denton Gardens. There's something...

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

IMAGE: @louisajaynec 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. Until Sun 18 Aug Small Wonders Colonnade House. Art exhibition by Katie Bird inspired by the...

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

IMAGE: Worthing Rowing Club by Joel Dinning 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. Until Sun 4 Aug Art Exhibition 8am-5pm. Ferring Village Hall. Whether you...

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

IMAGE: @Maddisonelder 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 26 - Sun 28 JulWorthing Lions Festival various times. Join in the fun and watch the Fireworks...

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That’ll learn ’em!

Paulo Coelho, the Brazilian author of The Alchemist, once said, “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

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

IMAGE: @t_a_photographer 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. Until 21 Jul Oh It Could Be So Much Worse! Colonnade House. Mixed-media art exhibition of...

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How to (still) be young in Worthing

Yo yo yo! It’s Eden Green back on the mike! Only this time she’s 16 and much wiser.IF YOU’VE NO IDEA WHAT I’M ON ABOUT, I shall enlighten you dear reader: in March 2018, I completed my work experience at Here & Now magazine where I wrote a sensational...

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We’re the generation, we’re the inspiration

IMAGE: Youth Strike 4 Climate WorthingProtecting the environment is one of the most pressing concerns for young people today, and more and more of them are making sure that their voices are heard with national movements springing up to fight for their...

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50 Sides of Worthing with Libin Mohamed

Here & Now chatted to Libin Mohamed, a 15-year-old who came to the UK as a refugee from Somalia after her mother was shot and wounded. NOW SETTLED IN WORTHING, Libin combines caring for her mother with her studies, volunteering as a Youth Advisor for...

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The Life and Times of Dave Fenton of The Vapors

DAVE FENTON MOVED TO WORTHING A YEAR AGO. Now the Time Machine materialises in his back garden to sweep him off. He’s best known for being frontman of The Vapors, and they, in turn, are best known for one monster hit, ‘Turning Japanese’, but there’s more to his life than that.

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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 12 - Sun 14 Jul Folk by the Water various times. West Street Loft Art Centre (SHM). A host of local music talent,...

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

IMAGE: @kasparsphoto.com 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 5 Jul Screen on the Green: Bohemian Rhapsody 6 – 10.15pm. Worthing College. Watch the...

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

IMAGE: @merkleandme 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 28 Jun Proud Prom. 7.30 – 11.30pm. Grand Victorian Hotel. Worthing Pride. The event is inclusive...

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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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