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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...

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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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The Worthing Workshop ’68-’71

50 YEARS AGO WORTHING WAS A VERY DIFFERENT TOWN. However, as the ‘60s turned to the ‘70s, a small coterie of hippies not only survived in Worthing but, for a brief period, even flourished. The engine at the heart of their activity was a loose collective called the Worthing Workshop.

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Shout Out For Local Business

Worthing is bucking the trend, with a rise in the number of independent traders and creatives... If you're looking for present inspiration, this month we've highlighted local artists and creatives across the town who are on 'sparkling form', ready to help you with...

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Reasons to be cheerful, living in Worthing…

We asked you for your ‘Reasons to be cheerful, living in Worthing’. Alex Pontet summed it up nicely for many: “Worthing is up-and-coming and yet it retains its quiet, understated seaside town charm; you can have a good night out at a flash bar or traditional pub, but...

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Dadifesto (Dan Flanagan) talks to Strangers... "What has surprised me is the huge number of people that I’ve met recently who were not living in the area, this time last year. While I was talking to one young family last week, I spent about 15 mins distilling the...

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This Column Will Not Change Your Views On Brexit…

"Watching a recent item on the news discussing the potential impact of Brexit on Worthing, I couldn’t help but raise a cheer to Here & Now’s proclamation that our town will continue to exist. Bravo". The Ubiquitous Hack explores the world of Brexit. "For those of...

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Punk Rock Worthing 1976-79

FOURTY YEARS AGO PUNK ROCK changed pop culture. Its lo-fi, aesthetic, belligerent attitude and, spiky sound inspired a generation. Music was no longer a closed shop.

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Citizen Sane

To celebrate Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, we invited local folk from a variety of Worthing groups to speak about the importance of making connections within our communities and how getting involved can prevent us from getting down… With many thanks to...

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34,000 copies? That’s a lot of readers…

We have 34,000 copies of our magazine distributed in Worthing and the surrounding areas each month. You/your business/your event can can be seen by many thousands of readers each month. Would you like to be part of the action? Do call 01903 686100 and speak to...

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Happy Birthday To Us!

Here & Now is celebrating a year in Worthing. That means a massive thank you to all the amazing people who have been making stuff happen in Worthing & surrounding areas over the last 12 months, giving us lots to shout about. A massive THANK YOU to all our...

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Shout About Your Business In The Business Directory

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Transition Town Worthing

Transition Town Worthing has a number of sub groups and networks covering different areas of interest, including energy, greenspaces and transport. And... they're currently recruiting volunteers! Check the relevant pages to find out more and/or join... List of active...

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Adur & Worthing Business Awards? Enter Your Business!

THE ADUR & WORTHING BUSINESS AWARDS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2007 AND IS THE BIGGEST BUSINESS AWARDS EVENT IN THE REGION. THESE AWARDS ARE NOW INDEPENDENTLY RUN AND ORGANISED UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE ADUR & WORTHING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP (AWBP) AS A ‘NOT-FOR-PROFIT’...

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Jaw-Dropping… A Superb Production

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, this the award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book, and it will delight the...

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Here We Are On Worthing Pier

Here & Now... on Worthing Pier. Thrilled to be part of the Creative Waves Community Arts project on the pier; so great to be sharing space some incredible artwork, with the likes of The Worthing Journal, The Cow Shed, Emerald Finance, Don't Believe The Hype and...

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THE GREENDREAMS COMMUNITY FOOD AND GREENSPACE FESTIVAL

...returns for its 2nd year in 2017, following the success of last year’s inaugural event. A number of local community projects, producers and charities are working together to host this fabulous event, which celebrates community and social enterprise groups involved...

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Phun City Festival

Phun City Festival... LP HARTLEY’S 1953 NOVEL ‘THE GO-BETWEEN’ famously opens with the line, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” The phrase was never more apt than looking back at Phun City Festival, which took place on Ecclesdon Common,...

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Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017

THIS SUMMER CHILDREN WILL BE CHALLENGED to solve a mystery at their local library with the Animal Agents gang. Bart the Bloodhound, Daisy Rabbit, Bernice the bear and Slip and Slide the snake twins, need help to sort out a mystery down at the library. It is free to...

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Filmmakers Club – Looking For New Members

SOUTH DOWNS FILM MAKERS (SDFM) is a local filmmaking club, founded in 1989, that produces drama, comedy, animation, documentaries and AV presentations. Alan Cross, a member of the club, tells Here & Now why they are looking for new members. SDFM has no shortage of...

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Here we go! Worthing Artists Open Houses, the community art event bringing local art to local people – it’s on! WEEKENDS: June 17 & 18, June 24 & 25, July 1 & 2 - 11am to 5pm each day. Some of the artists exhibiting are: Jess Shepherd is exhibiting at...

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Hey – do you know about Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June)?

Julie Hunt, Partnerships Manager at Voluntary Action Worthing (VAW) shares some exciting information for volunteers, not-for-profits and anyone thinking of volunteering in our community. It’s a national campaign which runs annually, celebrating the real difference...

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Dad La Soul

TotRockinBeats 1st Birthday Party | Father's Day |Sunday 18th June | 4pm-7pm at St Paul's #Worthing. 'A three-hour festival of family-friendly funk & foolishness'. ** FEATURING A LIVE SET BY 'THE IMPELLERS'** **ALL FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT IS FREE!!** TotRockinBeats...

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This is S’koolFest!

Not a battle of the bands - this is S’koolFest! Fifty years ago, in 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played the Pavilion Theatre Worthing, just one night after performing 'Hey Joe' at the BBC for radio show 'Parade of the Pops'. The Pavilion Theatre still hosts great...

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Worthing Artist’s Open Houses

Three Summer Weekends of Art: 17/18 June, 24/25 June, 1/2 July... If you wake up on the morning of June 17th (or 18th, 24th, 25th or the first weekend in July!) and want to feel glad you live in Worthing, step out and visit your nearest Artists Open House, and rejoice...

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Hip Hop? In Worthing?

Hi, my name is Elijah. Although if you know me for my music, you might call me Nelson Navarro. Last year I released my debut EP Olive Boy, created and inspired by several of my closest friends. Until pretty recently there wasn't much hip hop coming out of Worthing,...

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Worthing Life

HERE & NOW asked Mike Pailthorpe, Worthing resident and music guru to give us his take on Worthing. A bit of a challenge on a page and a half. Over One Hundred Thousand people live in Worthing. It’s not a litle town. I’ve been living in Worthing on and of since...

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The Worthing Gig

Singer songwriter, Lisa Loggenberg, 16yrs, shares how she started gigging in Worthing You live in Worthing with your parents. Is it a musical household? Yes, I went to church with my parents who sang in the choir. I took a big interest and wanted to sing. My Dad also...

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