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 Here & Now team

We want to hear your ideas for future issues! It’s your chance to tell us how we are doing, share your stories and shout about your events.

Whether you’re part of the business scene, a community group, restaurant or venue, theatre, band, come say hello, get involved and help us share all the good #StuffThatMatters in and around Worthing.


All week

Joe Bunn’s WordBank

Deposit a word and it will gather interest. Write down a word, pop it in the box and with the right amount of interest Joe will magically turn it into a poem.

Competition: Drawing competition for children to win a signed copy of Mini Rabbit Not Lost. Pick up an entry form.

Look out for more competitions throughout the week! And pick up your April issue of Here & Now!

Tuesday – Food & Drink and Business

There’s so much happening on the Worthing food and drink scene.

12-2pm Drop by and treat yourself to a flavour of Worthing’s food scene with samples from Indigo Restaurant and The Dining Room.

12-2pm In business? Find out about networking opportunities and business support and grants.

Chat with: Angela Crane, Worthing Borough Council – grants and business support

Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce – business support and friendly networking events

Do you run a local restaurant or bar? Or a networking or business event? We’d love to hear about it!

Wednesday – Community Matters: Get Involved

Want to get involved in your local community? Drop in and find out what’s going on, whether it’s inspiring volunteering opportunities from beach cleans to beekeeping, or community action projects such as GoodGym to the Repair Café, there are so many local events and projects and we cover them in Here & Now.

11 – 12pm Meet the Repair Cafe / Transition Town Worthing

12-1.30pm Chat with Naomi Wilding, Worthing Community Chest about grants and how you can support their fundraising recycling project.

12 – 2pm Talk to Freedom Works community manager, Rosie, about office space and co-working.

1.30pm – 2.30pm Try out rowing with Worthing Rowing Club Feeling competitive? Challenge us to a rowing race! Find out more about joining the club.

Keep an eye on social media for updates on community groups dropping in on the day.

Do you run a local community project or charity? We’d love to hear about it!

In business? Find out about networking opportunities and business support and grants.

Thursday- Meet the team 

A chance to meet some of our editorial team and chat about #stuffthatmatters. Frances, Abi and Zoe will be around today – if you would like to get involved with Here & Now, come along for a chat.

1 – 3pm Jimmy Pearson, our resident cartoonist, will be drawing cartoons LIVE! Come and watch! If you are a local cartoonist, we’d love to chat with you too.

Friday – Film & Theatre and The Time Machine

Whether you are a professional or an enthusiast, there’s plenty to keep an eye on in film and theatre in Worthing. Pick up April issue of Here & Now for local theatre feature.

Worthing Theatres have something in store for us today. Keep an eye out here and on social media for more.

10 – 11am South Down’s Film Makers. Try out filming equipment and chat about opportunities provided by the Club.

3.30-5pm Meet Thomas H Green, Musical Time Machine. Q&A and share your untold stories and ideas for future Time Machine articles. See event listing for further info.

Saturday – Art, Magic and Music

Come and meet Hazel, our arts correspondent who will be working on a collaborative decoupage project live at Colonnade House. She’ll be ripping up old copies of the magazine and using them to decorate giant cardboard H & N letters, and you’re invited to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

11am-3pm Interactive art project with Hazel Imbert

12noon-1pm Magic with Tony Charles 

1-2pm Live music from Across The Sea

Are you involved with local art? We’d love to hear about it!

Sunday – Music & Family

With live performances from Wannado Street Dance, local musicians Lisa Lo and The Blind Mice and more to be confirmed, this shouldn’t be missed.

11-11.45am Live performance from Wannado Street Dance

2 – 4pm Local author and illustrator John Bond will also be joining us to sign copies of his beautiful book Mini Rabbit Not Lost.

*Enter the children’s drawing competition to win a signed book. Drop in your drawings throughout the week.*

Do you run a local project or event? Are you involved with local music? We’d love to hear about it!

Opportunity to purchase your very own #StuffThatMatters bag!

Stuff That Matters Tote Bag