APW ART HOUSE
Squirrelled away on Stanford Square is a new community art studio called APW Art House. Set up by local artist Amélie Baer Collyer, who previously ran holiday art clubs from her home, the studio offers art and craft workshops to adults and children all year round in a collaborative and inclusive creative space. Amélie explains, “I believe that everyone should have the possibility to be part of a creative project, and to feel like they belong somewhere.” The studio also has a small gallery space. Info arthouseworthing.co.uk.
TWO FACED TWINS
Stella and Gem, identical twins from Worthing who studied at Northbrook and are past veterans of WAOH, launched their online art and homeware shop last year. They have a unique way of working together, with Stella creating illustrations that are digitally manipulated by Gem as lead designer. Gem says, “As twins, we would be unable to work without the other. Our opposing artistic skills mean we fit together like a jigsaw.” You can spot their artwork in the Goring Georgi Fin or commission your own, as well as picking up products from prints to placemats from their online shop twofacedtwins.com.
ONE BUM CINEMA CLUB
If you took part in WAOH last year, then you may have encountered the One Bum Cinema Club tucked away under the stairs at Ashdown Road
Artists. Now they’ve created their own mobile unit, and it’s getting ready to hit the road in the new year, starting with a month-long popup event at the Neighbourhood Store in Shoreham. Check out their Insta page @onebumcinemaclub for more info.
MOTHERRUCKER SLING CONSULTANCY STUDIO
Pitching up in a permanent location on Tarring Road, this relaxed and friendly studio is the place for parents to drop in and find out more about the noble art of babywearing. Join a sling clinic, hire anything available, have a fitting of your own carrier, enjoy a 1:1 consultation or attend a workshop. There’s free stretchy hire for babies under six weeks and handpicked new carriers for sale.
After nine months of hard work, The Honeypot Cafe in Rustington’s Sea Lane has been transfigured into Hogwarts in time for Christmas. Each room is Potter-themed, with portraits of characters by local artist Sandy East, a bar area in the style of Gringotts, seating aboard the Hogwarts Express and toilets transformed into Ollivanders and Slug & Jiggers apothecary with handmade potions. The menu includes butter beer lattes and you can book in for a Hogwarts banquet rounded off with golden snitch macaroons or bullion brownies. Minerva McGonagall would be proud.
THE SOUTH COAST SKATE CLUB (SCSC) SKATE HUB
Opening soon on Tarring High Street is Worthing’s first dedicated indoor skate hub. The brainchild of Dale Lay, who runs the SCSC on weekend mornings at Homefield Park, the clubhouse will offer young people from 5 years old and upwards workshops on building skate ramps, skate photography, filming and editing skate videos, manufacturing. clothes design as well as skateboarding itself. Follow them on FB for more info.