East Worthing Community Centre celebrates 25th anniversary

Roger Davies , chairman  of  East Worthing Stamp and Postcard Club.  W16056H12.
Roger Davies , chairman of East Worthing Stamp and Postcard Club. W16056H12.

A WORTHING community centre celebrated being open for a quarter of a century with an open day of activities.

The East Worthing Community Centre marked its 25th birthday on Saturday, with activities ranging from Egyptian belly dancing to short-mat bowls.

Zumba classes at the centre. W16059H12.

Zumba classes at the centre. W16059H12.

The event ran from 10am to 4pm, in an effort to “let people know what is going on” at the centre in Pages Lane.

Centre manager Michelle Smith said the day also helped to boost the profile of the groups that hold classes at the centre.

She said: “The whole day went really well and I think, overall, it was a huge success.

“Everyone was in the community spirit and they were all very enthusiastic from the start.”

The centre hosted a variety of different events on the day, including; star academy of performance, Zumba, Egyptian belly dancing, solitaire dance, East Worthing short-mat bowls, Rocsters line-dancing, Sama karate, Brighton 40s and 50s jive and a show called Something Funny, Something Clever, Something Dangerous.

Michelle added: “The idea was to show everyone in the area what we have to offer, and for the groups to gain new members because people could come along and get first-hand experience.

“I think the Zumba kicked off the day really well, and we have that in the centre twice a week. Towards the end of the day the jive was very busy.”

East Worthing Community Centre offers regular classes throughout the week, as well as rooms available for hire, and anyone wanting more information should contact the centre on 01903 212855.