Made In Worthing aims to create 100 ways to improve the town

A CREATIVE series of events next weekend will be aiming to devise an alternative tourist guide to the town and develop ideas for its future.

The Made in Worthing Festival, which runs between Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25, is now in its third year. It includes a “Think Tank” day inviting residents, writers, creative professionals and regeneration experts to explore ways of improving the area.

Taking place next Saturday at Flash Bang photography studio in Royal Arcade, Worthing, there will be an opportunity to contribute to this innovative project that could potentially shape future public policy.

The event is also linking up with the “pop-up” Worthing Tourist Information Centre at the Dome Cinema across the weekend. Residents will be encouraged to discuss what they think makes the area special.

As its creator Dan Thompson revealed, he’s keen for as many people as possible to be involved in helping come up with 100 practical ideas to take forward.

He said: “The idea of the event is to create something that’s designed by everyone and everyone can get involved. Some of the ideas might be something like organising specific streets to be litter picked to big things like what you could do with the Guildbourne centre.”

On the Sunday, those who attend are being invited to further discuss the ideas for the town with Dan over coffee at Mooeys Mocha Shop in Chapel Street.

For a full interview see this week’s Herald and visit