Over the last few months while our buildings were closed due to the COVID-19 emergency everyone at WTM has remained committed to engaging creatively with our community. The world needs the arts and creativity now more than ever!
One of the exciting projects we have been working on with the support of Arts Council England is Worthing Creates. The aim of the project has been to support our local community to explore new ways of self-expression through arts and heritage.
In conjunction with some amazing local artists, makers and creatives from Worthing and the surrounding area we have created a pack of creative projects for you to try at home. For most of the projects you don’t need any previous knowledge or specialist materials, so this is a fun opportunity to create a memory or learn a new skill.
Share your creations with us on social media @wtmworthing and #WorthingCreates.
Create something amazing now!
You could create your own hand-sewn memories from fabric scraps you find around the house or make a sock puppet inspired by WTMs Beauty and the Beast Panto. Learn a new art form such as paper quilling, or discover everyday letterforms and relax with some mindful colouring. You can even learn how to get stage ready with vocal warm-ups and tap dance skills to learn at home. Not forgetting the chance to spot the yellow pug!
WTM have said ‘We hope these ideas spark your creativity, ignite a new interest or support you on your own creative pathway!’
The local artists involved are Anna Twinham-Cauchi, Michelle Dawson, Mark Wheatley, hello DODO, Ross Muir, Stephanie Smart, Lee Payne and Storm Minitries. All are artists, makers and creatives based in Worthing and the surrounding area, so you may already recognise their work!
The project was made possible with support from the Arts Council England. Which also supported WTM in offering outdoor performances from Tribe and The Giant Balloon Show in August and creating an outdoor exhibition at the Pavilion Theatre.
So if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend why not download the pack and try out one or all of the innovative and creative projects from the comfort of your own home.