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SSW Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Community Art Project

In conjunction with a number of local artists we will be holding joint workshops for our members to produce large banners and crowns to be displayed in Rowlands Road, ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

We are also looking for knitters to help knit decorations as part of our Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Community Art Project. We will supply the wool and simple patterns, so you can start knitting at your leisure. There’s also a dedicated Knit and Natter session planned. See below for details.

Here’s the first of the workshops; we hope to have you along to help create something wonderful!

After School Art Workshop with Artful Pottery café
Tuesday 5th April, 4-6pm

This will be a fun session with a Pop Art theme, using fabric paints and felt to decorate the large banners.

All day workshops with Inclusive Arts
Friday 22nd and Friday 29th April

Come along and help make banners and crowns in either the morning or afternoon sessions or stay for the whole day – whatever suits you! Let us know if you will need assistance with transport.

Knit and Natter
Monday 9th May, 2-3.30pm

Join us for a special Knit and Natter afternoon when we will be joined by community knitters from Storm, who are also based close by in Rowlands Road. If you are interested in helping either at home or coming along to the Knit and Natter please contact Roz on the usual office number or email roz@sswcharity.org.uk for more information.


Dates for other Jubilee Art workshops are still to be finalised so look out for more details in forthcoming newsletters and here on the website. To sign up for our newsletters, please click here.

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Events

Christmas with SSW

With signs of Christmas beginning to appear, we thought we’d give you some SSW festive activities to look forward to.

All our events are listed in the What’s On calendar but we’re also going to keep this page updated with our Christmas happenings. Check back for the latest details.

Christmas Wreath Making

Friday 3rd December –  10am – 1.30pm

Come and make a beautiful wreath with help frrom an experienced florist. This event will have restricted numbers so if you are interested give us a call as soon as you can! The charge for this event will be £14 which include materials, a light lunch and the usual £4 towards transport.

**FULLY BOOKED** Christmas with Ovation Show at THE VENUE (formerly St. Paul’s Café, Chapel Road)

Tuesday 14th December – 7.30pm 

“A splendiferous evening of fun with Worthing’s favourite vocal group! Get whisked away on a journey of Christmas nostalgia as Ovation sing all your favourite songs.”

Ticket for this exciting evening of Christmas cheer are £17. Please note there is limited number of tickets available for this event. Contact the Centre to book your space!

Special Christmas Drop In Event

Thursday 16th December – 11.30am – 3pm

On Thursday 16th December we will be having a very special Christmas drop-in event, with coffee/tea, mince pies, sausage rolls and a live performance (on screen) of Jack and the Beanstalk at 1.30pm. This is a Rock and Roll Panto, from the Wolsey Theatre Ipswich featuring Joe Butcher who some of you will remember from when he worked for us pre-lock down!

Billed as the best of pantomime mixed with the best songs from the classic rock and pop playlist, all played live before your eyes, including Hit the Road Jack, Lady Marmalade, Get Offa My Cloud, Go Your Own Way and many, many more. We are sure it will be well worth a watch!

Seats are limited for the panto screening so please give us a call to ‘book’ your place!

You are still more than welcome to pop in for coffee and mince pies even if you don’t want to watch the panto… Oh yes you are!!

We’ll also be holding a raffle so come ready to buy tickets and win prizes!

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Events Local info

New Worthing Dementia Hub launches

The new Worthing Dementia Hub launches on Wednesday 29th September at 46 Goring Road, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, BN12 2AD.

They are hosting a memory café and inviting people affected by dementia and their carers/family members to join them for light refreshments and a chance to look around and find out more of what will be available to support them at the hub.

The launch may be a bit busy for some, so they are also running 2 relaxed sessions for anyone to drop in to for an informal chat.

There’s also an opportunity to join Dementia Friendly Worthing’s choir. They are partnering with Chesswood School and their new (dementia friendly) choir to run music sessions at the hub on Thursdays. Spaces are limited and they hope the newly formed intergenerational choir will perform a song or two at the Alzheimer’s Society Christmas Carol Concert in December.

The Carers Health Team will be running clinics at the hub to offer dementia carers a MOT and a chance to discuss their caring role in a confidential space.

All of the above can be booked via Lynsey Tran the Worthing Dementia Hub Coordinator. She can be contacted on  07903720208 or by email: info@dementiafriendlyworthing.org

You can check out the Dementia Friendly Worthing website for more information on their support and events.http://www.dementiafriendlyworthing.org

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Advice Events

‘New Year, New Me’ job webinars

RNIB and Blind Ambition have facilitated a series of employment advice webinars for job seekers with sight loss.  

Going under the heading ‘New Year, New Me’, the webinars cover lots of useful topics which you can see below and access on their website here.

(Please be aware some of the videos have a ‘pass code’ allocated to them which is listed under the individual session link.)

  1. Goal Setting
  2. Apprenticeships Advice
  3. Skills Audit
  4. CV Preparation
  5. Why Should I Declare my Visual Impairment?
  6. Personal Branding
  7. Access to Work
  8. Where to Look for Jobs (Part 1)
  9. Where to Look for Jobs (Part 2)
  10. How to Present Yourself
  11. Preparing for Interviews
  12. How To Be Your Own Boss
  13. How to Find a Support Worker
  14. Your Legal Rights When Disclosing Your Disability
  15. Building Resilience

Blind Ambition also has a page with many useful links to resources for job seekers with a visual impairment. Take a look here.

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