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Worthing Artist's Small Badge With A Big Mission

A Worthing artist has launched an innovative campaign to promote the seaside town where he lives.

Dan Thompson has designed a series of small badges with the town's name on them, which can be worn to show your support for the Sussex seaside town which is at the start of a massive regeneration programme. Each badge is made as a limited edition of just fifty, with two initial designs available now and more designs available during the Artists and Makers Festival in July.


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Boutique Shopping in Worthing's Lanes

New CDs, records and books, screenprinted posters, limited edition prints, handmade badges, fanzines, poetry and artist-made books - it's all at Revolutionary Music.

Worthing's music boutique stocks indie, rock, folk, jazz, dance and electronica - alongside art. Currently featured from the Revolutionary Arts Group are Melissa Ede (paintings), Matt Douthwaite (screenprinted posters), Michelle Dawson (limited edition prints), and Dan Thompson (small paintings). Also in stock are badges by Emmi, Mark Pawson and Dan Thompson.
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Artists and Makers at Christmas

Why buy something ordinary, when you can have original art, contemporary crafts and handmade Christmas decorations this December? There’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself, your friends and your family this Christmas at the annual Artists & Makers at Christmas.

Sumptuous textiles, exclusive contemporary paintings and prints, designer jewellery, handmade Christmas cards & decorations and other affordable - but unique – gifts fill the warm & comfortable interior of St Matthew's, Tarring Road, Worthing in an event which has become a firm favourite with art lovers and Christmas shoppers alike.

Over fifteen artists from the Revolutionary Arts Group are set to fill St Matthew’s with work to fit every shape and size of Christmas stocking - and work for every budget, too.
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Artists and Makers Festival 2008 - Booking Now!

After a record-breaking Artists and Makers Festival in July 2007, organisers the Revolutionary Arts Group are laying plans to make 2008's event even better.

This year's Festival brought together events organised by the Revolutionary Arts Group, Two by Four Studios, West Sussex Writers' Club and Rainbow Shakespeare. Hobby and leisure artists were well represented, with events from Southwater Art Club, Rusper Art Group and over a dozen clubs and groups who make up the Textile Arts Forum.
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Art In Unlikely Places

The Revolutionary Arts Group are celebrating success. The group, whose slogan is 'Love Arts', have helped their artists in many ways in recent months, from securing a publishing deal to putting art in a pub.

Hove-based painter Paul Munson is set to see his work featured on the covers of ten books in the coming year. The range of titles from Tottel Publishing covers tax and law, and is essential reading for accountants, solicitors and other professionals. Paul's bold abstract paintings are a break from the traditional images used on business books, and were chosen when Sussex-based Tottel Publishing decided to 'shop local' and adopt a softer style.

Meanwhile, an artist best known for his controversial videos is showing a series of paintings in a refurbished pub in Worthing. The Wheatsheaf, part of Worthing's 'civic quarter', recently re-opened under new management, and manager Andy Gamble invited the Revolutionary Arts Group to add the finishing touches to the popular pub's new look. The first artist to exhibit is Nathan Bean, showing a range of mixed-media abstract paintings. Nathan has previously exhibited widely in London, Brighton and other venues across the region.

And paintings, prints and drawing by three Revolutionary Arts Group members can also be found in the offices of accountancy company Spofforths, part of an ongoing relationship with the business which has branches across Sussex.
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Revolutionary Arts Group Declare Pier 'State of the Art'

Artists from the Revolutionary Arts Group are declaring the sea end of Worthing Pier an independent state for one day only.

The cheeky group, whose slogan is 'Love Arts', are taking part in Worthing Pier Day for the second year - and will be declaring the area around the pier's southern pavilion 'The State of the Art'. Once visitors have got their passport and crossed the border, there will be a range of free arts activities - weather permitting - between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 9th September.

There will be a stage with live music from RAG's Roundabout Club, cabaret night the Eclectric Ballroom, and Random Rules, Worthing's independent music store. Poets will make guest appearances throughout the day. And the Nefertiri Belly Dance Troupe will be appearing at 2.30pm. There will also be six-minute drumming workshops, led by Celebration Samba, and calypso act The Bamboo Band will end the day's events with a special Worthing Pier Calypso.

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Andrew Collins in Artists + Makers Festival

A well-known author, broadcaster and journalist makes a visit to Worthing in a late addition to the Artists + Makers Festival programme. Andrew Collins will appear at Waterstone’s, Worthing on Friday 6th July.

Collins is well-known as a broadcaster, presenting shows on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and 6 Music – as well as the Sony Award winning ‘Collins & Maconie’s Hit Parade’ for Radio 1. He’s also a familiar figure from TV, having appeared as a ‘talking head’ on many film and music programmes (often in his role as Film Editor for the Radio Times) and on Dr Who Confidential. His blog, Never Knowingly Underwhelmed, is a must for fans of TV and film – and in the ‘Friends Reunited’ book he cemented his reputation as a social commentator.

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Worthing's Arts Festival Launch

Samba and calypso in the street and impromptu poetry performances in a shopping centre will make sure you can't miss the Artists + Makers Festival if you're in Worthing this Saturday, 23rd June.

The annual arts festival takes place from 30th June - 22nd July, and includes a variety of events. But this Saturday two special events are set to stop shoppers.

At 11am in Montague Place, the Mayor of Worthing will officially launch the Artists + Makers Festival, accompanied by children dressed by The Costume Fairy and carnival band Celebration Samba.
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Artists + Makers Take Over Town Centre

Artists + Makers Take Over Town Centre

Samba and calypso in the street and impromptu poetry performances in a shopping centre will make sure you can't miss the Artists + Makers Festival if you're in Worthing this Saturday, 23rd June.

The annual arts festival takes place from 30th June - 22nd July, and includes a variety of events. But this Saturday two special events are set to stop shoppers.

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Artists + Makers Festival Shop

Find out more about the Artists + Makers Festival ... view work by artists past and present ... and hang out with the arty crowd at the Artists + Makers Festival Shop.

Open from 11am-3pm every Saturday until the end of the Artists + Makers Festival, the shop is in the Guildbourne Centre, Worthing.