Worthing Light Festival is a display of stunning, sustainable art installations, lit by renewable energy on Worthing’s East Beach. The 48-hour-non-stop event is free and accessible to all. Come and learn more about the festival at this preview exhibition at Colonnade House.
Worthing Light Festival is run by the East Beach Artist Collective based at East Beach Studios. They are a vibrant hub of over 25 artists, with years of experience, who share resources, materials, skills and equipment. They reach out to all sectors of the community in a myriad of ways. As a not-for-profit arts organisation they work collectively to promote their abilities as artists and craftspeople, organise events to contribute to the community and to enhance the cultural life of Worthing.
Local community arts organisation Creative Waves will create an interactive light art ‘space’ and run workshops at local schools prior to the event. Ben Gates will bring his orchestral objects made from recycled everything to the beach for kids to play on and create music. Poi Passion will deliver spectacular LED light dance performances emerging from the sea. There will also be music including classical, tango, steel band and ambient folktronica throughout the weekend.
All art installations only use renewable energy or a 12V battery. Anyone can visit day or night. There are two categories; over and under 16 years of age. Installations will be judged by a panel led by artist Ali Lapper MBE. Winners of both categories will receive £200 and the runners-up £50 each.
Many of our artists are exhibiting at Colonnade House this week, with a collection of our work up on show until Sunday 2nd June. As such a diverse group of artists, the exhibition is one to make sure you see – we have a wide range of paintings and photographs, as well as sculptures, crafts, homewares, books, lights and even musical instruments.
Meet the Artist
Come and join us for a glass of wine and a chat about the that work we do!
Ed Watts, an amazing photographer based in Worthing, will be showcasing his Infrared Photography at Art on the Door over October and November this year. Come and see his incredible work at Four at the Shore over the next two months.
If you would like to get involved with Art on the Door, please get in touch with Four at the Shore at East Beach Studios
Saturday 27th October
9:00am – 17:00pm
A fantastic trick or treat trail – all around the shops and business or Worthing Town! There will be a treat in every participating store – of which we are one! So pick up your map at I LOVE CANDY, and come and find us at Halloween for a treat with your map! (limited to first 500 participants).
Friday 14th – Saturday 15th September is the Worthing Light Festival. A magical and fantastic display of artist light installations, all made with green and sustainable energy. Come down to East Beach Studios and enjoy our work anytime over the 48 hour period!
Friday night will be the night of events, with fire-throwers, musicians and face painting. Coast Cafe will also be open for drinks. Saturday night will be a chilled and relaxed night to enjoy the light show in the calmness of the night sky and sounds of the sea!
If you would like to get involved next year – Worthing Light Festival 2019 – please get in touch with Jess Gill from Light Art, our very own Worthing Light Festival mastermind!