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.
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!