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Photograph: Steve Speller

150 years on Worthing's promenade

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The mural was situated on the hoardings of the new swimming pool's building site. It is based on a timeline of 150 years on Worthing’s Promenade.

Creative Waves artists, orchestrated the project and ran creative workshops
with 40 talented children from local schools. The children were able
to use an empty shop in the Guildbourne Centre as a painting studio,
to paint their own 4ft x 2ft panel with their unique design.
Their artwork was inspired by a particular decade chosen from the last 150 years and each panel included a silhouette of that particular era,

Prior to the painting workshop the children were given access to the archives at Worthing's Museum to see a small part of the fantastic costume collection.
This proved to be very inspiring and a great starting point for many of the designs.

The project was designed to enable the children to tune into something that they were particularly interested in whether it be film, costume, music, art, etc.
They were encouraged to research their chosen decade and keep a sketchbook
for all ideas; they all worked diligently to create the striking panels that contribute to a collaborative mural.

The mural was commissioned and part funded by Worthing Borough Council
and Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership, the following companies also contributed to the project: Proto Group, Morgan Sindall, J.P Dunn, Aquarena and Watson Steel Structures.

Worthing's Mayor Ann Barlow unveiled the new mural,
some of the 40 talented young artists (pictured above)

"This is a great opportunity for people to explore their artistic talent and creativity. The workshop environments allow people to learn and experiment with different concepts. The final art pieces are truly amazing and brighten up the sea front. Worthing is very fortunate to have the dedication and talent of these two artists, Nadia and Vanessa" Ann Barlow, Worthing's Mayor 2011/2012

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Video showing the creative workshops

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Photos from the educational workshop at Worthing Museum and the creative workshops, using an empty shop in the Guildborne Centre as our studio.