January 11th, 2021

Supporting you to live well in West Sussex

Supporting you to live well in West Sussex

Are you supporting a relative or friend who is living with dementia?

In the UK someone is diagnosed with dementia every three minutes and there are many more people who have the disease but remain undiagnosed.
Dementia describes a set of symptoms including memory loss, mood changes, and problems with communications and reasoning. The most common form being Alzheimer’s.
It is important to seek information and support if you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms. Early diagnosis can help people with dementia and their families to take control of their lives, manage their condition well and plan for the future.

Information and support with a few clicks
Westsussexconnecttosupport.org is a website that has a wealth of resources to support people in West Sussex to live well and independently at home. The dedicated section on dementia has recently been expanded and updated. It features a range of information, advice and resources to help you understand the symptoms, how to get a diagnosis, support following diagnosis and practical advice on how to plan for the future so you can live well with dementia for as long as possible.
Importantly, the dementia section also features powerful real-life stories from people living in West Sussex talking about their experiences of supporting someone in their family who has dementia.
Visit Westsussexconnecttosupport.org and go to ‘Living well with a health condition or disability’.
For help using the website please contact us on 01243 642121 or email socialcare@westsussex.gov.uk

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December 8th, 2020

Colonnade House Festive Pop-up Shop 2020

15 - 24 December 2020 // 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 17 open until 19.00

Ruth Mulvie, Alice Mara, Diane Bailey, Persistent Peril, Mark Humphreys, Peon Boyle, Alison Tyldesley, Michael Lainchbury, Anna’s Drawing Room, Carolyn McConnell & Shona MacDonald.

Colonnade House is delighted to present its fifth annual Festive Pop-up shop, a two-week opportunity to purchase unique and artistic gifts during the festive season.

Run by the tenants who work in Colonnade House’s studios, as well as a few other independent makers based in and around Worthing, the shop offers the chance to engage with local creatives whilst shopping for beautifully crafted presents. Items for sale include screen prints, illustrated Christmas cards and limited edition ceramics.

On Thursday 17 Colonnade House will be open until 19.00 as part of Festive Thursdays for late night shopping. We hope that you’ll join us while picking up some last minute gifts.

This year also features a click and collect option, where you can browse handmade gifts from the comfort of your own home and then collect from our COVID secure gallery.

About the sellers:
Ruth Mulvie
Ruth Mulvie is a contemporary fine artist, known for her vivid palette and for the delightfully unexpected detail in her paintings. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and now works from a studio on the Sussex Coast. Ruth will be selling originals alongside prints.

Alice Mara
Alice Mara has been making ceramics for over 25 years. Combining everyday imagery with the ceramic form, Alice creates a range of ceramics that represent the environment and time that we are inhabiting. Alice has produced a limited edition run of vases that she will be selling over the Christmas period.

Diane Bailey
Diane Bailey is a local wildlife artist and keen scuba diver! She has recently relocated to West Sussex from Devon and has brought her ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year’ accolades with her. Her charismatic creature coasters will be on sale – the perfect gift for any animal lover.

Persistent Peril
Persistent Peril are a local animation studio, based in Worthing’s Colonnade House. They create bold 2D character animation for music videos, tv commercials and educational content. Their clients have included Harper Collins, Dulux, Shakespeare’s Globe and Cats Protection. They are selling prints from their ‘Animated Gallery’. Use your phone to see the prints come to life!

Mark Humphreys
Mark Humphreys has recently started his picture framing business Howell’s Frames at Colonnade House. Mark has mainly worked for the past 25 years as a chef but on breaks from the high pressure environment of the kitchen, he trained and worked as a framer and artist. Mark will be selling some of his latest abstract works at the Festive Pop-up Shop this year.

Peon Boyle
Peon is a Sussex Based printmaker and co-founder of Old Cartshed Studio. She mixes different printmaking methods to create her intricate, elegant yet somehow minimalistic prints. She has recently been working with the subject matter of night time and moths. The mythology and the symbolic meaning of the moth fascinates her. Together with her love of woodland, she created a series of prints and objects within this theme.

Alison Tyldesley
Alison Tyldesley’s love of landscape is the driving force behind her majestic paintings. Her inspiration comes from the drama of rapidly changing weather, rugged landscapes and dramatic seascapes. Alison will be selling a selection of her original large scale works, alongside smaller pieces.

Michael Lainchbury
Michael is a guest artist at Old Cartshed Studio and makes closed form sculptures with various types of Raku firing. He shapes the forms and refines the surface, they are then submitted to the fire, where the heart of the flame is captured on the surface of the clay. For the Pop-up Shop he has created a range of seasonal gift hangings for decorating your home.

Anna’s Drawing Room
Anna Vartiainen, aka Anna’s Drawing Room, specialises in drawing and printmaking. Her new series of work ‘The Small Things’ is a collection of six simple, delicate studies of wildflowers, which have been made into digital prints and packs of mini cards. You will find these in the Festive Pop-Up Shop, as well as new botanical tea towel designs, cards and postcards.

Carolyn McConnell
For many years, McConnell has utilised the creative process in a variety of media for its therapeutic effect in managing the emotions evoked by grief and loss. Carolyn will be showcasing her latest paintings which were created over lockdown.

Shona MacDonald
Shona Macdonald works predominantly through combining collagraph printmaking with papercutting. Her work is concerned with death and renewal in the natural world, sometimes whimsical and illustrative but always seeking beauty.

Colonnade House, 47 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DH

01903 221142 // colonnadehouse.co.uk // @colonnadehse

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December 3rd, 2020

'Wilding' our roadside verges

West Sussex County Council are beginning to work with local communities to create less manicured roadside verges in a process known as 'wilding'. These verges will attract pollinators and encourage wildflowers.
This is part of the ‘Improving Local Places and Places’ initiative, empowering neighbourhoods to focus on local needs and priorities.
Anyone interested in ‘wilding’ the verges in their neighbourhood, through ‘Improving Local Places and Places’, or taking part in other local priority activities should contact active.communities@westsussex.gov.uk

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December 3rd, 2020

Immunisation job opportunities

The NHS is looking for people who can help deliver the biggest ever immunisation programme that Sussex has ever seen.
They're looking for trained vaccinators and people who they can safely train to be vaccinators. This includes people who can work as flexibly as possible, including evenings and weekends.
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) also need people who can support the programme, including administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.
If you can help, please look at the job opportunities being advertised on the SCFT website, where you can also apply.

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