Worthing and Beyond: April 2021 in Review

Screenshots of the Worthing & Beyond instagram grid in April, featurings lots of brightly coloured squares and art from various creatives

Worthing and Beyond is an online database of creative people and businesses who support local creativity in Worthing, West Sussex, and the surrounding area (from Southwick to Bognor Regis). It’s one of our side projects here at Huxley. We write profiles for all the Worthing creatives we can find – ranging from artists and illustrators, to street dance companies and musicians – then publish them on this website. Our aim is to connect local creatives with local businesses, in order to facilitate partnerships and creative collaborations without the need for agency fees. ‘Worthing and Beyond: In Review’ is a blog series that provides a monthly overview for Huxley’s readers of what’s new with Worthing and Beyond.

Shops and galleries started opening back up, new product ranges were launched, and the Worthing creative scene was back in full swing.

Read on to find out what Worthing & Beyond was up to in April.

Instagram:

In April we gained almost 100 new followers, reaching a total of 844! We posted 21 times and shared 24 stories. Our posts consisted of 11 creative profiles and 7 news items, with a total of 536 content interactions.

Your creative work and news is what makes the community continue to grow, so do keep sending and tagging us in things you want featured. Don’t forget that all members will get a shoutout, so if you haven’t seen yours yet, don’t worry, it’s in the queue 😊

Go follow us at @worthingandbeyond if you haven’t already.

The @WorthingandBeyond Instagram grid as of 5/5/21
The @WorthingandBeyond Instagram grid as of 5/5/21

Newsletter:

This month’s newsletter went out to 151 people and had stories, offers, and opportunities from 14 W&B members. Make sure to join our newsletter here to find out the latest creative news in Worthing.

A screenshot of April's Worthing & Beyond newsletter
A screenshot of April’s Worthing & Beyond newsletter

SUMMER EVENT:

We started planning the Worthing & Beyond Summer Event, to take place on 31st July at Hand Brew Co Brewery & Tap Room. Members of our mailing list have had first dibs on signing up for market stalls, artist talks, live music, and more, so make sure you’re signed up so you won’t miss out on other opportunities! We’re still taking applications for participants so do sign up for more info.

That’s all for our March Review! See you next month.

If you are a Worthing-based creative or business that supports local creativity and are interested in joining our free directory, please get in touch.

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