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Space to Make at Colonnade House

During Space to Make, professionals and community groups - who perhaps would not be able to afford access to the equipment themselves - will be visiting Colonnade to test out new ideas and technology, including 3D printing and laser cutting. 

As well as tenants in Colonnade House’s studio spaces, such as animation company Persistent Peril and interactive digital artist Adam Seaman, the team has partnered with Community Works to share this opportunity with local community groups, including Transition Town Worthing, Freedom Power Chairs and Tide of Light.

Space to Make will run from January 18th to 30th and will include weekend workshops for families as well as weekday ‘work-in-progress’ sessions where visitors can drop in and find out what people are making and doing with digital technology in Worthing. 

Space to Make is a Crafts Council Make:Shift:Do project—exploring new models for co-creation in makerspaces and is one of three projects in England selected this year as case studies to share learning with the wider craft and makerspace sector. 

The project is also supported by West Sussex County Council, Adur & Worthing Councils and Adur & Worthing Trust.

Bob Lanzer, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for the Economy, said: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to support this programme of technology events in Worthing. The aims of the ‘Space to Make’ programme closely align with our ambitions to grow the creative and digital sector along the coast, and we are sure that businesses will benefit from the range of activities and networking opportunities.”

Emma Baars, Relationship and Development Manager at Community Works, said: “As the charity whose job it is to support other charities, we love it when a project like this emerges which has the potential to impact on so many groups and communities locally. 

“The makerspace at Colonnade House will be a tremendous asset and will allow the voluntary sector locally to develop new projects - from 3D printing specialist parts for a mobility charity, to programming a moving light sculpture, to making laser cut race medals. 

“There are so many potential uses. We're excited that this pilot project will inspire more creative approaches and we're pleased to be working with Colonnade House to make sure community groups are part of it.”

Space to make runs from 18 - 30 January.

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