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Actor Melvyn Hayes loves Al Jolson But does he love Worthing?

Flying High at Shoreham Airport Why Shoreham is the perfect location for trainee pilots

80 Local events music, theatre, kids diary, dining out Littlehampton Lancing Shoreham Southwick Steyning Storrington Arundel Findon

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Are you thinking about purchasing a solar PV panel system? OR have you been considering heating your home more naturally with a woodburing stove? Confused with all the conflicting information? Then, visit our Renewable Energy Centre in Ferring, Worthing. At Kingsley Eco Solutions you can meet the team, find out who we are and the services we can offer you. Our working Solar PV system and three live woodburning stoves give you the chance to see renewable energy in action and understand more about your purchase before you make it. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, easy parking and a great coffee shop just next door, you’ll be very welcome. Please see website for opening times Open: 9-5pm (Mon-Fri) and 9-1pm (Sat) No hard sell – just simple, honest advice.

Kingsley Eco Solutions is accredited with: • REAL (Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd), • MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) installation company, • HETAS solid fuel (Wood Burning Stoves) • Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards) l ISO9001

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INSIDE EW SEPTEMBER ISSUE 3 Take Five Melvyn Hayes talks about his favourite things 4-7 Essential Diary All your local events for this month 8 Essentially for Kids Autumn fun and activities 9 Treading The Boards Ballet and Dixey Nights in Worthing 10 Essential Profile New steps, new language , new you 11 Essential People 6 of the Best readers tell us why they love Worthing 12-14 Essential Food and drink Beach Life visits Littlehampton café 15 Special September offer from the Chef at Indigo restaurant 16 EW Gallery Stunning local pictures from Simon Elliot 17 Come Fly with Me Behind the scenes at Shoreham Airport 18 Essential Business The Funding Mentor talks business news 19 Essential Education Windlesham House School 20 Essential Care 21 Essential Splash 22 Essential Directory 23 Essential Health Dr Sarah has the last word 24 Christmas holidays with Woods Travel



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Melvyn Hayes is best known for his character Gunner ‘Gloria’ Beaumont in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, but his long career has covered a number of successful roles in theatre, television and film. Here we get a chance to know him a little better Can you tell us about what first attracted you to the acting profession? Was there a particular person who inspired you? I was inspired by Al Jolson, labelled ‘The World’s Greatest Entertainer’. I watched the film, The Jolson Story, and realised then that acting was a life I would love. So, when my first work opportunity arose in a Christmas magic show Maskelyn’s Mysteries, I was eager to take it. My parents were too, since the advert for the part read, ‘Boy wanted to disappear twice daily’! You have worked in theatre, television and film. Which is your favourite and why? Whatever I am doing, that is my favourite, whether it is a one line voice-over or a significant part. Tell us about a memorable moment in your career. It was 1980 and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum was a successful sitcom on the BBC. I was performing in the pantomime Dick Whittington at the London Palladium with Windsor Davies when Eamonn Andrews came on stage and said, ‘This is your life.’ We all have a valued possession. What is yours? It would have to be my signed picture of Al Jolson. I wrote to America for it. Someone told me that these photos are seldom signed by the stars themselves, but I like to think that mine is genuine. You appeared as the Dame in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty in Worthing in 2006. Can you tell us what you like best about the town? I’ve performed in Worthing on many occasions and am particularly fond of the Connaught Theatre. Worthing, for me, typifies the British seaside resort. It is laid back, has great shopping and friendly people. It’s worth coming to Worthing! Melvyn will be starring in the poignant comedy drama You’re Only Young Twice from Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 October at The Connaught Theatre, Worthing.

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Your essential events guide

Adult Dance Classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Come and join us for fun and fitness. Newcomers £5.50 for 2 classes. Visit www. or call Lisa on 07939 248871 for more info. Adur Art club Tuesdays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Thursdays, 2pm – 4pm We are a very friendly club, and although we do not have formal tuition as such, many of our members are very talented and always willing to help. Prospective new members are welcome to join in at a meeting before deciding to join. An additional fee is payable when we have demonstrations by professional artists. Room 8 (upstairs ) at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road.

Ladies Fun Ten Pin Bowling Tuesdays at 10.15 am (except school holidays) Don’t be shy, come and try, have some fun and make new friends. £5.50 for 2 games and coffee, and £1 for an extra game. Shoe hire included. AMF Worthing Bowling Alley. For more information call Cathy 01903 859745 or Sue 01903 208439 Children’s Dance Class Wednesdays, 3.30pm - 4.30pm All dances are traditional from around the world. Goring United Reformed Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue. For all enquiries contact Janet Douglas 01243 265010

Southwick and Shoreham Country Market Fridays, 9.15 - 11am. Homemade cakes, savouries, jams, honey and free range eggs. A large selection of handmade knitted toys and children’s clothing. Porter Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street. Bartie’s Boutique Second Saturday of the every month, 10am – 4pm Worthing’s Contemporary Boutique Market Held in Lime Café, St Pauls Church, Worthing Indoor Bowls Saturdays from 10am to noon Free introductory bowls lesson for absolute beginners. Just drop in. Adur Indoor Bowls Club, Old Barn Way, Southwick, BN42 4NT Telephone 01273-870670 (mornings only -ask for reception).

Worthing Diabetic Club Monday 3 September, 3pm We aim to bring together diabetics and their carers to discuss subjects of interest, enjoy social events and to support the Hospital Diabetes Centre. Our speaker today is Peter Hill who will be talking about Sussex Windmills. PLEASE NOTE: different venue this month, Pearsons Retreat in Brougham Road, Worthing. For further details, please call 01903 201401. Worthing Scope Charity Shop Open Day Tuesday 4 September, 11am – 2pm If you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to know more about how you can be a volunteer and support a local charity then pop in and have a chat. 41 New Broadway, Tarring Road Worthing, BN11 4HS Worthing Lymphoma Association support group Thursday 6 September, 2pm A national charity encouraging people who have been affected by lymphatic cancer to attend a support group meeting. Southview Function Room, Worthing Hospital. For further information about the group, please contact the Lymphoma Association’s freephone helpline on 0808 808 5555 or visit www. French Market Friday 7 September, 10am - 4pm Southwick Square, Southwick, BN42 4FP, 01273 263152 markets

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Tea Dance Charity Event Friday 7 September, 2pm – 4pm The Findon Valley Residents’ Association (FVRA) is organising their 3rd social event of the year – a tea dance afternoon – Music, singing, dancing and delightful tea. All Saints’ Church Hall, Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley. BN14 0DT Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September Nepcote Lane, Findon BN14 0SF, 01903 264161 Goring Parish Flower Festival Friday 7 – Sunday 9 September, 10am - 7pm (Sun: 11am - 5pm) St Mary’s Church Compton Avenue, Goring BN12 4UJ, 01903 241996 Goring Gardening Society’s Autumn Show Saturday 8th September 2.30-4.15pm Classes for flowers, plants, fruit, vegetables, cookery and hobbies. Tea & homemade cakes available. Play our popular lotto game and buy a raffle ticket or five! Entry to non-members 50p, children free. Everyone welcome. St Mary’s Church Hall, Goring Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers Sunday 9 September, 11am – 5pm Special Charity Day. WDSME runs miniature steam trains on its elevated 5 inch gauge track at Field Place, Durrington. Ride price 50p for adults and children. Other attractions include model boats and tombola. All proceeds from the Charity Day will be donated to Chestnut Tree House hospice for children.

Messy Church Sunday 9 September, 4pm – 6pm. Exploring the Bible through craft, Bible stories and a meal. Everyone is welcome. Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring. Further details from Jennie on 01903 501577 Worthing Friendship Centre Tuesday 11 September, 7pm A talk by Roger Clark on ‘Stories from the Old Canals’. Durrington Community Centre, Durrington. For all enquiries call Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291 Adur Art Club Tuesday 11 September, 7.30pm We invite all art lovers to a demonstration of animal painting in pastels by well known artist Josie Tipler, Room 3 (downstairs) at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham. Admission £4 for visitors, £3 for AAC members West Sussex Coeliac Group – Coffee Morning Tuesday 11 September, 9.30 – 11.30am Gluten free refreshments. Green Cuisine, 37 Rowlands Road, Worthing. For more information please contact Group Organiser Williams Andrews 01903 521850 The Great Railway Revolution Wednesday 12 September at 7pm Award winning writer and broadcaster Christian Wolmar will visit Worthing Library to give an illustrated lecture on “The Great Railway Revolution”, based on his new book of the same title.

West Sussex Writers AGM Thursday 13 September, 7.30pm Annual AGM and prose/ poetry readings. FREE entry and refreshments. Hear all about the programme of events for the coming year and other news. Heene Gallery, Heene Road, Worthing. Website www. Waverley Paddle Steamer Sailing Friday 14 September, leaves at 9.30am The Pier, Marine Parade BN11 3PX, 0845 1304647 Coastal Heritage Fair & Big Beach Clean Day Saturday 15 September, 10am - 4pm Steyne Gardens BN11 3PX, 01903 205363 www.transitiontownworthing.

Broadwater Community Association AGM Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm There will be a short meeting followed by tea and biscuits. We will then have an illustrated talk about the local Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden with Hilli Cook. Everyone is welcome. Parish Rooms, Broadwater. For more information please call 01903 522376. Stars in their Eyes Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm Enjoy a great night out for all the family in the company of your favourite ‘stars’. Entertainment, refreshments, meals and a raffle are all on offer. Proceeds to Camelia Botnar.Thomas a Becket Pub, Worthing. Further information from Victoria@cameliabotnat.

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Model Railway Exhibition Sat 15 Sept and Sun 16 Sept. Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm; Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm Hosted by Worthing Model Railway Club. 15 good quality layouts in various scales, plus trade stands. Light refreshments. Ample free parking on site and close public transport links. Adult £4.00, Child £2.00, Family (2+2) £11.00.Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1LA.Mike Denwood, 07763 181799 Email: secretary@ Web: Worthing & District Cats Protection Cat Homing Show Sunday 16 September, 2pm to 4pm Come and see our cats that need new homes. Angmering Village Hall, Station Road. BN16 4HL For more info visit

Worthing Astronomical Society Monday 17 September, 7.30pm ‘Astro Imaging - The Basics’ by Robin Durant Chairman of Adur Astronomical Society. Visitors pay a small entry charge. Emmanuel United Reformed Church hall, Heene Road, Worthing. Ten Week Life Drawing Course Tuesday 18 September, 10am – 12. Ten week course Sidney Walter Centre Sussex Road Worthing Contact Dudley Sawer on 01903 232746 for more information www.lifedrawingcourses

Ten Week Drawing Course Thursday 20 September, 10am – 12 Sidney Walter Centre Sussex Road Worthing Contact Dudley Sawer on 01903 232746 for more informationwww. An Evening with Arta Arnicane Friday 21 September, 6.30pm The popular young Latvian winner of the 1st Sussex Piano Competition plays Schumann’s Arabesque and Forest Scenes and Liszt’sSonata in B minor, between conversation and audience questions to her in an intimate, exotic soiree setting, St Paul’s Centre, Chapel Road, Worthing. Refreshments in The Lime Café, Tickets £10 adult, concessions £8 & £7, children £5.From Worthing Symphony Society at 01903 753139 or on the door. West Sussex Geological Society Friday 21 September, 7.30pm Professor Andy Cundy from Brighton University will give a presentation ‘A Geological & Geochemical tour around Sicily – la Dolce Vita.’ St Stephen’s Church, Angola Road, Worthing We also have a full programme of Field Trips for 2012/13. For further information call 01903 209140. Autumn Fayre and Coffee Morning Saturday 22 September, 10.30am – 12 noon Lots of stalls and indoor games. Everyone welcome. Caer Gwent, Downview Road, Worthing Worthing Heritage Trails Project Sat 22 September, 11am - 12.30pm Worthing Library, Richmond Road BN11 1HD, 07794 600639 www.worthingheritagealliance.

Worthing & District Cats Protection Jumble Sale Saturday 22 September, 10am Emmanuel United Reform Church, Heene Road, Worthing For more information visit our web site Sponsored Pyjama walk Sunday 23 September, 11am From Sea Lane Café to Worthing Pier & back. Approx. 5 miles. Suitable for all the family. For more information and a sponsor form please contact The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra Concert Tuesday 25 September, 7.30pm - 9.45pm Emmanuel Church, St Michaels Road, Worthing, BN11 4SD, Tickets from £8, 01903 239868 ‘To Build A Dream: John Nash And The Royal Pavilion’ Tuesday 25 September, 11am This event is hosted by the Worthing Society and will be delivered by Mike PerryNash, the great-great-greatgrandson of John Nash who transformed the original house into The Royal Pavilion. Lecture Theatre, Worthing Library. Entrance fee £3 for non-members. See www. Social Afternoon Wednesday 26 September, 2.15pm The Individual Members Section Southwick Community Association’s speaker, Peter Mottershead, will us all about ‘Flowers and Butterflies of the Med and Rural France’. Do come and join us. Entrance £2 Members, £2.50 Non Members, including tea and biscuits Everyone Welcome. Southwick Community Centre 24 Southwick Street, Southwick

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Writers of the Weald Wednesday 26 September, 7.15 pm Worthing Library again welcomes Listen Up! Sorytellers Carol Hunter and David Stephens for their new show, “Writers of the Weald”. The show will present a special adaptation of extracts from popular Sussex writers Hilaire Belloc and Rudyard Kipling. National Poetry Day October 4th 2012—live and interactive in Worthing at Lime Café (St. Paul’s) Worthing Friendship Centre Thursday 27 September, 12 noon Lunch at The Broadwater Pub, Broadwater Street West, Worthing. For all enquiries call Sue Coughlin on 01903 503291.

St Paul’s Church BiCentenary Blue Plaque Thursday 27 September, 11am To commemorate the bi-centenary of St Paul’s Church, the Worthing Society’s blue plaque will be unveiled in the presence of The Mayor, Councillor Charles James and The Mayoress Mrs Pauline James. All are welcome to attend. World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Friday 28 September from 10.00am Craft stall - raffle and homemade cakes with fresh tea/coffee. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone welcome - please support this local event. Chapman Court, Littlehampton Road, Worthing

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West Sussex Coeliac Group – Coffee Morning Saturday 29 September, 9.30 – 11.30am Gluten free refreshments. Green Cuisine, 37 Rowlands Road, Worthing. For more information please contact Group Organiser Williams Andrews 01903 521850 Mind Body Spirit Fayre Sunday 30 September, 10.30am - 5.30pm With special guest Colin Fry The Charmandean Centre Forest Road, Worthing BN14 9HS, 01903 366163 Email us: ADS@ESSENTIALLYWORTHING.CO.UK



National Poetry Day Thursday 4 October Live and interactive competition, poetry wall and a performance by Patience Agbabi at the Lime Café, St Pauls Church, Worthing Please call Paul Eustice on 01903 529084 for further details about the (free) competition and tickets for the event. Or visit www. Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club Wednesday 3 October, 7.30pm Featuring Chris Powell in concert at the Queen Street Centre, Queen Street, Worthing. Free Parking, Refreshments and a Raffle. All welcome, £6 entrance Amber - Window on the Past with John Cooper. Tuesday 9 October, 7pm To be held in the Sunny Restaurant Ham Road.


Hubert started comedy in 09 and within 20 gigs gained 2nd place in a nati up on the advice of his therapist. onal competition. She’s since perform His intelligent humour focuses ed alongside some of the UK’s not only on sharp observations best comedians at comedy clubs all from life, but also racial, cultural ove r the UK, and taken her first and satirical subject, intermingled show to the Edinburgh festival with strangle tales of ordinary in 2010. “One to Watch in madness. 2012”– London is Funny Piccadilly Comedy given his own TV Club New Act Run “Weird and wonderful... should be ner-up – 2011 Boom-Tish New Act Winner – 2011 show”– THE STAGE “Great gags”– ADAM BLOOM Paul Ricketts turned to stand

Lancing Horticultural Autumn Flower show Saturday 29 September, 2pm - 4pm Special appearance by Jean Griffin who will be judging and also answering gardening questions. Plant sales, raffle, refreshments and charity stalls. Entry is £1 for visitors, members free. Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing To join or find out more please contact: Mrs V Cole 01903 751776.

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Ben Norris has become a regular headliner on the UK comedy circuit and has performed around the world. As well as regular appearances at music festivals like Glastonbury, Ben has performed stand up on various TV shows including ‘The Stand Up Show’ (BBC), ‘Gas’ (CH4), The Comedy Store (Paramount & CH5), ‘The World Stands up’ (Paramount). Other TV appearances include ‘Singles Night’ (BBC Choice), ‘100 Greatest Children’s TV Shows’ (CH4), ‘100 Greatest Musicals’ (CH4), ‘They Think It’s All Over’ (BBC1), ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2) and ‘Mock the week’ (BBC2). Please bear in mind that this show will contain strong language and adult humour Management Disclaimer: Please note – that while we make every effort, shows can change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances and commitments of artists

Essentially Worthing is all about keeping members of the community in touch with each other. So, if you’d like to advertise your club or event here for free, please email your details to by the 15th of the month before. As we know, a picture paints a thousand words and high quality, digital images are especially eloquent. Just attach them to the email. Or if you’d like to promote an event, contact Jacquie Pond on 01293 775060



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Awesome Autumn Activities

Let planes, trains and fun fair rides transport you! Worthing Thunderball Family Fun Day - Dunk Start Sunday 2 September from 12 noon until 6pm Experience this dynamic sport with a 3v3 basketball tournament for under 14’s and under 18’s and a family fun day. Free cheerleading sessions and basketball taster sessions for children aged 5 years plus. Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goringby-Sea, 01903 366064, Southwick Green Funfair and Fireworks Thursday 6 September to Saturday 8 September, 6pm until 10pm (Saturday 2pm to 10pm) All the fun of the fair plus a family fireworks spectacular on Friday. The Green, Southwick 07788 848093

Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival Friday 7 September, 6.30pm and Saturday 8 September from 10am Dances, fairground attractions, art and craft stalls, Punch and Judy, Morris Dancers, displays and, of course, sheep! Nepcote Green, Findon Village, Worthing, 01903 264161, Miniature Steam Train Running Days Sunday 9 September (Charity Day) 11am - 5pm and Sunday 23 September, 2 pm until 5pm All aboard for the miniature steam train rides and, at 50p per ride (adults and children), you could even go twice! On the Charity Day, there will also be other attractions including model boats and a tombola. Proceeds go to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing, 01903 600565

Coastal Heritage Fair & Big Beach Clean Day Saturday 15 September, 10am until 4pm Love the beach? Come and find out more about marine conservation and make a difference to your local environment! Lots of activities and admission free. The Coastal Heritage Fair takes place at Steyne Gardens, 01903 205363 Beach clean and litter survey, (10am – noon) Pier to Pool (Aquarena). Volunteers are asked to register in advance by emailing Worthing Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 15 September to Sunday 16 September, 10am until 4.30pm (Sat) and 4pm (Sun) Model railway enthusiasts will enjoy the wide variety of layouts, trade and society stands. Light refreshments available. Admission: Adults £4, Child £2, Family (2+2) £11 Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing,

Half-Term Fun at Green Cuisine Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November Looking to entertain the kids this half term in a healthy environment? Green Cuisine will be running kids’ activities all day throughout the holidays. The activity menu changes daily. It includes story-telling and crafts (free) and cup cake decorating (small charge). There is also face painting, a pottery café and mini manicures. Hungry after all that busyness? Treat the kids to a special lunch for £2.50. Rowlands Road, Worthing, 01903 211338,

Milkshake! Live Monday 3 September at 1pm and 3.30pm Come and join all your favourite Milkshake! characters live on stage. Little Princess and Scruff, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Roary and Big Chris, Fifi and Bumble and B1 & B2 – the Bananas in Pyjamas will be joined by two Milkshake! presenters. They’ve come out to play, but they’ll need you to help get them back inside the TV in time for the morning show. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing,

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Treading the boards September Presents Some Enchanted Evenings Sweeney Todd Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm (Matinees: Thursday and Saturday, 2.30pm) Worthing Light Opera Company presents their most ambitious production to date with Steven Sondheim’s chilling musical thriller capturing the dark side of Victorian London. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Trowel and Error Sunday 16 September, 6pm Giving you a peek into a gardener’s world, the much-loved Alan Titchmarsh will be recounting anecdotes about his life as a gardener, presenter and best-selling author. Festival Theatre, Chichester Worthing Symphony Orchestra Sunday 2 September, 2.45pm The orchestra is joined by the acclaimed international soloist Nicola Benedetti in their performances of Elgar, Bruch and Dvorak Assembly Hall, Worthing

Nashville Nights and Dixie Days Friday 28 September, 7.45pm One of the UK’s most popular country music shows will deliver a hand-clapping, foot-stomping night to remember featuring over sixty favourite country hits. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Dead Ringer Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm (Matinees: Wednesday 2pm and Saturday 2.30pm) Performed by an all-star cast, this witty thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, explosive denouement. Connaught Theatre, Worthing

The Bolshoi Ballet’s: La Sylphide Sunday 30th September, 4pm A live screening of this magical and romantic ballet. A Scotsman, on the morning of his wedding, is captivated by a beautiful winged Sylph and follows her deep into her woodland realm. RitzDigital, Worthing

Sherlock Holmes - A Study in Fear! Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm (Matinees: Wednesday 2pm and Saturday 2.30pm) Sherlock Holmes battles his nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, in this gripping interpretation of Doyle’s classic story ‘The Final Problem’. Connaught Theatre, Worthing The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Tuesday 11 September, 7.45pm Proving that great things can come in small packages, the Ukulele Orchestra will transform the way that you think about music. Pavilion Theatre, Worthing To book tickets for Worthing Theatres go to www. or phone 01903 206206 or for Chichester Theatres www. or phone 01243 781312

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Something new for September Learn a language, dance for fun or join a Pilates class We’re all getting excited about the next season of Strictly Come Dancing, which is just around the corner. It’s easy to see how much fun dancing can be and great for fitness too! But don’t just leave it to the celebrities, why not come and try it for yourself. Lisa offers a variety of dance styles so you too can try your hand at such classics as cha cha, waltz and salsa. However, it doesn’t end there, you’ll be shaking those jazz hands, gliding across the floor like Fred Astaire and waving those arms around in Bhangra Bollywood fashion! There’s two different kinds of adult dance classes on offer, one more focused on learning how to dance, providing more steady exercise (Dance Class) and another for improving fitness (Dance Fit Class). You don’t need a partner as you learn in lines. Both daytime and evening classes are available in Worthing and other nearby areas and costs £5.50 per hour on a pay-as-you-go basis or save money by paying in advance. Lisa is also offering a Special Offer for all newcomers to class with this advert. You can get 2 classes for the price of 1. It’s a great time to come dancing!

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We asked six Essentially Worthing readers what is it they love about living and working in Worthing.

Darren Crabb Dip PFS Partner St. James’s Place Partnership. Appeal Chairman Love Your Hospitals For me Worthing is all about the seafront, especially Goring, as I find it the most relaxing place that you can unwind after a stressful day. It is so easy to take the coast for granted but areas like Goring remind us that there are still open spaces in Worthing that aren’t developed or likely to change and when you look out to sea you realise how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place.

Eileen Suchodolski Visit Worthing Information Centre Manager Worthing is great on so many levels. From the sea to the Downs, from the variety of attractions and activities on offer, to our music events and arts. And, of course our new Visit Worthing Tourist Information office in the Dome which is here to help both visitors and residents. But more so than this it’s the Worthing people that stand out, those who make things happen; the volunteers and charity workers who give their time to support and are proud to contribute to something positive.

Andrea Pagliaro Director, The Burlington Worthing fills me with happiness and contentment. I’m privileged to see my daughter grow up in the fantastic atmosphere of Our Lady of Sion Junior School and also being able to live so close to my workplace, makes me feel that I am blessed with a really enjoyable work/life balance. I revel in our beach life and the soothing power of the sea air, and peaceful afternoons in Coast Cafe really fulfil my idea of happy days.

Karen Simporis BA Hons, MBAcC, TnISPEcert. Proprietor & Acupuncturist Henry House My best thing about Worthing is the army of volunteers and carers that support the elderly and disabled and that organise festivals & arts events to make Worthing special. Their commitment inspired me to help found the Worthing and Adur Fund, the Mayor’s chosen charity for this year, which gives grants to local groups and raises money to invest in the town’s future.

Bradley Lewis Worthing Football Club Youth Team Captain Worthing is a great place for sport and many local clubs have great opportunities for youth players. I made my debut with Worthing Football Club and Worthing Cricket Club aged 16 and now, at just 17, I am Under 18’s captain of both. I also enjoy golf and we have some great local courses from the Brooklands Par 3 to Hill Barn Golf Club, which both welcome young players.

Peter Latham Chief Executive, Adur District and Worthing Borough Council I like the enthusiasm and the ‘can do’ attitude of the townspeople in Worthing, both residents and businesses. Despite the often negative comments there is an undoubted positivity that really needs to be highlighted to quell those who frankly love to talk the town down. This positivity continues in Adur and the set of communities that were only brought together in 1974 now stand proudly under the Adur flag, whilst managing to maintain their own strong identities.

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Seasonal Menu, Daily Specials Breakfasts, Lunches & Snacks Organic Coffee and Tea, Delicious Homemade Cakes

Kids eat free between 6pm and 7pm Tuesday to Sunday. Must be accompanied by one paying adult & be eating off the children’s Menu Buy one get one free on selected Meals, Tuesday’s 6pm-9pm Grab a free bucket of wings when 4 or more order steak Sundays - Thursday’s Get 20% off your food bill when ordering between 6pm and 6.45pm Wednesday - Sunday

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East Beach Café was the first project for local award winning architect EW food writer Jane Hicks liked the building design and loved the homemade apple pie and cream

When Jane Wood bought a house in South Terrace, Littlehampton, little did she know that she was soon to open her own specially commissioned, purpose-built café/restaurant on the beach. Jane soon discovered there were plans for the old kiosk on the beach in front of her house to become a 98-seater burger bar. She felt that this would have been a missed opportunity – that the unspoilt beach of Littlehampton deserved something better. So, she bought up the old kiosk and commissioned architect friend Thomas Heatherwick to design what is now the East Beach Café. Opened in 2007, the iconic building won a prestigious RIBA Award as well as an Engineering Construction Award and a Civic Trust Award. In fact, it has won 20 awards in total which, considering this was Thomas Heatherwick’s first building, is pretty good going. Heatherwick is now a world class designer! The futuristic appearance of the exterior belies a simple, functional interior seating 60, with room for more on the beach decking. East Beach Café is open seven days a week all year from 10am-5pm for tea, coffee and snacks. Lunch is served daily from 12-2pm and dinner from 6pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. As you would expect of a seaside café, there is an emphasis on fish and seafood although there is a good variety of other dishes as well. As well as a Specials Board, there is an A la carte menu with something for everyone. Fish & chips, Shepherds’ Pie or Burgers will please those with traditional tastes, whereas the gourmet and those seeking ‘something different’ can choose from the more adventurous dishes, such as Spiced Baby Octopus & Squid Stew or Mussel & Bacon Chowder. Vegetarians are also catered for, and there is a Children’s Menu. I went for lunch, choosing a main course of Rabbit & Mushroom Pappardelle with a Tarragon Cream Sauce. The meal was excellent – beautifully presented, very tasty and plenty of it. For dessert, I opted for Apple Pie and cream, it was absolute heaven. The pastry was as light as a feather and the apple nicely spiced. All in all, it was a pleasant experience and I would thoroughly recommend the food, but do book in advance – they were very busy the day I went. Prices are on the high side but then, it is a rather up-market café – well worth a visit

Wheelchair and Pram Access Disabled Toilets Dog rings outside (no dogs inside) Pay & Display Car Park park (free after 5pm)

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Time for tea and scones Eat, drink and shop at Roundstone Fresh produce and a refreshing cuppa from Roundstone Farm Shop & Tea Room. Roundstone’s tea room is in a beautifully refurbished old barn next door to the farm shop and in September you can enjoy 4 lunches for the price of 3. Whether you fancy sandwiches, quiche, ploughman’s or a hearty jacket potato,there’s plenty on the menu to tempt you. Or if it’s just a cuppa you’re after try a cake or scone to go with it. Leave some time to browse through our fabulous range of home and giftware before you go. In the farm shop you’ll

find a wide selection of home grown fruit and veg freshly picked every day. Throughout September we are offering 50% of all composts, grits, stones, shrubs and trees . Roundstone Farm Shop, Littlehampton Road, Ferring, West Sussex, BN12 6PW. 01903 783817.

Open daily from 9.30 with late opening on Friday and Saturday until 11pm.


Roundstone Farm shop & Tea Room


Breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes, scones, soup and weekly specials

There is something for everyone at Macmillans A quiet drink in a friendly bar

Delicious afternoon tea for two, served with a selection of sandwiches, scones and cream

Special occasion, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Business Lunches, Wedding receptions and many more

Range of home and giftware

Excellent food

Buy fresh, Buy local Home grown fruit and vegetables freshly picked every day

In season now

Maris Bard Potatoes, Cauliflowers, Victoria Plums, Raspberries autumn bliss, cabbages (red, white, savoy & primo)

Roundstone Farm shop Littlehampton Road, Ferring, West Sussex, BN12 6PW 01903 783817

Covered rear patio garden s 4 lunche for the price of 3

Roof terrace to the rear Private function room Join the Macmillans BIG STEAK CLUB roll of honour if you can eat ‘OUR LARGEST STEAK EVER - THE BIG 2 + ½ lb (40oz) rump! Fully licensed 3 Union Place, Worthing. BN11 1LG 01903 602020 Visit our website for our fabulous Recipe of the Month

Indigo rewards loyalty and welcomes new faces Ben Miller, head chef of Indigo restaurant, and his team are celebrating a very successful summer and to thank our many patrons for their continued loyal support in these challenging times we are offering four superb seafood dishes at exceptionally competitive prices. “I have been here 5 very rewarding years and of course over that period we have changed our menus regularly in line with the seasons and tastes, and at the moment, more than ever before, our guest’s pockets!!!Sometimes I think it is so important to say “thank you” not only to my team for all their

hard work but also to our many, many guests who dine with us regularly. For anyone who has not dined with us before, throughout the year, we provide a great menu and a really well presented meal at a fair price. I have composed four delicious dishes to celebrate the wonderful seafood and fish that we have available at this time of year and I do hope you will enjoy them as much as I will enjoy cooking them for you I will only be able to offer this for a brief period for just over three weeks - so please come along and be rewarded!!”

Fresh Lobster, locally smoked salmon and crab salad £9:95 Half a local lobster and king prawn salad with new potatoes £14:95 Grilled Fillet of Salmon, Champagne and langoustine sauce, new potatoes and asparagus £10:50 Half a grilled lobster, spring onion and ginger wine sauce, new potatoes and fresh spinach £14:95 Available Sunday to Thursday for lunch and dinner (excluding Sunday lunch) From Wednesday 5th to Friday 28th September.

Indigo restaurant has the great benefit of a delightfully appointed lounge where you can enjoy a drink prior to dining and relax with coffee and chocolates after your meal

For reservations dial 01903 230451

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Local man Simon Elliot took these stunning photographs, do you recognise the locations ?

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Come fly with me Welcome to our monthly column Come Fly With Me. We ask the people that work at Shoreham Airport what motivates them and what makes them proud to be working in the aviation industry. This month Essentially Worthing puts the questions to Jonathan Candelon a pilot with Flying Time.

What is the best thing about Shoreham Airport? The best thing about Shoreham (Brighton City) airport is the location. It offers brilliant flying weather for the courses that we organise and run from Shoreham. The prime position has brilliant access to uncontrolled airspace for general handling as well as the airways entry system for the more advanced flight training exercises. The airport is very well equipped with good instrument approaches enabling landings in poor visibility. What made you start running a flying school? Six years ago I started working for Flying Time as a flight instructor. I was then offered the opportunity to manage and grow the business by the founders Tony Realff and Richard Rust. I knew the school had huge potential and I shared the founders’ vision for its future. I wanted to make sure I was part of it. What’s most challenging about your job? In the last 3 years we have nearly tripled in size and Flying Time has had to evolved accordingly. The challenge is to enhance as we grow and to get it just right. This means getting the aircraft fleet sizes and staffing levels at the best balance. The preparation for this happens months before it is actually required. We have a great team and this is what makes our company. It is a huge challenge finding great people, but Flying Time have got the best in every sense. How long does the average pilot need to train for before qualifying? Are there many different schemes? From zero experience, it takes a full time student 12 to 14 months before they become a fully qualified commercial pilot. There are two major routes available to become a professional pilot: the modular and the integrated route. We offer them both. Our integrated course is called the Flight Deck Programme. This course takes the student all the way from no experience to commercial pilot. With the modular route, students can do the course on a per module basis taking breaks in between. This gives the

student more flexibility if they need to work or have other commitments. Your proudest moments ? The proudest moments are when our students successfully complete their training and gain employment with commercial airlines. It’s a great feeling because this is the ultimate goal of every student pilot and it is great for us to be a major part of this.

Who is your hero ? My grandfather is my hero. I have learned great things from him, in business as well as life.

Next month we talk to... ...Air Traffic Controllers at Shoreham

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Business Bites

Helen Scott is The Funding Mentor from Worthing and every month she will share with EW her tips and ideas to help our local businesses succeed

Welcome to Business Bites. My name is Helen Scott and every month I will be talking business. I am The Funding Mentor - I can help you find funding, write bids, draw up business and funding strategies AND mentor you to do all of these... I draw upon thirty years’ experience in the private, charity and public sectors and am always keen to share my knowledge and expertise with others. I am perhaps what you would call a bit of an entrepreneur...I have worked for myself for the past 10 years and recognise the importance of having a business that has relevance in the current business climate. The Olympics Legacy What a great story to start Business Bites. With London 2012 now over, and the Paralympics just beginning, what will be our legacy? How will we sustain our success? And whose responsibility is it? I would encourage government to see this as an opportunity to galvanise the country and implore the media to stop spinning negative stories to bring us all down again. The sports world must ensure that sport of any kind remains in the spotlight, not just football!

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What is your business model? I had the privilege of seeing two Osprey in flight over the River Adur during the summer. These birds are often mistaken for large seagulls, but are actually on the scale of a large

eagle – a well known and impressive bird of prey. If your business model was a bird of prey, what would it be? Let me know. If you chose an Osprey, would that say that your business was too well-disguised but has great potential? It is important to know what your business model is so that you can market it to potential customers. Grant of the Month As the theme has been sport this month – here is a grant for all those sports enthusiasts, community groups, volunteers, interested in applying for funding. Sport England have ‘The Inspired Facilities Fund’ that could help you refurbish or upgrade your sports facility; or convert an existing building into a venue suitable for sport and accessible to the whole community. Funds available of between £20K-£50K. Closing date: 17 September 2012. Find out more at: about/what-is-inspired-facilities See you next month for more Business Bites.

JULY 2012

Over 60 things to do with the family this July Eat good food by the sea Beach Life reviews the Coast café


What about the business world? What can we do to build on this success? In particular, what can we do in Worthing and its environs as business people to become even more successful and profitable? A colleague said to me the other day, that we need to ensure we maintain a ‘can do’ attitude. Absolutely, I don’t know about you, but the Olympics, and now the Paralympics, make me feel that if you set your mind to it, anything can happen. Can we translate this empowerment into our business lives? As Obama said – ‘yes we can.’ So dust down that business strategy, that mission statement, that funding bid you always meant to apply for and do it! At The Funding Mentor I shall be focussing on a legacy that seeks to empower those that I mentor so that they ‘can do.’ There’s no time like the present...

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Helen Scott - The Funding Mentor ‘successfully growing and developing businesses and charities’ If you have a question or comment for Helen relating to this article or to your business then email helen@ You can follow Helen on Twitter @fundingmentor and subscribe to her blog - http://www.thefundingmentor. com/blog/

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But don’t just take our word for it, with 21 scholarships awarded this year to some of the country’s top senior schools (including Eton, Marlborough, Lancing, Hurst, Latymer, Oundle, Brighton College) and excellent reviews from ISC and Ofsted, why not call or email us to arrange a personal visit?

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Splash joins the fundraising for Hospice Care Week Huge on-air auction planned for 12th October It has to be at Splash FM, we’re never too far away from another big event! Over our (nearly) ten years on air, we’ve helped and supported a lot of charities around the area, but this October, we’re really pushing the boat out! Hospice Care Week runs from the 8th-14th October, and is an annual event highlighting the crucial work carried out by hospices around the UK. During that week, we’re going to be teaming up with our three sister stations across Sussex, and helping to raise funds (and awareness) for four of the county’s hospices, including Worthing’s very own St Barnabas House. Most hospice care is provided by charities, and they could not provide the care they do, without the support of local people and businesses. We have spent a lot of time with the team at St Barnabas over the last few months, finding out more about the work they do, and it will be a pleasure to fly the flag for them, and to shine a light on all the fantastic work that goes on. Raising90mm funds is a very 1important part12:00 of the event though, x 134mm.pdf 12/08/2010


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and that’s where YOU come in! There are a lot of fun things planned for Hospice Care Week this year, and the ‘piece de resistance’ is a huge on-air auction, which will run through the day on Friday 12th October. There will be dozens of items to bid on, with lots already confirmed including a champagne balloon flight, five laps in a supercar, a week’s use of a villa in Marbella, a signed Fatboy Slim shirt and a cricket bat signed by Alastair Cooke MBE. It has to be

said, the list of auction items gets more exciting day by day, with more ‘money-can’t buy’ experiences being added all the time! We really hope you’ll get involved! To find out more about Hospice Care Week, keep listening to Splash FM over the coming weeks.

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Your donations of furniture, electrical goods and Bric-a-Brac will help us raise funds for our Community Programme helping people here in Worthing.

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Can you spare 4 hours a week? If so, why not consider becoming a VOLUNTEER at The Friends of Worthing Hospitals Shop. For more information and an application form please contact RON NOAKES on 01903 872188

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Dr Sarah has the last word Our current system for tackling addictions is not working. We need to treat rather than punish. Last Tuesday was a deeply depressing day. I spent most of the morning on CDU- the overnight short stay ward in A&E where we keep patients for short periods of treatment or observation. 6 out of the 9 beds were occupied by people admitted directly or indirectly due to drugs or alchohol. After being so utterly buoyed and lifted by the physical prowess and achievements of our Olympic athletes, here I was in the real world, full of people who, if they weren’t eating themselves to an early grave, were drinking themselves to it instead. I’ve worked in Emergency Medicine long enough to accept, almost without flinching, that a huge part of our workload will be due to addictions of various sorts. Every now and then it just gets to me. It gets to me because we can do very little to help. Because I know I’ll see the same sorry cases over and over and over again until I don’t see them any more. And then there’ll be someone else just like them, who’ll meet the same fate. Russell Brand may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he made a documentary on Addiction and Recovery which makes very compelling viewing. He is an advocate of treatment by abstinence. Meaning no subsitutes. Why do we easily accept diabetes, asthma, hypertension and heart disease as ‘medical’

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problems and throw huge sums of money at their treatment, and so little at addiction? Addiction is seen much more as a moral and personal failing, a poor lifestyle choice and a reason to punish rather than treat. Drug addicts are instinctively repulsive and threatening. No other group of patients is treated so punitively. Of course the lines are blurred between health and the law. Most street drugs are illegal and crimes are often committed to obtain them. Whole underworld empires are built on trafficking, arms, prostitution etc and make for very murky and dangerous places to linger. Yet Brand powerfully promotes the successful treatment of addicts, not as some liberal, wishy-washy, love-and-peace utopia, but as a real and pragmatic way to tackle crime. Treat the addict and destroy the criminal. It makes sense. Sending a law-breaking

addict to treatment is not a ‘soft’, but a sensible option to achieve a lasting reduction in drug related damage, to individuals, families and society as a whole. The obstacle to progress is, as usual, money and the political will to change the approach. Until there is a politician brave enough to speak the truth about our illness of addiction and see that treating it will save money in the end, lives will be ruined and society damaged. Until such time it will remain the uphill battlefield of underfunded charities working hard against the odds to save a few of the lucky ones. Dr Sarah trained in medicine at King’s College, London, and now works in the Emergency Department at Worthing Hospital.

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Essentially Worthing Magazine - September 2012  

Essentially Worthing Magazine - September 2012