Next weekend open season starts in Worthing.
Private front doors and garden gates are being thrown open to the general populace as Worthing residents show off their artistic talent.
And open season begins on Friday with local charity Guild Care opening its three Worthing homes as part of National Care Homes Open Day. Linfield House, Caer Gwent and Irene House all welcome visitors.
Later in the evening Worthing Mosque opens its doors to the town’s residents. Imam Idris invites those wanting to learn more about Islam to a tour of the mosque and to partake of an evening meal. You will be most welcome.
You will also be most welcome at 50 venues throughout the town on Saturday and Sunday as the Worthing Art Trail begins with almost 300 artists exhibiting. Visitors can see sculpture, ceramics, paintings, toys, video art, jewellery and much more. At some houses you will also be able to buy tea, coffee and homemade cakes and sit in the owner’s gardens. The trail continues on the two following weekends.
Two more gardens are open this Saturday and Sunday demonstrating permaculture gardening. Permaculture is a design system which sprang up in the 1970s oil crisis to combat food insecurity and a desire for self-reliance. As applied to gardening higher yields can be achieved with less effort simply by mimicking nature. At 51 Northcourt Road and 46 Beechwood Avenue you can see the idea in practice.
With it not being unusual nowadays to not know the names of your next door neighbours, Worthing Daily applauds these attempts at open society – all good community stuff.
So take the opportunity next weekend to cross those thresholds that are not usually open to you.
Worthing Mosque: https://worthingdaily.co.uk/community/islamic-awareness-day/
Permculture Gardening: https://worthingdaily.co.uk/community/permaculture-open-gardens-weekend