Errol and Joanna Barrett
Errol and Joanna Barrett, the owners and directors are the visionaries that made the vision for St Augustine's Arts & Events Centre a reality, so they are very committed to the community cause.Joanna's father, James Osbourne, was a famous Brighton sculptor who had commissions from the Queen, Lady Diana and foreign dignitaries to name just a few. Some of his works populate parts of the city such as Brighton Square, Marine Parade, Preston Park and even the grounds of Buckingham Palace and St James Park London.
Errol Barrett has over 34 years in business across marketing, property development and investments, publishing, inventions but bringing communities and small start-up businesses together is now his main calling.
We also have a range of voluntary staff who are an invaluable part of the overall day-to-day operation.
Gareth Smith, our DPS and trainee general manager is the son of Reverend Christy Smith from ELIM Church, the organisation that used to own the former redundant St Augustine's church.
Charlie Gray, our community chef, is very passionate about seasonal food and versatile with current café culture as well as fine dining. His culinary delights are a testament to that. He is also a lecturer in music.
April Doughtree, a chef front of house and back of house personnel comes from a long line of caterers and all of her family members work within the catering industry. She is community through-and -through and a disruptor of the negative.
Sharon Kilgannon, our arts and events personnel. She is also a professional photographer and she has a photo catalogue of St Augustine's before, during and after the restoration and conversion works to St Augustine's.
Stefan Derscariu, a graduate equipment and sound technician, events specialist, musician and community tribe member. He is very different, conscious, spiritual but also like to express himself in an artistic manner.
Ben Adams, a videographer, events specialist, musician and community tribe member who is well-connected spiritually and holistically but also like to express himself in an artistic manner.