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The Centre

St Augustine's Arts & Events Centre is now a home for the Arts, Wellbeing, Spiritual and Hospitality sectors. It also has a funky Arts café. This project aims to become the archetype of what a community and cultural centre should be.

We have internal solutions for most community and small business gatherings and the gardens will also be used during the summer months to accommodate activities like cream teas, alfresco dining, cultural and spiritual activities, children's activities and corporate outdoor gatherings.

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Staffing

Most of our staff have personal alcohol licences, barista training certificates, class 2 food hygiene certificates as well as several health and safety and venue management experience and certificates.

Errol & 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

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.

Sharon Kilgannon

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

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.

Our Business Community & Tribes

Having an exhibition at St Augustine's was a great experience. The staff are eager to help and you feel very supported while there. It is a great space to exhibit in, with a lot of people calling in to use the other facilities. The atmosphere of the place is very special, it feels very inclusive and has great energy. I highly recommend the exhibition space and the Cafe is an added bonus. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome and making the exhibition a wonderful experience.
Chris Dade, Award winning photographer and exhibitor
Fantastic events space
Great customer service
Great bespoke facilities
Will use again and also recommend St Augustine's for other events.
Corporate Client, Chamber of Commerce
The staff at St Augustine's dealt all of my needs and provided an invaluable support service to my team of dancers and actors. Amazing place for contemporary and traditional dance pieces. We performed a sell out interactive theatrical production and it was very exciting.
Lee Smikle, Smikle Dance Project
The team at St Augustine's made my birthday a very special and memorable occasion.
Thank you.
Rosemary, Private party