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Thai Buddhist Festival

The Thai Buddhist Katima Ceremony

24th October | From 11am

This is traditional charity ceremony for the Katina. Katima means "The offering the robes to buddhist monks after their Vessa".

Vassa is a period when monks finished their annual 3 month retreat. In Thai culture, lay people will bring offerings of nececessary things that monks can use in their daily lives such as robes, food and donations. This is a free event so you are welcome to come and witness Thai culture where 9 monks will receive gifts in an environment where monks will chant at 11am followed by Thai dancers and blessings with a parade of money trees and other oriental articacts. Our WILD Artisan Cafe will be serving hot food, cakes and drinks in the cafe and parts of the front garden whilst Whilst the Thai Festval will occupy our main hall and the front garden.

Come and see some Thai Culture whare all are welcome at St Augustines Arts & Event Centre.

Cope 26 event


30th of October | 10am - 3:30pm

Whatever happens at COP26 next week, we’ll be COPING with a different world soon.

Learning how to cope will be one thing, understanding why is another. This crisis was so unexpected. We had been doing so well, building an excellent world for ourselves. What went wrong?…

We have organised a family-friendly session of explanations, demonstrations and games that answer some of the main questions, and might inspire some more questions (which we will also have answers for).

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Cardboard city event

Out of the box creations presents...Cardboard City!!!!

30th October | 11am - 3pm

Drop-in cardboard box play sessions for 3-11 year olds

In collaboration with the Brighton science festival, you can drop in, make a cardboard house, eat some cake in the gorgeous café, visit the Earth Market craft fair, and go along to lots of science talks and demos for children that will be really exciting. Take a look at the other stuff on their website - - plenty of fun things for kids and adults during half term. Come along!

EARTH Market

EARTH Market

30th October | All day

Try something new

St Augustine's Arts & Events Centre is now a home for the Arts, Wellbeing, Spiritual and Hospitality sectors. As well as having a spacious and creative space we have the atmospheric and stylish Earth cafe set inside the building, offering a tasty menu of drinks and food to our visitors. This whole project aims to become the archetype of what a community and cultural centre should be.

We have internal solutions for most community and 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.

After weathering the COVID-19 storm we are now pleased to say that we are now open to the public! We have made the necessary changes to the building to be able to open safely to the public.

We can still host socially distanced events and regular events from the 1st October, so get in touch and have your next event at Brighton's most unique venue!

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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.
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