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Saint Augustine’s

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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!

Our events

The Makers Fair

Free Entry

October 3rd, 11am-5pm

Socially Distanced Event

The Maker's Fair is a community art fair showcasing the work of local artists, makers and designers in the wonderful gothic style surroundings of St Augustine's centre. There will be 30+ stalls of original art, ceramics, prints, handmade clothes and jewellery spread throughout the garden and main hall.

We're pleased to announce a brand new onsite café who are now serving fresh plant-based food and refreshments for you to enjoy.

***Please be assured that this is a socially distanced event and strict measures are in place. Stalls are more spread out with a one-way system. There is hand sanitiser for visitors to use. For those that can, please wear a mask whilst in the main hall area. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Makers Fair
5 Ways Artists

Fiveways Open House Group Exhibition

In view of the cancellation of this years Brighton Festival and Artists Open Houses, this exhibition of work by the Fiveways Artists Group is a snapshot of a “show that never was”.

It is a welcomed opportunity to collaborate with St Augustine's Centre for the Arts and provides a safe exhibition space in which the group can show some of their work.

Back in the early 1980s Yorkshire, born painter Ned Hoskins moved to Brighton following a successful period painting in the United States. frustrated with the lack of opportunity for the emerging artists And the lack of exhibition space within the town, Ned decided to open his house in Hollingbury Road to visitors during the 1982 Brighton Festival.

By 1988 a small number of Artists Open Houses had become an established feature of the festival. Following Ned's collaboration with four other artists, the founding members of the Fiveways Artist Group, initially known as “Five at Fiveways”, were awarded this Zap Award, for the best visual art event in the Festival.

Ned Hoskins, along with other formative members of the group, including Anneliese Clark, remain as Associate Members of the group and both have contributed work for this exhibition. Their work is shown alongside work from 16 members of the current group who have chosen a mix of images to create a varied to show.

The Fiveways artists group are committed to showing how artwork can find its place in a domestic setting. we hope you enjoy this exhibition, albeit you can't sit on the sofa!

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.

To date, we have hosted many types of events, including corporate conferences and celebrations, wedding receptions, humanist ceremonies, anniversaries, spiritual events, one year old to 70th birthday parties, to name a few.

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Our Promotions

Earth Cafe vegan cake
Wed 12th - Sun 16th Aug

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is a British tradition, it consists of finger food which is traditionally enjoyed with a hot drink such as tea or coffee. More recently, ‘Sparkling Afternoon Tea’ is now very current and this is where the delicious treats are enjoyed alongside a glass or two of Prosecco.

What food is served in an Afternoon Tea?

At EARTH Arts and Culture Café, we offer delicious plant based alternatives that are designed to excite the taste buds. We have some unusual and traditional sandwiches and cake options to choose from all complimented by exotic teas, coffees or even a bottle of Presecco.

The EARTH Plant based Afternoon Tea come in gluten free and Vegan flavours so call now to reserve a table on 0800 014 1434.

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