Friends Centre is an independent adult education organisation and charity based in Brighton. We offer daytime and evening courses in Arts & Crafts, Creative Writing, English, ESOL, Health & Happiness, History, Information Technology, Modern Foreign Languages and Personal Professional Development. We serve over 1,100 learners each year at our two main learning centres in Brighton at Isetta Square and Ivory Place and in a range of community venues, including children’s centres and community hubs based on estates in the east of the city.


I wanted to write you an official thank you not only for what I found a really well thought out, supportive and enjoyable course, but to let you know just how much this has helped me develop in my design work. I joined with the aim of expanding my practice and it has really done Continue Reading

Illustration Learner

Today’s meeting with Eileen Campbell was really useful, relaxed and enjoyable. I found the pace was good, clear and I valued having a print off to take away with me. This has been an eye opening experience in terms of understanding the resources that are available to me and how to navigate my way to Continue Reading

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Friends Centre Closure

It’s with a very heavy heart that we have to share this message with you. Unfortunately, over the past few years Friends Centre has suffered considerable financial difficulties related to changes in funding... READ MORE

23rd June 2020 update

We are looking forward to running courses in the autumn term and are currently working out what we can offer face to face in our classrooms and what we can offer online. Once... READ MORE

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