You are more likely to keep active if you are having fun and have friends to enjoy yourself with.
We all know how important it is to have active interests, to be able to take part in these alongside your friends, always having fun and learning along the way.
We are very proud of the variety of workshops and activities we are providing in our community and in our growing Friendship Group.
Please follow the links below to find out what you would like to do.
We are all about people, fun, friendship and having new experiences in a safe and supported environment.
The variety of the activities on offer will engage you, nurture your ambitions and enrich your life. What will get your attention?
Our varied programme of activities is kindly supported by the Brighton District Nursing Association Trust, Chalk Cliff Trust, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Heart Research UK and Subway, and Arnold Clark Community Fund.
Friendships are a vital and enriching part of life. They have a huge impact on our mental health and happiness. They provide us with comfort and joy and boost our self-esteem. Having friends prevents loneliness and feelings of isolation.
The Friendship Group provides a safe environment to meet new people, try new things and build your confidence.
Our Friendship Group is kindly supported by the Friarsgate Trust, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Learning Disability Development Fund, the Shanly Foundation, Munro Charitable Trust and Brighton, Hove & District Mencap.
We have also been able to expand the group online thanks to funding from the Government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
The Purple Club House is a monthly club night run by people with learning disabilities for everyone in the community. It features DJs, dancing and quizzes and usually has a theme. It gives people the opportunity to go out more, make new friends and have fun.
But it can’t happen without your support. Please donate to make sure that people with learning disabilities can continue to connect with their friends and have a good time.
If you want to receive information about future club nights, sign up to our mailing list.
Catch up with some of our past club nights online.
We are closing the Art Studio space at The Open Market, our physical art space. Instead we are moving to an online virtual trading space that will support a wide range of artists and provide employment opportunities for the art community we support.
We will be announcing our new online platform supporting marginalised artists in May 2023 in conjunction with the Artists Open House festival.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the Grace Eyre Art Collective’s recent work:
Grace Eyre’s allotment is one of approximately 300 plots at the Weald Allotment site in Hove.
It is a fantastic space with huge potential to provide opportunities for the people we support. It is a place where we can establish connections with the wider community, break down barriers and contribute to a more equal and inclusive society.
We are also working with the charity Plot 22 to establish a collaborative partnership bringing people from different communities and groups together.
Our allotment is kindly supported by the Asda Foundation’s Bringing Communities Back Together fund, the Tony Barnard Foundation the Ian Askew Charitable Trust.