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, at our Art Studio and in our growing Friendship Group.

Please follow the links below to find out what you would like to do.

Workshops and Activities

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?

Workshops and Activities

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, Active Sussex 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.

Due to Covid-19 our friendship group have continued their support for each other via the Friendship Facebook page. They enjoy daily activities delivered via zoom. Everyone is encouraged to interact with their own comments and videos and members are thriving.

Most members can now: message each other, call each other, voice text or video call each other, and for the most advanced –  can host a chatroom.

Join our Facebook group

Our Friendship Group is kindly supported by the Friarsgate Trust, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Learning Disability Development Fund, the Shanly Foundation 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.

Purple Club House

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.

Due to Covid-19, we have moved online.

Art Studio

Open Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Grace Eyre’s Art Studio at The Open Market in Brighton is an inclusive space run by people with learning disabilities.

It has an exhibition space that features work made by artists with learning disabilities. All the work is original and individually made.

The Art Studio is also a place where we run work skills courses as well as exhibitions and an art shop.

The project is a unique training space where people with learning disabilities can gain customer service skills through working in a shop open to the public. Our specialist Supported Employment Worker creates a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where people can learn a new skill, build confidence and socialise.

The Open Market is located at Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU – between London Road and The Level. The Art Studio is kindly supported by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Even though restrictions have now been lifted, we’d appreciate it if our visitors could follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks. Thank you.

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