COVID update: The centre remains open for our tenants and specific covid/lockdown complaint bookings such as food provisions, support services or key worker delivery. We are doing our best to provide a safe and well-maintained environment so essential services can continue to operate for our community.


This is just a selection of the regular courses hosted at the centre, for more details about what's happening here check out our events calendar

Please contact the facilitators directly for more information or to book

English Classes

Free ESOL conversation club

Practice speaking English in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. no need to enrol, just turn up Monday 10.30am - 12pm

For more info about ESOL classes in Bristol visit

Children & young people


Afterschool and weekend tuition from year-1 through to A-Level, empowering pupils and students from BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian & minority ethnic) to excel in education. 

  • Maths

  • Science

  • English

Tel: 07949 575138 / 07838 676297

Learning Brains

OFSTEAD registered,  weekend tuition from year 1 to A level. 

  • Maths

  • Science

  • English

Eligble families can pay using Chilcare Vouchers.

Contact Syed Shah on 0747 508 19 96

Arts & crafts

Bristol City Council Adult Learning

  • Pottery

  • Printmaking – 0117 903 88 44

The Makershed

Courses for all levels

  • Woodworking,

  • Furniture Making

  • DIY 

  • Upholstery

Real Photography Company

Darkroom and photography workshops for all levels

Printmaking with Barbara Disney


Stained Glass Club with Ruth Adams

Lifelong learning

We have many partnerships with colleges, universities and learning providers delivering both accreditied and leisure courses within the community.


CCBED are a social enterprise providing FREE accredited training and mentoring to help people to acheive their proffessional aspirations and realise their potential.

Running courses covering areas such as

  • ESOL,

  • Functonal skills like Maths and English,

  • Digital skills 

  • Business and Enterprise.

Contact – 0790 868 75 34

University of Bristol

Providing a number of courses in the community,  University of Bristol currently run evenings in 

  • Philosophy

  • English Literature

  • History

Whether you need help you realise your potential, create pathways into further and higher education or to explore your interests further, many of their courses offer bursaries and funded places.

Other courses include...

City of Bristol College

Courses currently run by CoBCollege include...

  • Community Development; Level 1 (10wks - 3hr sessions)

Get the most out of your volunteering and community work.  Develop the knowledge, skills and professional practice to find work in the community and make a difference.


Body & spirit

Maroon Fist

Kickboxing, kung fu and self defence, £10/£7.50 under 18


Learn Reiki

Affordable Reiki courses taught by a team of proffessional experie

  • Reiki Level 1

  • Reiki Level 2


Relevant Gospel Church

Community events

Meet your local councillors

Do you have a local issue you'd like to talk with someone about? Speak to your local elected councillors on the first Friday of the month at 1-2pm in the library.

Repair Cafe

What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way! You can repair it at the Repair Café!

Friends of St Pauls Library

The library has an active 'friends of' group, hosting many regular events such as

  • Open Mic nights

  • Creative Writing

  • Creative Wellbeing programmes

  • Knit & Natter

as well as partnerships with schools exploring storytelling and poetry.

For more info or to get involved, visit their Facebook page or email them at

94 Grosvenor Road

St Pauls

Bristol, BS2 8XJ

0117 914 54 70

Opening Hours

The centre is currently only open to tenants and those attending pre-booked events

At present we are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to tenants and those attending pre-booked events only. We aim to accommodate outside of these hours if needed where possible.

Monday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm

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