St Paul's Learning Centre mural


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

Art room
Community Dark Room
Upholstery at the Makershed

English Classes

Free ESOL Conversation Club, Wednesdays 10-11am
Practice speaking English in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No need to enrol, just turn up!

Free ESOL Games Night, Wednesdays 7-8pm

Meet new people and practice English with fun activities.
No sign-up required.

ESOL classes with Impact 
Weekly classes and guided self study sessions for asylum seekers and non-EU immigrants. 
Click here for more info

Here are some resources to find ESOL (English as a second or other language) classes across Bristol: 
Information about ESOL courses in Bristol, plus free courses for job seekers

Website of the Learning English in Bristol Network

Free ESOL conversation clubs with Community Learning 

WEA courses

Lifelong learning

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


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

Courses include:


  • ESOL

  • Functional skills such as Maths and English

  • Digital skills 

  • Business and Enterprise / 0117 914 5472

Arts & crafts


Bristol City Council Adult Learning

  • Pottery

  • Printmaking / 0117 903 88 44

The Makershed

Courses for all levels in:

  • Woodworking

  • Furniture Making

  • Lino printing

  • Weaving

  • Sewing

  • Upholstery

  • Tool sharpening

The Real Photography Company

Darkroom and photography workshops for all levels

Printmaking with Barbara Disney

Stained Glass Club with Ruth Adams

Acting workshops for 18-25 year olds with Lightbox theatre

Monday evenings, click here for more info

Community events
Community open table drop-in:

Every Thursday 1 - 2:30 pm in the café 

April Richmond & Teresa Cirant - Our local Community development practitioners. What would you like to make happen in your neighbourhood?


We're here to help.

Contact: 07810506964,

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

07949 575138 / 07838 676297

Body & spirit

Maroon Fist

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


Learn Reiki

Affordable high-quality Reiki training. Twelve-week evening courses with experienced professional teachers in friendly, supportive classes.