At the Makerspace we run a number of different courses including cooking, carpentry, mathematics, DIY and even puppetry. These courses are usually free and previous experience is not required, anyone is welcome but numbers can sometimes be limited.

Courses are free, but currently only available to those without a level 2 maths qualification (typically a GCSE at grade C, or equivalent).

Contact us direct to find out more or to book a space, however it’s possible to join while courses are ongoing, so don’t feel put off if a course has already started!

The current list of upcoming and ongoing courses can be seen below:

Cookery on a Budget

Do you want to learn cooking skills from an enthusiastic, experienced cook? This course might be perfect for you!

Over 7 weeks you could be one of the learners being trained in our newly fitted kitchen. The course will include cooking techniques used in a wide variety of recipes that will give you the skills and confidence to produce tasty meals on a budget. You can also benefit from follow-on maths tuition.

Weekly (7 weeks)

Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
w/c 12th September – 24th October 2023
Next course starting w/c 31st October 2023

Carpentry & DIY

Interested in carpentry or DIY or just want to learn something new?

Focusing on typical DIY tasks like putting up a shelf, this course also integrates numeracy into basic carpentry skills, in our newly improved carpentry and woodwork area. Stay tuned for more information or contact us to reserve a place!

Weekly (7 weeks)

Fridays 10am – 1pm
w/c 15th September – 27th October 2023
Next course starting w/c 3rd November 2023

Fabric Workshop

Are you interested in sewing or upcycling that dress that no longer fits?

Come and join a friendly fabric workshop where over 8 weeks you can try new things, get help with existing projects and learn new techniques. We are supporting this course with free follow-on maths tuition at a level and pace to suit your needs.

Weekly (7 weeks)

Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm
w/c 11th September – 23rd October 2023
Next course starting w/c 30th October 2023

Our courses run in partnership with Making Theatre Gaining Skills and are funded by support from the Multiply programme and West Sussex County Council.

Production Skills Course

The Multiply programme also supports a unique one-week employability course which gives you the chance to learn new creative skills including lighting and sound operation, costume and prop-making and scenic art.

Led by professional creative practitioners, participants will work together on the making of a short theatre production. They’ll build the set, create lighting and sound effects, organise marketing and run the front-of-house operation. The finished production will be presented to an audience on the final day, and participants will be able to access valuable learning opportunities after the course has ended.

The next Production Skills course: To be confirmed

To learn more, and/or book your place, visit, call 01243 345239 or email [email protected]