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Short Courses

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Regular Activities

Community Wise offers a range of activities and opportunities:

  • The Community Wise Ladies Club - a friendly women's group with a wide-ranging programme of interesting activities and talks (Tuesdays 2.30 - 4.00 pm, monthly)
  • Artists Workshop - open morning for painters (Mondays 9.30 - 1.00 pm)
  • Little Bears Soft Play (Monday and Thursday mornings 9.30 - 12 noon)
  • Old Town Dance - Ballet for adults and children (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2 - 6 pm)
  • Lindyhop - Swing Jive Dance (Mondays 8 - 9.30 pm)
  • Archway Contemporary Choir (Tuesdays 7.30 - 9 pm)
  • Calligraphy Workshop (Wednesdays 9.30 - 12 noon)
  • Slimming World (Wednesdays 5.30 and 7 pm)
  • Eastbourne Scottish Dance (Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
  • Old Town Quilters (Second and fourth Thursdays fortnightly, 2 - 4.30 pm)
  • Computer/IT surgery drop in for help and advice - Thursdays 2 - 4 pm
  • Gamblers Anonymous (Thursdays 7.30 - 9.30 pm) 
  • Little Stones Parent, toddler, bumps and babes Group (Tuedays 9.45 to 11.45 am)
  • Live Wires Youth club (Fridays 6.30 - 8.00 pm Yrs 4,5,6,7,8)
  • Familes for Autism support group Wednesday fortnightly 9-12.30pm
  • Families for Autism youth club 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am-12 noon
  • Youth Epilepsy youth group and family support 2nd Saturday morning each month
  • Pilates (Mondays 5.15 - 7.30 pm)
  • Old Town Cubs and Scouts (Thursdays 6.30 - 9.00 pm)
  • Living Stones Community Church Sunday worship/family services and Sunday School (Sundays 10.30 - 12.15 pm). Lunch served after the meeting. Everyone welcome
  • Catalyst Arts Workshops Tuesdays 9am-1pm
  • Gather Pop-up Cafe on Fridays 11am-1.30pm
  • Scrabble Club on Wednesdays 2-4pm
  • First class Learning - tuition in English and Maths
  • English in the Community - English language tuition 
  • Rainbow Russian School - Russian language tuition - Saturdays 9am
  • Lipreading Instruction - Tuesday afternoons

Short courses

Over 100 participants each term take part in a range of courses including:

  • Appreciating Poetry
  • Art and Crafts
  • Creative Writing
  • Social History
  • Watercolours - beginners, improvers and advanced

To see what courses are currently available, click here.


Community Wise acts as an umbrella organisation and works in partnership with other charities and community groups who share its premises.

English in the Community provides English lessons for new non-English speaking Eastbourne residents five times per week at various times. Introductions take place on Saturday mornings. Classes are free. Phone 07971 908141 or visit http://www.englishinthecommunity.org.uk/ for further information.

Catalyst Arts is a local arts organisation that stages events, exhibitions and courses from time to time. A close relationship with Community Wise has developed as the two trusts share the Christian basis and Community Wise has an ideal premises for arts events and courses. See http://www.catalyst-arts.org/ for further information.

Old Town Cubs and Scouts Group use Community Wise for their regular Thursday night meetings.

Live Better for Less is a movement that informs people how to enjoy a happier, healther lifestyle while spending less money. Community Wise works in partnership with English in the Community, Eastbourne Homes, Friends of Princes Park and Eastbourne Borough Council to arrange exhibition days. http://www.livebetterforless.org.uk/

Old Town Quilters This lively and enterprising group meets fortnightly on Thursdays  at Community Wise on the second and fourth Thusday each month and welcomes new enthusiasts. Member of the Quilters Guild. www.oldtownquilters.org.uk

Other community groups who use the Community Wise premises 

Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group

NHS services including CAMS 

Mediation services

Care for the Carers 

Local Neighbourhood Panels and Action Groups

Social Services Family Conferencing and contact Services





Also at Community Wise:

  • Artist Workshop
    Drawing and painting for all
    Mondays 9.30 - 2.00 pm
  • Calligraphy
    For all abilities, with tuition
    Wednesdays 10.00 - 12.00 am
  • Slimming World
    Wednesdays 1.30 - 3.00 and 7.00 - 8.30
  • Scottish Country Dancing
    Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.00 pm
  • Old Town Quilters
    All abilities. Feel free to turn up
    Second and fourth Thursdays monthly, 2.00 - 4.30 pm
  • Old Town Dance
    All ages
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday pm
  • English in the Community
    English lessons for beginners and improvers at various times for new Eastbourne residents