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Click the Learn More button to explore our extensive range of courses.


What's On

Discover our upcoming workshops, exhibitions and events here.


We're Hiring!

Do you have what we are looking for? Find out more about our current job opportunities.

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Discounted Room-Hire!

Swarthmore has a fantastic selection of rooms available for hire for commercial, charity and private events.

From small/medium rooms, an art studio and our hall which has capacity from 150. 


Donate to our Hardship Fund!

Any donations are gratefully received, and will be used solely for the purpose of supporting our students.

Join a course

Join a course or workshop

We offer a wide range of creative and academic courses and workshops - have a browse!

Hire a space

Hire a space

We have a wide range of rooms for hire suitable for meetings, seminars, training, functions, exhibitions and workshops, accommodating up to 150 people.

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Get involved

Job Vacancies, Volunteering Opportunities, Make a Donation... Find out more.

What’s on

Find out about our Creative Communities project, Summer workshops, our exhibition programme plus much more!

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Click on the tab - how to find us, call us or email. 

“Thank you very much for the Family Pottery course!
My daughter and I enjoyed the sessions together.
I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to do an activity with children. Thank you!”


“I did Oil Painting for Beginners and loved it. The atmosphere was relaxed, I learned a lot and enjoyed the company of my classmates. I'll be back - in fact, I've signed up for next term!”


“Highly recommended for the varied courses. Friendly atmosphere. My tutor was great and understanding.”


Support us by volunteering

Swarthmore relies on people like you for volunteering. Whether it’s in the classroom, or behind the scenes, your skills can help us make more of a difference to the community we serve. We welcome new ideas about how volunteers at Swarthmore can make our Centre a welcoming venue and provide opportunities for our students.