The Kiln is an adaptable, accessible workspace and information hub providing facilities for community activities and events.

Arts, Crafts and Heritage

Promoting arts and crafts in the spirit of our living heritage

Linking local cultural heritage through arts and crafts to build a sustainable platform for tomorrow’s world.  Providing space and facilities for people to do their own projects, work with others and enjoy hands on sessions.

Arts and Crafts studios and workshop focusing on traditional local crafts including painting, ceramics, pottery, leatherwork, fabrics, needlework and printing.

Burgess Hill Shed

Promoting wellbeing  through shared interests and hands-on craft activities in a safe, friendly workshop

An existing organisation that helps men and women come together to share interests and skills, and be creative through their own projects and worthwhile community projects.

Our workshop at Burnside has great facilities for many types of woodcraft and metal work. The workshop is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 0930 and 1500hr. New members welcome on open days.

Kiln Connections 

Connecting people to health and wellbeing resources

Space for complementary local groups and charities to come together, collaborate and provide information, help and activities to enhance opportunities, health and wellbeing in our community.

Affordable shared space for local groups and charities, to enable them to run events and work together.


Promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and enterprise

Linking community, business and education to share knowledge and develop skills in computers and modern technology.  Bringing younger and older people together in a working environment to shape careers and new business in a modern world through creativity, innovation and enterprise.

Providing affordable and inspiring space for members who may be freelancers and startups and connecting innovators of today with innovators of tomorrow

A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to co-create, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. They help intermediate and advanced users develop their skills and creativity, particularly inspiring younger generations to engage with the STEM agenda – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or STEAM as it is now sometimes becoming referred to, by also including the Arts). Their activity promotes development of high-end technology skills needed for prosperity and social mobility. (UK Gov Description)

STEM Centre and Club

Inspiring our children and the makers of tomorrow through hands on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) experiences

Linking youth and experience: promoting STEM to younger people in our community through projects facilitated by experienced practitioners.

Providing space and resources for schools in our community to help pupils develop hands on experience and problem solving skills in an inspirational environment.

STEM activities will be undertaken in our Makerspace and other workshops. The STEM Club is for children and parents to participate in STEM projects after school and during vacations. STEM projects will help children learn the practical skills needed for creativity and making things, through hands on experience with experts and STEM ambassadors.

Repair Café

Bin it or fix it?  Repairing  broken and faulty things for a new lease of life.

Regular community events bringing together experts and members of the community to repair things, reuse and avoid waste.

The Kiln is the permanent place for monthly Repair Café events backed up by extensive Kiln resources.