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Co-work and connect: new RSA South East Fellowship Hubs

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We have four new co-working spaces in Brighton, Basingstoke, Southampton and Kent open to Fellows free-of-charge to co-work, network, and share ideas

WERKS, Brighton

RSA South East has joined up with WERKS to provide a free accessible space for Fellows to work and network in a choice of two of their Hubs in Middle Street and Old Steine. 

From Autumn 2022 onwards, the space will also be used to host local Fellowship events. Keep an eye on @werksgroup for the latest updates. 

When: 9am-5pm every Thursday throughout the year

Where: WERKS, 21-22 Old Steine, Brighton OR Brighton WERKS Central Café, Middle Street, Brighton (10min walk from Brighton rail station).

Enquiries: [email protected]

Proetus Creation Space, Basingstoke

Proetus is an arts venue and inclusive family-friendly community hub, managed by Chief Executive Mary Swan FRSA. From September, their café will be reserved on a monthly basis for RSA Fellows. Use the space for working remotely, have lunch or network with other local Fellows in a creative space.

The venue often hosts performance arts shows open to the public, so stick around into the evening and check out their events programme too. See what's on here.

When: 1.30pm-7pm, last Friday of the month, every month

Where: Proetus Creation Space café, Basingstoke (14 min walk from Basingstoke rail station)

Enquiries: Mary Swan FRSA, Creative Director and Chief Executive.

Southampton Fellows Hub: Business and IP Centre

A brand new co-working and growth hub for local entrepreneurs, creators and freelancers. The centre also offers access to industry standard equipment, such as a camera for free professional photos in the dedicated ‘PhotoHub and SellersHub’. Starting from October 2022, Southampton-based RSA Fellows are invited to utilise this space and facilities free-of-charge every weekday. Get in touch to organise a Fellow-led gathering or event at the Hub.

When: 10am-5pm weekdays from October 2022

Where: Southampton Central Library (1st floor), 10 min walk from Southampton Central train station

How to use: No need to book if simply using the space, just turn up. For use of their services and professional equipment, follow this link to book a free session.

Enquiries: Christopher Amedu FRSA, Business Engagement & Marketing Manager, Southampton City Council

The Margate School, Kent

The Margate School (TMS) is an independent not-for-profit postgraduate liberal arts school, a hub of innovation and creativity within the local community through their socially engaged and sustainability-driven programmes. 

Starting in January 2023, the TMS Cafe and facilities are available to RSA Fellows on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year. Fellows can access TMS public lectures, and hire TMS technical facilities or small lecture rooms at a discounted rate (subject to availability). Exhibitions are free as are some lectures, requesting a voluntary contribution only. 

When: 12-4pm every Wednesday throughout the year

Where: 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX

Enquiries: [email protected]

Additional Hub information:

All of our Hubs are offered free of charge and open to Fellows and friends. There's no need to pre-book your attendance, or show your Fellowship card to use these spaces - just show up on the designated days, and let them know you are a Fellow or a friend of the RSA on arrival. If you want to organise activities there for your local Fellowship community, get in touch. For any general queries, reach out to the venue’s main contact (above).

Help us create a Fellowship Hub in your town or city

Cafés, community centres, co-working hubs – we are seeking to partner with any Fellow-led establishment across the South East that could offer a base for local Fellows to connect and collaborate on a semi-regular basis. We are especially keen to develop Hubs in Oxfordshire and on the Isle of Wight. Email us at  [email protected].