HOME was the first centre for learning established by New Paradigm Education and was based in the heart of Brighton near the Seven Dials area. Employing a gift circle and embodying the principle of ‘pay it forward’, many people were able to access the facility and the activities provided who would not have been financially able to do so.
The enterprise started out as a bilingual nursery called Little England Petite France which achieved an ‘Outstanding’ report from Ofsted. Eventually it was decided to broaden out the project to offer services to the wider community supporting those with an appetite for lifelong learning. HOME served as a community hub and education resource; a place for inspiration, healing, belonging and play.
Committed to the principles of non-violence, HOME dedicated itself to assisting people in their quest to thrive; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
HOME played host to a number of high quality practitioners sharing the skills and inspiration required to establish great natural health and happier lives. HOME was available for interesting projects and events that aligned with our principles.
HOME offered a wide range of services:
Languages French, English, Spanish, German, British Sign Language, Compassionate (Non Violent) Communication.
Technology Graphic Design, Music/Video Production, Website Design, Desktop Publishing, Computer Skills.
Arts Dance, Poetry, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Fine Arts, Instrument Tuition, Graffiti Projects.
Life Skills Maths, Law, Finance, Nutrition, Cuisine, Gardening, Exercise, Creativity, Project Management.
Health Shiatsu, SCENAR Therapy and Training, Metamorphic Technique, Massage, Raw and Fermented Foods.
There was also a wide variety of other services provided:
Experienced mediators and counsellors were available to resolve all disputes and find win-win solutions. Advice on law and debt issues. A resource for developing art, dance, music, computer skills, instrument tuition and film/animation production. Tuition in music production and performance with private lessons in drum kit, percussion, bass, keyboards and music workshops.
HOME also played host to:
Activities and focus groups seeking to build stronger links and working connections in our communities.
Terra Nova School – Project for a Free Earth – a weekly group linked to Tamera’s global research project.
Experienced mentors from A Band of Brothers were available to support young men struggling to come to terms with the apparent lack of opportunities today and it’s associated problems.
A library: we loved to share the knowledge contained within its shelves offering books by Charles Eisenstein, Herman Hesse, Derek Jensen, C G Jung, The Anti Terrorist, Philip K Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, Irvine Welsh, Marshall Rosenberg, Dieter Duhm, Sabine Lichtenfelz, Kelly Bryson, Ken Wilber, Michael Talbot, Richard Bach, Riane Eisler, Rudolph Steiner amongst others… There were many classics as well as unique resources for health, law, spirituality, psychology, teaching etc. We also stocked the entire collection of pamphlets and books by the Dieter Duhm and Sabine Lichtenfels.
HOME exhibited the work of talented artists including:
“Well done Ian for doing what you did. I certainly have very fond memories of coming around and making music and laughter.”
“I enjoyed our early morning yoga sessions back in the early days…and have been inspired to see your developments since…”
“Thank you for all you offered Ian. For sharing yourself, your space, your home and your vision. I learned and grew a lot on my journey of transformation and shared beautiful connections with many. Being able to be and be witnessed is a powerful natural thing which empowers. I felt this at HOME. Thank you. Also, Alex Catchpole’s food workshop was a highlight for me.”
“Bless you… all those who created the community and energy and experiences that will ripple on outwards in many ways.”
“You have achieved much… Thank you for all you have done to move towards this place of togetherness. I am sure you have laid great foundations for new ventures to blossom.”
“You aimed admirably high… and I reckon the list of achievements will be the abiding memory. Good work.”
“Lots of love… very grateful for so much of your heart for this beautiful vision… and putting into practice that ‘stuff’ that many of us have so far only managed mainly to only talk about….”
“Quantum science has proved everything is connected and everything we do / say / feel / think / effects the whole – so just remember the wonderful / positive effect you and crew have had on everyone and everything on the planet to (not just at HOME)…. much love and light and thank you for sharing.”