Kent Adult Education moves into new Maidstone home

A woman at a potter's wheel in Adult Education class

Kent Adult Education is moving from its existing centre in St Faith’s Street, Maidstone, into new facilities at the newly-refurbished Oakwood House, a KCC-owned property just off the Tonbridge Road.

Oakwood House will feature a works skills department, photography dark room, large pottery studio with a separate kiln room, a textiles room, printmaking studio, ICT suites and a big outdoor space which can be used for arts and fitness courses in summer.

Next courses at Oakwood House run from Monday, 24 April. They include guitar, creative writing, portrait drawing, belly dancing, pottery, Italian, computing and more.

Located one mile from the centre of Maidstone and a 20-minute walk from Maidstone West rail station, the new centre is accessible by car, bus or on foot. There will be limited parking at the new centre, but paid parking is available at Maidstone West Station and there is additional off-road parking on Queens Road.

Details of bus travel from Maidstone are: Royal Star Arcade (stop 3), bus number 3, 6, or 7. Average time 16 minutes, buses every 10 minutes.

Royal Star Arcade (stop E1), bus number 71, 72, 79c. Average time 23 minutes, buses every 20 minutes.

For further details and bus timetables, visit the Arriva website.

Car travel from the centre of Maidstone is via Tonbridge Road/A26; average time six minutes. Walking takes about 31 minutes and cycling 13 minutes.

The full address of the centre is:Oakwood House, Oakwood Road, Maidstone, ME16 8AE.

To find out more about the wide variety of courses available at Oakwood House or any of the other 14 KAE centres and to make a booking, visit the Kent Adult Education website. For further information, call 03000 412222.