Frequently Asked Questions


Where do you meet?
We meet in the Hanover Room of the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Is there a lift to the Hanover Room?
Yes, there is.

Are there toilets on the same floor as the meeting room?
Yes, there are.

Can I buy refreshments?
Water, wine and fruit juice is available at no charge, but donations are always welcome.


How much is membership?
£30.00 per season of 15+ meetings, from September until June.

Can I come along as a visitor?
You are welcome. The cost is £5.00, refundable if you decide to become a member.

Can I join at any time of year?
The membership season runs from September until June. You can join at any time.

Is there a reduction if I join later in the season?
Membership from 1 February to 30 June is half-price.

Is there a reduction for senior citizens?
No, unfortunately we cannot offer such reductions.

Speaking French

What level of French do I need?
All talks are illustrated so following talks is not too hard.

Do you give French lessons?
Although the Circle does not teach French, many members and visitors are pleased with the way their command of French improves over several visits.

Do you organise trips to France?
We are unable to do so at the moment.