Your Community in Braintree

As a Centre, we aim to improve the condition and quality of life of those living in the district through the provision of facilities at the Centre for education, recreation and leisure time activities.

BBCA Classes

Weekly Classes

We offer weekly classes in a range of subjects from arts and crafts to languages, all with experienced tutors in a friendly atmosphere. We always welcome new students!

Room Hire

We have a variety of rooms available for hire, so whether you need to hold a group meeting for 70 people or a children’s birthday party, just the once or every week all year, we can help.


Get your copy of Braintree Community Art Group’s “Art à la Carte” cookbook or a Braintree District Arts Sketchbook here!

Summer School

We have a range of adult art and craft classes this summer including embroidery, painting, and mixed media. Try something new this summer – book your place now!

Next Upcoming Event

Bugs: Embroidery and Mixed Media

26 July 2019 - 19-21 Bocking End
Braintree, CM7 9AE United Kingdom
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Bugs: Embroidery and Mixed Media

Create a celebration of bugs, butterflies and bumblebees! Trish will teach you this very fresh and delicate technique, using micron pens, opalescent paints and embroidery. No drawing skills required! - £39 for this full day workshop, payable in advance - Free refreshments provided, but bring or buy your own lunch - Please check the list […]

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Bullion Knot Sunflowers

Sunflowers, with bright yellow petals instantly bring summer to mind. The petals are worked in bullion knots, with French knot centres. The busy little bees are worked in French knots and chain stitch. The other stitches used are stem and straight stitch. - £20 for this half day workshop, payable in advance - Free refreshments […]

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Blackberries on a Slip

These juicy blackberries are worked separately then applied to the background fabric. The leaves are worked in back stitch with stem stitch for the stems. - £20 for this half day workshop, payable in advance - Free refreshments provided, but bring or buy your own lunch - Please check the list below to find out […]

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We would love to hear from you –  please get in touch via our contact page

Excellent, welcoming and flexible space, a real refuge for those in need of it.

Richard – 2018 (via Google)

Fab day as per usual, can highly recommended Maggie Harling as a tutor and braintree community centre as an excellent venue, thank you all x

Leigh – August 2018 (via Facebook)

A good place to have a meeting. It appears to be on a main road through Braintree, though has plenty of parking once you drive in.

David – 2017 (via Google)

A great looking place that offers a fair few things to sign up to for reasonable prices to help you learn all types of things.

Jordan – May 2018 (via Google)

Braintree Rethink Art Group use the big hall every week … very clean….warm & friendly welcome…..Excellent venue X

Trina – May 2017 (via Facebook)

I really enjoyed the Class on June 9th with Maggie. She’s an excellent tutor with lots of experience. The piece I made is going to look great mounted and it adds to my portfolio of techniques. Roll on the next class on 23rd June!!
Brenda – June 2018

Community Partners

Here are just some of the organisations we work with

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