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.
We're looking for tutors!
– A Ukrainian/English tutor immediately
– An ESL tutor (English as a second language)
– A drawing tutor for September
– A dance/exercise tutor immediately
– Plus any other subject to start in September
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.
View our full programme of upcoming events and workshops here.
With Lyndsey Dixon-Barrell. 8-week course: Tuesday 10.00am-11.15am, 16th January 2024 - 5th March 2024. 50% deposit required of £40, then £5 per week (total £80). This Workshop is likely to prove extremely popular so please do not delay if this is of interest to you and register your name below or email us at email@example.com. Welcome and thank you for joining this course. My name is Lindsey Barrell and I am a Wellbeing and Sensory Consultant based in Essex. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and working with you whilst we explore the fascinating topic of BSL […]Find out more »
With David Pasfield. Saturday 24th February 2024, 9.30am-4pm (please arrive 9am to set up your equipment) Class Fee £45 but may be subject to a price rise in 2024. £10 deposit required by 18 December to secure the price at £45. Using an underpainting technique to apply a first impression painting followed by texture build-up using a palette knife with heavy body acrylics in an impasto style. Free up your painting style – being bold and not worrying about detail. • Free refreshments provided, but bring or buy your own lunch • Please check the class details for the equipment […]Find out more »
With David Pasfield. Saturday 23rd March 2024, 9.30am-4pm (please arrive 9am to set up your equipment) £45 but may be subject to a price rise in 2024. £10 deposit required by 18 December to secure the price at £45. Paint with confidence in this challenging medium. Learn watercolour techniques bringing fresh colours and light to your landscape. Work from your own photos or sketches, or from the Tutor’s ideas. • Free refreshments provided, but bring or buy your own lunch • Please check the class details for the equipment and materials list Equipment & Materials • Watercolour paints – vibrant […]Find out more »
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If you are feeling sad or down, there is always help available and someone to talk to!
Here are some contact numbers, just in case.
MIND has a helpline: 0300 123 3393 Mon to Friday 9am to 6pm
SAMARITANS: call 116 123, 24/7
CRISIS run a 24/7 textline: text SHOUT to 85258 if you don’t feel you can talk but want to communicate.
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)
Friendly, professional and helpful staff, very clean and convenient to town. Excellent facilities offering a wide and range of adult classes and activities. - Debbie (September 2019, via Facebook)
Excellent, welcoming and flexible space, a real refuge for those in need of it. - Richard (2018, via Google)
This is a really nice, quiet place to have meetings. It is an old house that looks like a Georgian building. It has had some modifications and extensions and the area is just lovely, just beside a shopping area. - Max (2019, via Google)
- 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)