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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. 

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 & Hall 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.

Shop

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

Open Art Online

We’re pleased to welcome you to the first Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition, with work submitted by artists in and around the Braintree area. We hope you enjoy it!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Craft Market

Browse and buy a range of handmade items and craft supplies from local independent sellers, over the weekend of Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Pick up some great handcrafted gifts, a treat for yourself, or even some arty supplies to keep you busy with a new project over the festive period!

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Annual General Meeting 2019/20

The Braintree Community Centre Annual General Meeting 2019/20 will take place by Zoom on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 7.30pm. Further details to follow closer to the time.

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Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition 2021

The Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition will be back in 2021, with another virtual exhibition opening on 14th February – love theme optional! Submissions will open in the new year or just before Christmas.

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Testimonials

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

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)

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)

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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