November 8, 2020

Virtual Craft Market

Announcing our first Virtual Craft Market! Please join the group and invite your friends: 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. If you’d be interested in selling at the market, all the information you need and an online application form can be found here:
October 5, 2020

Braintree Open Online Art Gallery 2020 Live!

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! The gallery can be found here on the website, or on our Facebook page. Thank you to all the artists who have shared their work with us and supported the Braintree Open Art Exhibition through these strange times. If you’d like to be kept informed of future events, you can subscribe to our art email list.
March 8, 2020

Board Games Café temporarily suspended

The Board Games Café has been temporarily put on hold – but don’t worry, it will be back! Keep an eye out for news of its return.
January 15, 2020

Open Art 2020

The Braintree Open Art Exhibition 2020 will be from Saturday 22nd to Monday 31st August, with submissions taken on the week beginning 10th August. If you’d like to be kept informed you can join our art mailing list here: If you need something to get your creative juices flowing, David Pasfield (one of the prize winners at the 2019 Open) is holding some acrylic and mixed media workshops over the next couple of months. Details and booking here:
December 18, 2019

Board Games Café Coming Soon

BOARD GAMES CAFÉ COMING SOON!!! ☕️????♟ For all ages – come along and have a nice warm drink, socialise with new people and play a selection of board games! We’re hoping to trial the idea on a day in February. If you’d be interested please get in touch for more information or to be added to the waiting list.
October 20, 2019

Board Games Wanted

We’re looking for donations of unwanted board games for a “Board Cafe” starting in the new year. More details coming soon! We’d be very grateful for any games you’re able to donate. Thank you!
August 7, 2018

Quiz Night

On September 14th we are hosting a quiz night with Purple Sector Entertainment, to raise funds for the Centre. Tickets are £5 per person with teams of between 3 and 6 people, and the winning team will get £50! It promises to be a fun night, so gather up your friends and get a team together! To book your tickets, call us on 01376 323280 or book online here:
June 26, 2018

Spider’s Web: Machine Embroidery

Another great day was had with Maggie; next time we’ll be doing some hand embroidery in the Butterfly workshop on the 14th July.
June 12, 2018

Confetti: Machine Embroidery

At the Confetti workshop we made these bright and beautiful pieces combining machine embroidery with a bit of imagination! Coming up next is “Spider’s Web” on 23rd June.