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January 7, 2021

BBCA AGM 2019-20 Agenda

The BBCA Annual General Meeting for the year April 2019 to March 2020 will be held over Zoom on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm. All Users of the Centre (students, tutors, hirers etc.) are welcome to attend. Please note that this meeting will be held on Zoom only. Please notify if you wish to receive an invitation. Please check your access in advance, so as to allow the meeting to start promptly at 7.30pm. Annual Officers’ reports will be placed here on the website as well as being sent to those interested parties who request attendance. The reports will […]
January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update: January 2021

As we go back into lockdown, the Centre will remain open only to essential permitted health services. However, the office is staffed (although at reduced days) to deal with any telephone and email enquiries you may have. The BBCA Annual General Meeting 2019-20 will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm – full details on how to attend will follow soon. We wish you a happy new year!
December 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: December 2020

Essex has been moved to Tier 4 as the COVID virus has been increasing. The Centre therefore remains closed for general users. The Centre is, in any case, closed until 18th January, but we believe that the area will still be restricted at that time. Come back to our website soon, to see when we are in a position to welcome back our users and groups. Special news will be announced in the New Year. In the meantime, Committee and staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a better New Year!
December 21, 2020

Basking Babies

We’re happy to be welcoming Carla from Basking Babies to the Centre next year, who will be delivering Baby Massage and Baby Yoga sessions. She’s even offering a special discount! See the details below from Carla and visit the Basking Babies website to book.   I am very excited to be bringing the magic of Basking Babies Baby Massage and Baby Yoga to The Braintree Community Centre in 2021! As a special offer please enter code: BCC10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount off of any classes booked with me in 2021! Baby Massage is designed to soothe and […]
December 17, 2020

Open Online Art Exhibition 2021 Submissions

The Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition is returning in 2021! Artists working in any media are welcomed and entries are completely FREE! Find out more and submit your work here: Check out the 2020 Online Open here:
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:
November 8, 2020

Braintree Rethink “Creative Minds” Exhibition

The Braintree Rethink Self-Help Art Group meet every Tuesday and provide help and support to all those with mental illness. “Creative Minds” is an exhibition celebrating their 12th Birthday – over those 12 years they have helped over 200 people! View the exhibition here on the website, or on Facebook.
October 16, 2020

October 2020 Closure

Update November 2020: We are open only to permitted health and support groups, from Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am to 5pm. It may take us a little longer than usual to respond to emails and telephone messages so please bear with us – we will get back to you as soon as we can. It is with regret that we have to inform you that as Essex has moved to Tier 2 and stricter restrictions will apply, effective from tomorrow Saturday 17th October, there will be no further classes, group meetings or room hire options from Monday 19th until further notice. […]
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.