Braintree Art Trail 2017 🗓
The Braintree Art Trail has begun, with work by local artists on display in windows around George Yard Shopping Centre in Braintree.
You can find an online copy of the map by clicking here Art Trail 2017 Leaflet, or when you’re in town you can pick up a map from outside the front of the George Yard Management Suite (just on the left after you enter the shopping centre from Bank Street). From there you can begin following the trail!
Braintree Carnival Day 🗓
Come down to George Yard to take part in the Carnival themed Art Zone! 10am – 3pm Have your face painted for free! You can watch the Carnival go past between 2 and 3pm. George Yard sponsors the Blue Falcons Gymnastic display in the parade. See the Colchester Institute Carnival walkers who made their own costumes! The Carnival Queen, supported by her princesses, will lead the Parade, wearing the magnificent Crown also sponsored by George Yard.
Braintree Rethink (Creativity and Wellbeing week) 🗓
We will be hosting Braintree Rethink Art Group under the Bandstand as part of Creativity and Wellbeing week so come down and join in! They will be demonstrating their art activities and displaying some of their work between 10 and 3pm.
Environment Day Sat June 16th 2018 🗓
George Yard Environment Day A4 PosterThere are many ways we can help the Environment. Here at George Yard we like to do our bit, so we have invited some Partners to come along and show you some ways that you can get involved!
Our partners today will be:
Essex Pygmy Hedgehogs and the BDC Recycling Trailer.
We are waiting to hear from some other groups that we are hoping will attend to make this a fun and informative day. 10.00am – 3.00pm
There will also be an Art Zone Workshop making Cress Heads and Potato Hedgehogs, come along and join in from 10am. All events under the Bandstand are Free!
*** Closed due to COVID 19***
George Yard and Town Centre Lights Switch on Weekend 19/20 Nov 🗓
George Yard is sharing the week end with the town centre to celebrate the start of our Christmas. With the big switch on at 5pm (with a celebrity special guest) plus loads of activities all day : expanded regular market, Continental market, a pop-up market on the High Street and Craft market in the Museum plus street entertainers and music. Two stages – one at each end of the High Street with Chelmsford Morris, face painters and even an electric Father Christmas on a bike!
Get Mila Moving 🗓
Boydens is running an awesome competition to help raise funds for Mila. At 17 months she was diagnosed with Bilateral Dystonic Cerebral Palsy. Currently she is unable to sit-up unaided and can’t crawl or walk. She has limited control over her arms and hands, making daily activities a struggle. Help raise funds to get Mila moving by printing out the image, colouring it in and handing it back to Boydens with £1.
Hedgehog Day – 28th August 🗓
Pygmy Hedgehogs will be visiting us for the day – an opportunity to see and
touch these engaging little characters. They are foreigners though –
native British hedgehogs, which are, of course, under threat, just do not enjoy
interacting with humans!
Santa Stroll 🗓 🗺
The Santa Stroll (and Run) in Braintree on Sunday 20 November. You can help Farleigh Hospice by coming along – register in advance please get your free hat! Run from 10am, stroll from 10.30! Do it in fancy dress – judging at 10.15! If you wish to raise money for a charity of your choice there is a sponsorship form to use on your entry form – come along and have fun! For adults there will be a £5 fee to enter and children entre free!