Welcome from the Centre Manager

Dear Members and Friends,
Welcome to the new academic year 2020-21.
I am excited to announce the programme for the coming academic year, despite the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent disruption to organisations and individuals locally and nationwide.
We are aware that it has been a very challenging period for many people which may continue for the year ahead. We hope that our courses and workshops will go some way to provide moments of much needed relief, laughter, and support in these difficult times.
Our programme of courses and events offers learning and development for adults in health, fitness and wellbeing, and art & craft, as well as in other leisure activities. The courses are delivered by experienced artists, and practitioners of health, fitness and wellbeing and are often tailored specifically to each relevant group of learners. You will find more in-depth details of our programmes on our website. Keep an eye on the short-courses and workshop programme where new events will be added
throughout the year.
Bedford House is one of the largest self-supporting, independent providers of adult education in Essex and our members come from a wide radius. As a responsible organisation we are significantly investing in keeping our members, learners and staff safe, and we have implemented various new Health & Safety measures due to the Covid-19 virus to help keeping you safe. This has unfortunately resulted in a higher than usual fee rises but I hope you will understand the need for this and support us in keeping everyone safe. Please see our info page on Covid-19 precautions.
Take care and stay safe. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our 2020/21 courses.
Lykke Leszczynski, Centre Manager

LEIGH LANGUAGES

Provides language courses for adults and children at Bedford House.

BHCA IS A SELF-SUPPORTING,
INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION
AND A REGISTERED CHARITY.

This allows us to provide the kind of courses our members want,
rather than those that central or local government requires.
However, this independence means that the Association must meet all its own administrative costs.

Formed in December 1946,  since 1950 the Association has been based at Bedford House, providing a wide range of classes and workshops in a variety of disciplines, and acting as a centre for community activities.  As well as Buckhurst Hill,  Essex , our members also come from surrounding areas including Woodford, Loughton, Redbridge, Chigwell, Ilford, Chingford and Waltham Forest.