Online English Classes
Held weekly with our experienced and qualified English teachers, our classes give you the opportunity to learn and practise English in a safe and friendly environment without fear of making mistakes. Whether you’re a beginner or are a more experienced speaker, contact us to find out whether the class we’re currently running is suitable for you.
Smartphone & IT Workshops
Held monthly on the last Thursday of each month, from 11am to 12:30pm, this workshop is conducted in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
It covers practical functions of a smartphone and general Internet skills, including: using translation tools to translate emails and messages into Chinese, sending files via WeChat, using Google Maps to find places and using public transport to get there, opening online accounts to manage your bills, applying and managing benefits online, and more.
We also encourage learners to suggest new topics of their own interests and needs. The workshop is free for Carers and £2 for Members. Tea and refreshments are provided.
Tuesday Social Club
Second Tuesday of each month
While it’s easy to assume that isolation only affects the elderly and disabled, it has been recognised that it can start to take a hold on people in their 50s as they are forced to reduce their work hours or even give up work altogether to carry out caring duties. They lose their work and social connections, and their world can seem to shrink as a result. The social club aims to provide opportunities for people to stay connected, to stay sharp (keep learning) and to keep physically active. These are all essential ingredients to living happy, healthy, independent lives.
The club provides a variety of activities ranging from arts & crafts to walks and day trips. Previous activities have ranged from visits to Poli Nations (Birmingham Commonwealth Games pop-up tropical garden), to making ceramic tea coasters and drawing still life. Tuesday Club is led by paid staff with volunteers supporting.
Fees: £1 Carers with CCC-B membership; £2 CCC-B members, £3 Non-members. £1 participants of Fit4All (same day in the morning). Participants cover own food, transport and entrance fees incurred for any outings. Pre-booking required. Please see our Events Calendar for more details
Thursday Wellbeing Club
Weekly 1- 4pm
Thursday club is for relaxation, fun and friendship building. The regular activities are sewing and karaoke, with the monthly haircuts and group lunches, plus occasional relaxation massage, and other pampering activities. Thursday activities are volunteer-led, so other activities may be offered in the future. Participants organise shared group lunches on the last Thursdays of each month.
Come and show us your singing skills. You’re guaranteed to have a great time with our karaoke club. Held weekly, it’s a great way to meet people, belt out the songs you love, and is a great de-stressor. It’s also a good way to boost self-esteem and confidence, make new friends and build social connections.
Sewing and Textile Craft
Are you a dab hand with a sewing machine, hand stitching, or just want to learn or make your own clothing and fabric home furnishings?
If you want to make something and want some advice, our friendly group of volunteers have decades of experience between them and will be eager to help and offer advice. Or, if you want to help the group make everything from cushion covers, which might be sold to raise money for the centre, to new dresses for the Wan Sheung dance troupe, you’re more than welcome to join.
Thursday Club is open to people over 18; it operates on a drop-in basis, no booking required (apart from group lunches and haircuts). There are attendance fees for Thursday Club activities; We particularly welcome Carers- therefore free for Carers with CCC-B memberships for most Thursday activities. Please see our Events Calendar for more details
Fridays, 4:30pm – 8pm
Our badminton club is popular with regulars and new comers who want to exercise, have fun, socialise, and who want a challenge on the court. Not only is it a fun activity to be part of, studies have shown that it can help weight loss, and reduce the risk of diabetes. We have people of all levels come to the club, so do come along. Booking in advance is required. Please see details of upcoming sessions on our Events Calendar and activity flyer.
Table Tennis Club
Wednesdays 2pm – 5pm; Saturdays: 10am – 1pm
The Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham Table Tennis Club has been established since 2005 and has a strong turnout of players who come once or even twice a week. Table tennis has great health benefits both physically and mentally. With regularly playing, table tennis can improve reflexes, hand-eye coordination, balance, and can increase concentration and alertness. Booking in advance is required. Please see our Events Calendar for more details
Wan Sheung Chinese Dance
If you like to move to music then come and join our dance group. Open to everyone of all abilities, you will have the opportunity to be taught by our highly experienced choreographer and dance teacher.
Moving Forward – Fit4All
Exercise to music
CCC-B Explorers is our walking group. Volunteer-led, strollers go for short/medium distance walks around Birmingham & West Midlands once a month between April and November. Walks are usually on Saturdays but may vary so places of interest or activities taking place on different days can be visited. CCC-B Members go free, but you need to cover your travel fares and food; £3 for non-members.
Please see our Events Calendar for more details