£9 million new food court set for Lakeside

AS the first stage in the transformation of the centre, the remodelled food court will see the introduction of new restaurants, some with their own seating and smaller units sharing the communal dining area. Intu is expecting to sign 13 new leases for the food court and the letting process is well underway with the first names due to be announced shortly.

Review: The band the Beatles never were….The Rutles

I DECIDED to get in the mood for tonight’s gig by listening to the Beatles on my way to the venue. I wanted to make it a level playing field for Neil Innes and co., so I played one of the Beatles’ Anthology albums released in 1996. To be honest, a lot of the music played tonight, could have fitted easily within the Anthology series. Remember, the Rutles are a Beatles pastiche act, not a parody. These are not comedic songs per se, more an imitation and in this instance, imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.

History of medicine at Harlow Museum

UNTIL the middle of the nineteenth century, doctors could do little for their patients and often managed only to send them to an early grave. Magic, homoeopathy and praying for miracles would all have been more effective then visiting a physician, if only because they didn’t make matters worse. Yet, somehow, the medical profession retained its learned status even when it was more likely to kill than cure.

Prom Night at The Dusty Miller

THE Dusty Miller pub on Burnt Mill Lane will be hosting The Dusty Proms this coming Bank Holiday Monday. The event kicks off in the beer garden at 5:00pm with the Harlow Brass Band playing traditional brass band music alongside contemporary pop pieces. The entertainment continues with a Jazz quartet led by Gavin Skeggs at […]

Sophia the pop princess set to star with Streep and Depp in Disney

HARLOW’S pop princess, Sophia Grace Brownlee has landed her first Hollywood role as she has been cast with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in the forthcoming Disney film Into The Woods. Old Harlow’s Sophia’s rise to the top has been well documented but for those who do not know: Sophia Grace Brownlee, became a youtube sensation after a video of her singing Nicki Minaj hit Super Bass attracted more than 40 million views worldwide.

Huge turnout for Country and Western Festival

THEY TURNED out in their droves (and many in their stetsons) for a wonderful afternoon of country and western in the Harlow Town Park. Superbly organised: from the car park at Pearsons, food and refreshments, to lots of things for the kids to do near Pets Corner. Our cameras popped in and saw Kevin Barry plucking his stuff.

Harlow Outdoor Store Hosts ‘Basecamp’ Advice Event to Inspire Local Walkers

ON Wednesday 14th August GO Outdoors on Howard Way on Edinburgh Way in Harlow is hosting its first-ever inspiration and advice event for local walkers considering charity walking challenges this Summer. The free event – called the Basecamp – will offer an overview of the latest walking insights and equipment to help with safety and success for walkers of all abilities.

The art of Richi Crypt

THROUGHOUT August Harlow Library is home to the latest exhibition by Harlow based cartoonist and Slam Comics illustrator Richi Crypt. The exhibition showcases some of his most recent work , ‘It’s a bit of everything really, some personal stuff, some portraits. A lot of the stuff you see in the exhibition is stuff I’ve drawn for fun.”

Acclaimed film uses Harlow as cinematic backdrop

WELL IT would do. It has a Winstone in it! Uwantme2killhim? has just premiered at a number of festivals and has won plaudits from critics and film-goers alike.
When 16-year-old Mark, a handsome boy, popular with girls, meets local girl Rachel on the Internet, he quickly finds himself in an intense online relationship.

Buddy the Musical is coming to Harlow Playhouse

Jo O’Reilly THE ‘Most Successful Rock & Roll Show of All-Time’ kicks off its UK tour at Harlow Playhouse, in association with Harlow Playhouse Supporters this August. Celebrating an amazing 25th year anniversary with a 2013-14 UK & Eire national tour, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story proves that whilst there have been many imitators […]

Athletics: Feltsted 10K not for the faint-hearted

SEVERAL Harlow Running Club members competed in the Essex 10K Road Championships held on a gently undulating course at Felsted on what was a very warm Sunday morning. In fact the conditions were so hot that there were no personal best times for the distance for any Harlow runner, which is not usually the case on this benign course.

Cricket: Coleman on fire (again!) in duel in the sun

Charlie Coleman (picture attached) came to the crease to join Shiraz Ali and the pair put on a batting master class. With some huge sixes from Charlie and cultured drives from Shiraz, the pair put on over 200 run partnership. Shiraz eventually retired ill on 75. Coleman kept going and was eventually bowled for 181 and what is believed to be a club league record. Town declared on 304.

Harlow Rock School…”Rockin’ the suburbs”

EVEN IN OUR first three weeks as an on-line newspaper, we have come to appreciate that the arts organisations are the epitome of the word: “symbiotic”. We are sure that it is not always sweetness and light and they may fall out occasionally but, so far, the vibe we receive, is that there is a hell of a lot of hard work going on to help the Harlow arts community and indeed, Harlow in general.