“Lost Modernist” returns to Harlow

MICHAEL O’ Connell last had an exhibition in Harlow in 1973, held at Harlow Playhouse. Professor Edquist mentioned his fondness of Harlow as a growing town, and that O’Connell very much saw art as fundamental to re – building a society. Professor Edquist moved from one piece of his work to another, each had a story behind it, and one couldn’t help but notice the wit and charisma of the artist infused in his work, Edquist said: “He was an extraordinary design genius.”

Gibberd Gallery Hosts Michael O’Connell Retrospective

A ground breaking exhibition of large scale hangings and textiles by Michael O’Connell are being exhibited for the first time in Britain at the Gibberd Gallery. O’ Connell taught in Harlow and Ware and lived and worked with artists locally in Perry Green. He was a key figure in contemporary textile design. This exhibition will […]

Irish singer marks UK return with Playhouse Performance

FLARE-haired Irish songstress Rose Marie sings at The Playhouse next Thursday September 26th at 19:30pm.

The Irish singing star returns home to the UK after sellout performances in Las Vegas and taking the USA by storm. The celebrated singer, famed for her red hair, high-octane voice and zany humour has captured the hearts of audiences, including the Royal Family.

New Writers Set To Make A Splash At Essex Book Festival

ENTRIES have been flowing in for the Essex Book Festival’s audio drama writing competition Making Waves. Interest has not ebbed since the competition was launched in July and the deadline is not until 31 October 2013 so you still have time to take part in this free-to-enter Essex Book Festival writing competition.

£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.