REHEARSALS are well under way for the opening of the critically acclaimed Spelling Bee at Harlow Playhouse. The Tony award winning Broadway hit musical comes to town from Thursday October 3rd to Saturday October 5th.
AN EXHIBITION of glasswork by renowned artist Heike Brachlow is to go on show at the Parndon Mill Gallery this Thursday, with a private viewing from 5-8pm.
THERE is only a week left to get your entries in for The Gatehouse Arts secret postcard exhibition, all entries must be in by next Monday 7th October.
THIS OCTOBER as part of its ‘Freaky Fortnight’ The Playhouse prepares to lift the lid on Harlow’s deepest , darkest and most well covered secret. On the run up to Halloween, members of the public will be able to explore a labyrinthine network of storm drains recently uncovered during building works at the Playhouse. Accessed via an entrance in the basement, known as The Hatch, the drains aren’t for the faint-hearted or claustrophobic, and getting around will mean crawling on hands and knees.
BY stopping smoking this October residents can begin to experience financial, physical and health benefits including saving money, a better sense of taste and smell and a reduced risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Stoptober provides smokers with a range of free support including a stop smoking pack, a 28-day mobile phone app, motivational text support and the encouragement and support from thousands of people quitting together through Stoptober social media.
ON 9th October, intu Lakeside will be transformed into a student haven for the shopping centre’s first ever student night. From 6-10pm, the centre will play host to live DJs and the KISS FM street team who will provide the ultimate shopping soundtrack while students scoop up exclusive discounts from a wide range of shops and restaurants, including Superdry, Topshop/Topman and Nando’s.
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.”
THE AUTHOR behind the best selling books turned Hollywood films, “How to Train Your Dragon” Cressida Cowell is coming to Harlow. Cowell will be meeting young fans, signing books and talking about her multi-million selling books at Harlow Playhouse on Sunday October 6th at 14:00pm.
The Eyestrings theatre company’s interpretation of ‘The Duchess of Malfi‘ is an intense, oppressive and uncomfortable piece of theatre, but don’t let that put you off.
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 […]
REHEARSALS have begun at The Playhouse for the first UK tour of William Finn’s Tony Award Winning musical comedy ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’.
The Playhouse are currently recruiting volunteers to take part in The Hatch- Harlow’s first scare attraction, due to run at the Playhouse in late October.
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.
A SUMMER of hard work and plenty of noise has paid off for the students of Harlow’s Very own Rock school. They found out this week that their entry into the Jack Petechy anthem competition has made it through to the top ten.
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.
YOUR HARLOW caught up with Harlow bred actor Chris Larner todea ahead of his return to The Playhouse with his emotion new production ‘An Instict For Kindness’.
VISITORS can take a trip to The Gibberd Garden in Marsh Lane Harlow for free this Sunday as they host a Heritage Open Day.
Every second Wednesday, The Square hosts its fortnightly open mic night. Run by resident eccentric Love Hobbs, it’s an open mic with a difference where anyone can go along and have their 15 minutes of fame.
AT around five to eleven on Friday night, Rock ‘n’ Rollers; The Lady Killers took the to the stage at The Square in Harlow in all their glory.
WELL, we have just got over the very exciting Buddy but there is much much more to come in the next few weeks at the Harlow Playhouse. But there are lots of great acts coming to the Playhouse.
FOLLOWING a season in London’s West End, The Playhouse will host a one-off performance off the critically acclaimed Instict for Kindness.
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.
WHEN WE turned up on Sunday afternoon, the sun was beating down on the audience and artists alike. The organisers must have breathed a sigh of relief as just twenty-four hours before, the heavens opened on those who had gathered in the park.
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.