HARLOW’S very own Rock School continue to climb to chart success in the Jack Petchey anthem competition. As they make it through to the public round of voting, the Rock School entry is already in the top five.
WELL, we learned a lot. Strabismus, crepuscule and cow to name just three words but we also laughed and applauded a whole lot more at a terrific production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which ran for three nights at the Harlow Playhouse. What marks this musical out is the characters. Not only a very dry and witty Darren Day as vice-principal Douglas Panch as well as the outstanding singing of Niki Evans but it was the patchwork personalities of the contestants that really lit up the playhouse.
THE CLASSIC play comes to the Victoria Hall theatre this week. Running from Wednesday October 9th until Saturday October 12th. The play was made famous by the film directed by David Lean and starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson.
IN the run-up to Halloween, why not spook yourself silly with a Fright Hike Challenge through Epping Forest at night in aid of St Clare Hospice? Designed as a team event, the 30km overnight walk in six hours on Saturday, October 26 is one Hell of an adventure and will challenge your mind and body.
THE MUSIC of Doris Day has a timeless quality. It may have come from the fifties but the music resonates today. ‘Secret Love’ is a heart-warming, heart breaking new musical play which comes to Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 16th Oct.
AGONY for Joga Bonito who go out on penalties in the Division Four cup. Good to see that there is a team called Duckpond.
ON Thursday night at ‘The Square’ Benjamin Eel took to the stage. Behind him stood a range of incense sticks, this made the crowd wonder who was about to perform. Picking up his guitar with a big smile on his face, he filled the room with acoustic/alternative music. Around forty curious people stood around and watching Ben sing his heart out, meaning every single word he sung.
At the multi-terrain Takely 10K Pasquale Pellecchia finished in 34th place out of 276 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in 45:46. Jon Steadman was 43rd in 46min 30sec, Catherine Ridge 67th in 48.30 PB, Sandra Rust 93rd and 2nd V45 in 50.56 PB and Louise Cootes 166th in 57.29.
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’.