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Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow

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AS part of our Harlow is 75 project, we have interviewed residents who hail from the British Isles. Naturally, when we came to interview someone from Wales, we made our way down to Latton Park, the home of Harlow Rugby Club. There we interviewed, Club…

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AS part of our Harlow is 75 interviews, we have tried to get across as many continents as possible. Today, we go to South America. To be precise: Venezuela. We spoke to Tony De Viveiros about his life growing up there https://www.youtube.com/embed/gsNqfXm140w To mark the…

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LAST week, we went down to the Commonwealth Jubilee Tea at Parndon Mill. Whilst there we met Efua Sey Koi-Larbi. Efua has been the mainstay of the Black History Month event each year in Harlow. One of Efua’s passions is drumming, music and culture of…

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OUR Harlow is 75 project has taken a number of tangents over the past year. Here we explore how schools celebrate their global villages. YH went down to Jerounds Primary Academy to speak to their highly regarded Headteacher, Laura Citici https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y5obrac3Yjk TO mark the town’s…

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ON a few occasions, as part of this project, we have been signposted to a number of people, who our contacts said, would be suitable for our project. The people we are interested in should have been born or lived in another country. However, on…

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THE ROAD to Harlow takes many forms. Having now published close to 70 items as part of the Harlow is 75 project, we have learned there are many many stories. We stumbled across one of the stories when we were interviewing Hatfield Heath residents. They…

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WE went down to HTS in Mead Park to speak to Renata Greenwood. Renata is from Poland but has also lived in Chicago before coming to the United Kingdom. As you may have noticed, we like to end interviews by asking people, where they consider…

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THE FIRST time we met cafe owner, Mehmet Cakmak, it was on the day he set off from Cafe Pizzeria in Bush Fair on a charity cycle to his home nation of Turkey. So, we thought this would be a good opportunity to go back…

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WE have interviewed local residents from across eastern Europe and so it was a pleasure to interview Oana Stefanescu about growing up in Romania. We have tended to shy away from politics in our interviews as this is a history project but many of the…

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YH has known Anne Wafula-Strike for a number of years. We have always admired her ambition, her sense of pride, her desire to make the world a better place. We are using the term “role model” a lot in our project and with Anne, it…

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TO mark the town’s 75th anniversary, Harlow Council and Your Harlow launched a project which records the diverse history, heritage, and culture of the people and groups which are part of modern-day Harlow. The Harlow at 75 project is made up of audio-visual recordings of…

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PATACC is once again pleased to be organising the 2022 Harlow Black History Multicultural celebrations. The celebration is a community festival organised by the group for the benefit of the people of Harlow and the surrounding areas. As already known to most people, the purpose…

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NOW and again we take a moment, after an interview, to reflect on an element of the project. Our editor went to the circus on Friday September 23rd. There we interviewed Viktor and Tania from Ukraine. It created a moment of reflection. https://www.youtube.com/embed/sCW7YpImgBE To mark…

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THIS is the third of our pieces with Circus Cortex, who have been performing at the Harlow Showground. We interviewed Tatania Lotiuk, who is a dancer with the circus. We discussed her home town and the beauty of Lyiv. Naturally, Tatania and the rest of…

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AT certain points in this series of films, our editor likes to take a minute to reflect. There is sometimes a moment in our project that inspires this. One such moment was at the First Avenue Allotments. https://www.youtube.com/embed/k7qBsjaWaW4 To mark the town’s 75th anniversary, Harlow…

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YOUR HARLOW was only too happy to support Circus Cortex as they entertain and perform at Harlow Town Park Showground over the weekend. We were also aware that twenty of their crew are from Ukraine. So we asked if anyone would like to be part…