The Struts set to walk the walk at The Square!

FINALLY! After too many years of waiting, a rock and roll band have arrived with the flamboyance, the style and, yes, the strut to match their unstoppable tunes. When was the last time a band wanted to be this glamorous, and insistent that only the stadiums will do for their music?

Athletics: Another Kinney double marathon

HARLOW Running Club member Andy Kinney completed another of his exhausting double race weekends. On Friday he ran the Ards Half Marathon in County Down Northern Ireland, finishing in 510th place out of 639 finishers in 2hrs 09min 48sec. Then on Saturday, just a few miles away, he ran the Bangor Parkrun 5K finishing in 110th place out of 179 finishers in 30min 15sec.

Nishall’s Blog: Harlow’s Social Network

AS time has moved on, people now connect to their “acquaintances” and those that they know far less (and some connect to complete strangers) and so what we share has become completely different. This is important for many reasons, but not least that digital footprints last a lifetime. If you’re job hunting, you’ll find that prospective employers will look at what you’re saying online, so think before you post (or update your security settings)

Letter to Editor: Harlow pledges to commemorate the First World War

Harlow Council is working with a number of individual residents and groups, including churches, schools, art groups, the museum and the Royal British Legion. We want to ensure that our community is able to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who came home, along with the contribution of women and members of many diverse and ethnic groups.

Enterprise opportunity for young people

BUILDING on the success of last year’s courses, Harlow Council is again working in partnership with The Prince’s Trust to offer a free opportunity to young people looking to go self-employed or start a business by taking part in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme which will help create future entrepreneurs.

Harlow Playhouse-bound: The Simon and Garfunkel Story

HAS it really been 50 years since the most successful Folk/Rock Duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single ‘The Sound of Silence’? With standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is currently the biggest and the most successful No 1 touring theatre show celebrating the lives and career of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel.

Harlow Chorus set to Handel Thaxted

HANDEL’S Chorus is gearing up for the performance of a lifetime on Sunday 13 July, the final day of the 2014 Thaxted Festival. Handel’s Israel in Egypt, often called ‘the other Messiah’, is a theatrical telling of the Exodus story starting with the oppressed Israelites under the thumb of the Egyptian Pharaoh and ending with their liberation after Moses parts the waters of the Red Sea. Five soloists and the excellent Brandenburg Sinfonia help tell the story but the real star of this show is the choir who sing of the various plagues sent down upon Egypt – rivers turn into blood, followed by frogs, flies, lice, locusts, hailstones, darkness and the smiting of Egypt’s firstborns. Then Moses leads the Israelites “forth like sheep” and the waters close over the heads of the pursuing cavalry. Handel is at the top of his game with some dazzling choral and orchestral writing. And that’s only the first half.

Linkfest a big success

IT HAS become a firm fixture in the Harlow calendar and despite the inclement weather, it did not disappoint.

The free festival had a variety of acts and kicked off with Steve Forward. Other highlights were Thurrock band, The Heaters as well as home favourites Repertoire Dogs and Echoland.

Cricket: Outstanding Harlow hammer Epping

THIS they achieved with a mixture of good shot selection and well judged running to reach drinks at 103 for 3 from 25 overs clearly looking to push on to reach a competitive target against the in form Town. The partnership of Lycett (26) and Bagga (52) was broken soon after the break when Bagga tried to force the pace with the impressive Ronnie Yates picking up the first of his 4 wickets to an easy catch at slip from Neil Galdwin. Two balls later the same combination accounted for Patel to put Epping on the back foot once more. A quick fire 23 from Mithani briefly threatened but it was left to a final wicket partnership of 28 to elevate Epping to 174 which looks very short of a competitive total.

Give mini-rugby a try!

MINI Rugby is for girls and boys aged 6 (School year 2) to 12 (School year 7) and all are welcome to come along. If you have children who may be keen to try rugby, please bring them along to give it go and see if they like it. Mini Rugby is a series of simplified versions of rugby to introduce kids to to rugby”.

Top Basketball coming to Harlow

Leopards won the league, play-offs and National Cup treble in 2012 before winning the National Trophy in 2013 and finishing as division one runners-up last season. They normally recruit two American players who combine playing with coaching in local schools, with last year’s 6’9” forward Howard Crawford leading the league in points per game (20.8), total blocks (25) and free-throw percentage (78.3%).

Travelling man coming to the Moot House

PENNED by acclaimed Austrian poet, playwright and actress Veronika Pernthaner and appearing here in an English translation by Michael Branwell, this is the life of a travelling man, recounted as he as he spends the night on a railway station because he has nowhere else to sleep. It’s a moving, inspirational, fascinating story.

St Clare volunteer Robin joins Mary’s pop-up employment agency

A St Clare volunteer will be highlighting the contribution Britain’s overlooked and undervalued pensioners still have to make when he appears in Mary’s Silver Service on Channel 4 this Wednesday (Jun 18) at 8pm. Grandfather-of-four Robin Ekblom, who has been volunteering as a handyman at the Hastingwood-based Hospice since 2008, is among a group of […]

Cricket: Harlow triumph over Old Southendians

TWENTY-FOUR was on the board before Ashley Alderson removed Johnson for 15 bringing the OSSCC Australian overseas Michael Hill to the crease. From ball one he looked in control, his shot selection, judgment and execution all came together to deliver one of the best innings from a visiting player for some time. He took advantage of a very good pitch and steered the OSSCC innings almost to its close, finally falling in the last couple of overs for 142 with Pat Yates taking a sharp stumping off brother Ronnie.

Cricket: Harlow give no hope to Stanford

ON Sunday the Town travelled to the lovely ground of Abridge for their annual friendly but found a weaker than usual opposition. Town won the toss and elected to bat to on a lovely hot summers’ day. Highlights of the innings were a majestic 120 from Charlie Coleman, 35 from skipper Ben Eversden and 22 from Daniel Gleeson as the Town racked up 261 from their 40 overs. The Abridge innings never got going and they were dismissed for just 80. Daniel Gleeson bowled excellently to record his maiden 5 wicket haul finishing with 5 for 13.

Danny Dyer set to appear at Lakeside

DANNY Dyer is making a rare book signing appearance at WHSmith Lakeside on Saturday 21st June from 1pm. The star of TV and film will be at the store signing copies of his latest book, The Films of Danny Dyer by Jonathan Sothcott and James Mullinger.

Last chance to see a collection of curios at the Eastgate Gallery

AN exhibition of collections, collectors and curious artworks. Interesting objects and items loaned from local private collectors and the Harlow Museum archive will be on display for the 2nd exhibition showcasing the obsessive passions of collectors and the unusual things they collect. Find out more about these collections and see the artworks which have been created in response to some of these objects.

Harlow Rotary come to aid of Operation Market Garden

GROUP leader Gary Middlehurst received the cheque from club president Mike Lichtig and membership committee chairman and past president Richard Morgan when he spoke about the fundraising effort at last night’s club meeting. Rotarian Paul Moulds took along wartime paperwork and other memorabilia which belonged to his father-in-law Leslie Reid, an Arnhem veteran who served with the 49th West Riding Infantry (The Polar Bears).

Nishall’s Blog: Talent and young people

OVER the last few days a music festival and a dance show has led me to write about my next blog…. Talent and young people! Many young people say they have no talent, I must disagree, I think every single person has a talent whether is is discover or not. If a talent is not discover, we should encourage them to find it and use to their advantage.

Running: Harlow take to the hills

HARLOW Running Club competed in the second round of the Herts/Essex Mid Week Road Race League Div 2 last week, over a very undulating 10K course at Stevenage. Once again the ladies team outperformed the men, finishing in a fantastic 1st place out of 9 teams with the men finishing in 4th place and overall Harlow finished in 3rd place.