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HARLOW Running Club members were out and about at the weekend in various races up and down the country, with several competing in more than one event. At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K race at Waltham Abbey Jamie Jephcott finished in 3rd place out of 100…

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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. YH caught up with rehearsals in the studio at the…

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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. ‘Heike Brachlow is renowned nationally and internationally for her immaculately precise cast glass sculptures which often balance, seemingly precariously,…

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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. ‘Gatehouse Arts would like to invite you to submit an original piece of artwork for their popular…

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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…

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STOPTOBER, England’s mass 28-day stop smoking attempt is back following its huge success last year which saw 160,000 people decide to quit as a result, and Essex County Council is supporting the campaign this year by encouraging smokers to sign up for the challenge. Across…

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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…

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‘The Lost Modernist’ By Jess McArdle AT the Gibberd Gallery, Michael O’Connell’s innovative work from various decades hangs on the walls. Memorabilia of his life is thoughtfully displayed, inviting the viewer to step back and really think about the life of ‘The Lost Modernist’. Professor…

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By Jo O’Reilly 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…

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By Jo O’Reilly 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. It is strikingly well directed, for the most part well acted and its use of props…

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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…

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By Jo O’Reilly 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 show which is starting its UK tour at the Playhouse on October 3rd Stars Darren…

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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. They need two teams of seven volunteers, with each team made up of six females and one male. Volunteers would…

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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…

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‘ 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. Organiser…

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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…