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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…

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Jo O’Reilly YOUR HARLOW caught up with Harlow bred actor Chris Larner today ahead of his return to The Playhouse with his emotion new production ‘An Instict For Kindness’. The production tells the story of Larner’s trip to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland with his…

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VISITORS can take a trip to The Gibberd Garden in Marsh Lane Harlow for free this Sunday as they host a Heritage Open Day. The Garden which is home to a varitey of sculptures is open from 12noon until 16:30pm with The Gibberd Rooms open…

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  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, ‘What’s different about the Square’s Open Mic is…

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Holly Reijs 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. The applause they received as soon as they interacted with the audience was outstanding; I’ve…

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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. From Monty Don to the Duchess of…

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FOLLOWING a season in London’s West End, The Playhouse will host a one-off performance of the critically acclaimed Instict for Kindness. Written and preformed by Chris Larner the show tells the story of his 2010 trip Switzerland, to the infamous Dignitas clinic with his chronically…

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INTU Lakeside is marking the first step of its transformation with a £9million redevelopment of its food court into a vibrant new dining zone. The shopping centre, which attracts 25 million visitors every year, has already received outline planning consent for a 325,000 sq ft…

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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. But it…