Laura McAlpine’s hopes for Harlow

By George Docking / 4th April 2018 / 0 Comments

Prior to the local elections on May 3, I interviewed Harlow candidates from different parties. Labour candidate Laura McAlpine came to Harlow College to promote her parties policies and promises to the young people of the town.   Speaking to the Labour candidate, Journalism student George Docking asked about the changes Labour would make to…

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Disused Harlow town centre shop transformed into ‘gig theatre’

By George Docking / 20th March 2018 / 0 Comments

A DISUSED shop unit in the Harvey Centre was transformed into a ‘Gig-Theatre’ called the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day Takeover’ as an alternative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It featured the award winning Medea Electronica performed by Pecho Mama in a creatively charged, alternative British, 1980’s adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy. Pecho Mama’s performance was a…

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Eddie And His Hotrods Come to Heat Up Harlow

By George Docking / 15th January 2018 / 0 Comments

Marking the one year anniversary of the closure of The Harlow Square, Eddie and The Hotrods are set to play a live show in Harlow.   The band will be playing at Burnt Mill Academy in the new venue Club Foot as a part of The Independent Venue Week 2018.   Club foot was launched…

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‘Loo Of The Year Award’ Symbolises A Changing Harlow

By George Docking / 15th January 2018 / 0 Comments

THE HARVEY Centre in Harlow is radically changing the social perception and economic status of the town in an evolving redevelopment, after winning a ‘Loo Of The Year Award’ for the best shopping centre toilets in England. Bryan Young, 54 general manager of The Harvey Centre has worked there for 17 years and been a…

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A family friendly interactive experience: ‘you can be one of Robin’s Gang too’

By George Docking / 12th January 2018 / 0 Comments

THE OPENING performance of ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’ runs from January 12 at 7.30pm at The Broxbourne Civic Theatre. The Broxbourne Theatre production takes the audience through the forests of Nottingham. Robin Hood and his Merry Men embark on an adventure to liberate The Babes from the clutches of the Evil…

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‘Anti Valentine’s Day Takeover’ of disused Harlow shop unit

By George Docking / 5th January 2018 / 0 Comments

A DISUSED shop unit in the Harvey centre is being transformed to host a ‘gig-theatre’ called the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day Takeover’ featuring Medea Electronica. Harlow Playhouse and the group Pecho Mama are hosting the pop-up style event. The night is a showcase of DJ’s, Greek theatre, electronic music and cheap drinks. Including the award winning gig…

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Charity fundraiser ‘people help the people’ raised over £2,000

By George Docking / 15th December 2017 / 0 Comments

THE CHARITY event ‘People help the people’ raised over £2,000 for Enfield based charity ‘Todos’ at The George pub in Hoddesdon. The snow on Sunday didn’t stop anyone. Multitudes of people still came down to support the event. Neville Hack, owner of The George Pub commented, ‘Considering we had the worst weather of the year,…

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Romford artist brightens Harlow with his Christmas paintings

By George Docking / 8th December 2017 / 0 Comments

A ROMFORD ARTIST has painted a festive themed illustration on the windows of The Clock House pub in Harlow for the Christmas period. Kat Ball Deputy Manager of the pub said, ‘A lot of people have come in since they’ve seen the paintings.’ Paul Young, 46 has been a professional artist for the last 24…

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Exhibition Showing The Work Of Late Harlow Artist Harry Anderson

By George Docking / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

THE EXHIBITION ‘Innovators in Abstraction’ featuring the work of lifelong friends Harry Anderson and Charles Pulsford has been showing at the Gibberd Gallery in Harlow Town. The two met at Edinburgh College of Art. Charles was Harry’s tutor and they later became friends, sharing ideas and developing artistically together. Roger Lee, a staff member at…

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Off duty special constable detains suspected shoplifter

By George Docking / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

A POLICE inspector has praised special constable Dan Schuster for his quick actions and courage in apprehending a shoplifter in the town. Special Inspector Martin East said; ‘I would like to commend Sc Schuster for his quick actions and courage. It shows that even off duty, our officers are prepared to tackle crime whenever they…

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