Rockney legend Chas Hodges to bring street pianos to Harlow

By Grace Perry / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

ONE HALF of Cockney phenomenon Chas And Dave – Chas Hodges, is set to launch a musical campaign in Harlow, aimed at bringing street pianos to the town. The band, who’s musical style is labelled as ‘Rockney’ (Rock and Cockney) is notable for it’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics and hits such as ‘Rabbit’, coming from the Cockney…

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Too hot to handle! Eddie and the Hot Rods to set Burnt Mill Academy alight with performance in February

By Grace Perry / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

LEGENDARY ‘pub rock’ phenomenon Eddie and the Hot Rods are set to perform an intimate gig in Harlow at Burnt Mill Academy’s new music venue, ‘Club Foot’. The band, originally from Canvey Island in Essex formed in 1975, and have reformed several times since. They are best known for their 1977 UK top ten hit…

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Uttlesford Youth Council – Making a better tomorrow for the youth of today

By Grace Perry / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

A YEAR ago, Uttlesford as a community was unfamiliar with the idea of a youth council. Recently however, a full youth council has been formed. This is down to John Starr, who held the first youth council meeting in March, and has many plans for the future of the voices of millennial’s across the district.…

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‘Battle of the Bands’ takes Harlow by storm

By Grace Perry / 1st December 2017 / 0 Comments

STUDENTS from schools across the county took to the stage to battle it out in an inter-school music competition held on November 16. Eight bands from Burnt Mill Academy and Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Epping St Johns School, in Epping, and Forest Hall School, in Stansted performed, while being praised by industry experts for…

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Iron Maiden’s Dennis Stratton talks to the Harrier

By Grace Perry / 17th November 2017 / 0 Comments

DENNIS Stratton, former guitarist of heavy rock phenomenon Iron Maiden and current frontman of Lionheart, hails from Canning Town, East London, but is no stranger to touring globally. Born in 1952, Stratton was raised listening to the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, who he notes as two of his major influences. Stratton…

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Students at Burnt Mill Academy learn about the dangers of sexual exploitation

By Grace Perry / 3rd November 2017 / 0 Comments

YEAR 9 students at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, and Forest Hall School, Stansted, have received a hard-hitting lesson about child sexual exploitation. The students watched a performance of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’, which tells the story of a 15-year old Chelsea who meets Gary, a many who is not what he seems after falling out with her…

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Barman Charlie hopes to hit the big time with PINTS

By Grace Perry / 20th October 2017 / 0 Comments

PINTS is an Essex-based punk band, notable for hits such as Drink, Smoke, Gamble, Repeat and Holsten Pillz. The band’s music videos range from about 4000 to 6000 views and PINTS has built up quite a following, performing at venues such as Camden’s ‘Underworld’ and ‘The Luna’ in Leytonstone. Pints’ front man, Charlie Longman, is…

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Students delve into the history of art

By Grace Perry / 13th October 2017 / 0 Comments

ART and design students from Harlow College were given the opportunity to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Thursday to gather inspiration from the designers and art on display. The Victoria and Albert museum situated in Knightsbridge is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing more than 4.5 million…

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Recycling for a better tomorrow

By Grace Perry / 10th October 2017 / 1 Comment
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PHOENIX Resource Centre is a charity which prevents up to 380 tons of goods and resources from being dumped into UK landfill sites every week. Phoenix, which was established in 2010 and is globally recognised, has a shop in the centre of Harlow. The Phoenix Resource Centres main objectives are the protection and preservation of…

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