St. John's ARC
St John's Walk, Market Street, Old Harlow.
Office opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 12.30pm,
Please ring fon an appointment outside usual office hours.
tel: (+ 44) 01279 442447
St John's Arts and Recreation
Centre offers visitors a varied programme of activities and events
for all ages, including exhibitions, dance and music. The hall has
a fine acoustic and a Yamaha grand piano, which makes it
particularly suitable for musical events. Frequent concerts range
from traditional and modern jazz to classical chamber music.
Regular performers include the Alberni String Quartet, Figur'd
Shade, Harlow Symphony Orchestra and John Petters' Jazz Band.
There is a busy daily schedule of recreational classes for young and old alike, as well as a variety of clubs that meet monthly.
See the ARC website for more information.
The ARC is the home of local choral group, Harlow Chorus, who hold regular practice meetings there. Freshwaters Christian Fellowship holds its Sunday services there.
The ARC has two main spaces for private hire: the Hall and the Vestry Room. The ARC offers kitchen facilities that can support most functions.
The Hall is an imposing space that measures 60ft x30 ft. The high vaulted ceiling and stained glass lend light and character to this unique venue which has been hired for many different functions from barn dances to public consultation meetings and for private parties and wedding receptions. The Vestry Room is a smaller space of 30ftx15 ft, suitable for smaller gatherings. See the ARC website for conditions of hire and to download a booking form.
The Refectory is a communal area, ideally suited to art classes and exhibitions.
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