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Adult Community Learning

Meets: Rivermill, Hodings Road, Harlow and Northbrooks House, Northbrooks, Harlow.
Activities : Provides a wide range of high quality part-time course for adults (aged 16 upwards) in a wide range of arts and crafts.
Contact : Rivermill
Telephone: 01279 427711
Telephone: 01279 436320;

Harlow College

Velizy Avenue, Harlow
Visual Arts - Harlow College Visual Arts Department offers a range of general studios, and specialist studios including photography, computer, ceramics, printmaking, drawing and 3D. Courses include BTEC National Diplomas in Arts and Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and Clothing and Photography. Also offered are BTEC First Diploma in Design, BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art, Design and Media , pre-degree post A-level Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and A-level Art and Photography courses
Performing Arts - The College Performing Arts Department offers a range of specialist accommodation including 2 dance studios, 2 drama studios, 2 recording studios, music sequencing room and a 120 seater theatre . Courses include BTEC National Diploma in Dance, Performing Arts (acting) and Music. Also BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts and Entry Level Performing Arts and A level Drama and Theatre Studies and Music Technology.
Contact: Admissions 
Telephone: 01279 868145 
Website: http:/

Harlow Libraries

We offer a wide range of services including DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, free computer use, free WiFi, access to a wide range of on line services such as Ancestry, ebooks and.....books! Library membership is free, and it is quick and easy to join.  Our friendly staff are able to help you find the information you need, from starting a business to what time is the no. 13 bus?  We also run regular storytimes for the under 5's and regular events for all ages.

Libraries are very different creatures from the stereotypes the media still lovingly cling to.  We don't say shhhh.................
Activities: Provides hanging space for a variety of exhibitions, regular story time for young children.
Contact: Dr. Darren Smart, Service Manager, Essex Libraries, Adult, Health & Community Wellbeing, Essex County Council, Harlow Library, The High, Harlow CM20 1HA 
Telephone: 01279 413772

Harlow Playhouse

Harlow's theatre presenting a varied programme of drama, dance, music and film.
Contact: Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square ,Harlow CM20 1LS
Telephone: Box office 01279 431945 or Marketing (Mark Fletcher) 01279 446739

Harlow U3A And Surrounding Area

Harlow University of Third Age is designed for active retired people who meet once a month at the Link in Harlow. Here like minded people develop many interests including scrabble, French, walks, theatre trips etc. Interest groups meet in halls and private homes.
Contact: Margaret Jowett 
Telephone: 01279 410360

Playhouse Supporters Club

The club supports the Harlow Playhouse in any way it can. This includes advertising the Playhouse at outside functions, filling publicity envelopes and fund raising to purchase those extra items the budget is unable to include. Members have social events such as quizzes, theatre trips to other venues and they are able to take advantage of special ticket offers.
Contact: Barbara Harpin 
Telephone: 01279 869806

St. Johns ARC

The Arc is a community arts centre situated in a converted Victorian church in a secluded corner of Old Harlow. It operates a full programme of activities during the week and many arts events at the weekend, including concerts, as it has fine acoustics for both classical and jazz music. Home of the Harlow Chorus, Ballet First, Figur'd Shade and Micro Kind.
Contact: Jane Quinton or Jo Verrells 
Telephone: 01279 442447

2020 Freetime Action Group

A subgroup of Harlow's 2020 partnership which brings together those involved in leisure activities including the arts.
Contact: Gill Penney, Harlow Council, Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Harlow CM20 1WG

Victoria Hall Performing Arts Association

Victoria Hall is a user friendly and low cost venue in Old Harlow promoting the performing arts in Harlow and its environs. It provides facilities for conferences, discussions and exhibitions as well as performance- based activities.
Contact: Brian and Brenda Miller, 32 Old Orchard, Harlow CM18 6YG 
Telephone: 01279 422131

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