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Micro Kino - ARC Cinema Club

Meets: Monthly on Fridays at 8pm at St.Johns ARC
Contact: St.Johns ARC
Telephone: 01279 442447


Meets: Mondays between 2 -4pm at St. Johns ARC, Old Harlow.
Activities: A watercolour art class including drawing and perspective.
Contact: Jim Peel 
Telephone: 01279 300793

Creative Space

Creative Space is an artists cooperative. We specialize in community based arts projects including working with schools. We offer a number of different activities for all age groups and work in 2D and 3D from short workshops to larger projects. Teaching practises such as printing, we encourage experimentation and individual creative ideas. We have permanent pieces sited inside and outside at various site in Harlow, including Pets Corner, Parndon Wood and the Downs School.
Contacts: Jim Brown
Telephone: 07938 555398
Sarah Bracey 

Friends of Harlow Sculpture Collection

Meets: At the Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Harlow.
Activities: Cares for and promotes Harlow's famous sculpture collection by holding lectures, exhibitions, giving conducted tours, arranging visits to out-of-Harlow exhibitions and galleries etc.
Contact: Jackie Storey (Chair)
Telephone: 01279 830784

Gibberd Gallery

The Sir Frederick Gibberd Collection of 20th century British Watercolours and drawings is on permanent display in the Gibberd Gallery in the Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow. This charming collection contains pieces by many of Britain's most influential artists of the period. There is also a temporary exhibition programme displaying an eclectic mix of works from artists both local and world renown. The Gallery is open weekdays 9am - 4.45pm with special Saturday openings.

Contact: Corrina Dunlea
Telephone:  01279 446404

Gibberd Garden

Open: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 2-6pm, April to September. Admission - Full £4, concession £2.50,accompanied children under 6 free,6 to 16 £1. Groups welcomed by special arrangement contact 01279 442112
Activities: The garden was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, Master Planner of Harlow. There are more than 80 sculptures incorporated into the design and it is recognised as one of the most important gardens of the 20th century. Facilities include tea rooms serving homemade cakes and light refreshments, shop, free car park, toilets (incl. disabled). Certain parts of the garden are accessible to wheelchairs. The public rooms in the House are now open with restricted access on Sunday afternoons only

Contact: The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, CM17 ONA
Telephone: 01279 442112
Website: www.the

Harlow Art Trust

Harlow pioneered the practice of siting sculpture out in the living environment and is now home to an extensive collection including works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Auguste Rodin. The collection was acquired by and is cared for by the Harlow Art Trust

Harlow Decorative and Fine Art Society

Meets: The 2nd Thursday of every month except July and August at St.Johns ARC , Old, Harlow at 7.30 for 8pm. A visitors fee is payable by non-members.
Activities: The society offers membership to 10 high quality lecture meetings on subjects relating to the Fine Arts. It also arranges day visits, short holidays and study days. NADFAS offers opportunity for members to undertake voluntary work for heritage volunteers, Church Recording and Young Arts.
Contact: Mrs. Betty Bethell
Telephone: 01279 432377

Harlow Flower Club

Meets: On the 2nd Thursday of the month(not January) at the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, Purford Green, Harlow at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.
Activities: Five flower arrangement demonstrations a year, two workshop evenings and two evenings of talks with slides. Visits are arranged. A charity evening is arranged and a special demonstration at The Playhouse every other year. Members assist at local church flower festivals.
Contact: Brenda Cook  
Telephone: 01279 432340

Harlow Photographic Society

Meets: Thursday at 7.45pm at Sewell Harris Room, Moot House, The Stow, Harlow
Activities: Thriving local club welcomes newcomers of all abilities. Interests cover slide and print work, black & white, colour and digital. All ages welcome. Advice freely given.
Contact: Malcolm Tinn 65, Sheering Lower Road, Sawbridgeworth. 
Telephone: 01279 721570

Harlow Seniors Photographic Group

Meets: Tuesdays at 2pm at the The King's Church, Red Willow, Harlow, CM19 5PB
Activities: The majority of members are retired photographers but anyone is welcome. The club offers a wide range of photographic interests. Club activities include outings to places of photographic interest, competitions, sharing photos, occasional speakers and in-house exercises.
Contact: John Allen

Harlow Society of Art

Meets: Tuesday evenings at Moot House, The Stow, Harlow
Activties: Open to 14 years upwards. Painting evenings, demonstrations and lectures.
Contacts: June Collis and Ray Giles

Parndon Mill Studios and Gellery

Parndon Mill is a centre for creativity in the visual arts. The old mill and outbuildings have been converted into studios, workshops and design offices. Many of the artists participate in Open Studios in July. The Gallery exhibits the work of artistes and craftsmen, who live in the vicinity and at all times there is a varied stock of pictures and crafts for sale. Tuition is offered in the making of artworks in glass, wood, sculpture and painting. Cruises up the River Stort are available on a luxury launch with excellent catering. Art workshops can also be provided on board.
Contact: Sally Anderson, Parndon Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow CM20 2HP 
Telephone: 01279 426042

Serendipity Art Group

Meets: on Thursday mornings at 10am at St. Johns ARC
Activities: A painting group tutored by Alan Burgess in which members are encouraged to develop their own vision using a variety of media. An exhibition of member's work is held at St. Johns every year.
Contact: Alan Burgess 
Telephone: 01279 792209

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