Our Next Walk – a ‘Mixed Bag’

Will be on Saturday 22 April starting at 10.30 from Harlow Museum.

Once again, it will be led by John Curry.The distance will be about  3 miles, with the possibility of extending to 4 miles if the weather and participants agree. The finish will be back at the Museum. The walk will be a mixture of New Town, Old Town, even newer town (Newhall), with some blue plaques and sculptures, plus a bit of ancient history. So, we call it “The Mixed Bag Walk”.

  • The walk is free as is car parking
  • Tea/coffee/cake/biscuits at the finish will incur a small charge
  • Cafe en route at your own expense
  • Booking essential – please email contact@harlowcivicsociety.org.uk to let us know you will be there.

Harlow’s Heroes Blue Plaque Competition

The Museum is holding a  competition for children aged 4-14 to design a Blue Plaque. They say…

“Create one to celebrate individuals that live and work in Harlow who make a difference to you or the community. It could be someone from history, school, or your family. Harlow Civic Society have put up the Blue Plaques you can see around the town, you may have spotted Sir Frederick Gibberd’s in the Water gardens, Sylvia Crowe’s in the town park or Sam Deard’s in Old Harlow.

The competition will run from 7th March until 25 April. Ages 4 – 14.
Download a template below and hand in your entries in at the Museum – open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Download a Presentation about the Competition
(This includes pictures of our blue plaques in the town).

Download a Blue Plaque Template

Renewed Your Membership?

If you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2023, you can make a BACS payment to us:

Account Name: Harlow Civic Society
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account number: 65386688

Fees remain as:
Individual £8 
Family £10    
Concessionary £5     
Corporate £15

Please put your name and postcode as the reference and send us an email to contact@harlowcivicsociety.org.uk to let us know about your payment. Thank you.

Current Exhibition at The Gallery at Parndon Mill

Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Objets D’Art by Liz Boast
23rd February – 2nd April 2023

The current exhibition at The Gallery at Parndon Mill presents drawings, prints, paintings and objets d’art by Liz Boast who has had a studio there since 1999 and has frequently exhibited her work there. Now she shows a new series of her oil paintings based on life drawings and worked on over time until the actual form is almost lost. 

Using layers of oil paint and glazes, the figurative element comes and goes until the work is finally considered finished. Harlequins, always a favourite of Liz, are included in the exhibition. The title VERTU means objets d:art,  items collected from car boot sales, junk shops, and donations, which have been used as subject matter for many of her art works. This is a very interesting exhibition presenting a serious, unique and personal approach to painting and a bit of fun as well.

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