Upcoming Events

See below for a selection of upcoming events from local businesses, charities and community groups.

We welcome your events which will be added to the list (please email irhudson@gmail.com)

4th April 2019

The Sense of Touch

Often in galleries the sign “Please do not touch” is to be seen. Artworks can be fragile and fingerprints hard to polish off. Not in this exhibition. All the exhibits are “touchy feely”. More than 25 exhibitors contribute works in wool, glass, marble, paper, card, embroidery, wood and metal. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, all the work is enjoyably tactile.

Sculpture includes an edition of Gerda Rubenstein’s Julia, which features in the Harlow Sculpture Collection. Other sculptural works feature a bird, a frog, hands and faces which have some areas smoothly polished, others incised with drawing.

There are a few large pieces as well as some which can be picked up and handled. One of the bigger ones is a textile mural the size of a sheet embellished with a tree with roots stretching out on the floor. A larger than life size puppet has stuffing made of various materials such as straw, sawdust and pebbles which have a different feel and make different noises when touched. Smaller pieces which can be picked up are felt vessels, rather like birds’ nests, lined with fibres and feathers, embroidered shells edged with lace, and solid glass oversize potatoes! Wall pieces include cut out lettering, the positive and negative, a hanging made of raw sheep’s wool, fir cones and feathers, a felt piece worked until hard in places then embroidered, the lino matrix for a print and paintings which are three dimensional or light up. Altogether there is a great variety of shapes and textures to explore and enjoy.


Continues until 12th May

Parndon Mill
19th April 2019

Walk With The Cross

Organised by Heart 4 Harlow.

Meet at 9.30.  Procession to BB’s, Harvey Centre where a short service will be held at 11am.

All welcome

St Paul's Church
23rd May 2019

HDCC: Discussion about the benefits of recruiting disabled workers

08:30-10:30 (Breakfast included)
Chaired by Mark Prisk MP

Book your place here

Manor of Groves Hotel
25th May 2019

Free Caricature

Free caricatures at The Terrace (11-4)

Harvey Centre
25th May 2019

Michael Shine’s Open Garden

Michael & Hannah Shine’s Open Garden

Fundraising for Grove Cottage

10-4.30 (also 2-5 on May 26th)

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Longridge, nr Hatfield Heath
26th May 2019

The Big Lunch

St Paul's Church
23rd June 2019

The Great Get Together

Rainbow Services are working in partnership with HTS, Harlow Playhouse, Volunteer Centre Harlow and the GPCA on The Great Get Together 2019.

The Great Get Together is a national celebration inspired by Jo Cox MP’s first speech in Parliament “We have far more in common than that which divides us”.  The event will be a family fun day at the GPCA on the 23rd June 11am-3pm, bringing people together to connect with the social activities our great town has to offer.

If you’re inspired to get involved with the day, join the movement of people bringing people together and strengthening communities contact us: kate@rainbowservices.org.uk

Great Parndon Community Association
27th June 2019


11am – 4pm

Market Square, Broad Walk and Harvey Centre
30th June 2019

Harlow Carnival

Procession through the town
24th August 2019


Friday, 24 August, 2018 – 13:00 to Sunday, 26 August, 2018 – 13:00

Harlow Town Park and Showground
3rd October 2019

Harlow Community and Business Awards Dinner

An opportunity to celebrate the best of Harlow’s businesses and communities.

7 for 7.30pm

Manor of Grover