Harlow has a rich cultural scene and is the UK’s only sculpture town with over 100 public sculptures on display. The new town was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, he was a visionary on an aesthetic as well as practical level. As a result, visitors are met with the surprising and rewarding sight of awesome public art, especially the stunning sculptures dotted around the town. You can admire works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Elizabeth Frink, and Barbara Hepworth.
The town’s history and artistic flare is celebrated at many of the local attractions. There is an incredibly active community with many groups performing music, dance, theatre and so much more. The Harlow Playhouse hosts a range of performances to suit all tastes whilst also being a fabulous community asset; the Gibberd Gallery is a space dedicated to promoting the visual arts and Parndon Mill is a hub of creativity as a workspace for artists and craftspeople.
For leisure activities Harlow has much to offer, from Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens, shops and galleries, to family days out. Plus, there are two cinemas, a bowling alley, escape rooms, splash parks, a skate park, a specialist climbing and paddle sport centre and the Town Park, with a paddling pool, two play areas and Pets Corner.
There really is something for everyone!