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Exhibition, Thu 6 Oct - Sat 17 Dec 2016

Arts Means Business

Arts Means Business


Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
CM20 1WG


Harlow’s Gibberd Gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of fibre optics in the town, with an exhibition that brings artists and businesses together to capture the essence of innovation. “Arts Means Business” offers an intriguing combination of innovation, illumination and communication, artist in residency artworks, and surprising contributions from both multinationals and smaller independent companies based in Harlow.
In the 1950s Harlow was part of a utopian vision, a place where lives could be started afresh where work and leisure thrived in supportive communities. The town became home to flourishing leading industries, and it was in Harlow that Nobel prize winners Sir Charles Kao and George Hockham invented fibreoptics in 1966. The 50th anniversary of this world-changing invention is an opportunity for Harlow to demonstrate how investment in businesses and culture is integral to its growth, and how mutual partnerships between artists and companies can enhance its appeal and boost its economy.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Thu 6 Oct - Sat 17 Dec 2016
Business Networking and Launch Event
Tuesday 11th October 6pm – 7pm
? Private View
Tuesday 11th October 7pm – 8.30pm

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Map reference: TL 446097  Lat: 51.76730 Long: 0.09413

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Harlow station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors


  • If you have any concerns about access to the building or the gallery please call in advance and we will be happy to answer any questions.


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system