Did you know that Harlow had the very first high rise block of flats built in 1951, and the very first shopping precinct?
Built after World War ll, Harlow’s buildings offered much needed housing to areas of London which had been badly bombed and many old houses destroyed. The new houses and flats in Harlow in comparison were bright and modern, the new residents were very excited to be living in such a fresh, green and clean town - Some had never even had their own front door before.
Come and have lots of fun creating our very own model new, New Town. Fold, draw, stick - plan, construct, decorate and watch it grow. Bring a photo of your front door or create a collage or drawing of your window at the workshop and add it to one of the buildings we will create together. Please join us for one or all of the workshops taking place during the Easter Holidays.
Also this is a great opportunity to look around the Gibberd Gallery and discover the wonderful 20th Century Watercolour collection containing work by British artists such as John Nash, Elizabeth Blackadder, Dame Laura Knight, Edward Bawden. Visit the current exhibition Harlow17 our most diverse annual show which displays 90+ artworks, from print, drawing, painting to sculpture, where there is something of interest for everyone. If you have time you can then explore more of Harlow and it's Public collection of 85 sculptures which are scattered around the town, works by Moore, Hepworth, Fink, Rodin, Chadwick....too many to list.
|Mon 3 Apr 2017||11:00 to 14:00|
|Thu 6 Apr 2017||11:00 to 14:00|
|Mon 10 Apr 2017||11:00 to 14:00|
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Facilities for educational visits
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has a ramp
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Lift equipped with verbal floor announcements
- Lift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
- Contrast 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.
- Ramp to entrance
- Handrail by ramp
- Entrance is well lit
- Automatic door at the main entrance
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Good colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Displays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
- Audible alarm system
- Visual alarm system