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Exhibition, from 3 Apr 2017

Gibberd Gallery

Gibberd Gallery


Gibberd Gallery

01279 446 404


Civic Centre,
The Water Gardens,
CM20 1WG


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.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
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

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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