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‘The Florence of Essex’

Following a year long research study on the people and sculpture of Harlow, Nicholas Smith presents the exhibition ‘The Florence of Essex’ at Harlow Museum. The museum have arranged a free bus from Harlow station to visit the exhibition with accompanying brunch, followed by a tour of the town’s famous public sculpture, featuring the works of Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and William Mitchell.

The tour will end at Gibberd Gallery for the opening event of Paloma Proudfoot’s exhibition ‘Metropolitan Wares’, the culmination of the artist’s residency in the sculpture town.

The bus will collect from Harlow Town train station 11.00am. For more information and to book your free place, please click here.

The event is supported by Radical ESSEX and Harlow Arts Trust, part funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme New Geographies, led by ECVAN.

Harlow Civic Centre, Harlow, United Kingdom
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Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The Radical Essex site is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Alex Rich, developed by Twelve.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

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