There is certainly no shortage of art and culture in Harrow, in fact, some may claim it to be a cultural haven, both historically and in the modern day.
So, today we’ll explore some of what Harrow has to offer in terms of everything artistic, giving you a rundown of what to expect from this lively scene.
When thinking about art and culture in Harrow, undoubtedly the first thought that comes to mind is Harrow Arts Centre, the professional multi-artform venue.
Featuring a wide variety of performances and programs, HAC promotes not only music and theatre but visual arts, music and more. Working in close partnership with many local organisations and community groups they aim to deliver an inclusive, educational and accessible programme of events and activities for the diverse community in the borough.
However, if you’d like to hone in on the musical aspects of Harrow’s arts scene why not visit the traditional Grimsdyke Brass, a traditional British brass band with a wide concert repertoire? Located in Hatch End, the band practices every Tuesday evening at Harrow Arts Centre, while performing in the local area all year round.
Despite Harrow Arts Centre encompassing all, there is in terms of performing arts, why not take a look at some artistic mediums that every layman may be aware of, the visual craft?
One of the oldest societies dedicated to the arts in the borough is the Arts Society of Harrow. With now over ninety thousand members, the prestigious club is a place for any and all connoisseurs of the fine arts to gather, create a discussion and share insights on their favourite pieces. They have a hand-picked selection of expert lecturers from those who work in national museums to professional journalists. They also organise study days, outings and holidays.
Another brilliant way to explore the craft arts medium is through Harrow’s very own Open Studios, where artists are encouraged to display their pieces for members of the general public to see. This is a great opportunity to open a discourse surrounding pieces proffered by local artists, whilst stimulating onlookers to get involved and ‘have a go’ themselves.
Though if your fancy is more visual than craft-based, you may like to explore what Usurp Art has to offer. Priding themselves on featuring a wide variety of creative thinkers, their aim is to create a space for the experience of culturally and neurodiverse communities, artists, musicians, scientists, poets, filmmakers, activists, writers, performers and designers allowing them to come together and create.
The borough of Harrow is one that is not only inclusive to lovers of arts and culture but accommodating to the individuals who want to explore all that is to offer, and as listed there are many avenues upon which to take.
So, fuel that creative bone and get excited for what’s on offer in the area when it comes to arts and culture.