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Pick of the week What’s On * Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, the Message is Death

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Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, the Message is Death @ Store Studios
Until 10 Dec Free Entry

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Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, is an eight-minute film consisting of clips and photographs from all avenues of Black life and media in all forms. From music visuals, video art, YouTube videos, dash-cam footage and photographs, Jafa’s piece presents still visuals of the everyday reality of Black folks. Soundtracking Kanye’s, “Ultralight Beam” over raw footage (both past and present), the filmmaker also included photos of Malcolm X, Dr. King, President Obama, Beyonce, Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Lebron James.

Arthur Jafa exhibits Love is the Message, the Message is Death (2016) in a site-specific installation.

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Jafa’s work is a convergence of found footage that traces African-American identity through a vast spectrum of contemporary imagery. The meticulously edited 7-minute video jumps from photographs of civil rights leaders to helicopter views of the LA riots, suspending viewers in an emotional montage that is a testament to Jafa’s masterful ability to juxtapose and sequence footage and that poignantly embodies the artist’s desire to create a cinema that ‘replicates the power, beauty and alienation of Black Music’.

Arthur Jafa is a director, filmmaker, and cinematographer who has used his platform to promote and express Black culture through a variety of mediums.

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Admission Tue-Sat 12.00-20.00 | Sun 12.00-19.00 check event details.
Duration
Age

180 The Strand
London
WC2R 1EA



whats on 4 Coxsone | www.imjussayin.com

Dub Me Always Ft. Lloydie Coxsone [18] @ Upstairs at The Ritzy
11 Oct Free

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Dub Me Always presents another sound system special, when the legendary Lloydie Coxsone joins host DJ,
David Katz, for another night of rare reggae vinyl and unknown dub plates (also following a screening of I
Am The Gorgon in screen 4 downstais, with Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee in attendance!).

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Lloydie is a giant of sound system culture, and this historic occasion is not to be missed – come early to avoid disappointment!

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Admission 20.00 to 00.00
Duration
Age 18
469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


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The Lady From The Sea @ Donmar
12 Oct – 2 December Tickets from £17.20

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Ellida, the lighthouse-keeper’s daughter, is trapped in her marriage and longs for the sea. When a former lover returns from years of absence, she is forced to decide between freedom and the new life she has made for herself.

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Donmar Associate Kwame Kwei-Armah directs Ibsen’s moving play about duty and self-determination following the Olivier Award-nominated One Night in Miami….
Nikki Amuka-Bird returns to the Donmar as Ellida, following her recent BAFTA Television Award nomination for Zadie Smith’s NW.

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Show Times 19.30 | 14.30 Latecomers will not be admitted.
Duration TBC
Age
Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LX
020 3282 3808
boxoffice@donmarwarehouse.com


whats on Saturday Church | www.imjussayin.com
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Saturday Church @ Rich Mix
14 Oct Tickets from £9

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joyous story of young love in musical form.

Following his father’s death, teenager Ulysses (Luka Kain) has to stay with his mean and controlling aunt while his mother works nights. His aunt is determined to shame him out of his desire to wear his mother’s clothes and forces him to be his unruly young brother’s keeper.

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It means Ulysses has little time for contemplating his awakening interest in boys. Luckily, he finds a second home at ‘Saturday Church’, the weekly volunteer-run shelter.

A trio of fairy godmothers, Ebony (MJ Rodriguez), Dijon (Indya Moore) and Heaven (Alexis Garcia) take him under their gloriously feathered wings and introduce him to heart-throb Raymond.

Nathan Larson’s (Velvet Goldmine) melodious, hook-laden tunes underscore this heart-swelling celebration of love, which gives glorious voice to queer and trans characters of colour.

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Show Times 15.45
Duration 83 mins
Age 18
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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Afro Jazz Meets Afrobeats: Sierra Leone Fundraiser [18] @ Upstairs at The Ritzy
14 Oct £10

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Guinea Bissau Jazz guitar maestro Tony Dudu is back again on stage alongside UK female hip-hop jazz singer Fae Simon, and Sierra Leonean Afro-pop artists Tripple C & YoungFree (FTFRESHMUSIC).

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A mini music festival enriched with amazing talents to give maximum feel good factor as you enjoy a taste of African Jazz Funk and Afrobeats flavours.
All proceeds will go towards Restore Hope For Children, a charity organisation sending relief aid to Sierra Leone, for Freetown’s mudslides survivors.
Come enjoy and support this very worthy cause to help disaster victims in Sierra Leone.
Hosted by DJ Freestyle.

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Admission 19.30 – 01.00
Duration
Age 18
469 Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ
0871 902 5739


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Mwalimu Express @ Rich Mix
15 Oct Free
Black History Month

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A glorious culturally conscious afternoon for the whole family featuring live music, cinema, dance, games, workshops and best of vibes.

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IThere are two live sets from the visiting artist every session followed by a film, a feature or a selection of shorts.The dance workshop for kids goes on from 2 till 4 and there are Oware board games led by teachers from the oware society each session. Plus Stalls from Open the Gate African Market, Dom’s CD Stall, face painting and portraiture and may other surprises on a monthly basis. The Richest Mix at Rich Mix for sure.

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Show Times 14.00
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


Whats On Tamara Play 4 | www.imjussayin.com

TAMASHA: RE-FUEL@ Rich Mix
14 Oct Tickets £3/£8

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An afternoon of bold new theatre created via a unique collaboration between young people and Muslim playwrights.

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Tamasha’s Re-Fuel project sent four Muslim playwrights, supported by emerging theatre directors, into four inner London secondary schools to develop a new 20-minute play each, set in a minicab office.

Through a series of imaginative drama exercises up to 10 students in each school worked with the writers and directors to populate the minicab office world with characters and storylines of their own creation. The writers gathered the young people’s ideas and developed them into professional scripts, with bespoke parts for each young person to perform.

This event will bring all four schools together to perform to perform these unique plays.

The choice of location, a minicab office, is an imaginative prompt intended to locate the story firmly within a British Muslim community. It is also intended to generate four short plays which align with Tamasha’s forthcomimg national touring production, Approaching Empty by Ishy Din, itself set in a minicab office.

15.30:The Lady by Asif Khan (Swanlea School) and
Birthday Begum by Iman Qureshi (Mulberry School for Girls)
17.00: Entangled by Mahad Ali (Regent High School) and
North-West Side Story by Mediah Ahmed (Hampstead School).

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Offer: Buy four tickets and get one free
Admission 15.30 10.00
Duration
Age 8+
Rich Mix 35-47
Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA


Whats On Women In Breeches 2 | www.imjussayin.com

Bold in her breeches:
Female soldiers who dressed as men @ NAM
20 Oct Free Tickets

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Julie Wheelwright uncovers the stories of women who served in the army and navy by dressing as men.

From the 18th century onwards, women such as Christian Davies, Hannah Snell, Mary Talbot and Sara Edmonds swapped their skirts for trousers to enlist in the army and navy.

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Over the last few decades historians have uncovered the lives of these women who not only fought alongside their male comrades but whose exploits on the battlefields have been largely forgotten.

This talk will provide details about cases of female-to-male cross-dressers, exploring how and why women signed up, what they experienced at war, and what became of them once they returned home.

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Admission 11.30
Duration
Age
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea
London SW3 4HT
020 7730 0717
info@nam.ac.uk


Whats On Out of The Darkness 5 | www.imjussayin.com
Out Of The Darkness The Albany
20-21 Oct Tickets from £10

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Danny is a straight-talking 19 year old, son of an immigrant cleaner and an aspiring artist, whilst Michelle is a reserved, oft-neglected daughter of church leaders.

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When they meet in a room that only exists to replay their darkest memories, they find common ground in one thing – their guilt. In this room, Danny and Michelle are involuntarily exposed and made to face their pasts.

As long as Danny and Michelle remain here, they will be confronted by their past mistakes. Will Danny and Michelle ever find the way out?

free post show Q&A with cast on both nights.

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Admission 19.30 – 21.00
Duration
Age 16+
The Albany
Douglas Way
Deptford
London SE8 4AG
020 8692 4446


Whats On Bitched 1 | www.imjussayin.com
Bitched @ Tristan Bates Theatre
25 Oct – 11 Nov 2017 Tickets £14/10

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Sleepless and sexless
Seductions and success
Can Ali and Rob survive it all?
BITCHED looks at the endemic sexist structures of society through Ali’s struggle to get back to work at an appropriate level following having a child.
A biting take on parenting, sex and power

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Ali is a new mum, loving wife and successful hair stylist. Two years after her son’s birth, things aren’t going to plan. She is stuck in a shabby local salon trying to make ends meet. Husband Rob is so intent on making it as an artist, he barely notices.
Their luck seems to change when glamorous Shoreditch gallery owners Suzanne and Nirjay launch Rob’s career. But what are they really after?

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Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration
Age
1A Tower St London WC2H 9NP
5 mins walk from Leicester Square underground
020 3841 6611


Not To Be Missed 

last week’s Guide

what's on What Shadow 12 | www.imjussayin.com
What Shadows Park Theatre
27 Sept – 28 Oct Tickets from £10

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“I was a storm. I was also a man entirely alone in a storm. There were forces beyond my control and I was one of them.”
Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech was the most polarising political speech of the last 50 years.

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Oxford academic and daughter of a Caribbean immigrant, Rose Cruickshank wants answers. Enoch’s controversial words about immigration shattered her childhood. Rose cannot find inner peace until she understands what led him to make the speech that defined a generation. Will a meeting with the man himself give her the answers she desperately craves?

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27 Sept – 28 Oct 2017
Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 2hrs 15mins inc interval
Age
Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park
London N4 3JP
020 7870 6876


what's on The Fall 8 | www.imjussayin.com

The Fall Royal Court Theatre
Until 14 Oct Tickets from £12.00

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“That day we taught ourselves as the movement what we as the movement meant when we spoke about white supremacy, institutional racism and black pain at UCT.”
As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

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As the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote THE FALL. It took South Africa and Edinburgh by storm and comes to the Royal Court for an exclusive limited London run.

As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, THE FALL goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

The production was a response by seven drama students and activists of the movements at the time. It does not offer solutions – it merely documents their experiences.

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26 Sept – 14 Oct 2017
Admission | Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration
Age 14+
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
020 7565 5000


whats on 31 Hours | www.imjussayin.com

31 Hours The Bunker
Until 06 Jan 2018 Tickets from £12

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‘100 years ago the biggest killer of young men was war, now they kill themselves.’

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train.
They are ten times more likely to be a man.

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31 HOURS is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides. Filled with humour and humanity, it takes us on a high-speed kaleidoscopic journey through masculinity, mental health and messy aftermaths in modern Britain.

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Admission | Show Times 19.30 15.00
Duration 80 mins no interval
Age
53a Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU
boxoffice@bunkertheatre.com
0207 234 0486


House of Ghetto: Black Pride @ Rich Mix
04-26 Oct Free

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A multimedia installation depicting the founding female members of The House of Ghetto; a Vogue House based in Manchester.

Vogue is a form of stylised dance and performative posture, characterized by model-like poses that arose from the Harlem ballroom scene of the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s/80s by often poor and disenfranchised African American communities, especially gay men. A ‘house’ in these terms is the name given to a collective unit who form a troupe, presided over by a ‘mother’.

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or the large portrait series, House of Ghetto mother, Darren Pritchard, working with photographer Cornel Simons, uses a black primer as backdrop and exaggerated flesh tone (not a colour itself, but the absorption of all colours), adding the spectrum of the LGBT Pride flag in the distinctive hairstyles of African diaspora hair weaves, celebrating black gay culture and allowing HOG members to be narrators of their own stories: a reflection of HOG’s unique flair and combined strength.
Also presented is a striking new video installation and accompanying stills for Dark Matter, featuring material from in-production feature documentary Deep in Vogue.

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Admission | Show Times 18.00
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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The Nether @ Bridewell Theatre
05 – 21 Oct 2017 Tickets from £10.50

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NETHER REALM
1. Another world for mythical creatures
2. Demon world
3. A dimension of Evil or Imagination
urbandictionary.com

The internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity, and indulge any desire. When Detective Morris investigates a realm called The Hideaway where people with a sexual interest in children may live out their fantasies involving children, she brings its creator in for interrogation.

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They discover they have made emotional attachments in his realm that blind them to the greater questions of ethical behavior, both in the imagination and the outside world.

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Tickets only available online
Admission | Show Times 19.00 | 17.00
Duration Age
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 8EQ
020 7353 3331
john@sbf.org.


what's on What Once Was Ours | www.imjussayin.com

What Once Was Ours @ The Halfmoon
5/11 & 09-11 Oct Tickets from £7

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A show about identity and belonging.

Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

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Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.Constance and Eva is a multimedia play derived entirely from prison letters and archival text, alongside contemporary reflections on the lives of the sisters from the creative team and historians. The play examines the potentialities and complexities of social and political activism so relevant in a post-Trump, post-Brexit context.

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There is no assigned seating and audiences stand throughout the performance. If you have any access requirements please contact the box office.
Admission | Show Times
Thu 5 Oct: 14.30 & 19.00
Fri 6 Oct: 13.30 & 16.30pm
Mon 9 Oct:10.30 & 13.30
Tue 10 Oct: 13.30 & 19.30

Duration 1hr
Age 12+
Half Moon Young People’s Theatre
43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND
020 7709 8900


what's on THE KNOWLEDGE 4 | www.imjussayin.com

The Knowledge Charing Cross Theatre
until 11 Nov Tickets from £18.90

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Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, the play follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” – the exam needed to become a London black cab taxi driver. Standing between them and the coveted green badge is the eccentric Mr Burgess, an examiner known as “The Vampire” with an obsessive mission to maintain standards.

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The Knowledge cast includes of Steven Pacey as Mr Burgess, Celine Abrahams as Brenda, James Alexandrou Gordon, Jenna Augen as Val, Louise Callaghan as Miss Staveley, Ben Caplan as Ted, Michael Chance as Arab Tourist, Alice Felgate as Janet and Fabien Frankel as Chris.

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Until 11 Nov
Admission | Show Times 19.45 14.30

Duration
Age 18
The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL
020 7930 5868
info@charingcrosstheatre.co.uk


what's on Stand Firm white boy black girl | imjussayin.com

Stan Firm Inna Inglan Tate Britain
Until 19 Nov | Free admission

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Exhibition. Explore the experience of those who traveled from the Caribbean and West Africa to live in London

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This display brings together works from the 1960s and 1970s by eight photographers who documented Black communities in London: Raphael Albert, Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelton and Al Vandenberg.

The photographs reveal the many and varied experiences of individuals who travelled from the Caribbean region and West Africa to live in London, from everyday family life to political engagement. They show people as they respond to, react against and move beyond the racial tension and exclusion that were part of life for Black communities in the British capital. The title of the display, ‘Stan Firm inna Inglan’, is taken from the poem It Dread Inna Inglan by Linton Kwesi Johnson, who in the 1970s gave a voice and poetic form to the Afro-Caribbean diaspora and its resistance in the face of racism. The poem expresses in Jamaican patois (creole) the resolve of African, Asian and Caribbean immigrants to ‘stand firm in England’, asserting the determination of Black British communities to remain in Britain and declare it as their rightful home.

tickets

Open 10:00 – 18:00 daily

Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

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Ink @ Duke Of Youth
Until 06 January 2018 Tickets £10-£65

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Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

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This roller-coaster play tells the story of The Sun, an ailing minor title bought for a song by Murdoch and relaunched with a skeleton staff of weirdos and rejects, led by scar-faced Yorkshire sub-editor Larry Lamb.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
Duration
Age
104 St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2N 4BG


what's on Basquiat - Boom for Real 5 | www.imjussayin.com/whatson

Basquiat: Boom for Real @ Barbican
Until 28 January 2018 Tickets £16

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The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988).

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Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

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Admission 10.00
Duration
Age
Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 4141



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