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Three Mothers @ Waterloo East Theatre
31 Oct – 12 Nov Tickets from £10

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Three Women, Two Children, One Story…
A compelling and uplifting story about motherhood, homeland and
the power of love, told with insight, warmth, and humour.

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When Khady’s husband dies, she is forced to sell his goats. Sending her eldest son away from Senegal across desert and sea to Europe, in the hope that he will find a better life, she plunges her entire family into uncertainty.

When Gisela’s life in England is turned upside down, she goes home to Bavaria seeking comfort and familiarity. But her attempts to assist the steady flow of refugees arriving in her childhood village soon awaken memories from her own past.

Erika reveals the truth about the journey made on foot with her baby daughter after being expelled from Sudetenland in 1945.

The bold choices made by these three mothers are brought together as one compelling narrative in this play.

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Preview Night Tuesday October 31st – Tickets £10
Admission Tues to Sat 19.30
Sunday November 5th and 12th matinees at 16.00
Duration
Age

Brad Street. SE1 8TN
London
02079280060



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All The Little Lights @ Arcola Theatre
Until 14 Nov Tickets from £14

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Three forgotten girls spending one last night by the railway lines. Desperately trying to recover what they’ve lost. Friendship. Family. Safety.

Deeply moving and darkly funny, this acclaimed new play tells the story of three forgotten girls living in the shadow of sexual exploitation and desperately trying to reclaim their freedom. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?

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Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa got away. Now she’s back, but the ghosts from their past still haunt her. Amy just wants to belong.

Three forgotten girls spending one last night by the railway lines. Desperately trying to recover what they’ve lost. Friendship. Family. Safety. While the threat of sexual exploitation lurks in the shadows.

Deeply moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the story of the girls that slip through the cracks. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?

Jane Upton was a joint winner of the 2016 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for All The Little Lights.

Free post-show discussion
Wednesday 1 November, 20.00: with director Laura Ford, writer Jane Upton, resident CSE expert at Barnardo’s Carron Fox, and the cast.

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Show Times 19.00
Duration 60 mind
Age 14+ Strong language, Violence, Smoking. Loud noises
Arcola Theatre.
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646


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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 @ IWM
26 Oct – 28 May 2018 Tickets from £15/£7.50

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The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

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The complex issues surrounding the global response to 9/11, the nature of modern warfare and the continuing state of emergency in which we find ourselves have become compelling subject matter for contemporary artists.

Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

Through 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which will be exhibited publically in the UK for the first time, this exhibition highlights the crucial role of artists in representing contemporary conflict.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
Duration
Age
IWM London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7416 5000


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BEYOND THE BACKSTREETS: FIGHTING FOR ABORTION RIGHTS 50 YEARS ON (DAY EVENT)
Rich Mix
Saturday 28 October Tickets from £12

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Join Abortion Rights in celebrating of 50 years of safe and legal abortion.

Abortion Rights UK are giving the 1967 Abortion Act the 50 birthday celebration it deserves!
They will be time-travelling through the past, present and future of abortion rights activism,
from discussing past activists’ legacies and how the Act was won to the most pressing issues
facing abortion rights today, from decriminalisation to Northern Ireland and understanding
the importance of realistic abortion stories in popular culture. Phew!

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The daytime event runs from 11.00 – 14.00, with a top-draw line-up of speakers. As if this
wasn’t enough, there will ALSO be some great evening entertainment! Join us at 7pm for an
evening of high-quality belly laughter! We’ve scored an awesome line-up of hilarious feminist
comedians. People can come to the day and/or the evening. Tickets will be sold separately for
each.

Speakers include

Diane Munday: Diane Munday was a key member of the Abortion Law Reform (ALRA)
Association, part of the successful movement which brought about the landmark 1967
Abortion Act. Diane travelled tirelessly around the country drumming up support for the
movement.

Kerry Abel: Kerry Abel is the Chair of the Abortion Rights campaign which campaigns to
defend and extend a woman’s right to choose. She has promoted the campaign in the media,
including appearing on Sky News and BBC’s Newsnight. Kerry has worked in the trade union
movement for over ten years as a union organiser.

Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC: a public law specialist at Doughty Street Chambers, and a
member of London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign. Earlier this year, she acted for two
women who brought a case to the European Court of Human Rights regarding lack of free
abortion services for Northern Irish women.

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Admission
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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FILM AFRICA 2017

From Saturday 28 Oct to Saturday 4 Nov
London’s biggest celebration of African cinema brings ten days of the best contemporary and classic African cinema, lively debate, family fun, live music, and parties.

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FILM AFRICA 2017 FAMILY DAY @ Rich Mix
29 Oct Free
Black History Month

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Film Africa is a fun day for the whole family, featuring workshops and a range of crafts, clothing and food stalls.

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Join Film Africa for a fun day for the whole family, including the ‘African Market Corner’ featuring a range of crafts, clothing and food stalls especially for kids. A range of activities will take place throughout the day, including African storytelling, face painting, and an animation workshop.
Brought to you by Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual festival of contemporary African cinema.
The festival will run from 27 October to 5 November at venues across London. The programme www.filmafrica.org.uk.

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Show Times 12.30
Duration
Age
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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FILM AFRICA 2017: CALL ME THIEF + Q&A (UK PREMIERE) Rich Mix
29 Oct Tickets from £8

Black History Month

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A young gang member (Dann-Jaques Mouton) learns to use storytelling to survive when he is convicted and sent to a brutal prison.

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Daryne Joshua’s impressive debut is a portrait of life on the mean streets of 1960s Cape Town and is as much a paean to the human need for stories – and storytellers – as it is a realistic portrait of youth gang culture.
Barely in their teens, Abraham (Dann-Jaques Mouton) and his three friends form a gang, more out of self-preservation than malice. As they grow up, their harmless antics inevitably evolve into petty crimes, and soon Abraham is in prison.
It is there that his gift for telling stories protects him from the worst that prison life has to offer. Now that he’s out he wants to become a writer, but will his gang friends and society give him a chance?
Followed by a Q&A with director Daryne Joshua.

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Show Times 17.30
Duration 98 mins
Age 18

Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd London E1 6LA


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Cookies @ Theatre Royal Haymarket
29 Oct Tickets from £7.50

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Sexing, radicalisation & Cyberbullying: Cookies
Inspired by the true, heartfelt online stories of students, Cookies follows seven teenagers dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyber bullying and our wider digital world…

In a world of gaming, vlogging and instant messaging, the online and offline worlds of four teenagers collide when they’re exposed to a darker side of the internet. Inspired by the true online experiences of 120 students, Cookies takes us on an extraordinary digital journey which questions the consequences of cyber bullying.

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Sosa, a tough, gay, streetwise Londoner finds solace in the tunes of her favourite rap artist, but her online world comes crashing down when she finally meets her idol.

Eva, an aspiring vlogger, splits with avid gamer Simon and is forced to deal with the devastating effects of sexting and repetitive online abuse.

Salena, infatuated with pop star Zayn Malik, starts an online friendship with another faceless superfan. As a result of their conversations the young Muslim woman begins to grapple with her faith and is persuaded to make a long journey to an unknown fate.

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Admission 15.00 18.30
Duration
Age 14+
Theatre Royal Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT
+44(0)20 7930 8800
Email
info@trh.co.uk


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Black Girl Festival @ Kachette
29 Oct Tickets Free
Black History Month

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Black Girl Festival is the UK’s first one-day festival celebrating Black British women past, present & future with arts, workshops, panels, a marketplace, food market & entertainment for all ages.

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The Festival is family friendly between 10am – 8pm.
Between 3pm – 10:30pm alcohol will be on the premise and 18+ ID will be required
Can men attend the festival?
Yes, this festival is for all who celebrate Black women.

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Admission | 10.00 – 23.00
Duration
Age
347 Old St
London
EC1V 9LP


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Heather @ Bush Theatre
31 Oct – 18 Nov Tickets From £10

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Heather is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.

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A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. What matters more, the storyteller or the story?

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Show times 19.45 14.45
Duration 60 mins
Age
Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road
Shepherd’s Bush
London
W12 8LJ


Quarter Life Crisis @ Albany Theatre
1-3 Nov Tickets from £14/£10

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Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match.

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Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends.

Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one?

Featuring addictive baselines, spoken word, audience participation and a compelling story.

Post-show talk Friday 3 November.

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Show Times 19.00
Duration
Age 14+
The Albany
Douglas Way
Deptford
London SE8 4AG
020 8692 4446


Not To Be Missed 

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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


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Three Mothers @ Waterloo East Theatre
31 Oct – 12 Nov Tickets from £10

about


Three Women, Two Children, One Story…
A compelling and uplifting story about motherhood, homeland and
the power of love, told with insight, warmth, and humour.

detail


When Khady’s husband dies, she is forced to sell his goats. Sending her eldest son away from Senegal across desert and sea to Europe, in the hope that he will find a better life, she plunges her entire family into uncertainty.

When Gisela’s life in England is turned upside down, she goes home to Bavaria seeking comfort and familiarity. But her attempts to assist the steady flow of refugees arriving in her childhood village soon awaken memories from her own past.

Erika reveals the truth about the journey made on foot with her baby daughter after being expelled from Sudetenland in 1945.

The bold choices made by these three mothers are brought together as one compelling narrative in this play.

times&info


Preview Night Tuesday October 31st – Tickets £10
Admission Tues to Sat 19.30
Sunday November 5th and 12th matinees at 16.00
Duration
Age

Brad Street. SE1 8TN
London
02079280060


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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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Of Kith & Kin @ Bush Theatre
Until 25 Nov Tickets from £10

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Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby. With their best friend, Priya, acting as surrogate, they’ve turned the study into a nursery and the bottles are sterilised. All that’s missing is the bundle of joy they’ve been pining for.

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But when Daniel’s chaotic mother gatecrashes the baby shower with a few home truths, the cracks in Daniel and Oliver’s relationship begin to show. Are they as ready for this as they think they are? And more importantly, is Priya?
Everyone knows you can choose your friends. Chris Thompson’s gripping new comedy takes us to the heart of what happens when we choose our family too.

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Admission 19.30 14.30
Duration 1hour 45 mins
Age
Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Road
Shepherd’s Bush
London
W12 8LJ


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The Lady From The Sea @ Donmar
Until 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



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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



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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


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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


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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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