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  • 7 October 2021 - 18 November 2021Choral/Choirs

    Food as Medicine?

    Food definitely influences health but can it be used as medicine?  On this course we will identify the nutritional components of food, find out why our bodies need them and identify why some foods are better eaten in conjunction with others.  

    We shall scrutinise food labelling.  Explore diet and supplements to improve health, particularly in relation to reducing the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis, discussing whether diet/food along can change outcomes in these. We will look at stories about using food as medicine that are found in the media and research some of these to find out if there is any scientfiic basis for the claims.  

    The course aims to give you overall knowledge of nutrition so that you can then make informed decisions to benefit the health of yourself and your family.

    Course Code: C2422776

    WEA Richmond Branch (Adult Learning within Reach) event

  • 9 October 2021 - 10 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Calling All Young Artists

    Powerjam, a local rock and pop band project, is looking for talented young artists who are interested in having their artwork featured as part of Powerjam's ongoing music releases under their label 'Powerjam Recordings'. The artworks would act as the cover art of Powerjam's various bands’ releases appearing on all online music streaming services (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, YouTube, Soundcloud and many many others), as well as on their social media pages. All techniques and styles of artwork are welcomed. If you're interested and would like to submit your work, please submit as a jpeg to contact@powerjambands.com by 10th November for this year's upcoming releases and by January 10th for 2022 releases.

    Some examples of the artwork used on prior Powerjam releases:

    - junkbaby: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3FbbFP31ZcKErnCG4Gb5rI (Artwork by Maisie Lesbirel, Paulina Prismantaite, and the late Anne-Marie Ricketts)

     

    - Elastic Parade - How Deep Is Your Love: https://open.spotify.com/album/4kOOAeykWKlIjcawutnIt4 (Artwork by Prentis Rollins, Graphic Novelist, DC Comics)

    - Téa Texier - Garden Smiles: https://open.spotify.com/artist/48bE542gYX3rI917oBgWis (Artwork by Mitch Williams)

    Powerjam is a unique not-for-profit and charitable project led by music industry professionals that offers budding and serious young musicians the opportunity to form or join bands and/or collaborations, and by providing the infrastructure to rehearse and gig regularly, as well as professionally record, market, and release music on all streaming platforms. Various teen bands at Powerjam have achieved over 17,000 Spotify streams (over 90,000 collectively!) of their recently released singles, and many of the young musicians at Powerjam have had their songs played on Radio stations such as BBC Radio 6, SW London's Riverside Radio, River Radio, & West Middlesex Radio. Powerjam bands have also participated in New York Times endorsed International livestreams and have gigged year after year on some of the most reputable stages in the area, including Richmond Riverside Music Festival, Strawberry Hill Music Festival, and St. Margaret’s Fair. For more info on Powerjam, please visit https://www.powerjambands.com/

     

    For further examples of artwork on Powerjam releases and more information, follow Powerjam on:

    www.instagram.com/powerjam_band_project

    www.youtube.com/powerjambandproject

    Powerjam event

  • 9 October 2021 - 13 November 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Rice

    Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.

    A secret deal worth billions.

    Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.

    The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

    “a heady broth of gender, generation and globalisation” Australian Stage

    Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 19 October 2021 - 2 November 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Poetry Course with Roger McGough

    POETRY WITH ROGER MCGOUGH

    19th October, 26th October and 2nd November 2021 7-8.30pm. 

    Wurkshop, The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 0DQ). 

    Dubbed the ‘patron saint of poetry’ by the former poet laureate, Roger McGough brings his art, wit and verse to this exciting new evening course at Wurkshop in Barnes (The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, SW13 0DQ). 

    For three evening sessions in October, students will learn how to play with language through word games and tricks, patterns, metaphor and imagination. Roger will teach you how to draw on your own experience and originality to write the poetry of your life. 

    There will be anonymous feedback sessions and a small class of eight students will create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Roger will perform some of his work and you will be invited to critique and analyse, as well as looking at other poems from a wide range of poets. Students are welcome to bring any poems they have already written, or any books or poems they enjoy. 

    Roger McGough was awarded an OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and a CBE in 2004. He shot to fame in the 1960s with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for The Beatles. 

    In his early poetry career, McGough sent Philip Larkin some of his work, whilst they were both at the University of Hull. Larkin said he believed McGough ‘walked an impressionistic tightrope which, though exhilarating, meant that on occasion he fell off’. Come join this, now more established, tightrope and fall off or balance as you wish - this Wurkshop will catch you!

    This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have been writing for longer. As the class size is small, Roger McGough will tailor it to suit all levels. His teaching style is playful and fun. You are guaranteed to learn and enjoy yourself at the same time. 

    Book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

    Wurkshop event

  • 23 October 2021 - 1 November 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Things That Were About to be Lost

    RuptureXIBIT at Kate Howe Studios is proud to present Things That Were About to be Lost, an exhibition of seven artists curated by Hamit Üçok, RCA MA Painting graduate ‘21.

    Hawazin Alotaibi

    László von Dohnányi

    Katya Granova

    Heather Green

    Kate Howe

    Graham Martin

    Hamit Üçok

    Tweety Shiwen Wang

    23 October - 1 November Open 11 am to 7 pm daily.

    Private View 23 October, 5-10 pm. Book ahead for the private view as this event will have an open bar, live music, and we will limit the headcount.

    Book Private View

    Kate Howe event

  • 23 October 2021 - 30 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Duchess of Malfi

    Webster’s stunning tragedy explores class and gender inequality, misogyny, madness and murder in a High Renaissance court. Recent exposes of toxic masculinity by the #MeToo movement provide one of the many contemporary resonances of the play. This adaptation transports the drama to a powerful celebrity family, set against the backdrop of a 1960’s Italian film studio and the Vatican.

    www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 24 October 2021 - 22 December 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Autumn Term Production - Matilda The Musical Jr (NEW 14+ cast)

    We are thrilled to announce our next production is
    Matilda The Musical Jr!

    The show is based on the West End hit Matilda the Musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl story. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

    From September to December our new Twickenham Purple Cast , for age 14+, will rehearse on Fridays from 5pm to 7.15pm at St Marys University and they will perform on the main stage at Hampton Hill Theatre (Production week is 15th to 22nd December)

    For more information and to book places see our website.

    Dramacube event

  • 25 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Halloween Trail

    Mon 25 Oct - Sun 31 Oct 2021

    During park opening hours

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Find the pumpkins and other fiendish things floating between the trees in the far side of the park beyond the adventure playground in the deep dark wood! Start at the kitchen garden near the one o'clock club and follow the wooded path and see what you can find.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Ham House and Garden

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Ham House And Garden

    Marble Hill House / Online

    Suitable For Everyone

    After Ham House survived a period of seclusion and retrenchment under his reclusive father, Wilbraham Tollemache, 6th Earl of Dysart (1739-1821) sought to restore Ham House’s position as a locus of hospitality and cultivation. He returned much of the house and collection to its former seventeenth century splendour, as well as making his own mark through expanding both the estate and the collection. Queen Charlotte remarked after a visit to Ham in 1809 that it was ‘so fine a collection that to know and admire it as one ought to do, it would require many hours’. The 6th Earl was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, himself a keen artist as well as a discerning collector of fine paintings. His patronage was extended to contemporary artists including Joshua Reynolds and John Constable with whom he developed close links. This support was continued after Wilbraham’s death by his sister and successor Louisa, 7th Countess of Dysart, who cultivated a close association with Constable and regularly invited him and his family to Ham. Dr Hannah Mawdsley is Property Curator for the National Trust’s Ham House and Garden, a 17th century Jacobean mansion on the bank of the River Thames near Richmond, London. She regularly contributes as an historical expert for television and radio.

    Please book via the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 27 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Make A Bird Feeder

    Timeslots at 11- 11:30am, 11.30am-12pm, 12pm-12.30pm and 12.30pm- 1pm

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    As we begin to see the signs of winter we need to protect our birds. Make a marble Hill Bird feeder to look after the birds outside your window.

    Make a Bird Feeder runs every half hour between 11am and 1pm. Family groups can book their exclusive chosen half hour slot by clicking here.

    The event is free but must be booked in advance. This event has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 27 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Lecture: Photography as Fine Art

    Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as art? This question is at the heart of Brian Stater’s lecture, in which he references the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fay Godwin, Bill Brandt, Ansell Adams and Wolfgang Tillmans.
    Lecturer: Brian Stater

     

    Richmond Art Society event

  • 27 October 2021 - 27 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Painting by Candlelight

    Painting by Candlelight

    Drawing Class

    Wednesday 27th October | 2pm to 4:30pm

    Age: 7 years and up

    By the gentle glow of candlelight, join artist Beatrice Boyle to paint bones, skulls and pumpkins using acrylic paints.  

    Beautiful, gothic and glowing the finished pieces will be fantastic to behold. Not only is this course fabulously creepy but the high contrast candle light is also a deeply traditional and highly effective way to learn observational painting techniques, seeing tone, contrast and shade. 

    Learn how to mix colour and leave with a finished masterpiece.

     

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 27 October 2021 - 27 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Frida Kahlo Portraits Painting Class

    Frida Kahlo Portraits

    Drawing Class

    Wednesday 27th October | 10am to 12:30pm

    Age: 7 years and up

    Passion, Life, Death and Love. A healthy dose of the surreal and an incredible eye for the exotic, unusual and beautiful: Frida Kahlo is our kind of artist and she is the subject of this phenomenal course in tribute to her individual painting style.

    Join artist Beatrice Boyle for your chance to paint and draw in the style of this iconic artist. Expect to use lots of colour and to carry home your own Kahlo painting by the end of the class.

    We couldn't resist holding this class at Halloween, a time of year immediately associated with Mexico, day of the dead and the star of the show, Frida Kahlo!

     

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 27 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Cinderella Meets The Monsters - A Halloween Panto

    Join Teddington Theatre Club for a fun-filled pantomime but this time Halloween-ified! Cheer Cinderella, laugh at the ridiculous Ugly Sisters and hiss the Wicked Witch Stepmother as we spookily re-imagine the best-known rags to riches story ever told. They’ll be lots of bad jokes, audience participation, glitz, glamour, glorious gags, plus a few surprises! It will probably be the best Halloween pantomime you’ve ever seen!

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Lecture on the Isleworth War Memorial

    Lecture on the Isleworth War Memorial by Susan Casey.

    To be held in the Whittaker Ellis Suite, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

    Please arrive at 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.

    For further details please contact the Programme Manager on Tel.020 8979 3834 or on email: wendyasim@btinternet.com

     

    Richmond Association for the National Trust event

  • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Chiswick House and Garden

    The London Luminaries, a partnership between Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage (Marble Hill), has organised an Autumn Series of six evening on-line talks from 20th October to 4th November. 

    Wednesday 20 October: Kew Palace - 'George III: The Mind Behind the Myth'
    Thursday 21 October: Garrick’s Temple - Garrick’s Temple - 'David Garrick: An Actor and His Time'
    Wednesday 27 October: Ham House and Garden - 'Ham House and Wilbraham, 6th Earl of Dysart: Patron and Collector of the Arts'
    Thursday 28 October: Chiswick House and gardens - 'The Private Life of Chiswick House'
    Wednesday 3 November: Pitzhanger Manor - 'Painters, Princes and Personalities: Soane the entertainer at Pitzhanger'
    Thursday 4 November: Popes Grotto - 'Poetry, Painting and Alexander Pope'

    Tickets are free but you are encouraged to make a £5 donation for each talk. You can find more information about the talks and the speakers at https://londonluminaries.com/.

    These talks are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust event

  • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    London Luminaries: Chiswick House And Gardens - The Private Life Of Chiswick House

    Marble Hill House / Online

    Suitable For Everyone

    Chiswick House has a wealth of well-known residents and visitors – from the renowned composer Handel to the infamous Duchess Georgiana. In this talk Nadege will explore the lives of some of Chiswick’s lesser known, but equally colourful characters, and their connections to one another. Nadege has been a member of the Chiswick House & Gardens team since April 2019. She holds a BA in Ancient History, and MAs in Egyptian Archaeology and Museum Studies from UCL. Nadege’s areas of special interest include Black presence in Britain in the early 18th century, the economic and social impact of 'The Slave Trade' on Britain.

    Please book via the London Luminaries website.

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

  • 28 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginning of England

    The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginning of England

    Dr Marc Morris, Historian and Author of a number of books on Medieval England

     

    richardturk@yahoo.com or 07958 729526 or 0208 941 1442 to join us.

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

  • 28 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Cyanotype Gothic Printed Notebooks

    To celebrate Halloween and taking inspiration from Landmark’s architecture and gothic stories, you will explore, experiment and create your own blue sun-printed folded notebooks. If it’s not sunny we can still make our very own sun print (cyanotype) images using an Ultraviolet Light Box. This workshop is highly practical, and you will experiment and explore a 170-year-old photographic printing process with a modern-day twist. It combines gothic story-telling, architectural and other drawing techniques, simple bookmaking and photography.

    Cost:  £45  

    Tutor:  Louise Anderson

    Booking:  Email info@landmarkartscentre.org or telephone 020 8977 7558.

             

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 28 October 2021 - 28 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Carve your own Broomstick

    Make your own Broomstick

    Wood carving and heritage craft class with Suzy Williams

    Thursday 28th October | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Age: 7 years and up

    Broomsticks and magic are inextricably linked in the Muggle mind. So roll up, aspiring witches and wizards for our broom making workshop this Halloween. (Muggles are also welcome). 

    What you make will both be comfortable and aerodynamic. It will also be perfect to hide in a Muggle household, and use to actually sweep, if you’re trying to hide your true identity. 

    Besom brooms are a true art that have been made by wizards and Muggles alike for centuries. Join coppicer Suzy Williams for an afternoon of magic where you will use axes and bend birch twigs to create your new ride. 

    Disclaimer: Once you have finished your broom, it will be up to you to cast your desired spells on it. You could also attend our potion workshop on Tuesday 26th October for new spells and tips. 

    There will be a fly-by around Barnes Pond 4.30-5pm after the workshop. Please invite your parents if they know about your magic roots. Pickup will be from by the OSO Theatre, Barnes.

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 28 October 2021 - 28 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Wood Whittling Course

    Spoon Carving

    Wood whittling class with Suzy Williams

    Thursday 28th October | 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Age: 7 years and up

    Every witch or wizard needs a special, magic spoon for stirring their potions. In this course, you will make just that.
     
    Come and split, carve, axe, cut and scoop to make one of the first things humans ever created: the spoon. The oldest spoon recorded is from Ancient Egypt, dated from 10,000BC, and the word ‘spoon’ comes from the Old English meaning ‘chip of wood’. 

    You may have many a wooden spoon at home, but carving your own caldron spoon is a real wonder.
     
    Coppicer Suzy Williams looks after woodland in Berkshire and will teach students about different types of wood and how to source your own to carve. 
     
    Come and learn a new hobby you can take to your very own potion dungeon - whittle the hours away with this highly tactile, satisfying craft. 
     
    Because of the hand strength required to carve, children need to be aged 7 upwards. We will be using the proper tools so non-cut gloves will be provided. 

    Book: www.wurkshop.co.uk/kids 

    Wurkshop event

  • 29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Teddington Artists Art Fair - Strawberry Hill House

    Teddington Artists at Strawberry Hill House        29, 30 & 31 October

    See both the Artists and the House for half the usual entry fee. Admission at £6.00.  Open Friday evening 6-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.

    Following the success of our first Fair at this fabulous venue in 2019, Teddington Artists are delighted to return to the magnificent surroundings of Strawberry Hill House for the Teddington Artists Art Fair 2021, The event provides a terrific opportunity to see both a superb array of top-quality art but also the local treasure  that is Horace Walpole's exotic home by the Thames. 

    There will be 21 very varied artists at the Art Fair - a mix of members of Teddington Artists and carefully selected guests. There are painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile artists and a mosaicist. 

    Teddington Artists event

  • 29 October 2021 - 30 October 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Blackadder in Barnes

    Based on BBC TV series written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder in Barnes features stage versions of three episodes from the much-loved second season. Follow Edmund Blackadder's trials and tribulations as he and Baldrick produce cunning plans to deal with all the obstacles which Percy, Melchett, Queenie, Nursie and a cast of thousands (well about ten, anyway) put in their way.

     

    https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/osoarts/blackadder-in-barnes/e-gvqegl

    Barnes Community Players event

  • 29 October 2021Music/Gigs

    JKL-Jazz The Weekend Starts Here

    Back to life, back to reality …… let’s blow the cobwebs off ….. and have some fun (can anyone remember what that is?). Those cool cats, JKL-Jazz have been busy studying the instructions for their chosen musical instruments …… and they tell me …… they (think) they can remember how to play them …….. well, let’s find out!! So join us for a night of fun and frolics. The 5 piece band + plus 2 gorgeous singers will be serenading you with some jazzy, funky, poppy, bluesy music. Grab a few gallons of your chosen poison from the bar …… and speak nicely to the girls and they will conjure up some tasty culinary delights to help you chill out and get your weekend off to a fantastic start. 

    The band will be playing in the Lounge Bar (turn right when you enter the main front door). This is a well ventilated area. 

    Entrance: £Free

    Stations: Gunnersbury (one minute walk)  and Chiswick Park (ten minute walk)

    Buses: 110, 237, 267, 440, H91 all stop right outside.

    Off street parking available

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 30 October 2021Visual Arts/Film

    Paper Cutting Workshop

    Come and treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing and informative afternoon of paper crafting.

    During the session, local artist, paper cutter and print maker Gill Smith will teach you all the skills needed to start you on your paper cutting adventures. By the end of the session you’ll have created 2 beautiful artworks using different paper cutting skills.

    Starting with some practice exercises to teach you how to safely cut paper, you’ll then move on to a simple layered geometric artwork using triangular cuts, before then progressing on to making the fabulous rooster.

    The class is suitable for both total beginners and those with a little prior experience of paper cutting.

    We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop and Gill will also have some mounts to fit the artworks, should you wish to purchase one on the day. If you do have your own scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.

    We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

    Handmade Workshops event

  • 30 October 2021Music/Gigs

    Noble Jacks

    Hailed as the finest purveyors of folk-influenced Americana and with the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK. Their second album, Stay Awake, released Spring 2019, went straight into the top 10 Official UK Americana Album Charts. In February 2020 they toured with The Dead South across the UK and were invited to showcase at Americana Fest in Nashville, USA where they went down a storm!

    Tickets: £15 advance / £17 on door

    Booking:  Online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/518095 or telephone 020 8977 7558 or email info@landmarkartscentre.org

    Landmark Arts Centre event

  • 31 October 2021Literature/Talks/Walks

    Community Halloween Bulb Planting

    Marble Hill House

    Suitable For Everyone

    Dress up in your best fancy-dress costume and help us make the spring full of colour throughout Marble Hill and help us plant some bulbs. This activity is suitable for all ages- come get your hands dirty!

    Please meet at the Coach House Cafe.

    This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

    BOOK TICKETS

    English Heritage c/o Marble Hill event

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Arts Richmond Radio Plays Presentation

Radio Plays

Join Arts Richmond for the final of their Radio Plays Competition, in memory of Colin (Tony Archer) Skipp.

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Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Young Writers' Festival 2021/22

Arts Richmond's annual writing competition for all young people in the Borough.

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