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Living History Tudor Courtroom Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 10 – 17 August

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:45

Tudor Courtroom

A living history Tudor Courtroom event.

The year is 1585 and a Justice of the Peace commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I has arrived to hold court.  Come and learn about the intrigues of village life and join in to help decide the rights and wrongs of each case.

Has the landlord watered the beer?  Will Goodwife Manwood be granted a divorce?  Who abducted Widow Besser s grandson?  Will the village scold be sent to the ducking stool?

– Chat with the costumed re-enactors walking around the Museum to find out what was happening in the year 1585.
– Become the jury and participate in the court cases.  The fate of the accused is in your hands!
– Want to know more about the Tudors and Stuarts?  Talk to the red-shirted  interpreters  who will be happy to answer your questions!

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

date: 10th – 11th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Categories: Amersham

Meet Napoleonic Soldiers & Find Out About Life in Wellington s Army – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 3/4 August

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:29

Wellington’s Army

Be transported back in time to the Napoleonic era.

Meet Napoleonic soldiers and find out about the life of a
Rifleman in Wellington s army during the Peninsular War.
Visit the living history encampment and learn how the
soldiers  families lived.
Watch a thrilling display of military skill as the
soldiers skirmish (please note that this will include
gunfire).

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

(Please note that all activities are subject to change
and weather)

date: 3rd – 4th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Categories: Amersham

Wild About Wool Knitting Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 12/13 October 

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:53

Wild about Wool

Knitting is a traditional craft that has been dated back
to the 11th century in Eygpt. During WWI men, women and
children knitted large volumes of clothing and
accessories to help with the war effort making socks,
scarves, sweaters, hats and balaclavas for the troops.

Join us for our special Wild About Wool knitting event
and discover different types of wool and help solve your
knitting conundrums by talking to our friendly experts.

This event is suitable for all ages and levels, from
beginners to experienced knitters.

All activities are weather dependent and subject to
change.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 12.10./13.10.2019

time: 11:00-4:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/wild-about-wool-kni

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Family Harvest Event -Chiltern open Air Museum – 28-29 Sept

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:49

Family Harvest Event

Discover the fascinating traditions of our farming
history.  This popular annual harvest event provides a
unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and
smells of harvest past, with the Museum s restored 1947
threshing machine working hard to process the year s
wheat crop as long as the rain holds off!

Over the weekend the Museum s Henton chapel will be home
to a beautiful traditional harvest display.

Learn about rural life see our saw pit and pole lathe in
action and learn more about our charcoal kiln. Watch
demonstrations of traditional skills and discover a range
of traditional crafts.

Our Harvest event was featured in the Telegraph s Best
Harvest Festivals 2018

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 28.09./29.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/harvest-event-bucki

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating Medieval Warbow – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 31 Aug to 1 Sept

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:44

Come and see the Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating the
art and skill of the medieval warbow. Watch
demonstrations of archery, see and learn about the arming
of the knight and talk to the blacksmith/armourer,
bowyer, spinster and surgeon about the medieval way of
life.

From the Welsh wars of Edward I to the Battle of
Agincourt, the longbow has been pivotal to the military
prowess of England s medieval armies, but how much do you
really know about the bow and the men who used it with
such deadly proficiency? Have you ever wondered at what
age they were given their first bow; how they trained,
how they fought or what they were paid? Perhaps you fancy
testing your strength at drawing the bowstring to your
ear, or wish to see how far they could shoot a bodkin-
tipped arrow? Well now you can and more, The Free Company
of Aquitaine are coming to Chiltern Open Air Museum on
Saturday 31st August   Sunday 1st September 2019!

Within their 14th century camp you can meet the members
of The Free Company as they go about their business as a
band of mercenaries, operating in the south of France
during the Hundred Year s War. You ll be able to chat to
the archers as they prepare for battle and watch their
Great Warbows in action as they shoot volleys of arrows
into maille and plate armour targets on Skippings Field.
Learn about the armour of the knight as his squire
dresses him for combat and discover the tools of the
barber surgeon as she readies her table for the injuries
that always follow battle. Behind the scenes there is
plenty of activity as the bowyer crafts bows out of
staves of yew, the smith forges arrowheads and the
womenfolk spin wool for their clothing while watching the
next meal bubble away on the open fire. It promises to be
a great day out in history!

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 31.08./01.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/august-event-bucks/

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Amersham Art Group – Oil Painting Demonstrations

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:21

Oil Painting Demonstrations

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows: June 4th, June Perkins, oils; July 2nd, Simon Chalk – Oils (Landscape?).  Self lead workshops on 22nd May, 26th June, all in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

Full Details 

June 4th 2019 Demonstration June Perkins – Oil Landscape July 2nd 2019 Demonstration Simon Chalk – Oils September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour October 1st 2019 Demonstration Susan Gray – see her website for her style www.susan-gray.co.uk/ November 5th 2019 Demonstration Niki Bell – see her website for her style www.nikibell.co.uk
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Terrific Tuesdays – Summer holiday activities for the family – Chiltern open Air Museum

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:13

Terrific Tuesdays – Summer holiday activities for the
family

It can be tough finding activities to keep the children
entertained throughout the school summer holidays. So the
Museum s Education team have created special themed
family activities, games and crafts all for the standard
admission price!

If you d like to attend multiple Terrific Tuesdays (there
will be 9 during the 2019 season), and Museum events then
you can purchase an Annual Pass which costs £30 per
adult, £18 per child and family pass prices start from
£50.

This year each Terrific Tuesday date in the summer is one
of the four elements:
30th July   Earth
6th August   Air
13th August   Fire
20th August   Water
27th August   Element of surprise (a collection of
activities from the previous weeks)

– Every Tuesday in Bucks school holidays is a Terrific
Tuesday
– Enjoy themed family crafts and activities
– Activities run from 11am   3.30pm
– Tea Room with drinks, light lunches, cakes and ice
creams
– Plenty of space for picnics
– Baby changing facilities
– Adventure playground
– Small working farm
– Ample free car parking
Additional information
Activities for each date are still to be confirmed and
are subject to change. Standard admission prices apply.
Free entry for Annual Pass holders.
We recommend that you bring a carrier bag with you so
that you can take home all the wonderful crafts and
creations that you have made.

date: 30th of July till 27th of August

time: 11:00-15:30

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/summer-holiday-acti

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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SATURDAY 8th JUNE 2019 AMCHOR BRING & SING – Choruses from Handel’s Messiah

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:04

SATURDAY 8th JUNE 2019 AMCHOR BRING & SING

Choruses from Handel’s Messiah

AMERSHAM FREE CHURCH, WOODSIDE ROAD, AMERSHAM HP6 6AJ

Registration 11.30am for 11.50am start (Do bring a packed lunch) Tea & Cake for audience and singers, 4.30pm Followed by the performance, 5.15 – 5.50pm.

Please bring your own score.

Singers’ Booking Form: hon.sec@amchor.com

Singers: £15.

Performance: £5 on the door. Tea & Cake: £3

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Bushcraft Weekend – 22/23 June – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:35

Bushcraft Weekend

date: 22nd and 23rd June

time: 10.00 -17.00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

cost: Standard admission prices apply

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/bushcraft-weekend/

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Categories: Amersham

Orvis Charity Dog Walk – Amersham – 25 May – for Pets As Therapy

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:20

Dog-loving brand Orvis UK have teamed up with Pets As Therapy to host a
charity dog walk on 25th May. The Orvis store in Amersham will be supporting
this event by providing a meeting point and guide for the walk, as well as
hosting a lunch at the the Coleshill Red Lion Pub to say a huge thank you to
all participants.

The walk starts at 10 am and finishes at the Orvis Amersham store at around
1pm.

Pets As Therapy enhances health and well being in the community through the
visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. The
walk is designed to raise awareness about the great work undertaken by PAT,
and to educate people on the process of becoming a PAT volunteer, whilst
enjoying a great day out with your pooch and like-minded dog lovers.

Registering for the walk is free, with donations to PAT welcome.

The route will be approximately 3 miles and accessible for people (and dogs)
of varying abilities. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun,
whilst supporting the great work of Pets As Therapy. Contact the store
directly to book your place on 01494 722727.

date: 25th May

time: 10am-1pm

venue: Orvis, 38 High St, Amersham HP7 0DJ

cost: FREE but donations to PAT welcome

event email: emma@zambuni.com

event web: www.orvis.co.uk

event tel nos: 01494 722727

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Classic Vehicles Show – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 27/28 July

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:28

Classic Vehicles Show

Every July Chiltern Open Air Museum hosts a popular
weekend celebration of classic vehicles. Come and admire
an amazing collection of classic cars, lorries,
traditional fire engines, motorcycles and historic
bicycles. You will also be able to come and see a
collection of historic tractors and wagons on our farm,
which was once used for filming TV drama Downton Abbey.

date: 27.07./28.07.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

cost: 10,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/classic-vehicles-sh

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Categories: Amersham

Outdoor Theatre Performance – Much Ado About Nothing – Performed in Comedy Style – 28 June

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:48

An outdoor theatre performance of Much Ado About Nothing performed in comedy style by the Handlebards.

The world s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join the all-male troupe  for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s  Much Ado About Nothing  like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

The play

A group of soldiers return from the war to a household in Messina, causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. The parallel love stories of Beatrice, Benedick, Claudio and Hero become entangled with plotting, frivolity and melodrama in Shakespeare s famous comedy.

This show will be performed outdoors, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather! There will be onsite catering to purchase drinks and hot food.

date: 28th June 2019

time: 7pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

cost: £10 – £18

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/outdoor-theatre-han

event tel nos: 01494871117

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Victorian Terrific Tuesday – 28 May – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:18

Victorian Terrific Tuesday

The Museum’s Education team have created some educational May half-term activities with this special Victorian themed Terrific Tuesdays. Join us for themed family activities, games and crafts all for the standard admission price!

Victorian Terrific Tuesday

This May half-term Tuesday will focus on the Victorians. Join us to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria (born 24th May 1819).

During this Terrific Tuesday you can take part in our silhouette trial of Victorian objects. In our craft barn you can make Victorian paper dolls, lavender bags, binka samples and Victorian cards. Visit the Victorian pharmacy and find out about cures and ailments of Victorian times. Try on some Victorian props and hats and take a few selfies to show your friends.

You can also take part in a Victorian school session and try your hand at cooking a Victorian recipe. These activities have limited spaces so please sign up for a session upon arrival.

All Terrific Tuesdays

Enjoy themed family crafts and activities all included in the standard admission price
Activities run from 11am   3.30pm
Tea Room with drinks, light lunches, cakes and ice creams
Plenty of space for picnics
Baby changing facilities
Adventure playground
Small working farm
Ample free car parking
Dogs welcome on short leads
30 vernacular historic buildings to explore

Additional information

Activities are still to be confirmed and are subject to change. Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

We recommend that you bring a carrier bag with you so that you can take home all the wonderful crafts and creations that you have made.

date: 28/05/19

time: 11am – 3.30pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

cost: £6.50 – £10.50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/may-half-term-activ

event tel nos: 01494871117

Categories: Amersham

Special May Bank Holiday Event – 26th – 27th May – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:49

Special May Bank Holiday Event

If you re looking for a great educational and fun family day out this May Bank Holiday then come and see our Roman Gladiators battle! Watch provincial gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians and other prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Who will live, and who will die: you decide!

The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest (and oldest) re-enactment groups in the U.K., they will be demonstrating the excitement and brutality of life in the late Roman period. Britannia has worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott s Gladiator and CBBC s Horrible Histories.

Meet costumed re-enactors, explore the living history encampment and learn about life in Britain in the 1st century AD
Enjoy thrilling combat displays as Roman gladiators compete for the Emperor and the favour of the crowds
Buy your own replica Roman gladiator weapons in the shop
Be warned, there may be (fake) blood   not for those of a sensitive disposition!

Please be aware that all activities are subject to change and weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for annual pass holders.

date: 26th – 27th May

time: 10am – 5pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

cost: £6.50 – £10.50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/roman-gladiators/

event tel nos: 01494871117

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May Day Merriment – 5th – 6th May – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:42

May Day Merriment

Experience traditional Elizabethan May Day merriment with dancing and music.

By Tudor times May Day had been an important festival for hundreds of years. There are many ancient beliefs about this time of year. It represents the end of winter, the return of the sun and fertility of the land. It is the day to feast, play games and make merry, to welcome spring and secure as much luck as possible for the year ahead.

This May Day, Chiltern Open Air Museum bring you a vibrant and engaging taste of Elizabethan (the first time round) life and celebration.

Upon the Village Green the May Tree needs preparing, round which, for your enjoyment and to join in with, there will be music and dancing to the finest tunes and the most popular dances of the time. Noise is a big part of the May Day Celebration, to awaken Spring, and, further to that end, there will be a display of fire power, featuring the black powder weapons of the day showing just how effective they can be at defeating that old adversary, the cabbage! The soldiers will preside over a practice for the trained band, all-comers welcome, and there will be a fine display of swordsmanship.

In between you can wander among the encampment and see what is being eaten, drunk, made and mended. There will be sumptuous food being prepared and a variety of crafts people about their business, all for you to engage with or just listen, as you wish, though there will be no broom makers, this is considered extremely bad luck at May Day, as is going fishing!

Please note that all activities are subject to change and weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

date: 5th – 6th May

time: 10am – 5pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

cost: £6.50 – £10.50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/may-day-bank-holida

event tel nos: 01494871117

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Osho Sakshi Residential Meditation Retreats – 26th April 2019 to 28th April

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:28

Osho Sakshi Residential Meditation Retreats

date: 26th April 2019 to 28th April 2019

time: Start 4pm on Friday and finishes on 2pm on Sunday

venue: Turpins Ride, Amersham Road, Chalfont St. Giles
HP8 4RS

cost: £125 All inclusive; accommodation, food+meditation

event email: jyoti.moksha23@gmail.com

event web: www.osho-sakshi.co.uk

event tel nos: 07894159237 (whatsapp or call after 5pm)

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Johnny Wheeler Concert Amersham Royal British Legion – 18 May

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:47

Johnny Wheeler is returning to Amersham RBL. One of the
members favourite artistes will be returning to the club
for another evening of brilliant live music. Songs for
your dancing or listening pleasure. A wide selection of
beers, wine and spirits on offer plus soft drinks and
coffee to your taste. Non members welcome! Free parking.
Call ahead for peace of mind. 01494 433443 during club
hours.

date: 18th May 2019

time: 20.00

venue: Amersham Royal British Legion.
91 Woodside Road
Amersham HP6 6NU

cost:  01494 433443 for details

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Woodrow High House – Summer Fun Day – Saturday 1st June

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:14

Woodrow High House – Summer Fun Day – Saturday 1st June – 10am to 4pm

Woodrow High House, is part of the London Youth Charity working with children and young people to help them to be the best that they can be.  Woodrow is one of the charity’s residential centres based in Amersham, offering children and young people from all areas of life the opportunity to learn and have fun outside of formal settings.  This is essential in helping young people develop the skills and confidence they need for the rest of their lives.

Our Summer Fun Day will be open to everyone and entry is free.  There will be activities, attractions,  stalls,  treasure hunts and raffles.  The attractions will include HamsterZorbs, Go-karts, Archery, High Ropes, Bushcraft and many more exciting things to try.  There will food and drink provided by many local suppliers.

The day is all about increasing our relationships within the community giving a better understanding of Woodrow High House and the charity, and all the amazing ways you can support or be involved with us!

For more information about the day, to have a stall or provide an attraction, please contact on 01494 433531 or email hellowoodrow@londonyouth.org. Website: Woodrowhighhouse.org.

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Lucky Gecko Discovery Day – Pirate Treasure Hunt – Amersham – 12 April

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 14:44

Lucky Gecko Discovery Day – Pirate Treasure Hunt

Join the Lucky Gecko team for a swashbuckling treasure hunt designed
to challenge and excite little minds. Kids will take part in games and
activities to discover their individual strengths and then they ll be set to
task in pirate crews to solve the clues and race to find the treasure.

Perfect for kids aged 8 -12. Spaces are strictly limited, so email to
reserve a place for your child.

date: 12th April 2019

time: 10.00 – 12.30

venue: St Michael’s and All Angels, Amersham

cost: £20

event email: hello@luckygecko.com

event web: https://luckygecko.com/blogs/news/our-treasure-hun

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JORDANS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:25

JORDANS MUSIC FESTIVAL – JUNE 2019

 

In its long life, Jordans Music Festival has hosted many remarkable musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline du Pré, Janet Baker and Simon Rattle, while composers Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett and Francis Poulenc have conducted or accompanied their own works. The 76th season maintains this high standard, launching on 2 June 2019 with a concert by Peter Donohoe, one of the foremost pianists of our time. His thrilling programme includes Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110, together with works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Chopin.

 

The Festival also continues its tradition of showcasing rising stars of classical music. On 16 June the award-winning young Castalian Quartet, which is rapidly emerging as one of today’s most exciting string quartets, play Beethoven, Janaček and Schumann.

 

The piano trio Guarneri Trio Prague, always a Jordans favourite, returns on 30 June to treat us to Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’, together with Dvorak’s ‘Dumky’ and a Mozart Trio in G Major. And on 14   July the virtuosic and engaging Ensemble 360 bring the season to a rousing conclusion with Strauss’s ‘Till Eulenspiegel’, Kodaly, and Beethoven’s great septet.

 

Concerts are held in the Jubilee Hall in School Lane, Seer Green, HP9 2Q, where there is plenty of parking. Tickets are £20 per concert or £68 for a season ticket, available by post or online.  For details visit the Festival website www.jordansmusicclub.org.uk/tickets.

 

 

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