Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Ruyton Revisit facebook page

Message from John Guest, Doctor`s Meadow.

John Guest has started  a `Ruyton Revisted` facebook page and it is already doing very well, with people sending in their memories.    Colin Case has added pictures and videos of the Charter celebrations and Margaret Lycett has added videos of various times Ruyton has been on the TV.

Anyone wanting to join the Facebook page needs to search for `Ruyton Revisited` on Facebook.


In the meantime, Irena White continues to do major research on Ruyton XI Towns which she collates and files.   My information on the village is also mostly collated and filed both on computer and hard copy.  Margaret Lycett has all the school history stored and her memory is always mine of information.

Where our records will be stored for the future is an ongoing worry for us - nobody is going to dig up our computers in a 1000 years and discover our work!

Yoland
--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Monday, 21 January 2019

Lots of events coming to the Willow Gallery




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ABOVE: SUSAN MULCOCK Breakers (Felting)
We thank you for your support in 2018
and extend our best wishes for the year ahead.
At the gallery we look forward to another year-long programme of exhibitions and unmissable live music. Also see below our schedule of workshops and courses over the coming months.
'MEET THE ARTISTS'
Friday 25 January, 7pm
Free entry - All welcome
Join us for an evening viewing of our latest exhibition. Enjoy a glass of wine, meet some of the artists, including eminent portrait artist Daniel Yeomans, and find out more about their work. Also meet some of our course tutors.
My first exhibition for 2019 is a visual journey showing a collection of portraits, including charcoal and oils, beginning in my early studies in Florence, right up until the end of 2018.
Daniel James Yeomans
VERA VAN HEERINGEN TRIO
Saturday 26 January, 8pm
Tickets: £10 (children £5)
Ever-popular multi-instrumentalist Vera draws upon Americana-bluegrass-folk, and tells beguiling stories in her songs. She is accompanied by Dave Luke (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Andy Seward (double bass).
Doors open 7pm
Licensed bar
Call 01691 657575 or book online (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=c95b6a26ef&e=fc60fd651d)
Pre-concert dining 6.30-7pm
(must be pre-ordered)
For details, please contact willoweatery@gmail.com (mailto:willoweatery@gmail.com)
ALSO AT THE WILLOW

NEW YEAR OPEN (#NY OPEN)
PAINTING WITH WORDS (#WORDS)
MORE LIVE MUSIC (#MUSIC)
SPRING CRAFT FAIR (#CRAFT)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES (#COURSES)
YOUR TUTORS (#TUTORS)
A KNACK FOR NUMBERS (#MIKE)
A MODERN BLACKSMITH (#ROY)
ABOUT US (#ABOUT)
CONTACT US (#CONTACT)

Showing her work at the Willow Gallery, emerging ceramicist Jessica Duffy has recently completed a BA with Honours. See [RIGHT] helical design of one of Jessica's elegant hand-built ceramic vases.
19 Jan - 9 March
Old friends together with some brand-new artists join us for the first exhibition of 2019. Purchase any of the artwork and spread the cost over a 10-month interest-free period (please enquire at the desk).

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
JUDITH SAMUEL Gannet (Mixed media)
MYFANWY POWELL Power & Play (Oil on canvas)
REG TURRELL Garden Secrets (Watercolour)
RICHARD DUPUY Holyhead Lifeboat (Oil on canvas)
PAINTING WITH WORDS
16 March - 11 May
Celebrating the influence of literature and language on the visual arts. We encourage artists to explore this vast theme in a broad range of styles, materials and interpretations, For information about entry of works, please contact us via email (mailto:willowgalleryoswestry@gmail.com) .
RIGHT: JUDITH HARRISON
The Owl & the Pussycat (Collagraph)
FOR SUMMER/AUTUMN EXHIBITION INFO, PLEASE SEE WEBSITE (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=fbfe3d754e&e=fc60fd651d)
STRANGE MEETING
Until 25 January at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Opening hours: see website (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=91e91b5c8e&e=fc60fd651d)
An exhibition of 14 lino block prints by veteran artist Denis May, based upon quotes from 14 different Wilfred Owen poems. Over the course of 2018, the prints had been on display in 14 different locations across the country as part of the Shropshire Exhibition Trail. This is your chance to see all 14 together.
Friday 22 March
Edgelarks
Folk duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin; skilled instrumentalism and great voices blend perfectly.
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £14 (children £7)
Saturday 27 April
Malkin & Sylvester
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Bill Malkin and keyboard player John Sylvester perform melodic modern folk.
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £10 (children £5)
Saturday 25 May
Zoë Gilby Duo
Atmospheric jazz vocalist/songwriter (Zoë Gilby)
and double bass (Andy Champion) duo.
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £12 (children £6)
For further information or to book, see our website (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=42017dda4f&e=fc60fd651d ) or 'phone 01691 657575. Please pay at time of booking.

When booking tickets for live music and other events, please let us know if you require wheelchair space or have any other specific requirements.
Saturday 4 May, 10am-5pm
Free entry
Browse and buy local crafts and artworks directly from the makers.
If you are a vendor and would like to reserve a space, please email (mailto:willowgalleryoswestry.gmail.com) for an application pack.
From landscape to abstract, oil painting to watercolour, textile art to linocut – we have a course for you. Sessions take place at the Willow Gallery's Dunbabin Room, and we limit class sizes to ensure a relaxed, friendly environment with plenty of one-to-one support. Some of our artist-tutors have taught here for many years; others are exciting new members of the team.  
Linocut with Ian Phillips
See below
Book online (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=f3a66d9ffe&e=fc60fd651d) , by 'phone (01691 657575) or in person. For Lifelong Learning courses, please book through Aberystwyth University (01970 621580 : learning@aber.ac.uk (mailto:learning@aber.ac.uk) ). For some courses in particular, ensure that you wear old clothing as you may get messy! Also please check our website for full details, including any materials to bring.
Woodland Landscapes
with Tereska Shepherd
Commencing Tues 12 March 10.30am-4pm
Cost: £110 for 4 sessions
On this Lifelong Learning course extending over 4 months, use a variety of drawing & painting techniques and mediums to capture the characteristics of different tree species and woodland habitats - and their seasonal variations.
Textile Book-Making
with Suzette Smart
Sat 16 March 10am-4pm
Cost: £50
Combine mixed media, fabric collage and free machine embroidery to create your pages. These will be folded and stitched into place for your textile book.
Feltmaking: Spring Woodlands
with Susan Mulcock
Sat 23 March 10am-5pm
Cost: £50 including materials
Following a springtime theme, experiment with various fibres and inlays to craft the basis of a woodland scene in felt.
Batik Inspired by John Piper
with Jenny O'Leary
Sat 30 March 10am-4pm
Cost: £50 including materials
Create amazing batiks inspired by British painter John Piper - in particular his paintings of landscape and architecture.
Painting a Portrait in Acrylics
with David Bannister
Sat 6 & Sun 7 April 10am-4pm
Cost: £75 for 2 days
Two-day workshop offers a good grounding and expert tips on how to paint acrylic portraits and gain confidence in this interesting and stimulating area of art.
Linocut
with Ian Phillips
Sat 13 & Sun 14 April 10am-4pm
Cost: £110 for 2 days
On this 2-day workshop, learn how to compose your image, carve the lino and create a final print (also for those wishing to refresh their skills).
Chinese Painting: Decorative Fowl
with Leo Donaghy
Wed 17 & Wed 24 April
10am-4pm Cost: £90 for 2 days
Over two Wednesday sessions explore this beautiful art form, drawing upon inspiration from the art of the Song Dynasty.
Vibrant Oil Colour Painting
with Leo Donaghy
Thurs 18 & Thurs 25 April 10am-4pm
Cost: £90 for 2 days
Over two Thursday sessions combine dreams, memories, drawings, images from film and photography as a jumping-off point to emulate the work of Peter Doig.
Beginners' Glass Fusing
with Jill Bagnall
Sat 20 April 10.30am-4pm
Cost: £85 including materials
An introduction to cutting glass and some of the techniques and processes available to create fabulous glass art.
Making a Macramé Plant Hanger
with Christy Davies
Sat 27 April 1-3pm
Cost: £25 including materials + glass of fizz
Christy will take you step by step through the process of making a hanger, using a variety of knots that will enable you to start designing your own macramé pieces.
Mixed-Media Illustration
with Suzette Smart
Sat 4 May 10am-4pm
Cost: £50
Create an image and add your own words; add to this fabric collage and free machine embroidery for a beautifully illustrated tale.
Animal Watercolour Painting
with Lesley Palmer
Thursdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 May 10am-1pm
Cost: £85 for 4 sessions
Exploring the use of watercolour, paint a portrait of your pet, or capture the beauty of your favourite wildlife animal or bird.
Abstracting the Landscape
with David Bannister
Sat 11 May
10am-4pm Cost: £45
Interpret the landscape, stripping away the illusion of three dimensions, through the use of colour, line, shape and texture.
Batik Books
with Jenny O'Leary
Sat 25 May 10pm-4pm Cost: £45 including materials
Create beautiful batik-style paintings on paper that will be cut and folded to create accordion and zigzag books.
Feltmaking: Waterfalls
with Susan Mulcock
Sat 1 & Sun 2 June 10am-5pm
Cost: £95 for 2 sessions
Two-day workshop provides you with the skills to experiment with various fibres and inlays to create a felted waterfall.
Ceramic Birds
with Sara Wood
Sat 22 June 10am-12.30pm
Cost: £45
Try your hand at making and decorating a pair of minimal ceramic birds. After glazing and firing, your birds are mounted on a wooden base.
Batik: Flowers, Leaves & Seedpods
with Jenny O'Leary
Sat 29 June 10pm-4pm
Cost: £45 including materials
Create batiks designs on paper, tissue paper and canvas, using inks and bleach to add and remove colour.
Contemporary Still Lifes - Up Close & Personal
with Peter Monaghan
Sat 6 July
10am-4pm Cost: £60
Looking at everyday objects and working in acrylic/mixed media on board or canvas, use collage and simple print techniques and materials to initiate fresh ideas.
Birds & Animals
with Suzette Smart
Sat 13 July 10pm-4pm
Cost: £50
Make a textile picture of a bird or animal using fabric collage and free machine embroidery; work onto a piece of vintage fabric to complete a unique piece.

Painting your Dog's Portrait in Acrylic
with Myfanwy Powell
Sat 3rd & Sun 4 August 10am-4pm
Cost: £80 for 2 sessions
Learn about scale, tone, and mark-making, and develop your observational and painting skills to capture your special pet on canvas.

Jill Bagnall
Working from her small studio in Shropshire, Jill makes contemporary kiln-formed, predominantly fused 2D and 3D glass art. The interplay of colour and light is her inspiration.

David Bannister
With a prolific output overflowing into the disciplines of landscape, abstract painting and drawing, David also has a particular knack for unconventional portraits that explore the underlying character of the sitter. He also practices and teaches Tai Chi.

Christy Davies
Christy designs and makes soft furnishings, employing techniques such as macramé and crochet, and using different foraged natural dyes. She is happy to discuss large-scale macramé commissions.

Leo Donaghy
Leo mixes traditional paint with other media. Inspired by the wonder and beauty of the natural world, he works in a variety of styles to create paintings, drawings, murals and screens. He encourages his students to experiment and be adventurous.

Peter Monaghan
With a background in technical illustration, Peter enjoys collaging everyday objects into his paintings. In his workshops he encourages students to try out fresh ideas for themselves and develop their own creative voice.

Susan Mulcock
Taking felting to an unbelievable level, Susan's landscapes - woodlands, waterfalls, coastal scenes, wild moors and mountains - are wonderful to behold. Her workshops always fill quickly, and we advise booking early.

Jenny O'Leary
Jenny works mostly with batik and appliqué, and is inspired by the pattern and surface qualities of natural forms, by architectural structures and by Eastern decorative art. She is a well-organised, supportive and friendly tutor.

Lesley Palmer
Lesley specialises in watercolours and is a lifelong animal lover: horses and wildlife particularly inspire her exuberant and colourful work. Beginners to more experienced artists will find Lesley's techniques and methods very useful.

Ian Phillips
Known internationally for his distinctive style, Ian has been working with lino for over 20 years, catching the subtleties of weather and the natural drama of landscape. A popular workshop tutor, Ian never wastes a minute and keeps everyone on their toes.

Myfanwy Powell
Myfanwy has painted from an early age. She specialises in animal subjects, and is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists. She has been painting professionally while studying for her Masters degree, and is available for commissions.

Tereska Shepherd
Tereska specialises in botanical subjects, providing a contemporary take on an age-old subject. She is passionate about using her art to raise awareness about conservation issues - and teaching has always gone hand-in-hand with her own exquisite creative work.

Suzette Smart
Finding inspiration in all sorts of places, including the landscape around her, Suzette creates fantastic stitched textile surfaces combining fabric collage with intricate machine embroidery to produce vibrant and sumptuous effects.

Sara Wood
With a background in architectural glass, Sara now works largely in clay and is best-known for her dainty, one-of-a-kind birds in natural materials, She also offers personalised workshops in your own home for friends or family.
COURSE BOOKINGS, TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payment is required in advance, at the time of booking. Places on courses cannot be reserved without pre-payment. Minimum numbers apply for courses to run.

If you cancel, we will endeavour to fill your place, but a refund can only be made if that place is filled. Alternatively, we will offer you a credit transfer for a future course. If you have to withdraw due to exceptional circumstances, you will be fully refunded. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the gallery has no obligation to give a refund once a course has started.
Children's Workshops
After-school & half-term activities for ages 6-13

Fun and informal art & craft activities. For more information, please contact Education Officer Jenny O'Leary at the gallery.
Volunteers contribute in many ways to the smooth running of the gallery, not least volunteer finance officer/bookkeeper Mike Willis. Long-serving Mike is usually with us one day a week to ensure all financial matters - sales, purchases, receipts and payments - are dealt with in an organised and timely manner. Additional duties include card and bank reconciliations, cash flows and monthly reporting on the gallery's financial performance.† He's also our minute taker (as well as active participant) at team meetings.
Michael in cake heaven!
Says Mike: 'We're a diverse group of individuals, of all ages and from all experience levels. We all feel that we are appreciated, and it's very satisfying to be part of something so worthwhile.'

A retired GP, Mike also writes and arranges choral music, and has recently launched a range of cards featuring nursery rhyme illustrations painted by his grandfather back in the 1940s. The full set of cards can be seen and purchased from www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/oswestry/mike-willis (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=75b67c5915&e=fc60fd651d) . A smaller selection can be purchased at the gallery.
† A not-for-profit community-interest company, the gallery does however need to keep in the black - with any surpluses used to promote and deliver the arts.
See Roy's website (https://willowartgallery.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71eae61552062c89a78e57454&id=9dee490149&e=fc60fd651d) for further examples of his work and contact details.
Our not-for-profit art space supports established and emerging artists (particularly local talent) from all disciplines. As well as regularly-changing exhibitions, we run artist-led workshops and courses, and host a programme of events, including live music, craft fairs, special exhibits, craft demonstrations and talks. Our artists-in-residence enjoy engaging with the public and are keen to share their knowledge and passion. There is also a café and a shop.
CONTACT US
To contact the Willow Gallery:
Tel: 01691 657575
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Website: www.willowgalleryoswestry.org
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Closed Sundays/Bank Holidays
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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Events at Oswestry Library

You are never alone with Oswestry Library.



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Oswestry Library events for late January
What's on in Oswestry Library in late January?
Shropshire Libraries

Oswestry Library Events

What's on in your local library?

There are some great things going on in libraries; here are some of the forthcoming events in Oswestry Library. If you would like to find out about the events that are running in all Shropshire Libraries please visit the events page on our website.

Remember you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get real-time updates, and to see photos from our events and daily life at the library!



Books Aloud

Books Aloud - We read, you relax.
Tuesday 22 January,  2-3pm

Looking for a daytime group with a difference? Drop in, pull up a chair and listen to great stories and poems for adults read aloud by library staff and volunteers.

Free, no booking required. Just come along!


lego

Lego at the Library

Every Thursday 3.15-4.15pm
Every Saturday 11am-2pm

Self guided lego play!
Free of charge
Suitable for all ages (children require parental supervision)

No booking required, just drop in!


Singing for Health

Singing for Health
with Chloe Murray

Friday Mornings (11, 25 January, 1,8,15 February)

Back by overwhelming demand! Relax and discover how Singing for Health can help support your health and wellbeing. Absolutely no experience (or talent!) is required to reap the benefits of this wonderful practice.

Chloe is a professional community choir leader in Shropshire and Mid-Wales– visit  https://www.kindredvoices.co.uk/ to find out more.

Small number of places remaining, book quickly! £6.50 per session, or £25 for the whole block of 5 sessions. Contact the library to book your place.

 


scam awareness

Scam Awareness
Wed 30 January 11am-3pm

Come along to speak to a representative from Natwest's Scam Awareness team at the library. Free. No booking required.


Carers Trust 4 all

Carer's Trust Social

Thursday 31 January

10.30-11.30am

A free social group at the library for all registered and unregistered carers. Come along for tea and a chat. No booking required.



OFLHG

Oswestry Family & Local History Group
Every Monday 10-12 noon
Every Friday 1.30-4pm

Oswestry Family and Local History volunteers run a twice-weekly advice service at Oswestry Library. Teams of trained, knowledgeable volunteers work alongside library staff to help both newcomers and experienced researchers to get the most from the expanded range of resources available. No booking required, just drop in.

Free drop in, please come along


technology

One on One Computer help at the library!

Did you know that we have a team of volunteers who provide one on one IT support for customers at the library? They will sit with you, either using your own device or one of our library computers, and help you to work through whatever issue it is you're having, be it setting up an email address, or learning to navigate your first smartphone. The support is completely free, but MUST be pre-booked as volunteers are available by appointment only. At present, bookable sessions are available each week on a Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, and Friday morning.

Please ask staff if you would like to book! (or pass this information on to somebody you know who may not be able to access this email)


rhyme time

Rhyme Time at the Library!
Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 January

Half an hour of nursery rhymes and singing, suitable for under 5s.

No booking required! Just come along


knitting

Knit for Life

Wed 30 January 1.30-3pm

Knit for Life is a local knitting charity supporting direct aid distributions of knitting to many countries around the world.  They mostly make blanket squares, hats and toys and sew together squares to make blankets.

No booking required, just come along.


To book for any of these events, or for further information, please contact Oswestry Library on 01743 250351 or oswestry.library@shropshire.gov.uk

If you or anybody you know is interested in running an event at the library, or if you have any ideas for new events we could run, please get in contact! 

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Friday, 18 January 2019

Support Flicks in the Sticks in Myddle

On Wednesday, three people from the mailing list were at the Myddle Flicks in the Sticks to see the film `The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society`.

The new guests were impressed with the venue, good parking, tea, coffee wine, beer and snacks at the beginning and at half time, excellent big screen and sound (not ear poundingly loud) and a chance to meet a new and friendly group of people.

Oh yes, and the film was excellent - good story, beautiful scenary and eliciting both laughs and damp eyes.

Please support this venture, which is so easy to get to,

See you at Bohemian Rhapsody next month.

--   Yoland Brown  Brownhill House B&B & Garden, Ruyton XI Towns nr. Shrewsbury SY4 1LR  Tel:  01939 261 121  brownhill@eleventowns.co.uk  www.eleventowns.co.uk www.eleventowns.org uk  www.eleventowns.com  ShACC - Shropshire Alternative Car Club - www.ShACC-uk.org  MAILING LIST  for Ruyton XI Towns area  Yo`s blog:  http://Yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

FAMILY QUIZ at Little Ness

Message from Christina Russell, Valeswood.

AT A LOOSE END? NEED HELP TO GET RID OF ANY JANUARY BLUES ..... WOULD YOU LIKE JOIN US?

LITTLE NESS VILLAGE HALL
THIS SATURDAY , 19TH JANUARY AT 7.30
FAMILY QUIZ 
JANET WAKEFIELD IS QUIZ MASTER 
£8 per Adult/ £4 per Child (Hot s
upper included in the price) 

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Booka Bookshop event - DAVID NOTT - WAR DOCTOR: SURGERY ON THE FRONTLINE




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Event News! David Nott - War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline
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SURGERY ON THE FRONTLINE


Join us for an evening in the company of David Nott one of the world's most experienced trauma surgeons as he talks about his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline.

For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital.

The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.

Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time went on, David Nott began to realize that flying into a catastrophe – whether war or natural disaster – was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets.

War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

We're delighted to welcome David to Oswestry for what should be an inspirational event!

Event Format: Joe will be 'in conversation' with Caroline Lang from Moreton Hall School. This will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing  



Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019
7.30pm (doors 7.00pm)

Venue: Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry, SY11 2SZ

Tickets: £8 (fully redeemable against a signed copy of War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline)


David Nott is brave, compassionate and inspiring - War Doctor is all of those things and more: a wonderful book that has left me in floods of tears. He needs a knighthood and his book needs to be in every house. -- Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt

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Don't miss this chance to see David Nott and hear his extraordinary story!

Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee) HERE



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