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Holy Smoke
Wed 16 January 2019
16:00 - 17:20
Price: £8/ £5
Holy Smoke! Religion & Comedy

Film screening and discussion

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For Heavens Sake
Wed 16 January 2019
19:30 - 22:00
Price: £15/ £12
For Heaven’s Sake! Slapstick at the Cathedral

Film screening

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