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Pelican Daughters Square
Wed 22 April 2020
17:30 - 18:30
Free Admission
Stage Talks: The Last of the Pelican Daughters


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Polly Toynbee and David Walker credit The Guardian
Fri 24 April 2020
19:00 - 20:00
Price: £8/ £6
Polly Toynbee and David Walker


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