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Barbican TheatreThe Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high-quality theatrical productions. For years the Barbican was the London base of the RSC, but it's moved on from traditional British, to experimental international theatre, and is packed with exciting, unexpected and intriguing offerings, incorporating everything from cabaret to classical. It's an unusual, but brilliantly designed space, one of the world's great modern theatres.

 

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Ballet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillUK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, return to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out seasons, this time with two world premieres. The first, a Barbican co-commission, Ingoma (Song), portrays a milestone moment in South African history when 60,000 black miners took courageous 2019-03-14T00:00:00+00002019-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  £16-£30
DATES  14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Mar 2019
UK-based Ballet Black, led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, return to the Barbican Theatre for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out seasons, this time with two world premieres. The first, a Barbican co-commission, Ingoma (Song), portrays a milestone moment in South African history when 60,000 black miners took courageous ... More about this event
 
Merce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosMerce Cunningham: Night of 100 SolosOn the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers across three venues - the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles - perform 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with live music 2019-04-16T00:00:00+01002019-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  £16-50 plus booking fee
DATES  Tuesday 16th April 2019
On the day that the giant of US choreography, Merce Cunningham, would have turned 100, the Barbican stages the world premiere of Night of 100 Solos. 75 dancers across three venues - the Barbican Theatre, BAM in New York City and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles - perform 100 solos choreographed by Cunningham, with live music ... More about this event
 
Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ SuperstarTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" ran The Guardian headline above its four-star review back in 2015 and it has proved just as popular ever since. Over 45 years after Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ro2019-07-04T00:00:00+01002019-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Open Air
PRICING  £15-£62.50
DATES  4th July to 24th August 2019
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical comes to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. "A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical" ran The Guardian headline above its four-star review back in 2015 and it has proved just as popular ever since. Over 45 years after Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ro... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  38% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Theatre
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  24% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  32% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Barbican Theatre

Nearest to Barbican Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Barbican Theatre

Near Barbican Theatre
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Theatre
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd to 26th Jan 2019
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, Anywhere, is loosely based on Oedipus On The Road by Henry Bauchau. It plays at The Pit as ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th October 2018 to 27th January 2019
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
An exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, Modern Couples puts the work of over 40 artist couples on display at the Barbican. ...More
 
 
 
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Reforming Corporate Governance
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 6pm-7pm
Barbican Theatre, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Barbican Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Barbican Theatre
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Barbican Theatre
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Barbican Theatre
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Theatre
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Barbican Theatre
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
 
 
 
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Barbican Theatre

Near Barbican Theatre
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Barbican Theatre
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Barbican Theatre
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Barbican Theatre
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican Theatre
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Barbican Theatre

The best pubs near London Barbican Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Barbican Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Barbican Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Barbican Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Theatre
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican Theatre
... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Making Music Together
Exhibitions | Until 23rd March 2019 

Barbican Centre

This exhibition features quotes, posters and film from Making Music member groups and a specially commissioned series of portraits of ...More

Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

Barbican The Pit

From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, Anywhere, is loosely based on Oedipus On The Road by Henry Bauchau. ...More

 
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Barbican Centre

An exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, Modern Couples puts the work of over 40 artist ...More

 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 23rd January 2019 

Barbican Centre

Sakari Oramo conducts Richard Causton's Ik Zeg: Nu (I Say: Now), Schumann's Cello Concerto and Brahms's Symphony No 3, with ...More

Living Design
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2019 

Barbican Centre

Carmela Kantorowicz and Stephanie Wilkinson exhibit a selection of their latest ceramics, art and furnishings designs....More

Reforming Corporate Governance
Exhibitions | On 23rd January 2019 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

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Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Lady Celeste's Parisian Rooftop Bar
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Lady Celeste's Parisian Rooftop Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 5th April 2019 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

This winter, step back in time to 1900s surrealist Paris at the Queen of Hoxton. The venue's legendary rooftop has ...More

 
Halloween at New Street Warehouse
Halloween at New Street Warehouse
Seasonal | Until 4th November 2019 

New Street Grill 12 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Sink your teeth into meaty Sweeney Todd pie if you're brave enough. The New Street Grill pie, created especially for ...More

 
Baal
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

Bridewell Theatre 13 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

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Gavin Higgins's first opera, adapted by Francesca Simon from her darkly humorous young adult novel, ...More

 
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A musical for children exploring anxiety and how to cope with it....More

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Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko create their own original songs for rap musical Mole ...More

 
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Flat Iron Square is concluding January with the Shape Wellness Week, presenting seven days of events that focus on the mind and body. The fitness programme features punk rock yoga, lunchtime HIIT classes, morning cleanse ...More

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Taking place on the last Friday in every ...More

 
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A new festival from Krankbrother, Re-Textured takes over several London venues this March. A celebration ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display ...More

 
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Theatre | From 8th February 

Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
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Theatre | From 9th February 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
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Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
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Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

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In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
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Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
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It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
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Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
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