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  • Daily Info's 2014 Freshers' Competition. Win drinks, tickets, vouchers or a bike!  
  • Introduction to Novel Writing - 8 intimate evening classes starting Fri October 17th for £80, run by The Knowledge Project  
  • The Writers' Greenhouse 12-week Novel-building evening course, starting Thursday 2 October 2014  
  • Volunteer befrienders sought by Tandem  
  • New Charity Football League season launches in October!  

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    The Adonis Cabaret Wahoo Bar Fri 3 Oct: 7pm

    Geoff Norcott, Benny Boot, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Lloyd Griffith The Glee Club Sat 1 Nov: 7.15pm
    "Love it or hate it, one has to admit that stand-up comedy is not a funny business. Take your average co-worker that you find amusing...read more

    Jonnie Price, Sean Meo, Kockov, Dave Johns The Glee Club Sat 25 Oct: 7.15pm
    "Love it or hate it, one has to admit that stand-up comedy is not a funny business. Take your average co-worker that you find amusing...read more

    Last chance to book for

    70 Years of Song & Dance
    Book by Fri, 3 October

    (Starts Fri, 3 October)

    Flash off-camera Photography Workshop October
    Book by Fri, 3 October

    (Starts Sat, 4 October)

    MINDFULNESS taught by RIGDZIN SHIKPO
    Book by Fri, 3 October

    (Starts Sat, 4 October)

    Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her
    Book by Fri, 3 October

    (Starts Fri, 3 October)

    Oxford Chamber Music Festival: Sun, Moon, Stars
    Book by Fri, 3 October

    (Starts Fri, 3 October)

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    In Time O'Strife: A play written by Joe Corrie described by TS Eliot as "the greatest Scottish...read more

    Daily Info: A History: Monday September 28th, 1964. Goldfinger had been released in the UK, the Beatles...read more

    The Bread And The Beer: Like his protagonist, Tristan Bernays begins nervous-eyed and reticent, but by...read more

    Review of the day

    Grigorovich's Nutcracker: Hailing from Moldova, The Chisinau National Ballet is in Oxford this week for four...read more (18 January 2008)

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    Thursday 2nd October 2014 Hide

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    Evening of Mindfulness Oxford Thich Nhat Hanh Sangha

    Meditation, teaching, discussion.

    7 - 9pm £2 -3 donation

    Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

    interbeing.org.uk oxfordtnhsangha@gmail.com

    No need to book!

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    OPEN SCREEN – The “Open Mic” Film Networking Night - 1st Thursday of the Month Film Oxford

    A friendly networking group that meet 1st Thursday of the Month to watch & discuss films.

    7:30-9:30PM FREE

    Film Oxford (formerly OFVM), 54 Catherine St, Oxford OX4 3AH

    www.filmoxford.org/open-screen/ Email Me 01865 792731

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    Cinema, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Art, Today, This Week, Learning

    Slimming World Blackbird Leys Slimming World

    Come along and start your weight loss journey with us.

    5 & 7pm £4.95 (£4.65)

    Blackbird Leys Youth & Community Centre, Blackbird Leys Road, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6HW

    Email Me 01865 400455

    No need to book!

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    Knit Club Oxford Yarn Store

    Knitters and crocheters of all abilities meet informally.

    6-9pm Free

    Oxford Yarn Store, 3 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX, Mon - Sat 10am-6pm, late opening Thu -8pm. Closed Sundays.

    oxfordyarnstore.co.uk Email Me 01865 604112

    No need to book!

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    Meeting, Craft, Textiles, Today, This Week, Knit and Natter

    SPEAK - The Voice for the Rights of Animals SPEAK

    What is happening to animals in Oxford University research laboratories? Find out here.

    1-5pm Free

    Opposite Oxford University Animal Research Lab, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS

    speakcampaigns.org/ info@speakcampaigns.org

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Today, This Week

    peepul24 open evening peepul24

    Open Evening to find out about our business centre in Launton near to Bicester.

    5.30 to 7.30pm Free

    peepul24 business centre unit 7 Grange Mews Station Road Launton OX26 5EG

    ...peepul24.co.uk... gail@peepul24.co.uk 01869 244329

    Meeting, Today, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsThursday 2nd October 2014 Hide

    The Writers' Greenhouse 12-week Novel-building evening course, starting Thursday 2 October 2014

    Reviews

    7-9.30pm £320 for 12 sessions

    Upper Wolvercote

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    I found this course via Google after hunting high and low for a local writing course that didn't focus on the academic side...read more

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Today, This Week

    Oxford ISIS Speakers Club Toastmasters

    Self development through public speaking in a safe and friendly environment!

    7-9:30pm Free

    Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    www.oxford-isisspeakers.co.uk Email Me 07973 837575

    No need to book!

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    Barton Sings Joined up Singing

    Learn to sing in harmony - fun and friendly course. Local performing.

    10am-12 £5

    Meadowbrook, 59 Stowford Road, Barton OX3 9PP

    www.joinedupsinging.co.uk Email Me 01865 762200

    No need to book!

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Music, Today, This Week, Learning, Choral

    FestivalThursday 2nd October 2014 Hide

    Old Is The New Young

    Free event celebrating Older People's Day, showcasing some of the interesting & fun activities on offer for people of a certain age. dance • singing • yoga • internet café.

    10am - 4pm

    Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP

    ...ox.ac.uk...

    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, Festival, Today, This Week, Classes

    NightlifeThursday 2nd October 2014 Hide

    Jenny Lewis & Adnan Al-Sayegh: Singing For Inanna

    A new selection of poems in English and Arabic

    7.30pm Free entry

    Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU, Mon - Tue: 11am - 8pm, Wed - Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 2pm - 5pm

    Meeting, Poetry, Nightlife, Today, This Week

    WorshipThursday 2nd October 2014 Hide

    Interactive Bible Study The Redeemed Christian Church of God, CLA, Oxford

    Bible Study, Prayers and Songs in a friendly worship environment

    7.30 - 9.00pm Free

    Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underholl Circus, OX3 9LS. Barton Headington, Oxford

    www.oxrccg.org.uk Email Me 07502454004

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Worship, Today, This Week

    ClassesThursday 2nd October 2014 Hide

    Mindfulness & Guided Meditation every Thu eve Silvia Siret - Change Catalyst

    We share, practice Mindfulness and meditate in a lovely private space in South Abingdon.

    7.30-9pm £5

    South Abingdon. Venue revealed on request.

    ...meetup.com... Email Me

    Booking advised by 30 May 2014

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    Meeting, Meditation, Today, This Week, Classes

    Friday 3rd October 2014 Hide

    MeetingFriday 3rd October 2014 Hide

    Deaf Club The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre

    Welcome to Deaf Club, a friendly social event held regularly near the city centre.

    7 - 11pm Free

    Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, Littlegate St, Oxford OX1 1RL

    info@deafdirect.org.uk

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    Page Turners: Singles Evening The Story Museum

    Make new friends and maybe more at our informal singles nights for literature lovers.

    6.30-8.30pm £12 (including a free drink)

    The Story Museum, Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Opening hours vary. Shop and Cafe open Tue - Sun 9am - 6pm

    ...storymuseum.org.uk... Email Me 01865 790050

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    Meeting, Books, Romance, This Week, Dating

    DanceFriday 3rd October 2014 Hide

    Country & Irish Music Social Evening st

    First Friday of each month. Over 50's evening everyone welcome. Bingo/raffle.

    8pm-11.30pm £5

    Headington Conservative Club, 60 Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BZ

    Email Me 01865 711885 / 247926

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    Meeting, Health, Dance, This Week

    Sunday 5th October 2014 Hide

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    Weekly Sunday Night Quiz The Marsh Harrier

    Come and test your brain power. Everyone welcome.

    8pm £1

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    www.themarshharrier.com info@themarshharrier.com 01865 718225

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    Pubs, Meeting, Quiz, Food, This Week

    Sunday Assembly Oxford together with Silver Sunday - community focused fun event Sunday Assembly

    Sunday Assembly is back - join us for an event dedicated to senior citizens and ageing

    11.00 - 12.30 Free

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    Website

    Booking advised by 04 Oct 2014

    Family Friendly, Meeting, This Week

    Amalgamas (Spanish-speaking cultural group for native/fluent speakers) Amalgamas

    All native/fluent Spanish speakers welcome! Monthly meetings. Different themes each month.

    8-10pm Free admission; one drink minimum

    Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU, Mon - Tue: 11am - 8pm, Wed - Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 2pm - 5pm

    oxoniamalgamas@gmail.com

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    The Catch a Fire Debate African History Season/Black History Month

    Should African and Caribbean people demand the Old Testament requirement of Repentance and Restitution as a way of reforming the moral compass of the Church of England today?

    6.00pm

    The New Testament Church of God, Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3LZ

    artwellworldwide@gmail.com

    Meeting, Lectures, Festival, Worship, This Week, History

    The Faringdon Death Cafe Kicking The Bucket

    Enjoy good company, cake and a chat about the end of life. Led by experienced facilitators

    2pm-4pm Price TBC, booking required

    The Rookery Cafe, 35 Marlborough Street, Faringdon SN7 7JL

    www.kickingthebucket.co.uk Email Me 01367 240508

    Must book by 04 Oct 2014

    Meeting, Health, Charity, This Week, Wellbeing

    FestivalSunday 5th October 2014 Hide

    Hogacre's Harvest Festival on the 5th of October 2014: featuring activities for all ages

    Reviews

    Storytelling, bicycle-powered smoothie-maker, children's games, face-painting, bicycle repair (run by Community Action Groups), tours of the beehives and wind turbine, apple pressing (bring your apples!) and much, much more!

    11am - 5pm Free

    Hogacre Common Eco Park, entrance Whitehouse Road, Oxford

    www.oxgrow.org Email Me

    Nature, Family Friendly, Gardens, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, Festival, Health, This Week

    WorshipSunday 5th October 2014 Hide

    Sufi Spiritual Meditation Naqshbandi Sufi Order

    Lighten your heart! Just listen or join in, all welcome.

    6-8pm free

    Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1GH

    www.oxfordzikr.com Email Me

    No need to book!

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    Meeting, Worship, Meditation, This Week, Wellbeing

    A Time for Peace Oxford Christadelphian Church

    A short presentation on the offer of peace in the Bible

    10am Free

    Christadelphian Hall, Tyndale Road, Oxford OX4 1JL

    www.atimeforpeace.org/ Email Me 01865 251166

    Meeting, Worship, OX4, This Week, Wellbeing

    Questions about life? Alpha course Oxford Community Church

    The course is designed primarily for people who aren't church-goers & is open to everyone.

    11.15am - 12.45pm Free

    The King's Centre, Osney, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES

    oxford.occ.org.uk/alpha Email Me

    No need to book!

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Worship, This Week

    Worship Service Redeemed Christian Church of God, CLA, Headington

    Singing, Prayers, Inspirational sermons with creche for children. Refreshments available.

    10.30 - 12.30am Free

    Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Barton, Headington, OX3 9LS. Oxford

    www.oxrccg.org.uk Email Me 07502454004, 07813709676

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    Meeting, Music, Worship, This Week, Religion

    LecturesSunday 5th October 2014 Hide

    Introduction Lecture to the Teaching of Bruno Groning Bruno Groning Circle of Friends

    Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path; an Introduction to the Teaching of Bruno Groning.

    3pm Free

    North Oxford Association Community Centre, Ferry Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown OX2 7DP

    www.bruno-groening.org/english/default.htm yourfreedompath@gmail.com 07595 773043

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    Meeting, Lectures, Health, This Week

    Monday 6th October 2014 Hide

    MeetingMonday 6th October 2014 Hide

    Monthly Music Quiz The Marsh Harrier

    8.30pm £1

    Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HH

    themarshharrier.com Email Me 01865 718225

    No need to book!

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    Competition, Pubs, Meeting, Music, This Week

    Books on the Broad Fiction Reading Group

    Fiction reading group that meets on the 1st Monday of every month at Blackwell's Bookshop

    6.30-8pm Free

    Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ

    sites.google.com/site/booksonthebroad/ Email Me

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    Oxford Bardwell Speakers Club Toastmasters: Oxford Bardwell Speakers Club

    Conquer your fear of public speaking.

    7.30-9.30pm 1st meeting free, then £7.50 per month.

    St Clare's College (Bardwell Rd), 18 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SP

    www.bardwellspeakers.org Email Me

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    Cholsey & Wallingford Concert Band Cholsey & Wallingford Concert Band

    We are a new band and welcome competent players of all woodwind and brass instruments.

    7.30-9.30pm £2 per week (membership available)

    Great Hall, Newlands Way, Cholsey, OX10 9HH

    on.fb.me/ZbSuGA Email Me 07590 280507

    No need to book!

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    Slimming World Kidlington Slimming World

    Loose weight without feeling hungry! Visit our friendly group to discover how.

    5.30pm and 7.30pm sessions £4.95 (£4.65)

    Kidlington Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2DS

    www.slimmingworld.com Email Me 07941 959035

    No need to book!

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    Family Friendly, Meeting, Sports and Fitness, This Week

    Personal Presence 2 Workshop Sylvia Baldock

    Sylvia is holding a workshop to create a stronger and more memorable personal presence.

    9-5pm £157

    The Crowne Plaza, Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1GJ

    www.sylviabaldock.com/ Email Me 07909 914815

    Must book by 06 Oct 2014

    Meeting, This Week

    ArtMonday 6th October 2014 Hide

    Experimental Painting and Drawing. Portraits & Figures - Inks, Acrylic and Charc JL Art Classes & The Jam Factory

    This course will focus on figure painting and drawing for five weeks.

    8.10pm – 10.10pm 5 Week Course, Every Monday £110

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU

    ...thejamfactoryoxford.com... Email Me 07979742930

    Booking advised by 06 Oct 2014

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Art, This Week

    Art Classes, Painting and Drawing Evening Class

    Learn the basics of painting and drawing at a friendly evening course. Beginners welcome.

    7.15-9.15 £126 nine week course

    St Peter's Church Rooms, First Turn, Wolvercote OX2 8AS

    www.artclassesoxford.wordpress.com cathylandellmills@me.com 01865 510660 / 07807 048507

    Booking advised by 26 Oct 2014 Book tickets

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    Sports and FitnessMonday 6th October 2014 Hide

    Want to try Water Polo? New Player Recruitment Session. City of Oxford Water Polo Cub

    No experience necessary. Male and Female. Must be 16yrs+ and competent swimmers.

    8.30pm Free

    Radley College, Kennington Rd, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR

    www.oxfordwaterpolo.co.uk cityofoxfordwaterpolo@gmail.com

    No need to book!

    Meeting, Sports and Fitness, Health, Swimming, This Week

    Courses and WorkshopsMonday 6th October 2014 Hide

    Arctic Book Club

    Reading group led by writer Nancy Campbell. Explore the Arctic this winter through books!

    18.00 (email to confirm) Free

    Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU

    www.nancycampbell.co.uk/archives/3262 Email Me 07758519850

    Must book by 05 Oct 2014

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    Eco, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Books, This Week

    Tuesday 7th October 2014 Hide

    MeetingTuesday 7th October 2014 Hide

    Oriental board-game Go/ Baduk/ WeiQi/ 囲碁/ 바둑/ 围棋/ 圍棋 Oxford City Go Club

    All welcome - beginners to 7 dan/pro! Spectators welcome. Check website for late news.

    7.30-11.30pm Free

    Freud, 119 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AH

    www.britgo.org/clubs/oxford_c.html/ Email Me 01865 248775

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    Meeting, Chinese, Japanese, Games, This Week

    Peace Is Possible PeaceOxford

    A short broadcast: Prem Rawat, known as Maharaji, speaks about inner peace. All are welcome.

    7.30-8.30pm Free

    Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

    07879 007945

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    ArtTuesday 7th October 2014 Hide

    Knitting Group Jam Factory Knitters

    No cost, all ages and abilities welcome.

    5.30-7.30pm Free

    Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm Sat: 10am - 10pm Sun: 10am - 9pm

    margaretpargeter317@btinternet.com

    No need to book!

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    Meeting, Art, This Week

    Watercolour course Art Classes Oxford

    Friendly & well established course. Teaching the basic skills. Classes based in Summertown

    1.30-3.30 £140

    United Reformed Church hall, Banbury Road, next to Barefoot books and opposite Laura Ashley

    www.artclassesoxford.wordpress.com cathylandellmills@me.com 0780 7048507

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    Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Art, This Week

    Wednesday 8th October 2014 Hide

    MeetingWednesday 8th October 2014 Hide

    Wednesday Coffee Mornings Oxford Irish Society

    Everyone welcome to this weekly community social morning. Bingo 12.30pm.

    11am-1pm Free

    Black Swan, Crown Street, (opposite Tesco, Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1QG

    Email Me 01865 247926

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    Pubs, Meeting, Health, This Week

    Social and Games Oxford and District Club for the Hard of Hearing

    Come along for a friendly chat over tea and coffee - join in on some games.

    2-5pm Free

    Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre, Littlegate St, Oxford OX1 1RL

    oxford.hohclub@gmail.com

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    Wake Up Oxford - Mindfulness Morning for Young People Wake Up Oxford

    Mindfulness for young people (around 18-35) inspired by peace activist Thich Naht Hanh

    7.30-8.30am £1-3

    Oxford Action Resource Centre, East Oxford Community Centre (upstairs), 44b Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD

    www.wkupuk.org Email Me

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    Hands On Social Group

    Group meet second & last Wednesday of the month. Coffee/tea soup & bread.

    10.30am to 1.30pm £2.50

    Littlemore Community Centre, Giles Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4PL

    Email Me 01865 749075

    Must book by 06 Oct 2014

    Meeting, This Week

    LecturesWednesday 8th October 2014 Hide

    Naomi Klein discusses her important new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, Sheldonian Theatre, 8th Oct

    Reviews

    Naomi Klein launches her latest book 'This Changes Everything', about Capitalism vs The Climate. Introduced by Dame Vivienne Westwood.

    7-9pm £15

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    www.climateoutreach.org.uk Email Me 01865 403334

    Must book by 07 Oct 2014 Book tickets

    Eco, Meeting, Lectures, Books, This Week, Politics

    Courses and WorkshopsWednesday 8th October 2014 Hide

    Oxford Pipe Band Practise

    Meet every Wednesday night.

    6.30-9pm Free

    Silver Band Hall, Temple Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford, (near car park, behind Temple Cowley Swimming Pool) OX4 2EZ

    Email Me 01865 434887

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    Concert, Courses and Workshops, Meeting, Music, This Week