Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

What’s On – December

Here is a taste of what’s going on in the Sevenoaks District. Please use the websites, or email and telephone contact details provided to check whether booking is required or if there are any special instructions or restrictions.

If you have any events or shows you would like considered for this section, fill in this form or send them to: editor@mysevenoakscommunity.com

If any of the details featured in ‘What’s On’ need amending or if your event is cancelled or postponed, please let us know so that we can remove the entry and avoid people being disappointed by turning up unnecessarily.

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Deer keeping: Winter feed 9.30 am – 10.30am

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join Park and Deer Keeper, Dom Andrews, on a winter morning feeding session for Knole’s deer herd. Tickets £10

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Storytelling Weekend 9.30am, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS

Enjoy story time with Mrs Everest, Winston Churchill’s nanny, this Christmas. See the tale of the Gingerbread Man come to life and enjoy arts and crafts activities. Free event, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Mini-Market and Opening Weekend 10am – 4pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Visit Ightham Mote this weekend as they unveil the house dressed for Christmas and host our annual Christmas mini-market. Father Christmas is visiting from 11am – 2.30pm and will be handing out gifts to children. Admission applies, free event 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

30 November – Saturday – 5 January – Sunday

Christmas: Magical Fairy Trail 10am – 3pm

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BA

Join Emmetts Garden this Christmas for their Magical Fairy trail. See if you can spot the magical fairies hiding around the gardens and enjoy the beautifully decorated evergreens along the way. Admission applies, trail £1

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

30 November – Saturday – 5 January – Sunday

Ightham Mote Christmas 10am – 4pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Join in with traditions old and new as Ightham Mote celebrates Christmas past with the decorated house and festive events at Ightham Mote. Admission applies, free event 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

30 November – Saturday 

Christmas Wreath Papercut with Miss Papercut 10.30 am – 3.30pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Produce a papercut of a beautiful winter woodland wreath design, and personalise it with your name or a Christmas message. Tickets £50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 November – Saturday & 1 December – Sunday

Christmas Trail: Hunt the Slipper 1pm – 4pm

Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham TN16 1TD

Join the fun at Quebec House for the family Christmas trail! Free event, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house

30 November – Saturday 

Christmas carol singing in the Great Hall 1.30 pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join community choirs for carols in front of the twinkling Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

30 November – Saturday

Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society Concert 7.30pm 

St Nicholas Church, Rectory Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA

Celebrating Christmas with Handel’s Messiah. Conductor: Robyn Sevastos. 

www.sevenoaks-philharmonic.org.uk

1 December – Sunday

Roasts & Rambles: Carveries & Tours 12.30pm – 3pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

Enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery and have the opportunity to see and learn about the House and Gardens of Penshurst Place whilst they are closed to the public, in a special selection of talks and dining experiences. For full details visit:

www.penshurstplace.com 

1 December – Sunday

Opera Evening & Dinner Christmas Special 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

A lively evening of Opera and songs from the musicals with Cameo Opera. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

2 December – Monday

Decoration Workshop – Wreath Making 11am – 3pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Floral designer Wendy Andrade leads a workshop to make Christmas wreaths. Tickets £68

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

2 December – Monday

Music Centre for Young People 3pm – 10pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Providing a music hub for young people over 16 who have a love of music. A fully equipped centre with musical instruments and sound system to create a relaxed atmosphere to practice, rehearse, jam or just to have a coffee and listen. All young musicians are welcome. Free event

www.thelewisproject.org.uk

2 December – Monday

Sevenoaks Camera Club Meeting 8pm – 10pm

Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY

With 25 meetings a year, Sevenoaks Camera Club holds regular competitions, talks by well known visiting photographers, showing their work and explaining their techniques, as well as contests against other local clubs. 

www.sevenoakscameraclub.org.uk

3 December – Tuesday

Coffee Morning for the Over 65’s 10am – 11.30am

The Bricklayers Arms, 39 – 41 Chevening Road, Chipstead TN13 2RZ

The Bricklayers Arms are hosting a coffee morning for the over 65s to bring together the local Chipstead community, offering the opportunity to meet new friends and old. Join them for a tea, coffee, cake and a chat on the first Tuesday of every month.

www.the-bricklayers-arms.co.uk

4 December – Wednesday & 5 December – Thursday

Christmas Wreath Workshops 10.30am – 12.30pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

Design & create your own Christmas wreath with the help of expert Sandra Belton from Unique Floral Designs. Using foliage collected from the Penshurst Place estate, you will be able to create a truly unique wreath to be the envy of your neighbours!

www.penshurstplace.com 

4 December – Wednesday & 5 December – Thursday 

Christmas wreath making with Sian Johnson 10.30 am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm (Sat only)

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Learn how to make a beautiful wreath from winter greenery, with demonstrations and one-to-one tuition from award winning florist Sian Johnson. Tickets £65

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

4 December – Wednesday

Lunch Club 11.45am – 2pm

Dunton Green Pavilion, Recreation Ground, London Road, Dunton Green TN13 2UR

This monthly lunch club is run by Age UK with the assistance of volunteers and the support of Dunton Green Parish Council and Sevenoaks District Council. Go along and enjoy a lovely meal. It’s also a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and new! Transport available via Age UK. £4

www.ageuk.org.uk or www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

4 December – Wednesday

Abba Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Abba Chique brings back the magic of Abba with their greatest songs guaranteeing a fun filled night of entertainment. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

5 December – Thursday 

Christmas garland making with Sian Johnson 2pm – 4.30pm 

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Embrace the tradition of bringing foliage into your home this Christmas, and use winter greenery to make an impressive festive garland with guidance from award winning florist Sian Johnson.. Tickets £65

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

5 December – Thursday 

Hever Castle Christmas Dine & Stay

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

New to 2019 is the unique opportunity to join Hever Castle for a Christmas Dine & Stay. Enjoy a festive feast in the Castle combined with an overnight stay in the ‘five-star-gold’ guest accommodation.

www.hevercastle.co.uk

6 December – Friday

Vintage Fair, Le Brocante French Style Market 10am – 5pm

Kings Arms Hotel, Market Square, Westerham TN16 1AN

Carefully selected stall holders selling genuinely antique, vintage and retro items, ensures this will be a unique market experience. Featuring furniture, collectables, clothes, jewellery, kitchenalia, gardenalia, ornaments and much more. Free entry

www.vanityfairs.co.uk

6 December – Friday & 7 December – Saturday

Outlet Sale Hospice in the Weald 10am – 4pm

Hospice in the Weald Sevenoaks Warehouse, 3 Lime Tree Walk, Sevenoaks TN13 1YH

Clothes, books, dvds, games, jigsaws everything is £2 or less. Yes, EVERYTHING! Visit on the first Friday and Saturday of every month. Check the website for more information

www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk/fundraise/event/2-outlet-sale1

6 December – Friday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

6 December – Friday

Seth Lakeman 7pm

St Edith’s Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

Charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman recorded and released his acclaimed, ninth solo album The Well Worn Path on a short break from his whirlwind world tour with rock legend Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters in 2018 & 2019. Tickets £26

www.stedithfolk.co.uk

7 December – Saturday & 8 December – Sunday

Deer keeping: Winter feed 9.30 am – 10.30am

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join Park and Deer Keeper, Dom Andrews, on a winter morning feeding session for Knole’s deer herd. Tickets £10

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

7 December – Saturday

Vintage & Gift fair 10am – 3pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Fabulous locally-produced arts and crafts, unique vintage items and unusual gifts. Free entry

www.eventissima.co.uk

7 December – Saturday

Stags and stars Christmas decoration workshop 10.30am – 12pm, 1.30pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Use wooden stags and stars to create your own unique Christmas garland or set of decorations to take home. Tickets £10

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

7 December – Saturday

Valence School Christmas Fair 11am – 2pm

Valence School, Brasted Road, Westerham TN16 1QN

Experience the Spirit of Valence at their ever popular Christmas Fair. Featuring craft stalls,   entertainment, Santa’s grotto, mulled wine and mince pies, tombolas, cake sale plus lots lots more!!

www.valenceschool.com

7 December – Saturday & 8 December – Sunday

Christmas Trail: Hunt the Slipper 1pm – 4pm

Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham TN16 1TD

Join the fun at Quebec House for the family Christmas trail! Free event, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house

7 December – Saturday 

Christmas carol singing in the Great Hall 1.30 pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join community choirs for carols in front of the twinkling Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

7 December – Saturday & 14 December – Saturday

Carols in the Courtyard with Supper 7pm – 10.30pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Followed by a two course supper in the Mote Café. Tickets £37.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

9 December – Monday

Christmas Wreath Workshop 10.30am – 2pm

Bessels Green Baptist Church Hall, Bessels Green TN13 2PS

Help bring hope this Christmas by taking part in the Christmas Wreath Workshop!

Attendees will receive coffee and mince pies on arrival, with lunch following soon after.

All materials will be supplied, but make sure to take your own secateurs and gloves.

Tickets £35

www.hospicesofhope.co.uk/events

 

9 December – Monday

Music Centre for Young People 3pm – 10pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Providing a music hub for young people over 16 who have a love of music. A fully equipped centre with musical instruments and sound system to create a relaxed atmosphere to practice, rehearse, jam or just to have a coffee and listen. All young musicians are welcome. Free event

www.thelewisproject.org.uk

9 December – Monday

Sevenoaks Camera Club Meeting 8pm – 10pm

Mencap Hall, 71 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3AY

With 25 meetings a year, Sevenoaks Camera Club holds regular competitions, talks by well known visiting photographers, showing their work and explaining their techniques, as well as contests against other local clubs. 

www.sevenoakscameraclub.org.uk

10 December – Tuesday

Dunton Green Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm – 9pm

Dunton Green Recreation Ground, London Road, Dunton Green TN13 2UR

Dunton Green Parish Council meets once every month (except August) to discuss matters affecting Dunton Green. Residents are very welcome to attend and see what is going on their village.

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

11 December – Wednesday

Age UK Pop in Cafe 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Dunton Green Pavilion, London Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks TN13 2UR

The Pop In Cafe runs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and is an opportunity to pop in for tea/coffee and biscuits. Meet others, get help to stay independent at home, learn balance & seated strength exercises or just chat, you can participate as little or as much as you like!

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

11 December – Wednesday

Curry Nights at the Waterside 7pm – 9pm

Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NP

Located at Hever Castle Golf Club, enjoy a choice of three Curries served buffet style with Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Lentil Dahl, Poppadom & Dips between 7pm and 9pm, just £12.95 per person.

www.hevercastle.co.uk / 01732 701010

12 December – Thursday

Decoration Workshop – Table Decorations 11am – 3pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Floral designer Wendy Andrade leads a workshop to make Christmas Table Decorations. Tickets £68

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

12 December – Thursday

The Magic of Pantomime by Ian Gledhill – The Arts Society Sevenoaks 8pm – 9pm

Walthamstow Hall School, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL

The history of this enduring and peculiarly British institution, from its origins in 16th century Italian commedia dell’arte through the influence of 19th century music hall, to the family shows that are still much loved today. The talk is interspersed with personal anecdotes from the speaker’s years of working (and appearing) professionally in pantomime.

www.theartssocietysevenoaks.org.uk

13 December – Friday & 20 December – Friday

Carols in the Courtyard 7pm – 8.30pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Tickets £9.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

13 December – Friday

Gong Bath Meditation 7.30pm – 9pm

Platt Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Platt, Sevenoaks TN15 8FH

Gong bath meditation is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and de-stress and doesn’t require you to do anything other than to get comfy and lay down with your eyes closed, whilst the therapeutic effects of the vast array of sounds wash over you. Tickets £20

Dawn – 07554 069191

14 December – Saturday

Vintage & Gift fair 10am – 3pm

The Stag Plaza, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Fabulous locally-produced arts and crafts, unique vintage items and unusual gifts. Free entry

www.eventissima.co.uk

14 December – Saturday & 15 December – Sunday

Christmas Trail: Hunt the Slipper 1pm – 4pm

Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham TN16 1TD

Join the fun at Quebec House for the family Christmas trail! Free event, admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house

14 December – Saturday 

Christmas carol singing in the Great Hall 1.30 pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join community choirs for carols in front of the twinkling Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

14 December – Saturday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

14 December – Saturday

Carols in the Courtyard with Supper 7pm – 10.30pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Followed by a two course supper in the Mote Café. Tickets £37.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

15 December – Sunday

Roasts & Rambles: Carveries & Tours 12.30pm – 3pm

Penshurst Place, Penshurst TN11 8DG

Enjoy a delicious Sunday Carvery and have the opportunity to see and learn about the House and Gardens of Penshurst Place whilst they are closed to the public, in a special selection of talks and dining experiences. For full details visit:

www.penshurstplace.com 

15 December – Sunday

Over 55’s Social Club 2pm – 4pm

Dunton Green Pavilion, Recreation Ground, London Road, Dunton Green TN13 2UR

A monthly social gathering – meet up with friends and neighbours, play a few games, have a chat, enjoy the bingo! Entry includes tea and cake 50p 

www.duntongreenpc.org.uk

16 December – Monday

Music Centre for Young People 3pm – 10pm

House in the Basement, Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ

Providing a music hub for young people over 16 who have a love of music. A fully equipped centre with musical instruments and sound system to create a relaxed atmosphere to practice, rehearse, jam or just to have a coffee and listen. All young musicians are welcome. Free event

www.thelewisproject.org.uk

18 December – Wednesday & 19 December – Thursday

Meet the Maker 7pm – 10pm

Westerham Brewery Tap Room & Shop, Beggars Lane, Westerham TN16 1QP

Taste the beer and meet the Brewery Team who make it. The evening includes a talk / tour at 8pm about the history of the brewery and how the beers are made. You could be one of the first to try some of their newest brews. Tickets from £10

www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

18 December – Wednesday

Abba Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Abba Chique brings back the magic of Abba with their greatest songs guaranteeing a fun filled night of entertainment. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

19 December – Thursday

Forget-Me-Notes 2pm – 4pm

Church Hall, Christ Church URC, 2 Littlecourt Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2JG

Sing-a-long with a cuppa! Open to anyone living with dementia and their carers. A fun afternoon of singing old favourites. Light refreshments provided. Meetings every third Thursday. Free entry

Kieron – 01732 447055

19 December – Thursday

Michael Bublé Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

An evening with Jason Allen swing singer and Michael Bublé tribute show. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £36

www.giacomos.uk.com

20 December – Friday

Carols in the Courtyard 7pm – 8.30pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine on arrival, then sing along with the choir in the outdoor medieval courtyard. Tickets £9.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

20 December – Friday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

20 December – Friday

The Albion Christmas Band 7pm

St Edith’s Hall, High Street, Kemsing TN15 6NA

The Albion Christmas Band is a perfect blend of Christmas and winter songs – a mixture of traditional carols in lively arrangements and songs which are just on a wintry theme – blended with evocative or humorous readings and perhaps even a little solo Morris dancing from Simon Care. Described in the Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”, this is a show you must not miss! Tickets £24

www.stedithfolk.co.uk

21 December – Saturday

Craft Group (Adults) 10.30am – 3.30pm

Age UK Centre, Hollybush Court, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL

The Craft Group of Sevenoaks are a group who enjoy all aspects of hand crafts with the aim to share ideas, information and techniques to increase members’ skills to further their enjoyment of crafting. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

www.craftgroupsevenoaks.blogspot.com 

21 December – Saturday 

Christmas carol singing in the Great Hall 1.30 pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Join community choirs for carols in front of the twinkling Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Admission applies

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

21 December – Saturday

Best of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Evening & Dinner 7pm

Giacomo’s Ristorante Italiano, Morleys Road, Weald TN14 6QR

Natalie with her saxophone has talent, professionalism and a bubbly personality, with a wide repertoire of songs from the 60’s to present day. Price per person inclusive of 3 course meal £40

www.giacomos.uk.com

26 December – Thursday

Boxing Day Brunch & Trek 10.30am – 1.30pm

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 0NT

Enjoy a full English Breakfast in the Mote Café followed by a Boxing Day walk. Tickets £21.50

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

26 December – Thursday 

Boxing Day Guided Walk 2pm – 3pm

Knole, Sevenoaks TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU)  

Walk off your Christmas dinner with a guided walk of Knole Park on Boxing Day. Suggested donation £2

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

27 December – Friday – 1 January – Wednesday 

Hever Castle Winter Walks

Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NG

Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs, walk off the Christmas pudding and enjoy winter walks in the stunning Hever Castle gardens. Admission applies

www.hevercastle.co.uk

28 December – Saturday

Dementia Friendly Cinema 10.30am

Weald Heights Care Home, Bourchier Close, Sevenoaks TN13 1PD

Enjoy dementia friendly cinema mornings with different films each session, in a small, comfortable environment. Light refreshments provided, Call for film information. Booking essential

Amelia – 01732 747700

28 December – Saturday

Weald Heights Coffee Club 2pm – 4pm

Weald Heights Care Home, Bourchier Close, Sevenoaks TN13 1PD

Join this monthly coffee club where you can relax in a warm and welcoming environment, meet other carers and share experiences. Providing advice and support for all, there will be informative talks, the opportunity to share ideas and plenty of cake and hot drinks. For more information or to book your free place:

Amelia – 01732 747700/ amelia.moore2@careuk.com

 

 

 

* If any of the details featured in ‘What’s On’ change or need amending, organisers can let us know by emailing: editor@mysevenoakscommunity.com

Plus, if your event is cancelled or postponed for any reason please let us know so that we can remove the entry and avoid people being disappointed by turning up unnecessarily.

 

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