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Raring2go! EDITOR’S WELCOME 2 raring2go.co.uk Published by Raring2go! Kidderminster & Stourbridge. All information in this booklet is published in good faith and cannot be reproduced without written permission. Whilst the publisher makes every effort to ensure that the businesses featured in this magazine are of the highest quality, we do not guarantee the services and products from any businesses featured. We also undertake to ensure that all advertising is in the best interests of families and young children. Printed by Gemini Print, Shoreham, Surrey. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our Winter competitions: West Midland Safari Park family ticket: Matthew Poole Play @ Lower Drayton Farm family ticket: Linsay Mayman Countrytastic family ticket at Three Counties showground: Karen Fuller ThinkTank Family Ticket: Joshua, Oscar, Dexter Lee and their parents! Ironbridge Family Pass Plus: Joanna Cozubovski Stratford Butterfly Farm: Maisy Watson & Oliver Roesler Hello Spring... We’ve been waiting for you! What a good few months we have coming up, not only do we have Easter, May Day and Whitsun, we have the King’s Coronation too! I’ve included as many events as I can but loads more are sure to pop up, so keep an on our ‘What’s on...’ calendar online! We have a few favourites celebrating birthdays this year too: West Midland Safari Park is celebrating 50 years! Thomas Land at Drayton Manor is celebrating 15 years! Little Owl Farm is celebrating 10 years! So lots of additional celebrations coming up for these as well. Scan here for ‘What’s on at the theatre’ April - June. Whatever you do, wherever you go, have fun, and mention Raring2go! Lucy Richardson, Editor 07404 463 773 kidderminster@raring2go.co.uk @Raring2goKidderminster raring2go.kiddyandstourbridge Lucy x

Raring2go! GO-TO GUIDE 3 West Midland Safari Park has a very ‘eggciting’ Easter planned with a whole host of activities, competitions, giveaways and a new show. Running from 1st to 16th April, guests will be invited to the Park to take part in the celebrations for both Easter and its upcoming 50th birthday. New for 2023 will be ‘Bramble’s Birthday Bash’ Easter show, which will involve party games, dancing and a chance to snap a picture with Bramble Bunny at the end. Children can take part in an ‘Eggsplorer trail’ to locate the giant animal eggs and will earn a special chocolatey treat from Bramble’s burrow, where they can take part in some more fun and games. Additionally, there will be chances to win a selection of prizes by taking part in a variety of competitions such as by guessing the number of eggs or finding the 50th birthday egg, hidden somewhere in the Park. The park will be decorated with bright and colourful Easter theming, including giant eggs, hay bales, floral displays and hundreds of smaller eggs. Easter activities are included in the admission charge and guests are encouraged to book online in advance for the best prices. The Adventure Theme Park is open until October and rides are charged extra. Admission includes a free return to visit again within six months, only when booking online in advance. For more information: 01299 402114 www.wmsp.co.uk www.facebook.com/WestMidSafari EGG-CITEMENT AS WEST MIDLAND SAFARI PARK CELEBRATES ITS GOLDEN YEAR spring at Little Owl Farm Park Looking for an egg-cellent Easter adventure for the family? Look no further as we’ve got something for everyone! Easter holidays • New attraction arriving! • Lambing • Lamb bottle feeding • Indoor play • Outdoor play • Animal barns • Animal encounters 1st – 16th April 2023 May half Term Join us this May Half Term for not only all of our usual farm park fun, but also some special guests. Follow our website & social media platforms for more info. 27th May – 4th June 2023 To find out more & to book, head to: WWW.LITTLEOWLFARMPARK.CO.UK

Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 4 raring2go.co.uk Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Friday 7th - Monday 10th April 2023 Tickets just £11.80 each! Under 3's go free! Wonderland Q Alice in Easter Tickets on sale on our website now! www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th April 2023 Pre booking is essential. little skippers www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk 13th - 15th april 2023 On sale on our website now! easter just £3.50 per child, adults & under 1's free! Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in to fun themed crafts, explore our site with exciting trails and relax with a good book in our storytelling corner. Don't forget to pick up your special badge!

Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 5 Meet baby animals • Easter show • Farm trailer ride Scavenger hunt • Golden Egg challenge • Outdoor games Farmer Ray’s Tractor Shed Indoor bouncy pillow • Dino Egg Hatchery Mini Pedal Tractor Barn All the usual fun of the farm- indoor &outdoor adventure, friendly animals &more! NEW PLUS Penkridge, Staffs ST19 5RE Book online: www.playatthefarm.co.uk SAVE 10%* Use code RGKS Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th April

Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 6 raring2go.co.uk This is just a guide. Some details may change, and some events require pre-booking. Please check with the venue before setting off. 1-16 April Arley Arboretum Enjoy the new play area at Arley Arboretum, enjoy a bite to eat in the tea room or take a picnic, and take part on the Easter Egg Hunt Trail. More details can be found on their website: arleyarboretum.co.uk West Midland Safari Park Join us for a whole host of ‘egg-citing’ fun this Easter holiday. Bramble is back! Our resident Easter Bunny will be at the Safari Park again to greet guests and help celebrate our 50th Anniversary! wmsp.co.uk Little Owl Farm Looking for an egg-cellent Easter adventure for the family? Look no further - our second lot of lambs are due to arrive in the Easter holidays, plus farm park favourites like the Barrel Bugs & Tractor Rides return (weather permitting) and of course – it wouldn’t be Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt. littleowlfarmpark.co.uk Lower Drayton Farm ‘Hop’ down to the farm for an Easter Egg-venture. ‘Spring’ into action this Easter break with a family visit to PLAY@! We’ve got some egg-xtra special treats in store for you to enjoy alongside all the usual fun of the farm. Save 10% online code RGKS. playatthefarm.co.uk Stratford Butterfly Farm This Easter enjoy walking amongst some of the world’s most stunning and colourful butterflies in a tropical rainforest setting. On 12 April: Holt Hall Apiary’s beekeeper Matthew Ingram will be in the Discovery Zone along with his bees. And on selected dates: Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions, Pupae preparation, and, Beetle demonstrations. butterflyfarm.co.uk Hagley Park and Visitor Centre How many eggs can you find? Visit us to hunt for eggs, hidden within Hagley Park, designed by local schools and community groups. hagleypark.co.uk Hatton Adventure World Our Spring Spectacular programme is back this Easter. The farm will be packed with baby animals… piglets, lambs, chicks and goat kids in our very own Spring Arrivals Marquee. adventure.hattonworld.com Bodenham Arboretum 29 March - 16 April: Hunt for the Golden Egg Trail 3 - 4 April: Easter craft sessions 8 - 9 April: Easter afternoon tea 10 - 11 April: Easter craft sessions bodenhamarboretum.co.uk Whitlenge - start date TBC Whitlenge’s famous Easter Trail around the Fairy gardens will take place after the National Garden Scheme weekend taking place on 2-3 April. whitlenge.co.uk 4-16 April The Commandery An exhibition of winged creatures – from angels to butterflies – take over The Commandery. During Easter follow the trail to find ‘Things with Wings’ emerging from their eggs and get a prize! Make your very own hatching chick to take home with you and challenge yourself to design an egg too. museumsworcestershire.org.uk 5 April Aston Hall Explore Aston Hall as you have never seen it before! Meet your glamorous guide, get your party invitation, and travel with them through the historic rooms of Aston Hall. Along the way you’ll meet a spectacular line-up of drag and cabaret performers all preparing for the fanciest and most exciting family party Aston Hall has ever seen. birminghammuseums.org.uk What’s on in the Easter Holidays?

Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 7 7-10 April Hartlebury Castle Easter Eggstravaganza, bring your eggsplorers to Hartlebury Castle for a cracking good time! Explore the beautiful grounds of the Castle as you hunt for the hidden eggs and surprises, then report back to the Easter Bunny! Plus colourful craft activities on 4 - 6 & 11 - 13 April. hartleburycastle.com 7-10 April Dudley Canal Trust Alice in Wonderland characters will be here to entertain you and add a magical element to an already exciting experience. Collect your goody bag and jump onboard our themed boat trip through the tunnels and caverns so see if you can spot the hidden Easter eggs and win a prize. It’s a great day out for the whole family! dudleycanaltrust.org.uk 12-14 April The World Outside Build dens, practice bush craft skills, hunt for bugs, make natural crafts, and when regulations allow, cook on the fire too! Spending quality time outdoors with your children. theworldoutside.co.uk 13-15 April Dudley Canal Trust Easter little skippers, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into fun themed crafts, explore the site with exciting trails, and relax with a good book in our storytelling corner. dudleycanaltrust.org.uk 14-16 April Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala: SVR’s annual spring festival of steam locomotives returns for a three-day extravaganza of special guest trains! Hop on and off at our stations and experience a few special surprises across the 16 miles of SVR line. svr.co.uk 16 April Shakespeare Express, Vintage Trains Running from Birmingham to Stratford-Upon-Avon, a delightful Sunday trip through pretty Warwickshire countryside. Visitors can either travel in the morning for a day sightseeing in Stratford, approximately 5 hours and returning in the late afternoon, or a round trip over lunchtime and in the early afternoon with Sunday lunch on a heritage steam train. vintagetrains.co.uk 3-6 & 11-14 April Aspire Active Camps Action packed childcare this Easter at Haybridge High School 8am - 4pm. 15% off with code SPRING23H. aspire-sports.co.uk Earls Gymnastics Camp Fun-filled days of gymnastics, team building, arts and crafts, and much more! At Earls Gymanstics Centre in Oldbury, 9am - 3pm. earlsgymnastics.co.uk RB Multi Sports Camps Each day there are 5 different sports and an Arts & Craft activity. Various venues available, 8am - 6pm. A Balance-Ability course (learn to ride a bike independently for ages 2.5 - 6yrs) is also available during the second week, at Hurst Green Primary School. rbholidaycamps.co.uk 1-30 April Drayton Manor 15 Years of Thomas Land Join us throughout April for a month packed full of birthday celebrations with Thomas & Friends as we commemorate the 15th anniversary of Europe’s only Thomas Land! • Birthday party balcony shows • Thomas & Friends character Easter hunt • Street entertainment • Party games throughout the day • Thomas all dressed up for a party! draytonmanor.co.uk

Raring2go! GO-TO GUIDE 8 raring2go.co.uk Introducing the new ‘Fairyland Thrones’... Bring your little ones to explore our 3 acre garden with lots to discover. At the garden entrance there is ‘Dressing up’ props, choose from Fairy wings, head-dresses, masks and Gnome hats. New this year; sit upon the new Prince and Princess of fairy land throne when yout visit the gardens this Spring! Within the gardens you can ‘meet’ The Green Man, the Rusted Knight Of Olde, see Excalibur in its Stone, then wander through the ‘Fairy Glen’ to find ‘Hobbiton’. Visit our Cave, then run around the Turf Labyrinth and make a wish. Then head over the play area and finish off with something nice in the tea room. Whitlenge are welcoming the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April, and afterwards will prepare for their famous Easter Trail! Dates are to be confirmed, so look out for updates Online with Raring2go! and Whitlenge.

9 Raring2go! GO-TO GUIDE KAYAK HIRE KINVER £12PP FROM Book Onl ine: www.riverseverncanoes.co.uk THE VINE INN, 1 DUNSLEY RD, KINVER, DY7 6LJ Do something fun this Easter ! Hire a kayak on the canal in Kinver, nr Stourbridge and enjoy a 90 minute sel f -guided kayak t r ip along the picturesque canal . Head to The Vine Inn af terwards for a woodf ired pizza & dr ink in the canal -side garden for the per fect af ternoon! Sui table for age 5+ Dogs are welcome. Adults: £15 & Kids: £12 (kayak hire, initial instruction & buoyancy aids included) Book online in advance!

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Raring2go! KING’S CORONATION 12 raring2go.co.uk Neighbours and communities across the United Kingdom are invited to share food and fun together at Coronation Big Lunches on Sunday 7th May in a nationwide act of celebration and friendship. From a cup of tea with a neighbour to a street party, a Coronation Big Lunch brings the celebrations to your local area and is a great way to get to know your community a little better. Thousands of events will take place in every corner of the UK this May as people take to their streets, gardens, parks and community spaces to join the Coronation celebrations and mark this historic occasion. There are free downloadable resources available online by the Big Lunch team to help people and local communities start their Coronation Big Lunch planning. To give you a helping hand, here’s a few tips: Pick a time: You don’t have to have your Big Lunch at Lunchtme! If for various reasons, it’s proving tricky to get everyone together for a daytime lunch, how about a Lunar Lunch? If anyone is fasting during Ramadan, or working irregular shift patterns, the Lunar Lunch will bring people together after dark and you can feast your way into the night! Invite the neighbours: Got a local WhatsApp or Facebook group? Invite the neighbours and spread the word. Publicise your event locally and if you're not a member of Nextdoor yet, take a minute to sign up so you can connect with locals that way too. And of course, try to invite people personally, as you'll no doubt find people who want to help with the organising too! Hang the bunting: Make bunting using scraps of old material, plastic bags or the contents of your recycling box. You could ask others to make bits and link them all together. On the day, give the kids some chalk to decorate the pavement. Take a look at a few of our simple ideas for decorations. You could have a prize for the 'best dressed' home! Tickle the Tastebud: You could ask everyone to bring something to share, odd numbers bring savoury, evens sweet, or keep it simple and safe and just ask people to bring their own lunch. If you have the time, take a look at some simple recipes shared online by Big Lunchers. Enjoy the day! Try to make sure that your entertainment, games and activities are suitable and safe for all. Set a time for lunch so that everyone comes out at the right moment. Organise some music or ask everyone to tune into the same radio station or open their windows, or see what local talent there is to organise a little live performance or sing along! Battling the elements on Big Lunch day. Take plenty photos and selfies and most importantly, have fun! Fundraise at your Big Lunch Lots of people use their Big Lunch to raise awareness or funds for a cause close to their heart, be it for their own community group or a local asset such as a children's play area, or for a national charity. In 2022 a whopping £22 million pounds was raised at Big Lunch and Big Jubilee Lunch events across the UK, and the majority of that was for local charities and causes. After the party Once the bunting is down, don’t forget to share your story, using hashtags like: #TheBigLunch and #TheCoronationBigLunch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Oh, and this is the grown up bit... make sure you tidy up and take your rubbish home with you! The Coronation Big Lunch Join the nation in celebration and be part of history on Sunday May 7th!


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Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 15 The Big Help Out is a national day of volunteering which is due to take place on May 8th, the Bank Holiday Monday of the Coronation weekend. The Big Help Out is all about inspiring people to volunteer for the first time if they never have before. It is hoped that thsi will mean there will be more people to call upon for volunteering in future. The Big Help Out has been developed by the Scouts and the Royal Voluntary Service, with the organisational skills of the Together Coalition. Jointly, the aim is to inspire a new whole generation of community volunteering. To encourage people to take the plunge and experience for themselves just how amazing volunteering can make you feel. Dozens of charities from across the United Kingdom will be taking part and they will be enthusiastically using the day to encourage as many people as they can to ‘Lend a Hand and help make a change.’ One of the key aims of the day is to make the option of volunteering easier and more accessible. Around 1 in 5 people have never been asked to volunteer, and many have no idea how to begin. The Big Help Out wants to encourage people to look more closely at volunteering and to giving serious thought to giving it a go themselves. People will be invited to join the work being undertaken to support their local areas and gain an understanding of how rewarding volunteering can be. It is also hoped that The Big Help Out will help to bring communities even closer than they currently are, as they unite and come together to create a lasting volunteering legacy from the celebrations of the Coronation Weekend. The Big Help Out is set to be one of the centrepieces of the nationwide celebrations for the Coronation of HM The King and HM The Queen Consort in May. We think it will indeed leave a lasting legacy of kindness from the historic weekend. The Big Help Out will give everyone an opportunity to join in. From rolling up your sleeves to helping a local group, to joining some of the UK’s best-known national charities. Monday May 8th will be your chance to get involved. Get involved in THE BIG HELP OUT Volunteering opportunities are as diverse as the communities we live in: from grassroots social action and helping out in a local voluntary organisation, to regular volunteering roles for a large charity or in the public sector. The Big Help Out will help us tell this story, especially for people who may not see volunteering as something for them. Sarah Vibert, NCVO CEO Volunteering has always been a huge part of what makes this country great. The Big Help Out will put volunteering centre stage for a day and give people who want to volunteer easy ways to join in. So please save the date and join us in your community. Bear Grylls OBE, Chief Scout

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Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 24 raring2go.co.uk This is just a guide. Some details may change, and some events require pre-booking. Please check with the venue before setting off. Wyre Forest Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or you want something more adventurous, Wyre Forest has something for everyone. Including the Zog activity trail, play area, and Go Ape too! forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest goape.co.uk/locations/wyre 8 April Stourbridge Glass Museum Try a Hot Glass Taster Session: Make Your Own Easter Egg. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! stourbridgeglassmuseum.org.uk 15 April Ackers Try a range of different activities on one of our Thrillseeker Taster Days! You can try out as many of the activities we offer, throughout the day, at your own pace. Also available on 11 June. ackers-adventure.co.uk 22-23 April St George’s Day @ Dudley Zoo Medieval re-enactment, children’s entertainers, face painting, crafts and a special appearance by Smoked! the Dragon. The event will run until 7pm and there’ll be plenty of activities to keep all ages entertained in the courtyard. dudleyzoo.org.uk 23 April Mary Stevens Hospice, Football Day 2023 Our charity football day returns to the grounds of Stourbridge FC. This event has become a family favourite with our community – come along, watch the legends in action, and enjoy lots of opportunities for the whole family to get involved in the fun. marystevenshospice.co.uk/event/football-day-2023/ What’s On April - May - June? 29 April - 1 May Little Owl Farm Make some special memories with family and friends this bank holiday weekend. Whether you’re here to get up close with our animals or if you’re here for the multiple play areas, there’s something for all of the family. Look out for a new attraction arriving this year as part of their 10th Birthday celebrations! littleowlfarmpark.co.uk 21 May KEMP Big Canal Walk & Scavenger Hunt Join us for our epic, superbly scenic, 13.5-mile Canal Walk in a picture perfect trek from Kidderminster to Kinver. Alternatively join fun 5K Family Scavenger hunt – perfect for a Sunday morning adventure with the kids! kemphospice.org.uk/canal-walk 28-29 June Under 5’s Teddy Bears Picnic, Dudley Zoo Meet Jambi the Tiger & Monty the Monkey Mascots and enjoy: Minibeasts Encounters, Children’s entertainers Flip & Dippy the Clown, Craft Activities, Ow Bin Ya Sands beach, Zoo admission too… and don’t forget to bring your teddy bear, packed lunch and picnic blankets! Optional extras include Goody Bags, Teddy’s Tombola & Face Painting. dudleyzoo.org.uk 23 June Under 5’s Day, Himley Hall The ever-popular day returns, the event of the year for all toddlers and pre schoolers around. Featuring the famous Himley Beach and the chance to meet Cody & JJ from Cocomelon! 10am - 3pm. himleyhallandpark.co.uk 25 June Armed Forces Day, Himley Hall Always a favourite for many families, this event is back again this year between 11am - 5pm. Look out for more details, coming soon! himleyhallandpark.co.uk Severn Valley Railway 6 May: Model Railway. 18 May: Diesel Festival. 24-25 June & 1-2 July: 1940’s weekends. svr.co.uk

Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 25 May Half-term!... 30 May - 2 June Aspire Active Camps Action packed childcare at Haybridge High School 8am - 4pm. 15% off with code SPRING23H if book before 5pm on 12 May. aspire-sports.co.uk RB Multi Sports Camps RB Holiday Camps combine Sports, Arts & Crafts and Team Games to provide children with the opportunity to stay physically active, build friendships and most importantly, have fun during every school holiday. ​Various venues available, 8am - 6pm. rbholidaycamps.co.uk 31 May - 2 June The World Outside Chose between ‘Wilderness Explorers’: A two hour session for children aged 5 - 12yrs. Or ‘Mini Wilderness Explorers’: A one hour session for children approx. 2 years (walking) to 5 years. On both sessions, siblings are welcome, but must be booked on. theworldoutside.co.uk 28 May Shakespeare Express, Vintage Trains Running from Birmingham to Stratford-Upon-Avon, a delightful Sunday trip through pretty Warwickshire countryside. Visitors can either travel in the morning for a day’s sightseeing in Stratford, approximately 5 hours and returning in the late afternoon, or a round trip over lunchtime and in the early afternoon with Sunday lunch on a heritage steam train. Also running on 18 June. vintagetrains.co.uk 27 May - 4 June Drayton Manor ‘FIESTAVAL’ Join us for a vibrant, colourful, fun-packed celebration across the resort! Street entertainment throughout the day, Dancers & Live Music​, Themed Food & Drink, Rory’s Fiesta Finale Show​, Family Activities! draytonmanor.co.uk Coronation!... 6-8 May Little Owl Farm Missed out on an invitation to the King’s Coronation this weekend? Us too – but have no fear, we love any excuse for a celebration here at Little Owl Farm Park. Get ready for a long weekend full of fun and celebrations. littleowlfarmpark.co.uk 5-8 May Drayton Manor Coronation Street Party! Join us for a celebration of the King’s coronation and all things British at the UK’s best street party! • Fireworks finale • Late night riding • Live music - DJs and a live band • Rory’s Coronation Show • Street party entertainment • Themed food & drink draytonmanor.co.uk 8 May Hartlebury Castle Join us for this special event in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III and enjoy fantastic falconry displays in the Castle’s Carriage Circle and a chance to get up close to these magnificent birds. Children can also meet our very own ‘King Henry’ and experience being crowned like a monarch in our Great Hall. hartleburycastle.com 4-5 May Afternoon Tea with the Swingettes Join us in our restaurant at Webbs, Wychbold Coronation Afternoon Tea Party with The Swingettes! Wearing vintage costumes, red lipstick and singing 1940’s classics. This lively trio will entertain you while you enjoy our indulgent seasonal afternoon tea. webbsdirect.co.uk/coronation-afternoon-tea Scan for more events on Raring2go.co.uk

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Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 28 raring2go.co.uk Book your tickets now: SVR.CO.UK | 01562 757 900 PERFECT FOR A FAMILY DAY OUT! FREE return visit when you pre-book online *T&Cs apply Zog © 2010 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd. Find out more: forestryengland.uk/zog Trail Join Zog on a forest adventure and collect golden stars at Wyre Forest Use these stickers to personalise your wings! Please don’t stick them anywhere in the forest. Zog © 2010 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd. Please recycle Win a golden star for each activity in the trail leaflet! Download the new app before you visit!

Raring2go! GO-TO GUIDE 29 Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission Adults £6, Children aged 4 - 17 £2 Stourbridge Glass Museum, High Street, Wordsley DY8 4FB stourbridgeglassmuseum.org.uk Experience Stourbridge’s fastest growing attraction this spring. Exciting activities and thrilling demonstrations Followus@glassmuseumuk Check out our events! A packed programme of events sure to spark your imagination and delight the senses. Creative, accessible and popular, a wonderful family day out.

Raring2go! WHAT’S ON 30 raring2go.co.uk Book now at vintagetrains.co.uk The Shakespeare Express returns, running between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon, with more dates to choose from for 2023 and time to spend in Stratford. Alternatively travel from Stratford and enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch with friends and family aboard a heritage steam train.

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