Bread Matters
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Bread Matters

With just four of the most basic ingredients, a little bit of elbow grease and an hour or two of time, you can produce a loaf of bread to toast for breakfast, make into sandwiches at lunchtime or serve alongside supper. There’s no everyday staple that’s more versatile and when it’s made by hand, more delicious. At Square Food Foundation, you’ll make several different types of dough and create beautiful loaves, rolls and even whole meals from it.

All classes include tastings throughout and dinner. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

£39

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Pop-up: The Autumn Edition - Barcelona
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-up: The Autumn Edition - Barcelona

Join is to celebrate the seasons with four uniquely different and special pop-up suppers at Spike Island.

For our Autumn edition we are visiting Catalonia. There is always lots of talk of Barcelona the sparkling capital of Catalonia and its hundreds of wonderful tapas bars but maybe less of the particular and wonderful cooking of the region beyond it. 

The menu will feature dishes from the best of Barcelona's tapas bars.

Lots of talk of Barcelona the sparkling capital of Catalonia and its hundreds of wonderful tapas bars but maybe less of the particular and wonderful cooking of the region beyond it.

The menu will feature the legendary Garrotxa goat’s cheese and a Priorat from Rene Barbier

  • A little plate of vegetables & fish with Romesco sauce
  • Butifarra (Catalalan sausage) Catalana with chickpeas  
  • Garrotxa with membrillo
  • Crema Catalana

Included in the price of your ticket will be a cookery demo by Barny Haughton and a glass of wine paired with one of your course. 

There will be vegetarian and vegan options for each supper - please let us know of any dietary requirements via the booking form. 

The profits from these suppers support the community food education work of Square Food Foundation

£35 or book four pop-up suppers for £120

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Pasta
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Pasta

If there was one staple ingredient which, across the whole world, brings more pleasure to more people, more easily and more simply than any other, it would be pasta. This workshop covers a range of classic and some less well-known pasta recipes - including the legendary tajarin from Piemonte in Northern Italy. You will see why it’s legendary when you try it. You will make:

Squash & herb ricotta ravioli
An open lasagne of wild mushrooms & spinach
Tajarin with sage and butter 

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£45

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Vegan
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Vegan

Cooking without meat, fish or dairy products is more on our culinary radars then ever. From quinoa and couscous to soya beans and seaweeds, this class is for both seasoned vegan cooks and for those who think it’s not for them but think they should try it. It is and you should. You will make:

Barny’s delicious 1977 nut roast
Pan-fried tofu with seaweed & vegetables
Lentil, fresh coconut and sweet potato curry
Pickled vegetables
Polenta cake

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£39

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An Indian Feast
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

An Indian Feast

Who doesn’t love a good curry? It’s as much part of British food culture as pasta. In this workshop you will be introduced to the world of real Indian food, its spices, colours, variety

You will learn to make: 

Masala dosa
Vegetable samosa
Sweet potato and coconut curry
Chicken & cashew kebabs
Kerala lemon rice

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£45 

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Meat
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Meat

If you want to eat less meat or make it go further or are trying to reduce your shopping bill, this class is a good place to start. The programme covers advice on how to buy meat and where it fits into a good diet, the key home-cook butchery skills, all cooking methods and will give you some lovely bits to take home. You will learn to make:

5 meals out of one chicken: 

- a chicken liver paté 
- chicken breasts stuffed with mascarpone, lemon & rosemary
- chicken thighs wrapped in bacon
- spicy chicken wings
- chicken broth 

Lambs liver, Venetian-style
Braised oxtail, shin & cheek 

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£49 

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Pop-up: The Winter Edition - Somerset
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-up: The Winter Edition - Somerset

Join is to celebrate the seasons with four uniquely different and special pop-up suppers at Spike Island.

For our Winter edition we are visiting back in the UK, Somerset in fact. 

For most of us The Glorious Twelfth (the beginning of the grouse season) passes by without notice or comment and we are still less likely to know much about the complex and fascinating landscape, historically, environmentally and literally of game beyond it. 
This supper begins with a talk and demonstration by a Somerset gamekeeper. 

There will be a glass of delicious Bandol to go with the Venison

  • Game terrine
  • Roast saddle of venison, winter vegetables
  • Montgommery’s Cheddar
  • Apple tart with apple brandy ice cream 

Included in the price of your ticket will be a cookery demo by Barny Haughton and a glass of wine paired with one of your course. 

There will be vegetarian and vegan options for each supper - please let us know of any dietary requirements via the booking form. 

The profits from these suppers support the community food education work of Square Food Foundation

£35 or book four pop-up suppers for £120

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Pop-up: The Summer Edition - Sicily. With Guest Chef Fabrizia Lanza
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-up: The Summer Edition - Sicily. With Guest Chef Fabrizia Lanza

Join is to celebrate the seasons with four uniquely different and special pop-up suppers at Spike Island.

For our Summer edition, Square Food Foundation is delighted to welcome Fabrizia Lanza from Case Vecchie, the acclaimed cookery school near Palermo, Sicily. Fabrizia will be talking about the food of Sicily and cooking a typically Sicilian supper. 

On the menu:

Bruschetta
Caponata
Sarde a Beccafico (sardines, stuffed Sicilian style)

Ravioli con salsa pronta

Spezzatino di agnello (Sicilian lamb stew)
Patate allo zafferano (saffron potatoes)

Cassata (traditional Sicilian cake with ricotta, marzipan, candied fruit and fresh almonds)

Wine from Tasca D’Almerita

Included in the price of your ticket will be a cookery demo by Fabrizia and a glass of wine paired with one of your courses. 

There will be vegetarian and vegan options for each supper - please let us know of any dietary requirements via the booking form.

The profits from these suppers support the community food education work of Square Food Foundation

£35 or book four pop-up suppers for £120

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Four Seasons Series- Summer. A Taste of Sicily.
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Four Seasons Series- Summer. A Taste of Sicily.

A Sicilian cookery masterclass by Fabrizia Lanza from Case Vecchie, the acclaimed cookery school near Palermo.

Fabrizia’s dishes for the masterclass are not yet confirmed but this is a flavour of what she is proposing:

Bruschetta/panelle
Caponata di melanzana (aubergine caponata) 
Ravioli con Salsa pronta
Spezzatino di agnello (Sicilian lamb stew)
Patate allo zafferano (saffron potatoes)
Biancomangiare (Italian custard with candied orange and pistachio)

Fabrizia will be using some wonderful ingredients from Case Vecchie including olives, olive oil & lemons along with produce from The Community Farm here in Somerset and fish and meat from places and people which we hope will honour the traditions & style of Fabrizia’s cooking

We can cater for most dietary requirements, just make sure you let us know on your booking form.

The class will include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class.

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Spanish Steps
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Spanish Steps

These workshops will show you how to create a really delicious 3 course meal or colourful table of delights. Perfect for family or entertaining friends. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives are always included where appropriate. Each dish is also chosen to give you insights into creating many others.

You will learn to make 

No 1: Three classic little tapas dishes

No 2: How to make the perfect paella.

That’s it. 

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£45 

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Fish. Fully booked
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Fish. Fully booked

Perfecting all the techniques and cooking methods of fish cookery

You will make:

Sea bass ceviche
Italian fish stew
Baked fish Provencale
Poached salmon with beurre blanc
Pan-fried mackerel with salsa verde

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£49

 

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Four Seasons Series - Spring
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Four Seasons Series - Spring

A workshop to show you how to create a really delicious and effortless three course Italian meal. During the evening you will be guided by our expert cookery teachers on how to create the following dinner party delights.

  • Anti-pasti of asparagus & fresh goat’s cheese, broad beans, mint & lemons, olives & anchovies

  • Gnocchi verde del Casentino

  • Grilled sea bream, salsa rustica & Spring vegetables

  • Orange, ricotta and almond cake with mandarin orange jelly

Each dish has been chosen to give you insights into creating many others.

We can cater for most dietary requirements, just make sure you let us know on your booking form.

The class will include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class.

£49 

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Mexican Street Food. Fully booked
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Mexican Street Food. Fully booked

A Mexican feast! You'll make: 

The best Chipotle chilli paste ever
Thomasina Miers' amazing refried beans
Two classic salsas
Homemade Tacos with two delicious fillings

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

£39

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Pulses. Fully booked - Waiting list only
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Pulses. Fully booked - Waiting list only

Beans and lentils; cheap, healthy and incredibly versatile. You will learn how to prepare and cook dried pulses and, along with generous additions of vegetables, herbs and spices. You will learn to make:

Spicy bean-burgers
Moroccan chickpea casserole
Masala dosa
A salad of beans, home-made bean sprouts & herbs

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£39

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Bread Matters. Fully booked - Waiting list only
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Bread Matters. Fully booked - Waiting list only

Recipes to cover all the bases of this staple of world cooking. And you get to take home a lively sourdough starter along with the loaves you bake. You will make: 

Basic white dough
Focaccia
Three flour seeded bread
Soda bread
Sourdough bread

All classes include tastings throughout and dinner. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class 

£39

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An Arabian Night
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

An Arabian Night

These workshops will show you how to create a really delicious 3 course meal or colourful table of delights. Perfect for family or entertaining friends. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives are always included where appropriate. Each dish is also chosen to give you insights into creating many others.

You'll learn to make:

Roast aubergines with pomegranate and walnuts
Jewelled saffron rice
Lamb Koresh with apricots and cinnamon
Persian love cake

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class. 

£49

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The Day of the Dead! Authentic Mexican Cooking
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

The Day of the Dead! Authentic Mexican Cooking

Mark Mexico's most celebrated holiday by creating your own authentic Mexican feast. As well as making home-made tacos with three fillings - prawn & creamed avocado, chorizo & refried beans and squash & ricotta, you'll make and take home your own chipotle chilli paste (to keep in the fridge and use in multiple different Mexican dishes) and two tangy salsas!

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30 - 9pm, £45 

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An Indian Feast
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

An Indian Feast

Who doesn’t love a good curry? It’s as much part of British food culture as pasta. In this workshop you will be introduced to the world of real Indian food, its spices, colours, variety. Fragrant, chilli-hot mouthfuls straight from the grill, oven or pan - create your own Indian feast at Square Food Foundation. 

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30-9pm, £45

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Bristol 247 Autumn Feast - SOLD OUT!
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Bristol 247 Autumn Feast - SOLD OUT!

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. 

Tickets are now on sale for the Bristol24/7 Autumn Feast on Thursday, November 16 in partnership with Bristol 247 and acclaimed sculptor Carol Peace.

Enjoy a three-course banquet style dinner prepared by Square Food’s Barny Haughton and a team of 12 budding young chefs, enrolled on the Bristol24/7 culinary programme.

The evening will be an opportunity to bring people together and celebrate our wonderful city. Enjoy seasonal, local and delicious food, drink wine and hear about what Bristol24/7 is up to.

A special sculpture auction of Eve will take place to mark Carol Peace’s 25th year as an artist, with all proceeds going towards the Bristol24/7 social impact agenda.

When: Thursday, November 16, 6.30 pm                                                  
Where: Paintworks Events Space
Please send any dietary or access requirements to caragh@bristol247.com 

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Bangkok Street Food - Thai cookery
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Bangkok Street Food - Thai cookery

Lemongrass, lime leaves, coconut and sweet chillies. Join Square Food for a foray into Thai cooking. Along with classic Thai curry, we’ll cover salads, sauces and sides.

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30 - 9pm, £45

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A Taste of the Lebanon - A pop-up cookery demonstration & 3 course feast at Spike Island Cafe
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

A Taste of the Lebanon - A pop-up cookery demonstration & 3 course feast at Spike Island Cafe

A cookery demonstration interwoven with a story from the Lebanon to begin with followed by dinner with some delicious Lebanese wines.  £25 per person

On the menu 

Fatoush, baba ghannuj, fresh haloumi, sea bream, man’ oush (flatbread)

Slow-roast shoulder of goat with yoghurt, rice and vegetables

or

Maghmour (Lebanese vegetable moussaka)

Spiced cookies, plums

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The Art of the Tart
Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

The Art of the Tart

From rough puff to sweet pastry, the art of pastry-making is more accuracy than flair. Anyone can do it. Square Food will show you how to roll out smoothly and with no holes and cracks, line a tart tin and blind bake a pastry case. You'll learn to make the best Quiche Lorraine and a glossy chocolate and raspberry tart. 

£39

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Savoury Sauces
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Savoury Sauces

Sauces are so often the thing left to chance or off the menu completely as if reserved for restaurant chefs. But a good sauce will bring any dish together and add an extra dimension. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on work. 

Learn to make mayonnaise, wine & meat broth sauce reduction, salsa verde, hollandaise sauce, béchamel

£39

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Stir up Saturday and Other Baking Skills
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Stir up Saturday and Other Baking Skills

A home-made cake can win over the toughest crowd and not only is baking therapeutic, it’s rewarding, relaxing and always well-received. In fact, it’s often the simplest bakes that are most popular. In this workshop with Square Food's own cake & pudding expert, you’ll master the basics, make your own Christmas cake and try your hand at more challenging recipes. Oh, and you’ll take home what you bake too…

3hrs, £70 

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Fish Cookery
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Fish Cookery

Here it is again, this hugely popular and definitive introduction to fish cookery. From filleting the fish to putting the perfectly cooked dish on the plate, a masterclass doesn’t come better or clearer than this.

On the Menu: 


Pan-fried mackerel, salsa verde
Poached fillets lemon sole, white wine, cream & herbs
Deep-fried squid, aioli
Pan-fried prawns, garlic, lemon & parsley
Roast salmon, beurre blanc
Baked fillets of bream Provencale
Stewed Italian fish soup: gurnard, mussels, prawns & grey mullet

3hrs, £80

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How to Cook - Autumn
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

How to Cook - Autumn

A series of four seasonal workshops. In each workshop, you’ll learn to cook six dishes that cover all the basic principles, methods and techniques of good cooking. Simple, healthy, delicious, the recipes will reflect the season. You’ll leave each workshop with a portfolio of culinary skills under your belt plus a handful of recipes you can cook again and again.

On The Menu

3 flours and 3 seeded bread
Spiced lentil, Autumn vegetable & coconut soup
Autumn vegetable tart
Brittany-style baked salmon
Moroccan lamb tagine & couscous
Lemon, ricotta, almond polenta cake 

3hrs, £60

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Kids Simple Suppers
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Simple Suppers

The idea is simple: to enable the children to prepare and cook a delicious meal from scratch at home. The classes will be great fun, moderately challenging and a great confidence builder for all young would-be cooks.

The classes are open for all children, whatever skill levels, between the ages of 7 & 14

2.5hrs, £25 per child

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Summer School
Aug
22
to Aug 26

Summer School

The Square Food Foundation Summer School – Join us for a week of cookery from around the world, building up a portfolio of delicious meals that you can recreate at home. We’ll cover breads, desserts, main dishes and gorgeous sides. On the final day we’ll cook up a feast for your invited guests, to show off all the skills you’ve developed through the week. Suitable for children aged 7 – 14, of any skill level. Each day includes a full cooking session and lunch. 

£125 for five days, 10am - 1pm each day 

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Lunchtime In Italy
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lunchtime In Italy

Whether it’s a simple picnic or a feast for family and friends, the Italians have always taken lunch seriously. In this three hour workshop, we will be focussing on dishes which can be mostly prepared the day before and then, with minimum fuss, put on the table – or indeed on the grassy river bank. Barny's menu includes 

Farinata

(Crisp, delicious & simplebread made with chickpea flour & olive oil) 

Caponata with buffalo mozzarella

(A sweet sour southern Italian version of ratatouille) 

Straccettiwith sardines & gremolata

(Homemade pasta, sardines, Almafi lemons, olive oil, chilli) 

Sardinian lamb casserole

(Influences from Moorish cooking… spices, apricot, white wine)   

Almond, ricotta & polenta cake with raspberries

(Yum

With 2 specially selected natural wines from Sicily

The evening will be a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Towards the end of the class, you’ll have supper and a glass of wine. Recipes will be sent to you after the class.
At some classes, there may be leftovers and we’d encourage you to take your share home.

Please bring a Tupperware container if you would like to take food home with you.

£70, 6-9pm

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Oranges & Olive Groves: Summer Eating in Southern Spain
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Oranges & Olive Groves: Summer Eating in Southern Spain

Tapas may have been usurped by new, trendier types of eating, but Spanish cooking remains as exciting and delicious as ever. In this three hour masterclass, Barny will take you on a tour of Southern Spain and its sunshine flavours and ingredients from seafood salad and salt cod to pork with sherry and the perfect paella.

The evening will be a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Towards the end of the class, you’ll have supper and a glass of icy Spanish beer or wine. Recipes will be sent to you after the class.
At some classes, there may be leftovers and we’d encourage you to take your share home.

Please bring a Tupperware container if you would like to take food home with you.

£70, 6-9pm

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Japanese Cooking with Kansai Kitchen
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Japanese Cooking with Kansai Kitchen

This 3hr workshop will introduce you to the fresh, fascinating and endlessly varied food of Japan. Perhaps surprisingly, great Japanese food can be made easily using locally sourced ingredients and the skills demonstrated by guest tutor and Japanese food expert Liam Chawdhary of Kansai Kitchen 

With his street food kitchen and pop up restaurants already firmly established in Bristol, Liam is on a mission to prove just how simple authentic Japanese food is to make. You'll have fun discovering new ingredients and creating a handful of delicious and impressive dishes. There'll be time to discuss the background and culture of Japanese Food over a glass of sake. And we'll find out why real Japanese restaurants are a rarity in the UK even though you can create absolutely authentic Japanese dishes with ease at home.

23rd May, 6-9pm. £70

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Bab, Jang & Kimchi - the art of Korean Cooking
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Bab, Jang & Kimchi - the art of Korean Cooking

As the fashion for fermentation gathers pace, so Korean food is getting a name for itself. And Korean cooking is a world of uniquely clean and yet umami flavours; fermented vegetables, glass noodles, seaweeds, pancakes, meat poached in broths, unlikely but delicious sweet-sour fish and of course bab – (rice), ingredients combined with a precise elegance of presentation, are some of the characteristics of this brilliant cuisine. And of course all the ingredients you will need for cooking these dishes at home are now readily available here in the UK

All classes include tastings throughout and supper with a glass of wine. You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6-9pm, £70

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