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Area: Lincolnshire

www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/bourne/

‘In the mid 1990's a group of like minded amateur organ players in the Bourne area decided they would like to get together to hear each other play music and enjoy each others' company ...'. Monthly evening meetings.

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www.burteyfen.co.uk

'The Burtey Fen Collection Is a privately owned music hall in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, housing three pipe organs - a Compton cinema organ, a Wurlitzer cinema organ and a classical pipe organ. The venue also features a vast collection of original memorabilia in tribute to the stars of entertainment 1940-1965. A small "fairground organ" made by the late Denis Matthews of the "M Ranch" has been re-housed on the balcony. Organ concerts by top names of the organ world are a monthly feature ...'

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www.cleethorpesfestival.co.uk

'Gives a platform for performers in all categories; Poetry, Prose and Drama in the Words section and in the Music section we have classes for Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Voice.' Held Mid June.

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www.angelfire.com/folk/gainsboroughfolk/

'The folk club is small but extremely enthusiastic and friendly ... The usual format is a singaround, although we occasionally book guests.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.gainsborough-organsociety.co.uk

'To achieve our aims, we demand a high standard of performance and also ensure the friendliest of atmosphere, so that concerts are not just audiences listening to programmes, but meetings of friends socialising together. With the exception of July and August, when we have a break, our concerts are held on the last Thursday of each month, where our attendances are currently averaging 100 people.'

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www.granthammusicfestival.co.uk

'Annual event in which musicians in the town can perform in a friendly environment but in competition with their peers and in front of an expert adjudicator. Ages range from earliest school-age to senior citizens. Classes for all types of instrument and vocal style are normally offered and performers may be soloists, ensembles, orchestras or choirs.' Held Mid March.

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www.grimsbyconcertsociety.org

'Promote, between October and April, a series of classical concerts of the highest quality, featuring professional musicians.'

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www.grimsbyfolkclub.co.uk

'The Club meets at 8 pm on Sunday evenings (doors open 7.30pm) from September to July and hosts a wide variety of guests.'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.licmf.moonfruit.com

‘Annual Festival founded in 2004 featuring traditional chamber music concerts at several venues within Lincolnshire, enhanced each year with a range of performers and performances from other genres. Main Programme held Mid August.

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www.lincsmusicservice.org

‘We believe in Making Music Matter in Lincolnshire and that EVERY child should have access to high quality opportunities regardless of circumstance or background. Lincolnshire Music Service is an award winning Local Authority music service. We exist to provide the best possible music opportunities for Children and Young People within the county. We are also the lead organisation of the Lincolnshire Music Education Hub which was launched in 2012.’

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community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lindumaccordionclub/

'A friendly Lincolnshire-based club for anyone with an interest in playing, or listening to others play, the accordion ... Sometimes, we are invited to send players to entertain outside the confines of the Club. Please bear in mind that whether we are able to oblige depends upon the type of function, size of venue etc. We are not professionals, but enthusiastic amateurs, and our beloved instruments are mainly acoustic without amplification.'

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louthconcertsociety.uk

Typically, six evening concerts, October - March.

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www.louthfolkclub.org.uk

'Convenes at The Brown Cow, Newmarket, Louth on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm. Entrance: £2 (except guest nights)'

Category:Folk Clubs
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www.lincsmusicservice.org/music-groups/music-centres/louth

‘Being part of Louth Music Centre gives young people the opportunity to play a musical instrument or sing as part of a group, in a fun and supportive environment ...’

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www.northlincolnshirebriggfestival.co.uk

Founded 1900: ‘We are extraordinarily fortunate in this rural area to have such a longstanding cultural legacy, which is well respected nationally in the performing arts world. Indeed a good number of our performers have gone on to forge professional careers in the arts. Our young people are our future and the world is their stage. We at Brigg Festival believe that each of our performers has taken away from our Festival not just a few friends and happy memories, but something that will greatly benefit them in future years.’ Held Mid March.

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scunthorpe-concert-society.co.uk

'Since 1949 the Society has promoted an annual series of classical chamber music concerts by professional artists of international renown. Our Concerts are held, between October and April, on a Friday of each month.'

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Also indexedScunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society
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scunthorpemusicalfestival.co.uk

Scunthorpe Musical Festival joined the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1924. Over the years we have grown into three flourishing sections, each lasting a full week. In October 2011, we were awarded a Gold Medal by the Federation for our organisational skills and we are well-known for being a friendly festival. We aim to encourage young people from all areas to gain confidence in public, to share experiences and with the help of professionals to make progress in their chosen disciplines.’ Held Late May.

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www.skegnessaccordionclub.co.uk

Started in 1993: 'With a wide range of playing abilities from junior to senior levels, we try our best to pick music that everyone can get involved in. Marches, polkas, waltzes, light classical, country and western, musicals, 40s, 50s, 60s popular sing-a-long music – if we like it we’ll have a go at it ... Our meetings are held at two different venues, alternate weeks.'

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www.shconcerts.co.uk

Typically four concerts per season, Sunday afternoons.

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www.lincsmusicservice.org/music-groups/music-centres/spalding-music-centre

’Being part of Spalding Music Centre gives young people the opportunity to play a musical instrument or sing as part of a group, in a fun and supportive environment.‘

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www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk

'The group gives women from 16 to 70+ the opportunity to share the joy and proven health benefits of singing with like-minded people in a fun and creative environment ... Sessions across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and near Oundle are held every week for 90 minutes per week.'

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www.alfordsilverband.co.uk

'The modern Alford Silver Band reformed in the 1960s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today, this popular band has over 60 playing members, including a large Training Section (predominantly youngsters but also with a number of adults who have decided to learn a brass instrument in their more mature years). Unlike some of the more “household-name” bands, we do not compete in brass band contests; nor are we a "marching band". Alford Silver Band is a straightforward concert band that enjoys making good music and entertaining people. The band has a wide ranging repertoire of music from the classics to pop, and everything in between. And more music is being added to the extensive library all the time.'

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alkboroughchoir.org.uk

'Started by a group of ladies who "just wanted to sing" in September 1983, and we haven’t stopped singing since. We have developed into a mainly a capella mixed voice choir over the years comprising soprano, alto, tenor and bass.'

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www.bostonsinfonia.org.uk

‘Founded in June 1996 by Stephen Maher to give a platform to local professional-standard, top-rate musicians to provide classical music for people of Boston and surrounding areas, to accompany local choral societies and also encourage young talented musicians to play to a professional standard ... The orchestra players database currently has over 90 musicians on the list. The size of the orchestra for concerts varies, depending on the venue and the music to be played, and can be as few as 25 or as many as 65.'

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www.cityoflincolnband.org.uk

'We are a friendly brass band made up of musicians of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing all over Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. The band is well known for their entertaining concerts comprising of music from marches to the modern repertoire. So if you are an experienced player or would like to learn, the band will give you a very warm welcome.'

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gainsboroughcs.co.uk

'The Choral Society is a hundred-plus strong choir and gave its first concert on 2nd November 1860 ... Performances are held at All Saints' Parish Church every November, December and March.'

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gainsboroughmusica.wixsite.com/gmts

‘Our wonderful society has been performing & singing since 1911 & we have no intention of stopping any time soon!  We are affiliated with NODA, the National Operatic & Dramatic Association ... We perform regularly throughout the year, from big stage productions, to concerts, to pantomimes. Something for everyone! Come and join us!’

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www.granthamchoralsociety.co.uk

‘We are an enthusiastic group of singers numbering 70 plus voices who always welcome new members. In addition to our Autumn and Spring Concerts, we host two Christmas Carol nights, hold a professional-led Saturday Workshop in February and enjoy several social events each season. If this sounds interesting, you are welcome to come along to a rehearsal or two and see how it goes.’

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www.greenwoodquire.co.uk

'Sings and plays choral items, including West Gallery pieces, that were popular in the church of the 19th century and earlier, some uniquely from music masters who travelled around the local area and brought compositions to villages nearby. The Quire evokes an experience of the time: an agricultural community, un-mechanised and largely unchanged for hundreds of years, and the music that helped to express the religious sentiments of farming people.'

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www.g-c-ladieschoir.co.uk

The Cleethorpes Ladies Choir was formed by the late Vera Burton in 1971 ... In 1996 the Choir changed its name to Grimsby & Cleethorpes Ladies Choir ... The Choir has performed with many well-known Bands ... Black Dyke Band, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band, the City of Sheffield Pipe Band, and more locally, the Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes Band. Concerts with other Choirs and Bands regularly take place, often on an exchange basis, and various Charities have benefited from these performances. Smaller concerts in aid of local charities, singing at weddings and visits to entertain at Residential Homes all contribute to a busy calendar of events.'

Category:Ladies Choirs
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www.cleethorpesband.com

'One of the oldest in Lincolnshire with a history stretching back to its foundation as the Cleethorpes Borough Band in 1880 ... Our Band is proud to be sponsored and supported by Kingsway Printers, a family owned company providing a variety of first class printing services and specialists in labeling for a broad spectrum of industries ... The Band plays a variety of concerts at local venues, supporting local charities and providing live musical entertainment for all.'

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kirtonband.co.uk

‘Founded in 1870 and has remained in existence throughout this period. The band has enjoyed notable contest successes in the past but, for some time has concentrated on concert performances in the Lincolnshire area ... Players not only come from Kirton but travel from Skegness, Sleaford and the Spalding area to weekly rehearsals and engagements. The band has been grateful for the help and encouragement it receives from the people of Kirton and hope all will enjoy all of the performances we perform.‘

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sites.google.com/site/lincolnchorale/

'Has established itself as the premier amateur chamber choir in the Lincoln region, both in terms of quality of performance and in range of programming ... The auditioned group of approximately 40 singers rehearse weekly in preparation for their concerts at venues in and around Lincoln. In a typical year, the choir presents 3 concerts, with occasional engagements elsewhere.'

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.lincolnsymphony.co.uk

‘If you are: * A lover of classical music; * The owner of your own instrument; * A proficient musician (grade 6 or equivalent for strings, grade 8 for other instruments); * Free on Thursday evenings; * Interested in playing around three or four concerts a year, and rehearsing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - then we'd love to hear from you ... The orchestra usually performs four concerts a year in November, January, April and June although they often take part in other events with the Lincoln Choral Society and the Newark Choral Society.’

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www.louthchoral.co.uk

'Established over 150 years ago, the Choir has earned a reputation for being highly accomplished and able to perform a wide range of challenging repertoire ... We currently have a membership of some 100 adult singers drawn from all walks of life and from a wide geographical area - Grimsby and District in the North of Lincolnshire down to Boston in the South. We meet weekly from September through to July to rehearse for our customary programme of four major concerts.'

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louthmvc.co.uk

‘We are a dynamic, friendly and welcoming group of men who share a passion of singing ... Our concerts are light hearted and we hope to surprise and delight our audiences with our music and witty humour from our compere.‘

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www.meridian-singers.info

'We are the music makers at the centre of time – on the Greenwich Meridian in Louth Lincolnshire. The Meridian Singers perform songs from light classics, jazz, gospel, popular and other genres. We are always keen to ensure that audiences are entertained by our performances ...'

Category:Ladies Choirs
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Also indexedLouth Ladies' Choir
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www.orpheus-online.org

Formed 1949: ‘The Orpheus performs in many varied venues and willingly supports charitable occasions. They also regularly promote their own concerts at major venues and play host to a variety of well-known performers as well as encouraging young people who are at the beginning of their professional careers. They can also be heard regularly in churches and halls in support of a variety of community events.’

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www.room21.org.uk

A 22-piece band featuring 4 vocalists - including The Axholme Singers who sing an Andrews Sisters tribute. The band is based in Haxey (in North Lincolnshire just south of the Humber Bridge) and we draw our musicians from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.'

Category:Big Bands
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Also indexedAxholme Singers
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www.scunthorpecoopjuniorchoir.org.uk

'Established over 80 years ago. The organisation currently has over 100 members aged between 3 and 18 years old and is divided into three smaller choirs – The Main Choir (for singers aged between 9 - 18), The Older Training Choir (for children aged 6 - 9), and The Younger Training Choir (catering for 3 - 6 year olds). The choir sings a varied repertoire of music that includes Classical, Pop, Gospel and Folk music.'

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www.skegnesssilverband.co.uk

'We are a friendly 4th section band based in Lincolnshire UK. The band has enjoyed many performances and competitions over the years and can regularly be seen performing on the bandstand in Tower Gardens, Skegness as well as The Embassy, Skegness.'

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www.sleafordchoralsociety.btck.co.uk

Typically three Concerts per annum: ‘Sleaford Choral Society has a history of working on fund-raising projects with small local community groups. Originally organised on an ad hoc basis ... our activities have been formalised over the last few years under the name “The Village Consort”. This comprises members of the Choral Society – but by no means the full choir – who get together ... to provide light-hearted summer concerts in venues around Sleaford.’

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www.sleafordukuleleorchestra.co.uk

‘Formed in late 2007 ... playing a variety of instruments from the ukulele family. We may be an “orchestra” but do not expect an evening of instrumentals. We play an eclectic selection of music, modern and not so modern, and we may throw in the odd jazz number!’

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www.stamfordchoral.co.uk

‘A large mixed choir; its history stretches back to at least 1879, the heyday of choral societies, and today we are in good health with a membership of around 115, of various ages. Under the skilled leadership of its professional musical director ... the choir performs three concerts a year.’

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www.stamfordsingers.org

Typically sings at a small number of UK Cathedrals each year, plus at other venues a requested: ‘Our repertoire ... includes music for religious services (settings for Communion, Evensong etc.), motets and anthems, psalms and responses. Our repertoire also includes a variety of secular music, including Negro spirituals, madrigals, arrangements of folk songs and other popular genre.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.swinesheadsilverband.org.uk

'The Band is self funding, all monies being raised by subscription, donation or playing fees. The band is active throughout the year playing at garden fetes, indoor concerts, church services, carol concerts and traditional carol playing around the village as well as taking part in local and national brass band contests.'

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ukuleleorchestraofspalding.co.uk

‘Came into being in September 2008. Initially the group consisted of 18 absolute beginners, who owned 11 ukuleles between them, none of which had been tuned, let alone played! The group has evolved and improved continuously ... and currently [2016] has 70 members aged between 10 and 83, most of whom now have at least 2 ukuleles each. We play for a wide range of audiences in an equally wide range of venues, performing a repertoire of over 200 songs. The Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding plays for its own, and the audience’s enjoyment; we also manage to raise at least £2,000 each year for local charities, all of which comes from audience donations. We do not charge a fee to perform.’

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www.wovenchords.com

‘80- strong community choir singing beautiful songs from around the world in acapella harmony!’

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www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk

‘A jewel of a little theatre in the centre of the market town of Boston. It is a 229-seat theatre built inside the remains of the refectory of a Dominican monastery, with parts of the structure dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It is, of course, a listed building ... Over the years its fortunes waxed and waned, but small subsidies from Boston Borough Council and, later, the Arts Council, enabled it to survive. Unfortunately in this day and age such subsidies have disappeared and we now receive no grants and have to survive on our merits ...’

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www.bostonguildhall.co.uk

'Built in the 1390's this building is a testament to the wealth and influence of the Guild of St Mary at a time when Boston's power as a centre of trade was second only to London. This wonderfully preserved building, with a wealth of original features, has survived the centuries and is to be enjoyed as one of Boston's finest visitor attractions.' Hosts occasional concerts and recitals.

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www.embassytheatre.co.uk

'Our mission is to provide an extraordinary range of cultural, leisure and health related opportunities that allow all local people to lead a great life. We will do this by striving to develop and sustain a thriving and successful (culture and leisure) business that encourages innovation and progressive expansion in order to maximise service potential and community wellbeing.'

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www.guildhallartscentre.com

‘It doesn't matter what you're into, they'll always be something for you at the Guildhall. From contemporary dance to dazzling music and drama, there's so much going on, and if there's ever something you think we should be doing just let us know!‘

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lincolncathedral.com

‘We welcome everyone and strongly encourage you, whatever your own beliefs or background, to join us by taking a few minutes out of your busy schedule to empty yourself of care and reflect on the wonder and vastness of this magical place, whilst listening to some of the most exquisite music to be heard anywhere in the world ... The choir sings Evensong every day except Wednesday during choir term with a sung Eucharist and Mattins in addition each Sunday and the choir also performs in concert throughout the year ... Lincoln Cathedral Consort is the mixed-voice, volunteer chamber choir of Lincoln Cathedral, who perform services and concerts at the Cathedral and around the Diocese ... The organ is admired by organists from all over the world. Organ concerts are held regularly in the Cathedral ...’

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www.lincolndrillhall.com

‘Lincoln's friendliest, liveliest arts venue, packed full of the very best in theatre, comedy, music, film and dance ... and much more!’

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www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

'The South Holland Centre is owned and operated by South Holland District Council. The professional programme is support funded by Arts Council England.'

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www.spilsbytheatre.com

'Collectively-run community venue, staffed entirely by volunteers ... The Spilsby Theatre was formed from the former Sessions House and gaol in this small Lincolnshire town ... The interior of the building has much atmosphere.'

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www.stpeterscleethorpes.org.uk

Organize a series of ‘Music While You Eat’ summer concerts.

Category:Churches
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www.stamfordartscentre.com

‘Drawing on a rich heritage dating back to the 18th Century, Stamford Arts Centre provides you with the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide selection of art forms from theatre, music and film to sculpture, dance and drawing ... Our beautiful ballroom hosts a variety of concerts including our classical music season that runs from October through to May, as well as dances and workshops ...’

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stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

‘Independantly managed charity trust in central Stamford - offering the very best in theatre, comedy, music and dance.'

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www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/trinity-arts-centre/

'This exciting venue offers live bands, music, theatre, stand up comedy, cinema and much more every week ...'

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www.music-link.org

'The objectives of the Association are to foster interest, participation and study of all kinds of music within Lincolnshire, making music more accessible and relevant to the community living in the area and forging links with sympathetic organisations both within the East Midlands area generally and elsewhere.'

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