04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

Thanks for reading
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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

Thanks for reading
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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

Thanks for reading
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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

Thanks for reading
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04/02/2022
Artist Interview
Nathalie Brough
Meet She Curates: Championing Equality in Arts
Since launching in 2020, Mollie Barnes - also known as She Curates - has championed equality in the arts by providing a platform for women and queer artists. With her guest-hosting the latest series of Art on a Podcast for International Women's Day, we sat down with Mollie to talk about She Curates' origins, aims, and her favourite artworks.

What’s the story behind She Curates? How did it all begin?

She Curates began 5 days into the first lockdown. All my projects and exhibitions were suddenly - like much of the world - put on hold. It was a way for me to connect through Instagram and email, to curators and artists whom I admired and who caught my eye. I always say this - but it’s a testimony to the kindness of everyone to me during the pandemic.

Do you recall any particular standout moments that made you want to get involved in the art world?

Honestly not one moment, but a series of moments and a long queue of people. I grew up around so many inspiring women in the arts, particularly artists, who helped me make sense of what I wanted to help the art world become in my small way. I love that art can change the world, change opinions, emotions and points of view. I love how it can create dialogue.

If you could pick any two iconic pieces of art to display side by side at an exhibition, which would they be and why?

That’s a really interesting one. I love works that remind me of other works in an instant. For example, Faith Ringgold’s ‘Groovin’ High’ reminds me of Chelsea Wong’s party scenes.

Faith Ringgold, Groovin' High, 1996 Silkscreen. Courtesy of Richard Beavers Gallery
Chelsea Wong ©, Many Moons I've Dreamt of You, 2020.

Imagining there are no limitations, what would your dream curated exhibition look like?

I would love to curate a nomadic exhibition, perhaps literally out of a moving vessel that moves from place to place to inspire people. I would love to have a space for artists to take over entirely for a period of time, and create a living, breathing, house of art - I’m working on it!

We cannot wait to see what’s lined up for She Curates. Which projects can we start looking forward to?

2022 is looking - I hope - bright. I feel there’s an optimism in the air this year.

I have lots of projects coming up that will be announced soon. I have an exhibition opening in March: Reclaiming the Nymph; A Force of Nature, with the Gillian Jason Gallery in London. All exhibiting artists are incredible, and have come together in such an exciting way.

Any artists you’ve recently had your eye on?

So many. Here are just a few in no particular order:

Pamela Phatsimo

Nengi Omuku

Jasmine Pradissito

Cece Philips

Amanda Ba

Caroline Absher

Lily Kemp

Chila Burman

Asuka Anastasia Ogawa

You can follow She Curates over on her Instagram page @she_curates_ to keep up with her work, as she continues to amplify the voices of female and queer artists. Plus, tune into the latest Art on a Postcard podcast series to hear the fascinating lives and stories of some of today's best creative minds, from the likes of Charmaine Watkiss, Philemona Williams and Victoria Cantons.

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