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Explore The Kelpies

The only way to get inside a Kelpie is on our Kelpies Tour! View

Outdoor Activities

Walk for Parkinson’s - Kelpies

Thursday, 02 Sep 21 at 18:00 PM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Visitor Centre

Ideally located for an excellent view of the Kelpies, the Visitor Centre is the hub of The Helix. View

Filming & Photography Requests

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Supernova 5K Run Postponed

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Plaza Cafe

The Plaza Café is an indoor/outdoor space that sits in the heart of Helix Park overlooking our lagoon. View

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The Helix, Home of The Kelpies

Falkirk, FK2 7ZT
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Scotland's Kelpie Maquettes come home

Following more than 6 years of international globe “trotting” taking in visits to New York, Chicago, Milan and London. The original 1:10 scale maquettes designed by sculptor Andy Scott will return to the Helix Park, Falkirk on Monday 24 February and for the first time will meet the full size 30m high sculptures on site. View

How to get Here

So you want to come and see the magnificent Kelpies, and their home The Helix Park, for yourself? We are ideally located in the central belt of Scotland - around 19 miles from Edinburgh and 35 miles from Glasgow airports. View

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Happy New Year from everyone at Fire & Light 2020 Visions

Thank you for wrapping up your Hogmanay celebrations with us at Fire & Light 2020 Visions. We really enjoyed starting the New Year with a walk around the park with you all. View

Falkirk Explored App

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Love and Kisses Walk or Cycle

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Purple Tuesday

Today is Purple Tuesday; a national day of action focusing on the customer experience for disabled people. View

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International Women's Day 2021

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Team Volunteering

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Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood

We need you to vote! Falkirk is through to the last 10 for Britain’s Best walking Neighbourhood award. View

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BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ panel to face Falkirk locals as show comes to the Falkirk Wheel

BBC Radio 4 show ‘Any Questions?’ is to be broadcast live from The Falkirk Wheel on Friday 8th November 2019. The show, which offers local people a chance to ask questions and influence debate, will follow the 8pm news and be repeated on Saturday 9th at 1.10pm. Listeners will also have a chance to join in the debate during the Saturday ‘Any Answers?’ phone-in at 2pm. View

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It is with regret that Falkirk Community Trust has decided to suspend all services from Wednesday 18th March until further notice.

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Falkirk Community Trust Christmas 2020

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Reopening Statement – April 2021

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Music

Euan Stevenson and the Earthtones Trio: World Premiere of Sound Tracks

Sunday, 24 Apr 22 at 19:30 PM Falkirk Trinity Church View

Pedal Falkirk

Sunday, 03 Oct 21 at 08:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies View

Group Booking Terms & Conditions

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Green Flag Award 2016

We are very proud to announce that The Helix has been awarded our very first Green Flag Award! View

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Falkirk Community Trust has announced that Maureen Campbell OBE will stand down as its Chief Executive on 31 August 2021.

Maureen has been instrumental in driving the Trust’s growth and success during the last ten years. Before taking on the role at Falkirk Community Trust, Maureen had been employed by Falkirk Council as Director of Community Services for 11 years. Neil Brown, who has been General Manager with Falkirk Community Trust since 2012, will take on the role of Chief Executive on Maureen’s departure and will lead the team to the successful transition to Falkirk Council by 1 April 2022. View

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Falkirk Explored

Falkirk Explored is your ticket to go out and explore the best of the Falkirk area! This interactive mobile app for iOs and Android phones, will help you discover a variety of walking and cycling trails along the Falkirk District. View

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Venue Closure Statement

Following the announcement from the First Minister placing mainland Scotland in Covid protection level 4 from Saturday 26 December, we are suspending a range of services until further notice from this date View

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Venue Closure Statement

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Great Place Falkirk Online Events

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School Booking Terms & Conditions

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Call for entries - Falkirk

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Call for entries - Falkirk Wheel

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Five New Forth Bike Stations For Falkirk

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Falkirk Community Trust Staff Supporting NHS Forth Valley

Since Autumn of 2020, Falkirk Community Trust (FCT) has been supporting several NHS Forth Valley programmes, including Flu Vaccination, COVID Vaccination, Mobile Testing Units and a Fixed Asymptomatic Test Site involving several Trust operated sites. View

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Falkirk Community Trust says Thank you to over 1000 Local Volunteers

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About

The Helix has been around since 2003, born from an idea to create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local communities. We'd like to think that we've come a long way since then, and made some great achievements in that time. View

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Coronavirus Update

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Pay Per Visit

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Pre and Post Workshop Activities

All self-led workshops instructions include recommendations for pre and/or post visit activities for the classroom. View

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The Mariner Centre Reaches for the Stars!

Exceptional staff hospitality and improved facilities are two highlights that helped to improve the star rating of the Mariner Centre at the recent Visit Scotland inspection resulting in a four star rating. View

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Sound of Metal Blog July 2021

This blog post is by Manjeet Cross who visited the Hippodrome in June to see Sound of Metal along with fellow members of the Forth Valley Sensory Centre ‘Talk and Sign’ Group, coordinated by Linsey Stock. Although the group’s activities have temporarily moved online, members got together for this cinema visit as part of one of their weekly sessions. View

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Enter the Dragon Blog July 2021

This month’s Hippodrome blog is a guest entry by Stirling-based Jack Ferguson, age 26-years, who writes about his visit to the Hippodrome to see Enter the Dragon, the first in the Black Enough season playing throughout July. View

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Booking Information

Booking and cost information for Our School workshops. View

Schools

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Meerkat Movies

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How the Challenge works

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Thank You

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Library Online

Even when your local library is closed, you can still access books, magazines, and audiobooks from home. You can even study for your driving theory test online with Theory Test Pro. View

Finding Aids

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Life On The Antonine Wall

Through activity learning, pupils will learn why and how the Antonine Wall was built and imagine what life was like for soilders stationed at the wall. View

Life At Callendar House

Pupils re-enact the past by adopting jobs at Callendar House from different periods in history. View

Healthy Eating

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Library Visits & Resources

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Join your local library

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Return your lockdown loans

Do you still have library books, audiobooks or DVDs lurking at home from before lockdown? Don’t worry, get them back to us and you won’t face any fines or charges. We understand that it hasn’t been easy, or possible, for many people to get back in to see us. You can return your items at any library in the area, regardless of where you borrowed them from. View

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Zetland Park Tennis Courts

Zetland Park, Grangemouth, FK3 9DQ
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Silent Film Festival 2014

It's been another record breaker! Huge thanks to everyone who made the fourth Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema (HippFest) a special event that people all over the country were talking about. View

How-to do HippFest

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Research

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Explore Art in the Outdoors

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Libraries are back!

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Terms & Conditions

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Clubs

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12 For 10

Take advantage of our offer and get 12 gym sessions for the price of 10! View

Home Library Service

Can't get to the library? Let the Library come to you! View

No Joining Fee for September

Start your fitness journey with us today and take advantage of our No September Joining Fee Offer! Your new membership will give you access to all four of our gyms, the choice of over 250 fitness classes, access to the knowledge from our highly qualified gym staff and access to our pools! What are you waiting for? View

No Joining Fee for September

Start your fitness journey with us today and take advantage of our No September Joining Fee Offer! Your new membership will give you access to all four of our gyms, the choice of over 250 fitness classes, access to the knowledge from our highly qualified gym staff and access to our pools! What are you waiting for? View

No Joining Fee for September

Start your fitness journey with us today and take advantage of our No September Joining Fee Offer! Your new membership will give you access to all four of our gyms, the choice of over 250 fitness classes, access to the knowledge from our highly qualified gym staff and access to our pools! What are you waiting for? View

No Joining Fee for September

Start your fitness journey with us today and take advantage of our No September Joining Fee Offer! Your new membership will give you access to all four of our gyms, the choice of over 250 fitness classes, access to the knowledge from our highly qualified gym staff and access to our pools! What are you waiting for? View

No Joining Fee for September

Start your fitness journey with us today and take advantage of our No September Joining Fee Offer! Your new membership will give you access to all four of our gyms, the choice of over 250 fitness classes, access to the knowledge from our highly qualified gym staff and access to our pools! What are you waiting for? View

Young People

Libraries are one of the few places you can go that’s free! You can borrow up to 30 books, or just come in to study, read or use a PC. View

Writing Rammy

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Larbert Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Larbert Library View

Bonnybridge Library Appointment Slot

Thursday, 17 Sep 20 at 11:00 AM View

Denny Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Denny Library View

Grangemouth Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Grangemouth Library View

Slamannan Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 14:30 PM Slamannan Library View

Meadowbank Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Meadowbank Library View

Museums Exhibitions

Our Stories - Views of our Past

Wednesday, 28 Apr 21 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

FAQs

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Callendar Park Activity Trail

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Great Place Digital Heritage Placement

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Great Place Local Heritage Placement

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Dollar Park Tennis Courts

Dollar Park, Falkirk FK1 5SQ
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Falkirk Library Appointment Slot

Tuesday, 01 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM Falkirk Library View

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Mariner Centre

Glasgow Road, FK1 4HJ
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Library buildings opening to the public

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Helix Visitor Centre Statement 31 October 2020

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Falkirk Community Trust to reopen library buildings to the public offering Click & Collect from the 6 April

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Visual Art and Craft Maker Awards

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Tennis Statement 08.01.21

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Work in progress on Falkirk’s Great Place project

Following a successful bid for the largest Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place grant awarded in Scotland, planning is moving ahead on the Falkirk Great Place scheme with the hiring of Project Coordinator, Helen Rashad, who is now in post. View

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Newparks Farm at Muiravonside Country Park Announcement

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September Brochure

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Glad to Help! Gladiators Volunteers on to Pastures New

We could not be more grateful to our small legion of volunteer gallery invigilators, who joined the staff at Callendar House between May and October 2019 for Falkirk Community Trust’s flagship summer exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets. View

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Gas supply issues in local area

An update from Falkirk Community Trust on our venues and the recent issues with gas supply in the local area. View

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Our Health, Fitness and Sports Reopening Plans

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Kinneil Museum Statement

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Grangemouth Sports Complex Gym Election Centre Closure

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Theatre is back!

We are thrilled to announce that after 17 long months of closure, we are now planning to reopen Falkirk Town Hall (FTH). View

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Visual Arts & Crafts Makers Awards 2021

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Callendar House Tea Room reopening Statement

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A second chance to see the work of local artists at Callendar House

While many of us were home baking during lockdown, a group of fabulous local artists were busy creating and adapting their work for Winter 2020, Falkirk Community Trust’s first new Callendar House exhibition since the building closed in March 2020. The exhibition was only open for a matter of weeks before we were forced to close the House due to the second COVID-19 lockdown. View

A Kiss From Mary Pickford (1927)

Sunday, 21 Mar 21 at 14:30 PM View

Outdoor Activities

Lowland Leader Award - Training

Saturday, 06 Apr 19 at 09:00 AM Outdoor Activities Base View

Museums Exhibitions

Local Heroes

Monday, 28 Jun 21 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

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Message from Maureen Campbell OBE, Chief Executive, Falkirk Community Trust

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“Our Stories” brings Falkirk area heritage to life

Explore stories and videos about our local heritage on our new Our Stories website, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. View

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Three Libraries. One app. All Free with your library membership.

From November 1st library members will be able to access audiobooks, magazines and eBooks from their mobile device, all in one handy app. View

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Outlander Filming Locations

VisitScotland have today announced that their popular Outlander map has now been developed into a digital audio guide for fans to enjoy in their own homes or at the locations. They have partnered with GeoTourist to develop the guide which is free to download from the GeoTourist app. Featuring on the app are Callendar House and Muiravonside Country Park. View

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Celebrating our volunteers - FCT's first ever Volunteer Social!

Here at Falkirk Community Trust we truly appreciate all that our hard-working and dedicated volunteers do for the community of Falkirk, so this year we wanted to make sure that they knew that too! View

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Grangemouth Golf Course and The Helix Park, Muiravonside Country Park, Callendar Park and Kinneil Estate.

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Health & Fitness Update

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Falkirk Community Trust urges park visitors to beware of frozen water this winter

With the drop in temperatures many of the ponds are freezing across our parks and although it may seem safe, we urge all visitors to avoiding walking on what will in fact be fairly thin ice. View

Adult Activities

High Tops - Beinn Mhanach - BIKE ACCESS

Sunday, 31 Oct 21 at 07:00 AM Outdoor Activities Base View

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Active Schools projects awarded funding from the YOYP National Lottery Fund

We’re delighted that two of our Active Schools projects have each been awarded £10,000 from the @YOYP2018 #NationalLottery Fund to help young people #SparkAChange in their lives! View

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Bo’ness and the Birth of the Industrial Revolution

Falkirk celebrates the local birthplace of one of the most important inventions in technological history. View

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‘Best Cinema Experience in Scotland’ Winner!

The Hippodrome is very excited to announce that we won ‘Best Cinema Experience in Scotland’ at The Scottish Hospitality Awards this year. View

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Health & Fitness Update 18 September

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New COVID Testing Centres To Open For People Without Symptoms

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11.08.21 Customer Statement

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FTH Theatre Set for An Enchanting Christmas With Beauty and the Beast

Panto is back at FTH Theatre this Christmas with the magical Beauty and the Beast. It is not just Panto that is back – FTH favourites Barbara Bryceland (as Fairy Fiona), Scott Watson (as Wee Frankie McClunkey) and Derek McGhie (as Callum Kelpie) are returning for more festive fun, with tickets on sale from 1 September for the show running from Friday 10 to Wednesday 29 December 2021. View

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We are getting ready

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Happy Hippo-birthday!

The Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness will be celebrating ten years since its high profile restoration and re-opening in April 2009 View

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HippFest 2019 Opening Film Announced

• Rare screening of ROB ROY (1922) to open HippFest on Wed 20 March • Tickets on sale from 12 noon on Friday 30 November • HippFest 2019 runs from Wed 20 to Sun 24 March 2019 View

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Phase 3 Announcement

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Update on the Re-opening of Falkirk Community Trust Buildings

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Hippodrome Blog June 2021

The first of a regular blog post for our website from Alison Strauss, Arts Development Officer (Film and Media), Falkirk Community Trust – programmer of the Hippodrome year-round since it re-opened in 2009 and founding Director of the annual Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (2011 – present). View

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HippFest Launches 2019 Programme

HIPPODROME SILENT FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2019 PROGRAMME View

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HippFest Launches 2019 programme

Tickets for the 9th Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, held at Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema in Bo’ness, are now on sale. View

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Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Programme is Announced

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival celebrates the new roaring twenties - in 2020! View

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