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I am an Immigrant – campaign launch

ice&fire will perform a short piece at the launch event of this innovative campaign in the run up to the May election. For more details click here

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    Part of a conference for GPs and health workers, The University of Manchester


    Posted on 5/14/2015
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    Posted on 4/23/2015
  • Asylum Monologues in Leamington Spa

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    Posted on 4/22/2015
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    ice&fire will perform a short piece at the launch event of this innovative campaign in the run up to the May election. For more details click here


    Posted on 4/13/2015
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    Posted on 3/30/2015
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    Posted on 3/24/2015
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    Reading about the Aryans who came to Pakistan in 1500 BCE, about how they were expert horsemen and aggressive fighters, armed with iron weapons, the image I see is Brad Pitt. Leather breastplate, astride a horse and speaking with that vaguely historical sentence structure that Blackadder so effectively parodied – ‘yes it is, not that […]


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    Posted on 3/24/2013

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