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Queen Mary reveals unmissable line-up for Arts Week 2009

Acclaimed film director Mike Leigh, OBE, is just one of the big name speakers taking part in Arts Week 2009 - Queen Mary’s biennial celebration of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.

6 April 2009


Performing Medicine are on the bill at Arts Week 2009
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For media information, contact:

Paul Jordan
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: p.jordan@qmul.ac.uk
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