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14. Max Porter at the Bridport Literary Festival on Tuesday 09 Nov 4.30pm


Max Porter – The Death of Francis Bacon

Tuesday 09 November 4.30pm

The Bull Hotel Ballroom, 34 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF

Tickets: £12.00 or £20 for events 14 and 15 combined

Tickets are non refundable


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