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Next BME Health Forum Open Meeting

Date: Tues. 6th December 2016

Time: 11:00 - 14:00

Theme: Migration, Homelessness and Mental Health

Venue: Rivercourt Methodist Church, King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9JT

ALL WELCOME but RSVP required!

A hot Lunch will be served at 13.30!

Future dates:

Tues 6th Dec 11am-2pm


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» FREE Art Exhibition: ‘Revive!’

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