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Meet Me at the Museum

Special episode: Meet Me at Art Assembly Live

Join comedian Russell Kane, poet and hip-hop MC Testament, plus artists Olivia Glasser, Raheel Khan, David Blandy and Suzanne Atkinson, for a special live episode of Meet Me at the Museum for Art Assembly in Manchester.

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at HOME in Manchester on 18 June 2022 as part of Art Assembly 2022, a day-long celebration of art across the city, supported by Art Fund.

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