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At the height of the coronavirus pandameic, all British pubs closed their doors. In response, artist and writer Sally O'Reilly created The Open Arms, a focus for and record of locked-down conviviality – "Dive in for a swift sharpener or settle down to a hearty session. Turn the music up or off, avoid anyone you don't like the look of. The place is yours. And better still - everything is on the house.
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The pub attracted an unsual stripe of wayward and niche graffiti...

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