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Find out about events; art and exhibitions; children’s activities and family fun; community and special events; walks and tours taking place in the City of London. Also its green spaces, libraries and at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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  1. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    04/08/2012 - 28/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  2. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26/10/2016 - 12/12/2035
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Walking for Health national scheme run with The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders.
  3. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    04/03/2017 - 03/06/2100
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free, but booking essential
    Event description:
    Dads - bring your toddler along to our special ‘dads-only’ rhymetime.
  4. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    11/04/2017 - 24/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  5. Title:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11/12/2017 - 17/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:59 AM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of LMA to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.
  6. Title:
    The Centre for Russian Music: Inside the Collections
    Date:
    27/12/2017 - 29/03/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:59 AM
    Event description:
    The Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, opens up its collections for display at Barbican Music Library.
  7. Title:
    Creative Writing Course
    Date:
    27/01/2018 - 03/03/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Introductory offer: £75 SEASON TICKET for six week course (so includes one free if participant attends all six) or £15 per session.
    Event description:
    This writing course is for everyone who wants to write
  8. Title:
    Nature Photography Workshop
    Date:
    24/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    £87.50 plus booking fee
    Event description:
    One-day workshops led by award winning wildlife photographer Matthew Maran.
  9. Title:
    Rebooting Art, Activism and Archives. No Colour Bar - A Legacy Continues
    Date:
    24/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Early Bird £10 + booking fee. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, (Guildhall Art Gallery, 2015-2016) examined the impact of Black narratives, through the art, social and political activism of that period. With a 21st century eye, and coinciding with the legacy publication launch, we revisit the questions posed through sharp, creative provocations.
  10. Title:
    English National Cross Country Championship
    Date:
    24/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Event description:
    This year, the Heath is proudly hosting the English National Cross Country Championship.
  11. Title:
    Standing trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey
    Date:
    27/02/2018 - 27/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We know a tremendous amount about trials held at the Old Bailey in the 19th century. Exploring this knowledge places flesh on dead bones, puts words in dead mouths, and helps us understand that most dramatic moment when a defendant emerged from the cells to a trial that could lead to exile, death or imprisonment. Speaker: Tim Hitchcock.
  12. Title:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    02/03/2018 - 02/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
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