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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:
    Open Reading Group
    Date:
    29/05/2018 - 29/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    An opportunity to join one of Barbican Library's regular reading groups for an informal discussion of the Cityread London 2018 book The Muse by Jessie Burton Open to all who have read the novel. Light refreshments available.
  2. Title:
    Inspiration – artists and their muses
    Date:
    30/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Arts Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, but booking advisable.
    Event description:
    In this illustrated talk by Alexandra Epps, discover women as muses and as artists in their own right - from the 'stunners' of the Pre-Raphaelites to Picasso's weeping woman to the Mother of American modernism!
  3. Title:
    The City by the Book: The surprising literary history of the Square Mile
    Date:
    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free but please book online
    Event description:
    Join City Guide and lecturer Jill Finch for a fascinating talk on the City of London’s literary influence, part of London History Day Celebrations.
  4. Title:
    The Selling of London Bridge
    Date:
    05/06/2018 - 05/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In 1831 John Rennie’s new London Bridge opened. By the 1960s the bridge was sinking, and it was decided the best solution was building a new bridge. In 1968 Rennie's London Bridge was sold at auction and moved to Arizona. This talk explores this remarkable story.
  5. Title:
    Dr Fothergill's legacy
    Date:
    09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : In the Rose garden
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Exhibition of botanical drawings in the historic Rose garden
  6. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    20/06/2018 - 20/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  8. Title:
    London Reaches Out
    Date:
    21/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores some of the different ways in which London connects with the world. Airports, train travel, the Channel Tunnel and roads all contribute to London's standing as a world city.
  9. Title:
    Islington's Women Archive Session
    Date:
    22/06/2018 - 22/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this morning of talks and document displays we will delve into the archives and hear stories of Islington’s Women both humble and famous. Featuring Rachel Kolsky, author of Women’s London signed copies of which will be available. See walk on the same date.
  10. Title:
    The Staff of the NHS
    Date:
    10/07/2018 - 10/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The NHS was formed 70 years ago in 1948. This afternoon's special event provides insights into the people who have provided caring services over the years, based on fascinating archive records held at LMA.
  11. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a talk focused on memories of a London which has disappeared and which marks the changes to our Cityscape over time. There will be a short introduction to the exhibition, Picturing Forgotten London.
  12. Title:
    London in a Week
    Date:
    23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £15 per day or £60 for the week
    Event description:
    Join us for an exciting week which takes a journey through London's history based on archival records. There will be introductory talks, archive viewing, film screenings and workshop activities, taking us from Norman times to the present day. You can book for individual days or for the whole week. Check Eventbrite for the full programme.
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