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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:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11-12-2017 - 16-05-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    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.
  2. Title:
    The Centre for Russian Music: Inside the Collections
    Date:
    27-12-2017 - 28-03-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Event description:
    The Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, opens up its collections for display at Barbican Music Library.
  3. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    01-02-2018
    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:
    Creative Writing Course
    Date:
    03-02-2018
    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
  5. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    06-02-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.
  6. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    This practical session aims to help you to handle archival items in the most appropriate way. As well as demonstrating how to handle various archival formats, a conservator will also explain the dos and don'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  8. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Caring for your personal archive collections, starter session
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Find out useful tips for preserving your personal collections including photographs, posters, letters, diaries and ephemera. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. Keep up to date here: www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  9. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  10. Title:
    Star Gazing!
    Date:
    09-02-2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the main gate
    Time:
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Join the Friends of West Ham Park for this free tour of the night sky!
  11. Title:
    Culture Queens Meet LGBTQ+ History
    Date:
    10-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a film screening, discussion groups and workshops exploring how feminist discourses, LGBTQ+ history and cultural expression can empower people and bring about social change which is good for everyone. Full details on Eventbrite.
  12. Title:
    Creative Presentation of LGBTQ+ History
    Date:
    10-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical workshop explores a range of exciting ideas. Damien Arness-Dalton will help you create your own personal history scrapbooks. You will also have time to think about different written styles, art and craft works, zines and audio-visual presentations. See 'Writing the Self: Autobiography and LGBTQ+Lives’ on 17 March.
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