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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:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    02-01-2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    03-01-2018
    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.
  5. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    04-01-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    New Year Ramble
    Date:
    06-01-2018
    Location:
    Ashtead Common : Ashtead Estate Office (KT21 2DU)
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Join Ranger Vicky for a good old ramble to walk off some of the season’s excesses and enjoy Ashtead Common.
  7. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    09-01-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    10-01-2018
    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.
  9. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    10-01-2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    11-01-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    Exploring London's Past
    Date:
    11-01-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    £350
    Event description:
    This course unit is offered by Birkbeck College and runs from 11 January to 15 March 2018. Explore the development and growth of London using documents from LMA's collections. Tutor: Mike Berlin. Please book through Birkbeck www.bbk.ac.uk
  12. Title:
    The Art of Crime: Convict Art in association with Ikon, Birmingham
    Date:
    13-01-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    An introduction to the making of LMA’s ‘Criminal Lives’ exhibition and the representation of convicts. Pugin, Rowlandson and Hogarth prints from LMA's collections will be on show. Art Historian Linzi Stauvers will discuss the life of transported convict artist, Thomas Bock. (Exhibition at Ikon, Birmingham, 6 December 2017 - 11 March 2018).
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