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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:
    Life on the London Stage
    Date:
    10-07-2017 - 06-12-2017
    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:
    This exhibition will uncover the lives of performers on the London stage, from the days of Elizabethan theatre to the 20th century. Original records that document the successes of some of London’s most celebrated performers will appear alongside workhouse records, court registers and other sources. From Shakespeare’s forgotten brother to Charlie Chaplin and the stars of Music Hall, Life on the London Stage will delve into our and present a fascinating record of the lives of London’s entertainers.
  2. Title:
    Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – Animal Agents
    Date:
    15-07-2017 - 09-09-2017
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    This summer there’s something strange happening at the library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in!
  3. Title:
    Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
    Date:
    21-07-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    The Forest Charter was signed by the 9 year old Henry III in 1217. Its provisions protected the rights of ‘free men’ to enter and earn a living on Forest land for centuries afterwards. Discover why your dog should be very grateful that ‘expeditation’ of dogs is no longer required. Ponder your pig's ‘pannage’ opportunities and learn how to avoid charges for ‘chiminage’. This exhibition features newly commissioned illustrations, activity sheets and a window into what people wanted to do in forests, 800 years ago.
  4. Title:
    Exhibition: Annual Summer Art Show
    Date:
    21-07-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The View
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    The annual Summer show celebrates its 5th year with a collection of work from local artists reflecting the many delights of Epping Forest.
  5. Title:
    Music: Johnny Ford and The Edsels
    Date:
    21-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Bandstand
    Time:
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Enjoy an evening of '50s rock 'n' roll with Johnny Ford and The Edsels at Parliament Hill Bandstand.
  6. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    22-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  7. Title:
    Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
    Date:
    22-07-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    The Forest Charter was signed by the 9 year old Henry III in 1217. Its provisions protected the rights of ‘free men’ to enter and earn a living on Forest land for centuries afterwards. Discover why your dog should be very grateful that ‘expeditation’ of dogs is no longer required. Ponder your pig's ‘pannage’ opportunities and learn how to avoid charges for ‘chiminage’. This exhibition features newly commissioned illustrations, activity sheets and a window into what people wanted to do in forests, 800 years ago.
  8. Title:
    Exhibition: Annual Summer Art Show
    Date:
    22-07-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The View
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    The annual Summer show celebrates its 5th year with a collection of work from local artists reflecting the many delights of Epping Forest.
  9. Title:
    Herb Walk
    Date:
    22-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £35 per person, £30 concessions
    Event description:
    Learn about botany, ID, summer folklore and the traditional use of plants and trees. A workshop and Heath walk with herbalist, author and researcher Kim Walker.
  10. Title:
    Walk: Meet the Fleet
    Date:
    22-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Bandstand
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, pre-booking available.
    Event description:
    A guided walk about the historic River Fleet, led by staff.
  11. Title:
    Queen’s Park London junior parkrun
    Date:
    23-07-2017
    Location:
    Queen's Park : Start at Children's Play Area
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you're not a junior, how about trying one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events?
  12. Title:
    Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
    Date:
    23-07-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    The Forest Charter was signed by the 9 year old Henry III in 1217. Its provisions protected the rights of ‘free men’ to enter and earn a living on Forest land for centuries afterwards. Discover why your dog should be very grateful that ‘expeditation’ of dogs is no longer required. Ponder your pig's ‘pannage’ opportunities and learn how to avoid charges for ‘chiminage’. This exhibition features newly commissioned illustrations, activity sheets and a window into what people wanted to do in forests, 800 years ago.
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