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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:
    Was my Ancestor a Huguenot?
    Date:
    01-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Huguenots were Protestants who fled from France in the 17th and 18th century and were what today we would call asylum seekers, persecuted for their religion. Many people have a family story of descent from them, or from the earlier waves of Dutch and French religious refugees. How can you find out if the story is true? Staff from London Metropolitan Archives will be on hand to introduce you to their library.
  2. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    02-10-2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    03-10-2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Analysis...
    Date:
    03-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free drop-in or book on Eventbrite
    Event description:
    In the past social commentators, medical officers and moralisers have published their analysis of what makes an LGBTQ+ person. Find out what they thought. This will be a challenging and thought provoking session.
  5. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    03-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of our curators for a tour of LMA’s current exhibition and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl’s Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
  6. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    04-10-2018
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Come along to the Library every Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am for fun songs and musical activities. Perfect for little ones aged all the way from 0 to 4 years. Afterwards there is a Stay 'n' Play session with soft toys and puzzles, from 11:00am to 11:30am.
  7. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    04-10-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    Foundling Children: Exploring Lived Experiences
    Date:
    05-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 (includes lunch) - booking essential
    Event description:
    This one-day conference will explore Foundling children’s history with an emphasis on the themes of health, welfare and well-being. Funded by the Wellcome Trust.
  9. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    09-10-2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Future Transport
    Date:
    09-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The collections at LMA reveal many exciting and strange ideas about future transport in London.
  11. Title:
    In Search of Old Poplar
    Date:
    10-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet outside Westferry station (DLR)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A walk covering the area from Old Poplar High Street to the East India Dock Road, reliving the days when this was a community dominated by ship building and the docks. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights. Meet outside Westferry station (DLR)
  12. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    10-10-2018
    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.
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