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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:
    Totally Thames 2018 - In Conversation with Ben Aaronovitch
    Date:
    03-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A unique opportunity to hear from London born and bred writer Ben Aaronovitch whose career has spanned working in Waterstones and scriptwriting for Doctor Who and Casualty before embarking on his hugely successful and Sunday Times best-selling urban fantasy crime fiction series – Rivers of London. There will be a selection of Ben Aaronovitch's books for sale which Ben will be signing.
  2. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    04-09-2018
    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:
    05-09-2018
    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: The Haringey Vanguard Project
    Date:
    05-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free drop-in or book on Eventbrite
    Event description:
    The Haringey Vanguard BAME LGBTQ+ history project will record the significant contribution made to politics and culture by Haringey BAME LGBTQ activists 1980 - 2000. Veronica McKenzie will talk about her experiences as an activist and filmmaker and how the project started. Find out how you can join in. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
  5. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    06-09-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    06-09-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    06-09-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    Women's Forum: Past, Present and Future
    Date:
    08-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a day of presentations, discussion and debate around women's history. How has it been presented in the past? In what ways are women's current histories being collected and shared? What is the vision for the years ahead? Full programme on Eventbrite.
  9. Title:
    Subterfuge
    Date:
    10-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover stories of spies, conspiracy, acts of cunning and sharp practice from LMA's collections. Chicanery and deceit can have interesting outcomes!
  10. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    11-09-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    11-09-2018
    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.
  12. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    11-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of the curators for a short lunchtime tour of LMA's current exhibition and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl's Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
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