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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:
    The Londoners: Portraits of a Working City, c.1447 to 1980
    Date:
    06-02-2017 - 05-07-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    Hundreds of thousands of faces - images of born Londoners and more transient visitors - are preserved forever in our archive collections. From Lord Mayors to chimney sweeps, waitresses to wrestlers, London has increasingly been a magnet for those looking for work. Some jobs appear strangely familiar, miraculously little changed across more than five centuries, while others are more or less a mystery to all except their practitioners. Images of working Londoners capture the strangeness and the familiarity, the toil, flair and sheer vitality of work in London. Winners, losers, the famous or the forgotten, countless Londoners have been recorded as they went about their daily work in the capital. From fifteenth century drawings to colour photographs, the archive brings them all together and presents them as the history of our capital city.
  2. Title:
    Picture This: the Music Photography of Sheila Rock
    Date:
    26-04-2017 - 04-07-2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    A free exhibition showcasing the work of legendary music photographer Sheila Rock.
  3. Title:
    Exhibition: Bancroft's Sixth Form art show
    Date:
    25-05-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The View
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    ​Pop along to the View and see the combined works of Bancroft School's Sixth Form class of 2017.
  4. Title:
    Extraordinary eggs exhibition: Romanian eggs and more
    Date:
    25-05-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The View
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    Our Extraordinary Eggs season celebrates spring in the Forest with a case of exquisitely decorated Romanian eggs from the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Object in Focus loan programme along with beautiful native British birds’ eggs from Epping Forest’s historic egg collection.
  5. Title:
    A visit to Conservation
    Date:
    25-05-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  6. Title:
    John Donne in the Archives
    Date:
    25-05-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Find out about one of England’s great poets and preachers, John Donne (1572-1631). Join Dr Mary Ann Lund (University of Leicester) and Professor Peter McCullough (University of Oxford) to explore manuscripts that provide clues about Donne’s life and literature with tips on how to research 16th and 17th century lives. (Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.)
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