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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:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    30-05-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  4. Title:
    Extraordinary eggs exhibition: Romanian eggs and more
    Date:
    30-05-2017
    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:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    30-05-2017
    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.
  6. Title:
    Woodland Wonders activities
    Date:
    30-05-2017 - 31-05-2017
    Location:
    Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common : Information Point
    Time:
    10:45 AM - 12:45 AM
    Event description:
    We'll be at the Information Point on the Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.45am till 12.45pm for fun and craft activities aimed at children aged 4-12. Suggested donation £2.
  7. Title:
    London History Day!
    Date:
    31-05-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking optional
    Event description:
    As part of the London History Day celebrations LMA is offering an exciting day of activities, crafts and archive discoveries. Meet the Normans, write your own document, make a seal, create a portrait, put yourself on the London map and watch some films. You can also see some of our most curious documents including the longest, the heaviest and the smallest.
  8. Title:
    Extraordinary eggs exhibition: Romanian eggs and more
    Date:
    31-05-2017
    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.
  9. Title:
    Become an Apothecary's Apprentice
    Date:
    31-05-2017
    Location:
    Keats House
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    £5, booking required.
    Event description:
    Did you know Keats trained as an apothecary? Learn the secrets of this trade by getting hands-on with objects.
  10. Title:
    Celebrate London History Day
    Date:
    31-05-2017
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - Booking essential
    Event description:
    Find out about the Tudors and heraldry.
  11. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    31-05-2017
    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.
  12. Title:
    The Mediaeval Precinct of St Paul's Cathedral
    Date:
    31-05-2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, just turn up.
    Event description:
    An illustrated talk about St Paul's Cathedral, as part of London History Day.
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