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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:
    Animal Agents Treasure Hunt
    Date:
    24-07-2017 - 01-09-2017
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Track down the 8 animal spies hiding in Artizan Library. If you can find them all you'll be a fully fledged 'Animal Agent' and qualify for a certificate and special prize!
  4. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  5. Title:
    Pond dipping at Highams Park Lake
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : Highams Park Lake
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    £2 per child, booking required.
    Event description:
    Come and have a go at pond dipping and find out what’s lurking beneath the water!
  6. Title:
    Quarry in bloom
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    Location:
    Riddlesdown
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Join us on a guided walk with exclusive access to the quarry with the Riddlesdown Ranger and a local flower expert.
  7. Title:
    Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    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:
    29-07-2017
    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:
    Stream Dipping
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    Location:
    Ashtead Common
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Join us for a great outdoor family event on Ashtead Common. Have a go at stream dipping to see what underwater creatures you can find.
  10. Title:
    Bringing communities together
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    Location:
    West Ham Park : Near the running track
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free entry. Charges for food and fun fair
    Event description:
    In partenrship with HAFs Academy, a fun filled day for all the family.
  11. Title:
    Summer guided walk
    Date:
    29-07-2017
    Location:
    Highgate Wood : Highgate Wood Café
    Time:
    02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Explore the beauty of Highgate Wood in the height of Summer on this guided walk with our staff.
  12. Title:
    Queen’s Park London junior parkrun
    Date:
    30-07-2017
    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?
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