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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:
    Water Awareness Week
    Date:
    26-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Lido
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Cost:
    £10 per day, or £30 for the week. Booking required.
    Event description:
    Lifesaving and fun water safety activities. Registration from 1 June. Age 8 – 15 only.
  5. Title:
    Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
    Date:
    26-07-2017
    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.
  6. Title:
    Exhibition: Annual Summer Art Show
    Date:
    26-07-2017
    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.
  7. Title:
    Summer family activities
    Date:
    26-07-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Education Centre
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    Suitable for children of all ages and their families. Have a go at pond dipping, natural arts & crafts and much more!
  8. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26-07-2017
    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.
  9. Title:
    Life on the London Stage: Exhibition tour with the Curator
    Date:
    26-07-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in, no need to book
    Event description:
    Join us for a tour of our exhibition looking at London stage and performers.
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