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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:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11-12-2017 - 16-05-2018
    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:
    Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of LMA to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.
  2. Title:
    Egg rolling competition - Coulsdon Common
    Date:
    01-04-2018
    Location:
    Coulsdon Common : Merlewood Estate Office (CR3 5LN)
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Suggested donation £3 per child
    Event description:
    Come and join our fantastic egg rolling competetion.
  3. Title:
    Kenley Common Open Day
    Date:
    02-04-2018
    Location:
    Kenley Common : Main Common (watch out for signs on the day)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Event description:
    Why not bring a picnic and join the ranger and our Kenley volunteers for a Bank Holiday of countryside fun!
  4. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    03-04-2018
    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.
  5. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    This practical session aims to help you to handle archival items in the most appropriate way. As well as demonstrating how to handle various archival formats, a conservator will also explain the dos and don'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  7. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at LMA
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  8. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    05-04-2018
    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.
  9. Title:
    Inside Abbey Road Studios Exhibition
    Date:
    09-04-2018 - 27-06-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky returns to Barbican Music Library to present a photographic celebration of the iconic Abbey Road Studios.
  10. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    10-04-2018
    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:
    'Neighbours in her look malicious signs did see'
    Date:
    10-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Jasmine Losasso will describe the various ways that witches appeared in pamphlets and woodcuts in the 17th century. Focusing on their physical appearance she will explore stereotypes around gender, age and sexuality.
  12. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    11-04-2018
    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.
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