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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:
    Women in Jazz
    Date:
    16-10-2018 - 31-12-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.
  2. Title:
    Child Health in London exhibition
    Date:
    19-11-2018 - 09-04-2019
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free. During normal opening hours
    Event description:
    Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.
  3. Title:
    Drawing London exhibition
    Date:
    30-11-2018 - 22-12-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Library foyer
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of oils, watercolours and drawings celebrating London life.
  4. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    11-12-2018
    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:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    11-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  6. Title:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Apprenticeships & Employment
    Date:
    11-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Children who grew up in the Foundling Hospital were introduced to the world of work very early. Discover the sorts of employment they had and the treatment they received.
  7. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    12-12-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    The History of, and a Personal Experience in, the Separation of Conjoined Twins
    Date:
    12-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Speaker: Professor Lewis Spitz, FRCS. From the first successful separation of conjoined twins in 1689, through to modern procedures undertaken at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Professor Spitz discusses the history of these operations and his own work as Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery. There will also be a chance to see the Children and Health exhibition on show at LMA. A Royal College of Surgeons event at London Metropolitan Archives.
  9. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    12-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided. In December we will be comparing a modern fictional work about the women's suffrage movement (Tracey Chevalier's Fallen Angels) with a contemporary non-fiction account (Emmeline Pankhurst's Suffragette: My Own Story).
  10. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    13-12-2018
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Come along to the Library every Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am for fun songs and musical activities. Perfect for little ones aged all the way from 0 to 4 years. Afterwards there is a Stay 'n' Play session with soft toys and puzzles, from 11:00am to 11:30am.
  11. Title:
    Child Health in London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    13-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of the curators for a short lunchtime tour of LMA's current exhibition. See 19 November for a description of the exhibition.
  12. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (advanced)
    Date:
    13-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 15th and 16th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering early historical writing. SOME EXPERIENCE of reading historical documents is required.
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