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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:
    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.
  2. Title:
    The Olympic Park: the story so far
    Date:
    20-06-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: at the Aquatic Centre entrance nearest station Stratford (Central, Jubilee, Overground, DLR and TfL lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Choosing Stratford as the site for the 2012 Olympic bid offered the opportunity for regeneration of a neglected area of east London. Come and explore the park halfway through a controversial 10-year development plan - a mix of post-Olympic leisure, commercial and residential schemes across a landscaped riverside location. Led by John Finn, City Highlights
  3. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    20-06-2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    20-06-2018
    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.
  5. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (advanced)
    Date:
    20-06-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:30 PM - 07:00 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.
  6. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    21-06-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    21-06-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  8. Title:
    London Reaches Out
    Date:
    21-06-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores some of the different ways in which London connects with the world. Airports, train travel, the Channel Tunnel and roads all contribute to London's standing as a world city.
  9. Title:
    Islington's Women Archive Session
    Date:
    22-06-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this morning of talks and document displays we will delve into the archives and hear stories of Islington’s Women both humble and famous. Featuring Rachel Kolsky, author of Women’s London signed copies of which will be available. See walk on the same date.
  10. Title:
    Islington's Women Walking Tour
    Date:
    22-06-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting at the LMA this walking tour explores the lives and legacies of women associated with the area. From philanthropists and religious leaders the tour ends with two women who worked together at the Old Vic and then revitalised Sadler’s Wells with music and dance. Led by Rachel Kolsky, author of Women’s London.
  11. Title:
    Bat walk on Coulsdon Common
    Date:
    22-06-2018
    Location:
    Coulsdon Common : Merlewood Estate Office (CR3 5LN)
    Time:
    09:15 PM - 10:15 PM
    Cost:
    Suggested minimum donation £3 per person
    Event description:
    Join the rangers for a guided night time walk around Coulsdon Common in search of bats!
  12. Title:
    Proms at St Judes
    Date:
    23-06-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Event description:
    Enjoy this week long music and literary festival at St Judes.
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