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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:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    21-04-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  3. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    24-04-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  4. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    24-04-2018
    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:
    100 Years of the Royal Air Force
    Date:
    24-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The RAF was founded in 1918, merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Discover more about related records at LMA and what they reveal, including the experiences of WWI pilots based at Hendon and the story of Cy Grant, one of the first black pilots to serve in the RAF.
  6. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    25-04-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    25-04-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    26-04-2018
    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.
  9. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (intermediate)
    Date:
    26-04-2018
    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 16th and 17th 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.
  10. Title:
    Heart of Hackney Archives Session
    Date:
    27-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk and document viewing explores the history of this vibrant corner of London from medieval times to the present day. We will chart its development from a rural manor to urban inner-city through documents, prints and photographs. See walk in the afternoon.
  11. Title:
    Heart of Hackney Walking Tour
    Date:
    27-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: Steps of Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street.
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Walk around the heart of Hackney tracing its heritage from Saxon settlement to city borough. The walk includes a visit to Hackney Museum, a climb of 137 steps to the top of the 13th century St. Augustine’s Tower, concluding in the Linen Fold Parlour of 1535 Sutton House, built by Wolf Hall's very own Ralph Sadleir.
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