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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:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    19/09/2018 - 19/09/2018
    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.
  2. Title:
    London and Gin
    Date:
    20/09/2018 - 20/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Gin has been a feature of the social life of London over the centuries. Discover more about distilleries, who hung out in gin palaces and the social impact of gin consumption.
  3. Title:
    Coffee
    Date:
    27/09/2018 - 27/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The introduction of coffee to London had a significant impact on the lives of Londoners. Coffeehouses became important meeting places for people involved in cultural and business life. They were also sometimes places of disrepute!
  4. Title:
    Bat walk
    Date:
    28/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park
    Time:
    07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free Bat walk
  5. Title:
    Was my Ancestor a Huguenot?
    Date:
    01/10/2018 - 01/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Huguenots were Protestants who fled from France in the 17th and 18th century and were what today we would call asylum seekers, persecuted for their religion. Many people have a family story of descent from them, or from the earlier waves of Dutch and French religious refugees. How can you find out if the story is true? Staff from London Metropolitan Archives will be on hand to introduce you to their library.
  6. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of our curators for a tour of LMA’s current exhibition and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl’s Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
  7. Title:
    Future Transport
    Date:
    09/10/2018 - 09/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The collections at LMA reveal many exciting and strange ideas about future transport in London.
  8. Title:
    From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War
    Date:
    11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free – just turn up
    Event description:
    Join Michael Duffy for a fascinating talk about his experience of the Vietnam War.
  9. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    16/10/2018 - 16/10/2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Heroines: Women of Courage and Daring
    Date:
    17/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on London women from the archives, honoured for their courage and daring.
  11. Title:
    Authors' Angst
    Date:
    18/10/2018 - 18/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    An exploration of the manuscripts submitted to Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications in the 1980s reflecting the strains and stresses of the Caribbean community, but also the joys and delights, the longing for island homes and the concerns about world politics. Includes various genres of writing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and science fiction.
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    24/10/2018 - 24/10/2018
    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.
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