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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:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    04/05/2018 - 04/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
  2. Title:
    Writing Course with Rachel Knightley
    Date:
    05/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £95 for the 4 week course, £18 for a trial session
    Event description:
    A writing course for all genres and levels of experience.
  3. Title:
    A walk around Spitalfields
    Date:
    08/05/2018 - 08/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Meeting point is at the Kindertransport Statue outside Liverpool Street Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 per person, £7 concessions for over 60s and City of London library members, under 12s free. Payment to the Guide on the day.
    Event description:
    Spitalfields has been an area where immigrants have settled for 400 years, and is a remarkable example of how an area has adapted to the needs of these new residents. Join a City Guide to see how each group has left its mark.
  4. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    08/05/2018 - 08/05/2018
    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’t's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  5. Title:
    Lost in Time and Space: Unrolling Egypt's Ancient Dead
    Date:
    08/05/2018 - 08/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The souvenir of wealthy travellers, mummified cadavers of ancient Egyptians were not confined merely to museums but became a popular feature of salons and lecture theatres throughout London during the mid-nineteenth century. This lecture places the practice within its social, cultural and historical contexts, as a fascinating example of forgotten London.
  6. Title:
    Morning Sunlight: a painting demonstration by Bill Newton
    Date:
    09/05/2018 - 09/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Arts Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, but booking advisable.
    Event description:
    Professional artist and author Bill Newton will demonstrate watercolour techniques by completing a country scene.
  7. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    09/05/2018 - 09/05/2018
    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. As part of Cityread 2018, May's read is Jessie Burton's The Muse.
  8. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    10/05/2018 - 10/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  9. Title:
    Panopticon - Victims & Rogues in the Family?
    Date:
    12/05/2018 - 12/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover the ‘true crime’ story in your family tree. Using examples drawn from biographies of convicts, historical records and newspapers, learn how to tell the story of your ancestor’s brush with the law, with Aoife O'Connor of Findmypast and the Digital Panopticon project.
  10. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    Roads to Freedom
    Date:
    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Who has made it possible for us to exist in our freedoms today? A chance to reflect on where we are from and where we are going. Using the Huntley Archives, we will honour those who paved the journey before us, re-imagine moments of resistance, and map our own roads to justice. Facilitator: Sai Murray (poet)
  12. Title:
    Play reading of ‘To Sir with Love’ by E.L. Braithwaite (adapted for the stage by Ayub Khan Din)
    Date:
    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    Literature lovers are invited to join us for an evening of reading and refreshments. No acting experience required. Dramatic parts will be drawn from a hat.
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