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  1. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    08/11/2016 - 18/12/2018
    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.
  2. Title:
    The Spanish Civil War – a portrait of turmoil
    Date:
    02/05/2018 - 02/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Arts Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, but booking advisable
    Event description:
    A look at the origins and course of the war illustrated by the amazing art works and posters that chronicled those turbulent times.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Title:
    Thomas More’s Utopia and Evil May Day
    Date:
    16/05/2018 - 16/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free – just turn up
    Event description:
    Talk by award winning planner Lester Hillman about Thomas More House and how buried in the 'Utopia' are blueprints for urban living.
  8. Title:
    A walk around Spitalfields
    Date:
    26/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
    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.
  9. Title:
    Open Reading Group
    Date:
    29/05/2018 - 29/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    An opportunity to join one of Barbican Library's regular reading groups for an informal discussion of the Cityread London 2018 book The Muse by Jessie Burton Open to all who have read the novel. Light refreshments available.
  10. Title:
    Inspiration – artists and their muses
    Date:
    30/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Arts Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, but booking advisable.
    Event description:
    In this illustrated talk by Alexandra Epps, discover women as muses and as artists in their own right - from the 'stunners' of the Pre-Raphaelites to Picasso's weeping woman to the Mother of American modernism!
  11. Title:
    The City by the Book: The surprising literary history of the Square Mile
    Date:
    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free but please book online
    Event description:
    Join City Guide and lecturer Jill Finch for a fascinating talk on the City of London’s literary influence, part of London History Day Celebrations.
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