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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:
    Women in Jazz
    Date:
    16-10-2018 - 31-12-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.
  2. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    18-10-2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    Authors' Angst
    Date:
    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.
  4. Title:
    Writing Course with Rachel Knightley
    Date:
    20-10-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    There is a fee for this course. Please check above link.
    Event description:
    Foundation Stage: Your Creative Writing Toolkit Boost your skills and confidence.
  5. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    23-10-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    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.
  7. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    24-10-2018
    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:
    Children of Windrush
    Date:
    24-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    How did Caribbean children settle into London life in the 1950s/60s? Explore efforts made by local government to equip teachers with skills for understanding the culture and language of their Caribbean students; the efforts of parents who formed the Black Parents Movement, to shield them from the discrimination they encountered and the words of the young people themselves in their published poetry collections.
  9. Title:
    Writing Historical Fiction
    Date:
    24-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Historical fiction allows us to explore the untold stories of ordinary people. In this creative writing workshop, we will use documents from the archive to imagine the stories of people who walked, talked, ate, drank and worked in London’s streets. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction this autumn. You are welcome to book them individually or to attend all three. See entries for 24 October and 21 November. Facilitator: Anna James.
  10. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    25-10-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    25-10-2018
    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.
  12. Title:
    Preserving pensions history for the future
    Date:
    25-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join the Pensions Archive Trust in an exploration of their collection, discovering the challenges and rewards of archiving pension records. Tracking the history of old age provision from medieval hospices to modern pensions, this event will delve into how the past can be used to uncover and explore the future.
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