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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:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (advanced)
    Date:
    20/06/2018 - 20/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 15th and 16th 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 SOME EXPERIENCE of reading historical documents is required.
  2. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    21/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    London Reaches Out
    Date:
    21/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores some of the different ways in which London connects with the world. Airports, train travel, the Channel Tunnel and roads all contribute to London's standing as a world city.
  4. Title:
    Islington's Women Archive Session
    Date:
    22/06/2018 - 22/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this morning of talks and document displays we will delve into the archives and hear stories of Islington’s Women both humble and famous. Featuring Rachel Kolsky, author of Women’s London signed copies of which will be available. See walk on the same date.
  5. Title:
    Islington's Women Walking Tour
    Date:
    22/06/2018 - 22/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting at the LMA this walking tour explores the lives and legacies of women associated with the area. From philanthropists and religious leaders the tour ends with two women who worked together at the Old Vic and then revitalised Sadler’s Wells with music and dance. Led by Rachel Kolsky, author of Women’s London.
  6. Title:
    Writing Material
    Date:
    26/06/2018 - 26/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this creative Material culture – the physical objects and spaces produced by people – offers a fantastic insight into the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of the past. In this creative writing workshop, learn how to use evidence about everyday objects to bring history to life. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction. You are welcome to book them individually or sign up for all three. See entries for 12 and 19 June. Facilitator: Anna James.
  7. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: Activating Change
    Date:
    04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in or book
    Event description:
    The Wolfenden Report (1957) provided a catalyst for campaigns supporting homosexual rights. In 1958 the Homosexual Law Reform Society was established. In the following years other groups formed, including the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and the Gay Liberation Front. Explore material from the LMA collections and discover more about people made change happen.
  8. Title:
    The Staff of the NHS
    Date:
    10/07/2018 - 10/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The NHS was formed 70 years ago in 1948. This afternoon's special event provides insights into the people who have provided caring services over the years, based on fascinating archive records held at LMA.
  9. Title:
    150 Years of St Pancras Station
    Date:
    11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside National Rail Ticket Office on ground floor concourse, St Pancras Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    In its 150th Anniversary year a walk exploring the stunning Victorian design and engineering of this famous station and its neo-Gothic hotel*. Also the history and impact of railways in the 19th century; the 20th century campaign to preserve the station from demolition; and its triumphant modern rebirth as the new London terminal for Eurostar and High Speed One. *interior of the hotel is not included on this tour. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights
  10. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
    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. July's read is Elif Shafat's Honour.
  12. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    12/07/2018 - 12/07/2018
    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.
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