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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:
    Victims and Rogues in the Family? FindmyPast Family History Session
    Date:
    23/03/2018 - 23/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 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.
  2. Title:
    Crime and Punishment
    Date:
    27/03/2018 - 27/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Walks starts from LMA
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A walk exploring criminal activities in the City’s northern fringes through the sites of 17th century courthouses, 18th century prisons, and 19th century solutions to the punishment of crime. We’ll be hearing about some of the more notorious characters who flourished in this area and their fates.
  3. Title:
    Nature Photography Workshop
    Date:
    31/03/2018 - 31/03/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £87.50 plus booking fee
    Event description:
    One-day workshops led by award winning wildlife photographer Matthew Maran.
  4. Title:
    Walk: Birds of the Heath
    Date:
    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Burgh House
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn all about the birds of Hampstead Heath on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.
  5. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    04/04/2018 - 04/04/2018
    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'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  6. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    04/04/2018 - 04/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at LMA
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  7. Title:
    Neighbours in her look malicious signs did see
    Date:
    10/04/2018 - 10/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Jasmine Losasso will describe the various ways that witches appeared in pamphlets and woodcuts in the 17th century. Focusing on their physical appearance she will explore stereotypes around gender, age and sexuality.
  8. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11/04/2018 - 11/04/2018
    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 archival material relating to the title is provided. April's read is Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels.
  9. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    12/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    12/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    The Newgate Dead
    Date:
    14/04/2018 - 14/04/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This workshop explores the coroner's inquests on prisoners who died in Newgate, and opens discussion of the conditions in Newgate. Participants will use the Digital Panopticon website to link up the coroner's inquests with other crime records and reveal more about the biographies of prisoners who died in Newgate. Speaker: Richard Ward.
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    17/04/2018 - 17/04/2018
    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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