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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:
    Monster Club
    Date:
    20/11/2014 - 06/01/2034
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Every Friday - a new weekly club for 8–14 year olds.
  2. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26/10/2016 - 12/12/2035
    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.
  3. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    04/03/2017 - 03/06/2100
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free, but booking essential
    Event description:
    Dads - bring your toddler along to our special ‘dads-only’ rhymetime.
  4. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    26/04/2018 - 11/06/2037
    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.
  5. Title:
    Child Health in London exhibition
    Date:
    19/11/2018 - 10/04/2019
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:59 AM
    Cost:
    Free. During normal opening hours
    Event description:
    Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.
  6. Title:
    Making Music Together: A celebration of leisure-time music in the UK
    Date:
    16/01/2019 - 23/03/2019
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition celebrating the scale and breadth of the leisure-time music scene and the positive impact it has.
  7. Title:
    Games Club
    Date:
    24/01/2019 - 11/03/2038
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    A friendly and informal meeting group for fans of board games.
  8. Title:
    Let's Talk
    Date:
    12/02/2019 - 30/03/2038
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    A conversation group for learning English
  9. Title:
    Barbican Writing Group
    Date:
    23/02/2019 - 29/04/2102
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    A self-led writing group, suitable for all levels
  10. Title:
    Infant Massage
    Date:
    25/02/2019 - 12/04/2038
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    A 5 week course for parents and their babies from newborn to 4 months. This course is free but booking is essential. For more information contact Cathy at: catherine.pargeter@cityoflondon.gov.uk
  11. Title:
    Primavera
    Date:
    12/03/2019 - 30/03/2019
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Library foyer
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    A free arts exhibition at the Barbican Library, where the work on display can be purchased
  12. Title:
    Gilgamesh Retold
    Date:
    21/03/2019 - 21/03/2019
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Poet Jenny Lewis takes a fresh look at the ancient Mesopotamian epic in our lunchtime talk
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