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  1. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (advanced)
    Date:
    13/12/2018 - 13/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 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 SOME EXPERIENCE of reading historical documents is required.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:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    19/12/2018 - 19/12/2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    20/12/2018 - 20/12/2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    The Second Great Fire of London: 29 December 1940
    Date:
    29/12/2018 - 29/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet St Paul's station (Central line) outside Caffè Nero.
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet St Paul's station (Central line) outside Caffè Nero. In the quiet time between Christmas and New Year 1940 there was a lull in the Blitz on Britain, but it would be broken in dramatic scenes leaving one third of the historic City of London in flames. What was different that night from the previous months of nightly bombing raids? What were the consequences for London? What evidence can we still find, and who were the ‘heroes with grimy faces’? Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights.
  5. 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.
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