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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:
    Panopticon - Victims & Rogues in the Family?
    Date:
    12/05/2018 - 12/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 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:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    Roads to Freedom
    Date:
    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Who has made it possible for us to exist in our freedoms today? A chance to reflect on where we are from and where we are going. Using the Huntley Archives, we will honour those who paved the journey before us, re-imagine moments of resistance, and map our own roads to justice. Facilitator: Sai Murray (poet)
  4. Title:
    Play reading of ‘To Sir with Love’ by E.L. Braithwaite (adapted for the stage by Ayub Khan Din)
    Date:
    15/05/2018 - 15/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    Literature lovers are invited to join us for an evening of reading and refreshments. No acting experience required. Dramatic parts will be drawn from a hat.
  5. Title:
    Thomas More’s Utopia and Evil May Day
    Date:
    16/05/2018 - 16/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free – just turn up
    Event description:
    Talk by award winning planner Lester Hillman about Thomas More House and how buried in the 'Utopia' are blueprints for urban living.
  6. Title:
    The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British Solidarity
    Date:
    16/05/2018 - 16/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Dr. Elizabeth Williams examines the British support for the anti-apartheid movement by Black British communities. Q&A and book signing followed by viewing documents from LMA’s collection which includes the South African Constitution signed by all parties of the agreement and approved by the Constitutional Court on 4 December 1996.
  7. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    17/05/2018 - 17/05/2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    The Freedom of the City of London
    Date:
    22/05/2018 - 22/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    What is it, who can receive it and what does it allow you to do? This talk given by Murray Craig, Clerk of the Chamberlains Court, will explore the history of this intriguing ceremony.
  9. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    23/05/2018 - 23/05/2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    In search of ... Canonbury
    Date:
    24/05/2018 - 24/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: Highbury and Islington station (Victoria and Overground lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    We explore the former rural retreat of the priors of St Bartholomew in the City. Canonbury displays 500 years of London’s history, from a Tudor country house to once-abandoned Georgian terraces, and in passing, we’ll discover a river that isn’t, hidden theatres, a futurist gallery and the homes of the famous and infamous. Led by John Finn, City Highlights
  11. Title:
    The 'F' Word
    Date:
    24/05/2018 - 24/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Award winning writer Akila Richards, says ‘Freedom in democracy is viewed as a right and an entitlement, but freedom to vote, be educated, be free from slavery, to love or exercise artistic expression, had to be fought for with courage and loss of life. There is no guarantee that these acquired freedoms will remain.’ Using archives on the suffragette movement explore your freedoms and what it may take to keep them.
  12. Title:
    A walk around Spitalfields
    Date:
    26/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Meeting point is at the Kindertransport Statue outside Liverpool Street Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 per person, £7 concessions for over 60s and City of London library members, under 12s free. Payment to the Guide on the day.
    Event description:
    Spitalfields has been an area where immigrants have settled for 400 years, and is a remarkable example of how an area has adapted to the needs of these new residents. Join a City Guide to see how each group has left its mark.
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