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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:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11-12-2017 - 16-05-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of LMA to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.
  2. Title:
    The Centre for Russian Music: Inside the Collections
    Date:
    27-12-2017 - 28-03-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Event description:
    The Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, opens up its collections for display at Barbican Music Library.
  3. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    01-03-2018
    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:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    02-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
  5. Title:
    Clean for the Common - Farthing Downs
    Date:
    03-03-2018
    Location:
    Farthing Downs : Car park on Ditches Lane
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Do you enjoy being out in the countryside? Want to protect wildlife from harmful rubbish?
  6. Title:
    Creative Writing Course
    Date:
    03-03-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Introductory offer: £75 SEASON TICKET for six week course (so includes one free if participant attends all six) or £15 per session.
    Event description:
    This writing course is for everyone who wants to write
  7. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    06-03-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.
  8. Title:
    London Tramways Document Display
    Date:
    06-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    London County Council Tramways colour posters first appeared in 1923. Some suggested ideas for day trips in London (to London Zoo, parks and gardens, the Thames, museums and galleries), while others advertised sporting venues (football and cricket), Christmas shopping and promoted late night cheap travel. In 1933, the final posters were produced. Among them were warnings for passengers to take care when alighting. Drop in to view a charming slice of design and social history.
  9. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    07-03-2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    07-03-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Pardons and Disregards
    Date:
    07-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Justin Bengry, lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London will open up the debate around pardons and disregards for those charged and sentenced for homosexual acts in the past. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories.
  12. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08-03-2018
    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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