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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:
    Women in Jazz
    Date:
    16-10-2018 - 31-12-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.
  2. Title:
    Child Health in London exhibition
    Date:
    19-11-2018 - 09-04-2019
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    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.
  3. Title:
    Drawing London exhibition
    Date:
    30-11-2018 - 22-12-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Library foyer
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of oils, watercolours and drawings celebrating London life.
  4. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    18-12-2018
    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.
  5. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    19-12-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    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.
  7. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    20-12-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    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.
  9. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26-12-2018
    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:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    27-12-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    The Second Great Fire of London: 29 December 1940
    Date:
    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.
  12. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    02-01-2019
    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.
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