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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:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    20-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  4. Title:
    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1940s-1950s
    Date:
    20-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Explore the development of design during the austerity of WWII and post-war Britain. In 1941 utility clothing was introduced and in 1943 the Utility Furniture Advisory Committee published the Utility Furniture Catalogue. These responses to shortages of raw materials met practical needs but also inspired and influenced new design ideas.
  5. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21-02-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    21-02-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (beginners)
    Date:
    21-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 18th to early 20th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA's collections and get tips for deciphering historical writing.
  8. Title:
    Nature Photography Workshop
    Date:
    24-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    £87.50 plus booking fee
    Event description:
    One-day workshops led by award winning wildlife photographer Matthew Maran.
  9. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    24-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  10. Title:
    Rebooting Art, Activism and Archives. No Colour Bar - A Legacy Continues
    Date:
    24-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Early Bird £10 + booking fee. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, (Guildhall Art Gallery, 2015-2016) examined the impact of Black narratives, through the art, social and political activism of that period. With a 21st century eye, and coinciding with the legacy publication launch, we revisit the questions posed through sharp, creative provocations.
  11. Title:
    English National Cross Country Championship
    Date:
    24-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Event description:
    This year, the Heath is proudly hosting the English National Cross Country Championship.
  12. Title:
    Creative Writing Course
    Date:
    24-02-2018
    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
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