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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:
    Rattle
    Date:
    14-09-2017 - 22-12-2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date.
  2. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    12-12-2017
    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.
  3. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    12-12-2017
    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.
  4. Title:
    Christmas in the City with Scrooge
    Date:
    13-12-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: St Paul's underground station, street level, exit to cathedral (Central Line)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover how the Victorians 're-invented' Christmas and provided us with most of the things we associate with this festive season. We'll look for Christmas trees, the Christmas turkey, and all the Victorian trimmings, not forgetting Charles Dickens's famous Christmas characters, and taking a look at what Christmas meant for the poor. Led by John Finn, City Highlights.
  5. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    13-12-2017
    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:
    13-12-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    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.
  7. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    13-12-2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    LMA Book Group is a reading group that meets monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London's history. December's reads are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
  8. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    14-12-2017
    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:
    Nature Photography Workshop
    Date:
    16-12-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £87.50 plus booking fee
    Event description:
    One-day workshops led by award winning wildlife photographer Matthew Maran.
  10. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    16-12-2017
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  11. Title:
    Christmas grotto
    Date:
    16-12-2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £14.95 per child (includes gift), booking required.
    Event description:
    Come and meet Father Christmas at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge and experience a magical day, with lots to do.
  12. Title:
    Queen’s Park London junior parkrun
    Date:
    17-12-2017
    Location:
    Queen's Park : Start at Children's Play Area
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you're not a junior, how about trying one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events?
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