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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:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    04/08/2012 - 28/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  2. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26/10/2016 - 12/12/2035
    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.
  3. Title:
    Queen’s Park London junior parkrun
    Date:
    08/01/2017 - 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?
  4. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    04/03/2017 - 03/06/2100
    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.
  5. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    11/04/2017 - 24/04/2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Rattle
    Date:
    14/09/2017 - 22/12/2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    01:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date.
  7. Title:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11/12/2017 - 17/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:59 AM
    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.
  8. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    12/12/2017 - 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.
  9. Title:
    Christmas in the City with Scrooge
    Date:
    13/12/2017 - 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.
  10. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    13/12/2017 - 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.
  11. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    13/12/2017 - 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.
  12. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    14/12/2017 - 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.
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