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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.

  1. Title:
    Was my Ancestor a Huguenot?
    Date:
    01/10/2018 - 01/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Huguenots were Protestants who fled from France in the 17th and 18th century and were what today we would call asylum seekers, persecuted for their religion. Many people have a family story of descent from them, or from the earlier waves of Dutch and French religious refugees. How can you find out if the story is true? Staff from London Metropolitan Archives will be on hand to introduce you to their library.
  2. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Analysis...
    Date:
    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free drop-in or book on Eventbrite
    Event description:
    In the past social commentators, medical officers and moralisers have published their analysis of what makes an LGBTQ+ person. Find out what they thought. This will be a challenging and thought provoking session.
  3. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of our curators for a tour of LMA’s current exhibition and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl’s Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
  4. Title:
    Foundling Children: Exploring Lived Experiences
    Date:
    05/10/2018 - 05/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 (includes lunch) - booking essential
    Event description:
    This one-day conference will explore Foundling children’s history with an emphasis on the themes of health, welfare and well-being. Funded by the Wellcome Trust.
  5. Title:
    Future Transport
    Date:
    09/10/2018 - 09/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The collections at LMA reveal many exciting and strange ideas about future transport in London.
  6. Title:
    In Search of Old Poplar
    Date:
    10/10/2018 - 10/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet outside Westferry station (DLR)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A walk covering the area from Old Poplar High Street to the East India Dock Road, reliving the days when this was a community dominated by ship building and the docks. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights. Meet outside Westferry station (DLR)
  7. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    10/10/2018 - 10/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided. October's read is London Fields by Martin Amis.
  8. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
    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.
  9. Title:
    From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War
    Date:
    11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free – just turn up
    Event description:
    Join Michael Duffy for a fascinating talk about his experience of the Vietnam War.
  10. Title:
    The County of London Plan
    Date:
    12/10/2018 - 12/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:45 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential (lunch provided)
    Event description:
    In the midst of the wartime devastation the London County Council commissioned a scheme for rebuilding London. The result was the County of London Plan. This event brings together academics, researchers and all those interested in the history of the plan for a day of talks and discussions. See Eventbrite for more details. Lunch provided.
  11. Title:
    SHE Choir London sings in Barbican Library
    Date:
    13/10/2018 - 13/10/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    A cappella performance in the Library by the SHE Choir London.
  12. Title:
    Women in Jazz
    Date:
    16/10/2018 - 31/12/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    01:00 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.

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