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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:
    Wonderful Woolwich?
    Date:
    14/03/2018 - 14/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside Woolwich Arsenal national rail station, Woolwich New Road (DLR exit nearby)
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A circular route for both newcomers and those returning to Woolwich after many years. Appreciate its history and development close up and see first hand the forgotten 'Arsenal', neglected Thameside and faded shopping centre. Spy too its more recent reimagination and regeneration - new pubs, hotels, Crossrail and plans to become the 'New Southbank'!
  2. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    14/03/2018 - 14/03/2018
    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 archival material relating to the title is provided. March's read is Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
  3. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    15/03/2018 - 15/03/2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    LMA Careers Day 2018
    Date:
    16/03/2018 - 16/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    By hearing from specialists across departments, as they discuss their work and their (sometimes unusual) route into the sector, you will have the opportunity to learn about the exciting work happening behind the scenes, explore the latest developments in the archive world and find out what the future looks like for archives and their staff.
  5. Title:
    The 5th Annual Retired Caribbean Nurses Gathering!
    Date:
    17/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £25 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Celebrate the contributions of retired Caribbean nurses who served in the NHS from 1949 onward. A day of oral traditions: poetry, storytelling and song. Guest speakers and entertainment by some of the finest artists associated with Black Women in the Arts. Stalls, raffle and much more...
  6. Title:
    Writing the Self: Autobiography and LGBTQ+ Lives
    Date:
    17/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Clare Summerskill will be leading this exciting creative writing workshop which explores autobiography. The focus will be on stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer people. A range of creative writing styles will be explored including the short story, radio and theatre scripts and developing oral histories. See ‘Writing and Presenting LGBTQ+ History’ 10 February.
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21/03/2018 - 21/03/2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    Victims and Rogues in the Family? FindmyPast Family History Session
    Date:
    23/03/2018 - 23/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover the 'true crime' story in your family tree. Using examples drawn from biographies of convicts, historical records and newspapers, learn how to tell the story of your ancestor's brush with the law, with Aoife O’Connor of Findmypast and the Digital Panopticon project.
  9. Title:
    Spring bird watch
    Date:
    24/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Spring bird watch Saturday and Sunday at 1030. Join the Friends of West Ham Park at their annual bird spotting weekend.
  10. Title:
    Crime and Punishment
    Date:
    27/03/2018 - 27/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Walks starts from LMA
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A walk exploring criminal activities in the City’s northern fringes through the sites of 17th century courthouses, 18th century prisons, and 19th century solutions to the punishment of crime. We’ll be hearing about some of the more notorious characters who flourished in this area and their fates.
  11. Title:
    Nature Photography Workshop
    Date:
    31/03/2018 - 31/03/2018
    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.
  12. Title:
    Walk: Birds of the Heath
    Date:
    01/04/2018 - 01/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Burgh House
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn all about the birds of Hampstead Heath on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.

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