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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:
    Organise your family history
    Date:
    27/09/2017 - 27/09/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This session will help you organise and manage your research materials and original documents through cataloguing, labelling and cross referencing.
  2. Title:
    Ancestry Talks With Paul Crooks
    Date:
    03/10/2017 - 03/10/2017
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
    Cost:
    Admission free (no booking necessary)
    Event description:
    Published author Paul Crooks is Black Britain's trail-blazing expert in tracing African-Caribbean family history. In 1990 he was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his African ancestors enslaved on plantations in Jamaica. Undeterred he embarked on a remarkable journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to Jamaica and ultimately back to the Gold Coast of Africa. Hear Paul Crooks talks about his research. Come and ask questions and get advice and guidance on exploring your British or African Caribbean ancestry!
  3. Title:
    St Pancras Station
    Date:
    03/10/2017 - 03/10/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In October 1967 St Pancras railway station was made a Grade I listed building, an important moment in the recognition of Victorian architecture. This talk explores the history of this remarkable and iconic building over 150 years.
  4. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    11/10/2017 - 11/10/2017
    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.
  5. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    17/10/2017 - 17/10/2017
    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.
  6. Title:
    Women and the London Stage 1665-1968
    Date:
    18/10/2017 - 18/10/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk will take a closer look at women and their rise in the theatrical profession. From early actresses such as Nell Gwyn to Charlotte Charke to Marie Lloyd. We explore themes of femininity, cross-dressing, and actor-managers, ending with the arrival of the Theatres Act in 1968 which abolished censorship of the stage. It will include a tour of our current exhibition Life on the London Stage.
  7. Title:
    Monument!
    Date:
    24/10/2017 - 24/10/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us to mark the completion of The Monument in 1677. Designed by Dr Robert Hooke and Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Fire of London and celebrate the rebuilding of the City, it stands some 202 feet high and has remained an archtectural icon for 340 years. Full details on Eventbrite.
  8. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    25/10/2017 - 25/10/2017
    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:
    Autumn guided walk
    Date:
    28/10/2017 - 28/10/2017
    Location:
    Highgate Wood : Highgate Wood Café
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Explore Highgate Wood in Autumn on this guided walk with our staff. Learn more about the ecology of the Wood at this time of year, and take in the autumn colours.
  10. Title:
    Tree and fungi walk
    Date:
    11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
    Location:
    Highgate Wood : Highgate Wood Café
    Time:
    11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Join woodkeeper, Rebecca Harrison and fungi expert, Sylvia Starshine, for a guided walk around the wood, exploring the fascinating connections between trees and fungi.
  11. Title:
    Black Tudors: The Untold Story
    Date:
    12/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    Historian Dr. Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans: a diver employed by Henry VIII to recover guns from the wreck of the Mary Rose, a Moroccan woman baptised in Elizabethan London, and a porter who whipped a fellow servant at their master’s Gloucestershire manor house.
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    22/11/2017 - 22/11/2017
    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.
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