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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:
    The Mediaeval Precinct of St Paul's Cathedral
    Date:
    31/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, just turn up.
    Event description:
    An illustrated talk about St Paul's Cathedral, as part of London History Day.
  2. Title:
    The People's Forest: Forest Charter Walk and Workshop
    Date:
    04/06/2017 - 04/06/2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The View
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    £5 per person, booking required.
    Event description:
    Walk in the Forest with artist Gayle Chong Kwan and participate in a creative workshop to explore the meaning and relevance of the 1217 Forest Charter.
  3. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13/06/2017 - 13/06/2017
    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:
    The Londoners: Exhibition tour with the curator
    Date:
    13/06/2017 - 13/06/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event, no need to book
    Event description:
    Join us for a tour of The Londoners: Portraits of a Working City. The tour will include an introduction and feature highlights from the exhibition.
  5. Title:
    London's Air War
    Date:
    13/06/2017 - 13/06/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    June 1917 saw the opening of a new phase in the aerial battle over London’s skies with fixed wing aircraft joining the assault. This illustrated talk tells the story of London’s First World War experiences of bombing from from the first raid in May 1915 to the last in August 1918.
  6. Title:
    Walk: The History of Wanstead Park
    Date:
    18/06/2017 - 18/06/2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The Temple, Wanstead Park
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    Join local historian Richard Arnopp for a led walk in and around Wanstead Park and then back to The Temple for tea and cake!
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21/06/2017 - 21/06/2017
    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.
  8. Title:
    An audience with Jah Wobble
    Date:
    21/06/2017 - 21/06/2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Cost:
    £12.00
    Event description:
    An evening of chat with band leader, singer, poet, composer, ex Public Image Ltd. bass player and London Libraries lead ambassador John Wardle, aka Jah Wobble.
  9. Title:
    Bat watch
    Date:
    21/06/2017 - 21/06/2017
    Location:
    Highgate Wood : Highgate Wood Sports Field
    Time:
    09:00 PM - 10:15 PM
    Cost:
    £7 per person (Concessions at £4.20)
    Event description:
    A guided walk around the field and Wood at dusk. Look and listen out for bats in flight with the help of bat detectors, and learn more about the ecology of bats in Highgate Wood.
  10. Title:
    Decoy
    Date:
    22/06/2017 - 22/06/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    £5 - booking essential
    Event description:
    During the Second World War the Air Ministry commissioned film studios to create fake cities, airfields, docks and oil refineries with the intention of diverting enemy bombs from real targets. Photographer Peter Spurgeon describes how they operated and how he has photographed them.
  11. Title:
    On a Summer Evening
    Date:
    24/06/2017 - 24/06/2017
    Location:
    Keats House
    Time:
    06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8.50, booking required.
    Event description:
    Relax with a drink from our pop-up bar and enjoy the unique atmosphere of dusk falling over Keats House, with an exclusive late night tour.
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017
    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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