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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:
    Life on the London Stage
    Date:
    10/07/2017 - 06/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    This exhibition will uncover the lives of performers on the London stage, from the days of Elizabethan theatre to the 20th century. Original records that document the successes of some of London’s most celebrated performers will appear alongside workhouse records, court registers and other sources. From Shakespeare’s forgotten brother to Charlie Chaplin and the stars of Music Hall, Life on the London Stage will delve into our and present a fascinating record of the lives of London’s entertainers.
  2. Title:
    Life on the London Stage: Exhibition tour with the Curator
    Date:
    26/07/2017 - 26/07/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in, no need to book
    Event description:
    Join us for a tour of our exhibition looking at London stage and performers.
  3. Title:
    The Adventures of Young Alfred Hitchcock
    Date:
    01/08/2017 - 01/08/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    £5 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Alfred Hitchcock lived in Limehouse from the age of eight. In a new book series film historian Jude Cowan Montague reimagines his early life drawing on real life events and reports. Hitch meets Peter the Painter and gets caught up in the Siege of Sidney Street.
  4. Title:
    In Search of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    02/08/2017 - 02/08/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at LMA reception
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Explore Clerkenwell, dubbed ‘the city’s medieval suburb’ with its religious houses, the well that gave the area its name, and streets that Shakespeare, Hogarth, Dickens and Lenin would have been familiar with. 800 years of history thread through its streets and we follow the trail of artists, writers, craftsmen, martyrs, eccentrics and others who have lived here.
  5. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    09/08/2017 - 09/08/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in, no need to book
    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.
  6. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    09/08/2017 - 09/08/2017
    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 history. August’s read is Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
  7. Title:
    Family History starter session: Using LMA's digital resources
    Date:
    10/08/2017 - 10/08/2017
    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.
  8. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    15/08/2017 - 15/08/2017
    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:
    The Olympic Park: Five years on
    Date:
    16/08/2017 - 16/08/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at the Aquatic Centre entrance, nearest station Stratford.
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Choosing Stratford as the site for the 2012 Olympic bid offered the opportunity for regeneration of a neglected area of east London. Come and explore the park as it reaches halfway through a controversial 10-year development plan - a mix of post-Olympic leisure, commercial and residential schemes across a landscaped riverside location. Led by John Finn, City Highlights. Meet: at the Aquatic Centre entrance, nearest station Stratford.
  10. Title:
    Celebrity Buildings
    Date:
    22/08/2017 - 22/08/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    2017 is the fifth anniversary of the opening of Europe’s tallest building - the Shard. In this illustrated talk we look at the history of London’s iconic buildings some still standing others now vanished.
  11. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    23/08/2017 - 23/08/2017
    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.
  12. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    24/08/2017 - 24/08/2017
    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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