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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:
    In Search of ... Barnsbury
    Date:
    27/09/2017 - 27/09/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: Caledonian Road underground station, street level.
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Exploring a part of north London now full of attractive squares, delightful terraces, and expensive villas, but amongst which we'll find a workhouse, a fever hospital, a prison, a cattle market - and the stories to go with them. Meet: Caledonian Road underground station, street level.
  3. 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.
  4. Title:
    Archives make us richer
    Date:
    29/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This exciting day of workshops, talks and exploration opens up new ways of thinking around archives and the different ways people use them, and in doing so become richer.
  5. 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.
  6. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Ajamu
    Date:
    04/10/2017 - 04/10/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in, no need to book
    Event description:
    This month artist and activist Ajamu will be leading an informal workshop based on his new project, Queer Kink Stories: LGBT*Q+ Social and Material History. More information can be found in events at www.facebook.com/lgbthistory and on Eventbrite.
  7. Title:
    Writing and Presenting your Family History
    Date:
    10/10/2017 - 10/10/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This workshop offers creative ideas and approaches to writing your family history using different styles and media, from scrapbooks to blogs. Feel free to bring in work in progress. think about how you want to present your work. Will it be a book, an illustrated magazine, a strip cartoon or an album? This event is ideal for absolute beginners, but everyone is welcome!
  8. 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.
  9. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11/10/2017 - 11/10/2017
    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's history. October's read is Ian McEwan's Saturday.
  10. Title:
    Family History starter session: Using LMA's digital resources
    Date:
    12/10/2017 - 12/10/2017
    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.
  11. 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.
  12. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (intermediate)
    Date:
    17/10/2017 - 17/10/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 16th and 17th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA's collections and get tips for deciphering early historical writing. Some experience of reading historical documents is required.
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