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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:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    18/09/2018 - 18/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of the curators for a short lunchtime tour of LMA's current exhibition and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl's Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
  2. Title:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: A State of Mind
    Date:
    18/09/2018 - 18/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    What can records reveal about the mental health of mothers and children at the Foundling Hospital?
  3. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    19/09/2018 - 19/09/2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    Writing Historical Fiction
    Date:
    19/09/2018 - 19/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Historical fiction allows us to explore the untold stories of ordinary people. In this creative writing workshop, we will use documents from the archive to imagine the stories of people who walked, talked, ate, drank and worked in London’s streets. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction this autumn. You are welcome to book them individually or to attend all three. See entries for 24 October and 21 November. Facilitator: Anna James.
  5. Title:
    London and Gin
    Date:
    20/09/2018 - 20/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Gin has been a feature of the social life of London over the centuries. Discover more about distilleries, who hung out in gin palaces and the social impact of gin consumption.
  6. Title:
    Open House 2018: Discover the World of the Archive
    Date:
    22/09/2018 - 22/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    SPECIAL TOURS - find out about the fascinating work in digitisation, conservation and printing which preserves our shared history for the future. Please visit Eventbrite for more information, to book the time slot required or to join waiting lists. LMA will be open for anyone wishing to Drop-in and see Picturing Forgotten London exhibition. MEET LMA STAFF - discover more about the LMA collections. Everyone is welcome.
  7. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (beginners)
    Date:
    24/09/2018 - 24/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 18th to early 20th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering historical writing.
  8. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    27/09/2018 - 27/09/2018
    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.
  9. Title:
    Coffee
    Date:
    27/09/2018 - 27/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The introduction of coffee to London had a significant impact on the lives of Londoners. Coffeehouses became important meeting places for people involved in cultural and business life. They were also sometimes places of disrepute!
  10. Title:
    The Great Engineering Day!
    Date:
    28/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    To mark the Year of Engineering LMA, in partnership with the Brunel Museum, is hosting a special day celebrating the feats of great engineers in London. Discover more about the Thames Tunnel, sewer systems and power supplies and find out why Waterloo Bridge is known as the 'ladies bridge'.
  11. Title:
    Was my Ancestor a Huguenot?
    Date:
    01/10/2018 - 01/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Huguenots were Protestants who fled from France in the 17th and 18th century and were what today we would call asylum seekers, persecuted for their religion. Many people have a family story of descent from them, or from the earlier waves of Dutch and French religious refugees. How can you find out if the story is true? Staff from London Metropolitan Archives will be on hand to introduce you to their library.
  12. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Analysis...
    Date:
    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free drop-in or book on Eventbrite
    Event description:
    In the past social commentators, medical officers and moralisers have published their analysis of what makes an LGBTQ+ person. Find out what they thought. This will be a challenging and thought provoking session.
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