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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:
    Youth Symposium
    Date:
    30/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join young people who have been exploring archives and discover what they’ve found. Find who you might have been in the past. Find a relative. Find your school. Is there someone in the archive with your name, someone who lived on your street or in your house? Get creative and develop some archives to include in your personal archive collection.
  2. Title:
    London History Day: Women and Power
    Date:
    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover the amazing stories of women and power in London, through wonderful collections, short talks for older visitors, film material and creative activities for all the family including the Great Document Explorer Discovery Quiz, Conservation Crafts and Signs of the Times signwriting workshop with Vg Lee and Mary Vassallo. Full programme on Eventbrite.
  3. Title:
    The Selling of London Bridge
    Date:
    05/06/2018 - 05/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In 1831 John Rennie’s new London Bridge opened. By the 1960s the bridge was sinking, and it was decided the best solution was building a new bridge. In 1968 Rennie's London Bridge was sold at auction and moved to Arizona. This talk explores this remarkable story.
  4. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    06/06/2018 - 06/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    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’t's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  5. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: Roaring Girls
    Date:
    06/06/2018 - 06/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in or book
    Event description:
    Join us for a talk on women who made social and cultural change through their extraordinary lives.
  6. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    07/06/2018 - 07/06/2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    Peopling the Past
    Date:
    12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - 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 people who walked, talked, ate, drank and worked in London’s streets during the Restoration period. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction. You are welcome to book them individually or sign up for all three. See entries for 19 and 26 June. Facilitator: Anna James.
  9. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    13/06/2018 - 13/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided. June's read is George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody.
  10. Title:
    Recreating the City
    Date:
    19/06/2018 - 19/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In the years after the Great Fire of London, thousands of people lived in a makeshift city of sheds and tents. In this creative writing workshop, discover how to use historical research to recreate a cityscape that is both familiar and strange. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction. You are welcome to book them individually or sign up for all three. See entries for 12 and 26 June. Facilitator: Anna James.
  11. Title:
    The Olympic Park: the story so far
    Date:
    20/06/2018 - 20/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: at the Aquatic Centre entrance nearest station Stratford (Central, Jubilee, Overground, DLR and TfL lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 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 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
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    20/06/2018 - 20/06/2018
    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.
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