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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:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11-12-2017 - 16-05-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of LMA to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.
  2. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    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'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  3. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at LMA
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  4. Title:
    'Neighbours in her look malicious signs did see'
    Date:
    10-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Jasmine Losasso will describe the various ways that witches appeared in pamphlets and woodcuts in the 17th century. Focusing on their physical appearance she will explore stereotypes around gender, age and sexuality.
  5. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11-04-2018
    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 archival material relating to the title is provided. April's read is Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels.
  6. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    12-04-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    12-04-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    The Newgate Dead
    Date:
    14-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This workshop explores the coroner's inquests on prisoners who died in Newgate, and opens discussion of the conditions in Newgate. Participants will use the Digital Panopticon website to link up the coroner's inquests with other crime records and reveal more about the biographies of prisoners who died in Newgate. Speaker: Richard Ward.
  9. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    17-04-2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    In Search of Hampstead
    Date:
    18-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: Outside Hampstead Tube Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Up on the northern heights above the capital, Hampstead is one of London's most desirable suburbs. This walk gets into its back streets filled with mansions built by rich merchants and contrasting areas of workmen's cottages and public wash houses. Reminders of Hampstead's past as a notorious spa resort and its many connections with British artists and writers.
  11. Title:
    High and Higher
    Date:
    18-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In 1988 work began on One Canada Square which for twenty-one years would be Britain’s tallest building until being eclipsed by the Shard. In this talk we take a long view on the desire to build higher and higher.
  12. Title:
    100 Years of the Royal Air Force
    Date:
    24-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The RAF was founded in 1918, merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Discover more about related records at LMA and what they reveal, including the experiences of WWI pilots based at Hendon and the story of Cy Grant, one of the first black pilots to serve in the RAF.
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