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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:
    07-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    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: Caring for your personal archive collections, starter session
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Find out useful tips for preserving your personal collections including photographs, posters, letters, diaries and ephemera. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. Keep up to date here: www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  4. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08-02-2018
    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.
  5. Title:
    Culture Queens Meet LGBTQ+ History
    Date:
    10-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a film screening, discussion groups and workshops exploring how feminist discourses, LGBTQ+ history and cultural expression can empower people and bring about social change which is good for everyone. Full details on Eventbrite.
  6. Title:
    Creative Presentation of LGBTQ+ History
    Date:
    10-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical workshop explores a range of exciting ideas. Damien Arness-Dalton will help you create your own personal history scrapbooks. You will also have time to think about different written styles, art and craft works, zines and audio-visual presentations. See 'Writing the Self: Autobiography and LGBTQ+Lives’ on 17 March.
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13-02-2018
    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:
    Burkers and Body Snatchers
    Date:
    13-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Kirsty Chilton will explore the infamous case of the Italian boy and the murky world of professional body snatchers - the resurrection men - in which it took place. Presented by the Royal College of Surgeons at LMA.
  9. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    14-02-2018
    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. February's read is Kate Grenville's The Secret River.
  10. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    15-02-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1940s-1950s
    Date:
    20-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Explore the development of design during the austerity of WWII and post-war Britain. In 1941 utility clothing was introduced and in 1943 the Utility Furniture Advisory Committee published the Utility Furniture Catalogue. These responses to shortages of raw materials met practical needs but also inspired and influenced new design ideas.
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21-02-2018
    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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