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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:
    Child Health in London exhibition
    Date:
    19-11-2018 - 09-04-2019
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free. During normal opening hours
    Event description:
    Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.
  2. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    20-11-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 01:00 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.
  3. Title:
    London Women and the LCC
    Date:
    20-11-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Women had significant roles as policy makers and reformers within the London County Council. Discover more about their work, influence and legacy.
  4. Title:
    Writing Historical Fiction
    Date:
    21-11-2018
    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:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    22-11-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Express Yourself! The 4th LMA Disability History Conference
    Date:
    23-11-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential (lunch provided)
    Event description:
    LMA's Disability History Conferences brings to together heritage organisations, academics and grassroots groups to discuss themes in disability history. The focus for this year is creative expression. It will look at ways that people with disabilities express themselves creatively, how this is remembered by heritage organisations and how in turn archives and other historical materials can be interpreted creatively. See Eventbrite for more details. Lunch provided.
  7. Title:
    Child Health in London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    27-11-2018
    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. See 19 November for a description of the exhibition.
  8. Title:
    Edgy: The 16th LGBTQ+ History and Archives Conference
    Date:
    01-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 / £10 - includes lunch - booking essential
    Event description:
    This LGBTQ+ History conference explores ideas of Outsider History. The margins can be a powerful place rather than a place of exclusion. But what happens when people get excluded from mainstream memory through lack of resources or time? What happens when Outsider History strives to become part of the centre? How does the history get defined? Are aspects of history obscured in an effort to make things palatable and acceptable?
  9. Title:
    Festivities in London
    Date:
    04-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    London’s communities celebrate the winter season in many ways. Discover seasonal winter celebrations held in London through a variety of collections, prints, magazines, cards and film.
  10. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Skills Share for Community Groups
    Date:
    05-12-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in or book
    Event description:
    Want to know more about data protection and the new GDPR rules? Do you have questions about copyright and safeguarding people and their material? Come and find out more.
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