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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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