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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:
    Rebooting Art, Activism and Archives. No Colour Bar - A Legacy Continues
    Date:
    24-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Early Bird £10 + booking fee. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, (Guildhall Art Gallery, 2015-2016) examined the impact of Black narratives, through the art, social and political activism of that period. With a 21st century eye, and coinciding with the legacy publication launch, we revisit the questions posed through sharp, creative provocations.
  3. Title:
    Standing trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey
    Date:
    27-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We know a tremendous amount about trials held at the Old Bailey in the 19th century. Exploring this knowledge places flesh on dead bones, puts words in dead mouths, and helps us understand that most dramatic moment when a defendant emerged from the cells to a trial that could lead to exile, death or imprisonment. Speaker: Tim Hitchcock.
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