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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:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    18/09/2018 - 18/09/2018
    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 and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl's Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
  2. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    19/09/2018 - 19/09/2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    Coffee
    Date:
    27/09/2018 - 27/09/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The introduction of coffee to London had a significant impact on the lives of Londoners. Coffeehouses became important meeting places for people involved in cultural and business life. They were also sometimes places of disrepute!
  4. Title:
    Was my Ancestor a Huguenot?
    Date:
    01/10/2018 - 01/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Huguenots were Protestants who fled from France in the 17th and 18th century and were what today we would call asylum seekers, persecuted for their religion. Many people have a family story of descent from them, or from the earlier waves of Dutch and French religious refugees. How can you find out if the story is true? Staff from London Metropolitan Archives will be on hand to introduce you to their library.
  5. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    Join one of our curators for a tour of LMA’s current exhibition and see the Skylon, the Great Wheel at Earl’s Court, Crystal Palace and much more.
  6. Title:
    Future Transport
    Date:
    09/10/2018 - 09/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The collections at LMA reveal many exciting and strange ideas about future transport in London.
  7. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    16/10/2018 - 16/10/2018
    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:
    Heroines: Women of Courage and Daring
    Date:
    17/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on London women from the archives, honoured for their courage and daring.
  9. Title:
    Authors' Angst
    Date:
    18/10/2018 - 18/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    An exploration of the manuscripts submitted to Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications in the 1980s reflecting the strains and stresses of the Caribbean community, but also the joys and delights, the longing for island homes and the concerns about world politics. Includes various genres of writing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and science fiction.
  10. Title:
    Children of Windrush
    Date:
    24/10/2018 - 24/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    How did Caribbean children settle into London life in the 1950s/60s? Explore efforts made by local government to equip teachers with skills for understanding the culture and language of their Caribbean students; the efforts of parents who formed the Black Parents Movement, to shield them from the discrimination they encountered and the words of the young people themselves in their published poetry collections.
  11. Title:
    Preserving pensions history for the future
    Date:
    25/10/2018 - 25/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join the Pensions Archive Trust in an exploration of their collection, discovering the challenges and rewards of archiving pension records. Tracking the history of old age provision from medieval hospices to modern pensions, this event will delve into how the past can be used to uncover and explore the future.
  12. Title:
    Temperance
    Date:
    30/10/2018 - 30/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Temperance societies stood against the use of the demon drink and the unhappiness that abuse of alcohol brought to many. Discover more about the movement, the background of the members and their strategies, from large scale rallies to mobile pop-up tea houses.
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