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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:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    04/08/2012 - 28/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  2. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26/10/2016 - 12/12/2035
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Walking for Health national scheme run with The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders.
  3. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    08/11/2016 - 21/11/2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.
  4. Title:
    Queen’s Park London junior parkrun
    Date:
    08/01/2017 - 17/12/2017
    Location:
    Queen's Park : Start at Children's Play Area
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you're not a junior, how about trying one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events?
  5. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    04/03/2017 - 03/06/2100
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free, but booking essential
    Event description:
    Dads - bring your toddler along to our special ‘dads-only’ rhymetime.
  6. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    11/04/2017 - 24/04/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  7. Title:
    Life on the London Stage
    Date:
    10/07/2017 - 06/12/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    This exhibition will uncover the lives of performers on the London stage, from the days of Elizabethan theatre to the 20th century. Original records that document the successes of some of London’s most celebrated performers will appear alongside workhouse records, court registers and other sources. From Shakespeare’s forgotten brother to Charlie Chaplin and the stars of Music Hall, Life on the London Stage will delve into our and present a fascinating record of the lives of London’s entertainers.
  8. Title:
    Animal Agents Pop-Up Movie Show
    Date:
    31/07/2017 - 15/09/2036
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Come along and watch movies on our giant projector screen in a comfy, spacial environment. For families with children aged 4 and over.
  9. Title:
    Rattle
    Date:
    14/09/2017 - 22/12/2017
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    01:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle’s musical life to date.
  10. Title:
    Art exhibition: our Forest, Nature and the City of London
    Date:
    04/11/2017 - 03/12/2017
    Location:
    Epping Forest : The View
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required.
    Event description:
    A collection of water colour and acrylic paintings inspired by the Forest, the City of London and nature by Peter Edmonds and Sylvia Cottrell.
  11. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    22/11/2017 - 22/11/2017
    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.
  12. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    22/11/2017 - 22/11/2017
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    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.
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