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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.

  1. Title:
    City of Stories: Open Mic Night
    Date:
    24/11/2018 - 24/11/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free but booking essential
    Event description:
    A free open mic night to share your writing, connect with other writers or just listen.
  2. Title:
    Child Health in London: Curator's Tour
    Date:
    27/11/2018 - 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.
  3. Title:
    Drawing London exhibition
    Date:
    30/11/2018 - 22/12/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Library foyer
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of oils, watercolours and drawings celebrating London life.
  4. Title:
    Edgy: The 16th LGBTQ+ History and Archives Conference
    Date:
    01/12/2018 - 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?
  5. Title:
    Planting day
    Date:
    01/12/2018 - 01/12/2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : South Meadow
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no need to book
    Event description:
    Volunteers needed to plant shrubs and small trees at South Meadow
  6. Title:
    Festivities in London
    Date:
    04/12/2018 - 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.
  7. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Skills Share for Community Groups
    Date:
    05/12/2018 - 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.
  8. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    06/12/2018 - 06/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  9. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Apprenticeships & Employment
    Date:
    11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Children who grew up in the Foundling Hospital were introduced to the world of work very early. Discover the sorts of employment they had and the treatment they received.
  11. Title:
    The History of, and a Personal Experience in, the Separation of Conjoined Twins
    Date:
    12/12/2018 - 12/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Speaker: Professor Lewis Spitz, FRCS. From the first successful separation of conjoined twins in 1689, through to modern procedures undertaken at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Professor Spitz discusses the history of these operations and his own work as Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery. There will also be a chance to see the Children and Health exhibition on show at LMA. A Royal College of Surgeons event at London Metropolitan Archives.
  12. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    12/12/2018 - 12/12/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided. In December we will be comparing a modern fictional work about the women's suffrage movement (Tracey Chevalier's Fallen Angels) with a contemporary non-fiction account (Emmeline Pankhurst's Suffragette: My Own Story).

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