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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:
    Standing trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey
    Date:
    27/02/2018 - 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.
  2. Title:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    02/03/2018 - 02/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
  3. Title:
    Walk: The Pergola, Hill Garden and Golders Hill Park
    Date:
    04/03/2018 - 04/03/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : North End Way and Inverforth Close
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn all about The Pergola, Hill Garden and Golders Hill Park on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.
  4. Title:
    Laughter Yoga
    Date:
    04/03/2018 - 04/03/2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Laugh your stress away in these free comedic yoga sessions.
  5. Title:
    London Tramways Document Display
    Date:
    06/03/2018 - 06/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    London County Council Tramways colour posters first appeared in 1923. Some suggested ideas for day trips in London (to London Zoo, parks and gardens, the Thames, museums and galleries), while others advertised sporting venues (football and cricket), Christmas shopping and promoted late night cheap travel. In 1933, the final posters were produced. Among them were warnings for passengers to take care when alighting. Drop in to view a charming slice of design and social history.
  6. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    07/03/2018 - 07/03/2018
    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'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  7. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Pardons and Disregards
    Date:
    07/03/2018 - 07/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Justin Bengry, lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London will open up the debate around pardons and disregards for those charged and sentenced for homosexual acts in the past. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories.
  8. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08/03/2018 - 08/03/2018
    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:
    Courage and Conviction in Conversation. Exploring the Tavistock and Portman Archives at LMA
    Date:
    09/03/2018 - 09/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential (Lunch included)
    Event description:
    Discover the unique role played by the Tavistock and Portman Clinics in advancing psychotherapy and developmental theory through records dating back nearly a century. This project, undertaken by London Metropolitan Archives and funded by the Wellcome Trust, provides fascinating insights into the clinics’ work and the evolving mental health landscape of the 20th century.
  10. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    Taking Shelter
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores the ways in which Londoners took shelter from air raids during WWII. Anderson, Morrison, Stanton and communal street shelters were used alongside the Underground, basements, underpasses and tunnels. Discover more about the LMA building’s role as an air raid shelter throughout the war years.
  12. Title:
    Wonderful Woolwich?
    Date:
    14/03/2018 - 14/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside Woolwich Arsenal national rail station, Woolwich New Road (DLR exit nearby)
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A circular route for both newcomers and those returning to Woolwich after many years. Appreciate its history and development close up and see first hand the forgotten 'Arsenal', neglected Thameside and faded shopping centre. Spy too its more recent reimagination and regeneration - new pubs, hotels, Crossrail and plans to become the 'New Southbank'!

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