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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:
    Inspiration – artists and their muses
    Date:
    30/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Arts Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, but booking advisable.
    Event description:
    In this illustrated talk by Alexandra Epps, discover women as muses and as artists in their own right - from the 'stunners' of the Pre-Raphaelites to Picasso's weeping woman to the Mother of American modernism!
  2. Title:
    May Mayhem!
    Date:
    30/05/2018 - 30/05/2018
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Join us at Artizan Library for an afternoon of comic book crafts to tie in with the theme of this year's Summer Reading Challenge. For crafty kids of all ages!
  3. Title:
    London History Day: Women and Power
    Date:
    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover the amazing stories of women and power in London, through wonderful collections, short talks for older visitors, film material and creative activities for all the family including the Great Document Explorer Discovery Quiz, Conservation Crafts and Signs of the Times signwriting workshop with Vg Lee and Mary Vassallo. Full programme on Eventbrite.
  4. Title:
    The City by the Book: The surprising literary history of the Square Mile
    Date:
    31/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free but please book online
    Event description:
    Join City Guide and lecturer Jill Finch for a fascinating talk on the City of London’s literary influence, part of London History Day Celebrations.
  5. Title:
    The Selling of London Bridge
    Date:
    05/06/2018 - 05/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In 1831 John Rennie’s new London Bridge opened. By the 1960s the bridge was sinking, and it was decided the best solution was building a new bridge. In 1968 Rennie's London Bridge was sold at auction and moved to Arizona. This talk explores this remarkable story.
  6. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    06/06/2018 - 06/06/2018
    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’t's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  7. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: Roaring Girls
    Date:
    06/06/2018 - 06/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in or book
    Event description:
    Join us for a talk on women who made social and cultural change through their extraordinary lives.
  8. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    07/06/2018 - 07/06/2018
    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:
    Dr Fothergill's legacy
    Date:
    09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : In the Rose garden
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Exhibition of botanical drawings in the historic Rose garden
  10. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
    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:
    Peopling the Past
    Date:
    12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Historical fiction allows us to explore the untold stories of ordinary people. In this creative writing workshop, we will use documents from the archive to imagine the people who walked, talked, ate, drank and worked in London’s streets during the Restoration period. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction. You are welcome to book them individually or sign up for all three. See entries for 19 and 26 June. Facilitator: Anna James.
  12. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    13/06/2018 - 13/06/2018
    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. June's read is George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody.

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