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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:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
    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.
  2. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
    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. July's read is Elif Shafat's Honour.
  3. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    12/07/2018 - 12/07/2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    AIDS Histories and Cultures in the Archive
    Date:
    16/07/2018 - 16/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for an exploration of important archive material relating to London’s response to the AIDS pandemic. The afternoon will include document viewing and discussions on how history is recorded and viewed by future generations. Part of the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival – Raphael Samuel History Centre/Birkbeck, University of London.
  5. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a talk focused on memories of a London which has disappeared and which marks the changes to our Cityscape over time. There will be a short introduction to the exhibition, Picturing Forgotten London.
  7. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  8. Title:
    London in a Week
    Date:
    23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £15 per day or £60 for the week
    Event description:
    Join us for an exciting week which takes a journey through London's history based on archival records. There will be introductory talks, archive viewing, film screenings and workshop activities, taking us from Norman times to the present day. You can book for individual days or for the whole week. Check Eventbrite for the full programme.
  9. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    25/07/2018 - 25/07/2018
    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:
    Women and the Workplace
    Date:
    30/07/2018 - 30/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on London women's work in factories, hospitals, foundries, shops and entertainment. Discover the contributions made by women to prosperity, social change and culture in the capital.
  11. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    01/08/2018 - 01/08/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  12. Title:
    London and Wine
    Date:
    02/08/2018 - 02/08/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The importing and selling of wine in London has always been an important trade. This talk introduces fascinating stories from LMA's collections.

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