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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:
    The 'F' Word
    Date:
    24-05-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Award winning writer Akila Richards, says ‘Freedom in democracy is viewed as a right and an entitlement, but freedom to vote, be educated, be free from slavery, to love or exercise artistic expression, had to be fought for with courage and loss of life. There is no guarantee that these acquired freedoms will remain.’ Using archives on the suffragette movement explore your freedoms and what it may take to keep them.
  2. Title:
    A walk around Spitalfields
    Date:
    26-05-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Meeting point is at the Kindertransport Statue outside Liverpool Street Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 per person, £7 concessions for over 60s and City of London library members, under 12s free. Payment to the Guide on the day.
    Event description:
    Spitalfields has been an area where immigrants have settled for 400 years, and is a remarkable example of how an area has adapted to the needs of these new residents. Join a City Guide to see how each group has left its mark.
  3. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    29-05-2018
    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:
    Open Reading Group
    Date:
    29-05-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    An opportunity to join one of Barbican Library's regular reading groups for an informal discussion of the Cityread London 2018 book The Muse by Jessie Burton Open to all who have read the novel. Light refreshments available.
  5. Title:
    Youth Symposium
    Date:
    30-05-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join young people who have been exploring archives and discover what they’ve found. Find who you might have been in the past. Find a relative. Find your school. Is there someone in the archive with your name, someone who lived on your street or in your house? Get creative and develop some archives to include in your personal archive collection.
  6. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    30-05-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Inspiration – artists and their muses
    Date:
    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!
  8. Title:
    May Mayhem!
    Date:
    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!
  9. Title:
    London History Day: Women and Power
    Date:
    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.
  10. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    31-05-2018
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Come along to the Library every Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am for fun songs and musical activities. Perfect for little ones aged all the way from 0 to 4 years. Afterwards there is a Stay 'n' Play session with soft toys and puzzles, from 11:00am to 11:30am.
  11. Title:
    The City by the Book: The surprising literary history of the Square Mile
    Date:
    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.
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